Crazy Rich Asians, Trump-Kim summit propel tourist arrivals, spending in Singapore to record highs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s turn in the global spotlight helped propel tourist arrivals and spending to record highs for the third year in a row in 2018. Total arrivals rose 6.2 per cent to 18.5 million, while tourism receipts went up by 1 per cent to $27.1 billion, according to preliminary estimates released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday (Feb 13). Two events last year put the Republic on the global stage: the historic meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held…

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