Vietnam 

Đà Nẵng welcomes nearly 329,000 visitors during Tết – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG  — The central city of Đà Nẵng welcomed 328,810 visitors during the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tết holiday) festival 2019 (February 2-10), a year-on-year increase  of 10.7 per cent according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The number of international visitors to Đà Nẵng reached more than 158,000, up 19.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. This is peak tourism season for visitors from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Europe and America, and for Vietnamese expats, said deputy director of…

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Singapore 

Zoe Tay and Joanna Dong perform at River Hongbao, which has drawn 1.14m visitors, Singapore, Entertainment News

SINGAPORE – Local television stars and singers were celebrated on Saturday (Feb 9) at River Hongbao, the annual Chinese New Year festival. A calligraphy and wushu performance was put up by actress Zoe Tay and actors Desmond Ng, Nick Teo, Ben Yeo and Shane Pow; while Sing! China Singaporean third place winner Joanna Dong treated the audience to a medley of jazzed up Chinese New Year songs accompanied by Ding Yi Music Company. Guests at the event on Saturday included Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, and adviser to…

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Vietnam 

South Korean visitors to rise to 3.3 million – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

South Korean tourists in Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The number of South Korean tourists to Việt Nam is expected to rise by 30 per cent this year to reach more than 3.3 million, the second largest tourist market in the country behind China, according to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism. In the first 11 months of this year, the country welcomed 3.16 million South Korean visitors, up 46.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.…

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Property 

Influx of bridge and rail visitors from mainland China could boost retail leasing in Hong Kong, say experts

On Saturday, 103, 231 mainland Chinese visitors crossed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on their way to the city, according to the Immigration Department, and this has led some market watchers to believe that an influx in tourists will rejuvenate Hong Kong’s retail leasing sector. The districts expected to benefit include Tsim Sha Tsui and Tung Chung, and the sectors that could report a surge in sales include food and beverage, pharmacies and health care. Hong Kong gets the crowds it wants from building the mega bridge. Oops “With boosted foot…

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Singapore 

New library@harbourfront in VivoCity expected to draw 1.5 million visitors a year, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Relocating Bukit Merah Public Library to VivoCity mall will result in three times as many visitors as before, the National Library Board (NLB) noted this week as it reiterated its view that the move will make the library more easy to reach by public transport. News of the relocation, first announced in July last year, sparked an online petition as well as complaints from netizens. They said the new location on the island’s southern tip – more than 3km away, and not as close to residential estates –…

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