According to the Singapore Tourism Board, the number of Indians coming into Singapore has jumped 16% in a year, crossing the one million mark for three years in a row. Most Indian foreigners come from Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore, but the Singapore government’s effort to invite Indians from other Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Pune have resulted in double-digit growth.
India currently ranks as Singapore’s third highest source market, behind second-place Malaysia and first-place China.
Many Indian tourists come to Singapore every year to look for job opportunities, with very positive successful rate due to Singapore’s low-standards immigration policies. There is no need for an English test, and accreditation is not required to get a work permit in Singapore.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is conducting roadshows in Mumbai and Jaipur. The STB’s regional director, GB Srithar said:
“We thank the Indian travellers and our travel trade partners for the record 1.27 million Indian visitors to our country in 2017. We are happy that Singapore continues to be perceived as one of the must-visit destinations. This year, STB will focus on deepening and expanding our partnership with our travel trade partners and promoting our new brand creatively and effectively. We will continue to showcase Singapore’s diverse offerings and connect with key audience segments including families, early and established careers, cruise travellers, meetings and incentive groups and travellers from the key metro and secondary cities. With overall tourist outbound from India on the rise, we look forward to another successful year of Indian visitorship to Singapore. We warmly welcome them to live up their passion for exciting travel experiences in our city.”