Tourism in Singapore: A Conversation with Keith Tan, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board
December 23, 2019 | Episode #31
SINGAPORE – In Episode #31 of his podcast, Thomas Fraser talks with Keith Tan, the Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, about the role of tourism in Singapore. Singapore takes an innovative, big picture approach to developing its tourism sector. In a wide-ranging interview, Tan discusses the size and diversity of tourism in Singapore and efforts to develop new skills and new technologies to help the sector grow. He also describes several new large-scale tourism initiatives.
One noteworthy new tourist attraction in Singapore is Jewel Changi Airport. Jewel is a nature-themed retail and entertainment complex linked to three of Changi Airport’s four terminals. The centerpiece of Jewel is the world’s tallest waterfall, which is surrounded by a tropical forest. Jewel receives about 300,000 visitors a day and is well worth arriving at the airport early to visit.
Update: The Singapore Tourism Board has instituted a number of measures to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Singapore tourism and the Singapore economy. To learn more, please click here.