, 2022-10-22 02:00:00,
Nighttime view of Singapore (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)
SINGAPORE — A vast urbanscape with skyscrapers and a vibrant melting pot of diverse peoples and cultures, Singapore’s tourism industry is fast recovering from the impact of the pandemic.
The multicultural spirit that the country embraces allows tourists to spot the familiar in the unfamiliar, and a taste of home.
With Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street all located within a short distance, the colorful enclaves of ethnic groups make the country one of the leading tourism hubs in Asia.
“From January to August, Singapore saw more than a 4 percent increase in the number of Koreans visiting the country compared to the same period last year,” Kim Young-hee, Korea Tourism Organization’s Singapore branch manager, told The Korea Herald.
Kim added that the number of Singaporean tourists to Korea has also seen a major increase, recording 4.6 percent. “Travel recovery will gain momentum for both Korea and Singapore, with travelers on both sides visiting the other country, and this time, the pattern spreads out to travels in diverse cities and regions.”
With Singapore’s temperature reaching 32 degrees Celsius in October, staying at the city’s urban center can be exhausting at times. For those looking to take some time off from the bustling city, Sentosa Island off the southern coast may be a fun diversion.
Cable cars connect Sentosa Island and the main island of Singapore. (Mount Faber Leisure)
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