01 Aug '11, 11am

9.2m visitors to Sentosa in first half of 2011

9.2m visitors to Sentosa in first half of 2011

SINGAPORE: The number of people visiting Sentosa rose to some 9.2 million in the first half of this year. Sentosa Leisure Group said that represented an 18 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation, Mike Barclay, said this puts the island on track to register 20 million visitors for the whole year. Outside of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), locals made up 49 per cent of visitors to the island, while four-in-10 leisure and business tourists who visited Singapore also visited Sentosa. Asian countries - in particular Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia - remain big growth markets for Sentosa. The Sentosa Leisure Group said more options will be added to the island's range of leisure and lifestyle offerings in the coming months to position the island as a compelling leisure and lifestyle destination. As part of its masterpl...

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