17 Oct '11, 12am

Farm stays prove to be a hit with Singaporeans

Farm stays prove to be a hit with Singaporeans

The draw of farm stays is among the reasons behind a record surge of Singaporean visitors to Western Australia state. -- PHOTO: AP By Jessica Lim The draw of farm stays is among the reasons behind a record surge of Singaporean visitors to Western Australia state. The 77,200 figure - from July last year to June this year - is the highest yearly number in the past decade, said Tourism Western Australia, the government agency that promotes travel to the region. The figure represents an increase of 5.2 per cent - or 3,800 visitors - compared with last year. The state is well known for vineyards and dairy farms. 'Farm stays have become extra popular, especially with all the interest in TV shows like MasterChef Australia,' said Mr Tom Upson, Tourism Western Australia's contract manager for familiarisation. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog com...

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