16 Nov '11, 2am

S'pore investing heavily in cruise infrastructure

SINGAPORE: Singapore is investing heavily in cruise infrastructure as a strategy to ensure the industry becomes an engine of growth for the tourism sector. Speaking at the inaugural Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 Convention, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Mr Teo Ser Luck said upgrading work at the International Cruise Terminal will see the number of berths double by the second quarter of next year. The Terminal will also be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships of today. It's location near the Marina Bay will also mean cruise passengers can have easy access to iconic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. Mr Teo said Singapore is also committed to developing a robust ecosystem to support the local cruise industry. It is working with stakeholders to ensure that ships enjoy high service standards when they call here. Singa...

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