18 Dec '11, 2am

Singapore sees steady rise in number of wealthy tourists from China, raring to spend

Singapore sees steady rise in number of wealthy tourists from China, raring to spend

Chef Tetsuya Wakuda (second from left) of MBS restaurant Waku Ghin has hired more staff who can speak Mandarin to cater to rising numbers of Chinese diners. With him are (from left) sous chef Kok Hong Sia, sous chef Cory Soo Thoo and senior sous chef Sufian Zain, all of whom can speak Mandarin. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Huang Lijie They are chic urbanites who go on shopping sprees at luxury brand boutiques, wine and dine at upscale restaurants including Western eateries, and insist on staying at hotels with no less than a five-star ranking. Say hello to the changing face of Chinese tourists in Singapore. These well-heeled sophisticates who favour customised holidays are rapidly growing in numbers even as Chinese mass-market travellers here on package tours, with a sartorial penchant for cotton pyjamas and pairing socks with chunky sandals, remain common. Ms Yuan Jing, ...

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