11 Mar '11, 1pm

[CNA] At least 300 Singaporeans on holiday in Japan, all safe

[CNA] At least 300 Singaporeans on holiday in Japan, all safe

SINGAPORE: At least 300 Singaporeans on holiday are currently in Japan. They are from two travel agencies Channel NewsAsia spoke to on Friday. The agencies said all of them are safe. CTC Travel has about 140 Singaporeans across four tour groups, two in Tokyo central and two in Hokkaido. The company said it has established contact with them and all are safe. Alicia Seah, CTC Travel's Senior Vice-President of Marketing, said: "Things are a little bit chaotic in Tokyo city itself. The airports are closed. The earthquake has caused a tsunami in the outskirts of Tokyo city, which then affects Tokyo Disneyland as well." Ms Seah said they are monitoring the situation, but as of now the tours will continue as scheduled and the group will return in eight days as scheduled. She also said that Japan is a popular destination with Singaporeans, especially at this time of the year. "Thi...

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