07 Apr '11, 2am

Nearly half of 31 tourist attractions here saw fewer visitors last year, despite record 2010 tourist figures

National Heritage Board museums, such as the National Museum of Singapore (above), had 100,000 fewer visitors last year than the 2.8 million in 2009. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM View more photos SINGAPORE welcomed a record 11.6 million visitors last year, due in no small part to the debut of the two integrated resorts. But a survey of tourist destinations done in February revealed that the bonanza was not evenly spread out across the range of tourist destinations. It appears some destinations received fewer visitors than in the previous year, despite the industry's overall cheer. Nearly half the 31 attractions surveyed reported a fall in the number of visitors - by up to 28 per cent in some cases. The survey by the Association of Singapore Attractions (ASA) is the first such poll done to assess the visitorship performance of its members, based on visitor numbers for last ye...

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