Indian Tourists Surpass Chinese Visiting Singapore, 2nd Highest In The World

| Updated: January 3, 2023 4:52 pm

According to data from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) through November, Indians are the second-highest number of visitors to Singapore. As a result, Indian tourist numbers have surpassed those of China. Prior to the COVID epidemic, Chinese were the most common visitors to Singapore. Before the COVID pandemic, Chinese tourists were the largest group to visit Singapore

Indian visitors to Singapore totaled 612,300 up to November 2022, and they also stayed the longest in the country, with an average length of stay of 8.61 days compared to an average of 5.19 days. Indonesians, on the other hand, stayed an average of 4.66 days, Malaysians for 4.28 days, and Australians for 4.05 days, according to the data.

Indonesia is Singapore’s main source of international visitors, with 986,900 visitors through November. Malaysia is third with 495,470 people, followed by Australia with 476,480.

The tourist industry has also had its best year since COVID closed down Indonesia’s travel industry. Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Australia account for nearly half (48%) of total arrivals in Singapore, where the total number of foreign visitors reached 5.37 million. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) previously stated that the country anticipated between 4 and 6 million visitors in 2022.

When Singapore welcomed more than 19.1 million visitors in 2019, it was the fifth-most visited city in the world prior to the pandemic. Singapore had nearly 3.6 million Chinese visitors at the time, making Chinese tourists Singapore’s largest tourism source. The reopening of China in December could bring more tourists to Singapore.

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