In terms of the number of visitors to Singapore, India has now surpassed China. Indian tourists are the second most numerous visitors to Singapore. According to the news agency ANI, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, China had the highest number of tourists visiting the island nation.
As per the data released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) data, 612,300 Indian visitors will arrive in Singapore until November 2022.
They also stay the longest, with an average length of stay of 8.61 days versus 5.19 days. In comparison, Indonesians stayed for 4.66 days on average, Malaysians for 4.28 days, and Australians for 4.05 days.
According to ANI, Indonesia is the largest source of foreign visitors to Singapore, with 986,900 visitors up until November, followed by Malaysia (495,470), Australia (476,480), and the Philippines (325,480).
According to official data, these four countries account for nearly half (48%) of all arrivals to the small island state.
Singapore is on track to have its best tourism year since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the travel industry, thanks to visitors from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Australia.
The number of foreign visitors to Singapore has risen to 5.37 million. In July of this year, the Singapore Tourism Board stated that the city-state expected between 4 and 6 million visitors in 2022.
With China announcing last week that it will finally allow its citizens to travel abroad again, it appears that Singapore tourism will reach a new post-pandemic high in 2023.
In both October and November, the number of visitors was around 816,000. With December traditionally being a busy travel period for Singapore visitors, this figure is expected to be maintained, with arrivals expected to total around 6.2 million.