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ingapore may be small, but it has grown into a global tourism heavyweight. Now, the Little Red Dot is setting its sights on conquering the region’s fly-cruise market Over the last five decades, Singapore has proven that size

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION The country’s unique position at the heart of Southeast Asia has made it a key gateway for major regional destinations, with easy connectivity and access to a variety of attractions and experiences – the Garden City is neighbors with Indonesia in the west and the south, Vietnam and Thailand in the north and the Philippines in the east. Singapore is also redefining convenience with the internationally acclaimed Changi Airport, which connects to more than 380 cities around the world.

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doesn’t matter when you’re resilient, hardworking and have plenty of foresight. Furthermore, the city-state’s strategic location and accessibility by air and sea have earned it a reputation as a thriving hub for business and leisure.

This proximity and connectivity mean short travel times between the countries, an important consideration for tourists and especially cruise guests, with most major cruise operators offering three- to 12-day itineraries that cover as many as six sailing ports within the region. READY TO RISE According to the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) 2018 year-in-review report, Singapore saw 1.87 million cruise passengers between 2017 and

2019 – not only was this a 35% increase in cruise passenger throughput, more than 70% were fly-cruise passengers. These numbers have continued to grow year-onyear, spurring an increase in the number of cruise service offerings on the island. The fly-cruise experience begins at the Changi Lounge at the newly launched Jewel Changi Airport. Here, passengers can rest after a long flight and check-in for their cruise before hopping on a shuttle service

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