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2015 Singapore Grand Prix attracts slightly more spectators

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SOME 86,970 spectators attended the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, up from last year.

The race, which is now in its eighth year, saw its biggest crowds of 100,000 back at the inaugural night race in 2008. A total of 84,454 tickets were sold in 2014.

Tourists typically make up over 40 per cent of race-goers for every year, hailing from markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines.

One of Singapore's marquee events, incremental tourism receipts from race weekend hit some S$150 million annually, the Singapore Tourism Board estimates.