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Singapore's visitor arrivals in June sink to 2,200

SINGAPORE'S visitor arrivals in June plummeted to 2,200 from 1.6 million a year ago, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has said.

Visitors numbered 880 in May and 750 in April, compared to 1.5 million in May 2019, and 1.6 million in April 2019.

The low arrival figures over the three months means that the Republic's H1 total of 2.7 million visitor arrivals was little changed from its Q1 total. Visitor arrivals for H1 2019 numbered 9.3 million, more than three times higher.

For June 2020, the number of overnight visitors declined to 1,800 from 1.2 million a year ago.

However, the average length of visitors' stays soared to 55.2 days, up from 3.6 days a year ago.

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Malaysia was the top source of visitor arrivals to Singapore, with 464 arrivals, followed by Indonesia (301), Thailand (158), Japan (137), US (130), India (129), the Philippines (128), and China (118).

STB said last month that tourism receipts for Q1 sank 39 per cent from the year ago period to S$4 billion; gazetted hotel room revenue for Q1 shrank by 30.9 per cent year on year to S$687.3 million. 

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