Visitor arrivals to Singapore rose 4.4 per cent year on year in the first four months of 2017, with China emerging as the top source market for travellers. According to preliminary figures from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore received around 5.79 million visitors during that period, of which 1.1 million were from China.
Since coming into office a year ago in dramatic fashion (there was a last-minute withdrawal by leading sports official Low Teo Ping in the contest for president), businessman Ross Tan and his association have been forthright with their ideas.
The recently concluded The Peak's 8th annual golf tournament at Singapore Island Country Club's New Course saw more than 170 golfers from Singapore's diplomatic and business communities attending.
After 12 months of renovation, the 18-hole par-72 golf course at Warren Golf & Country Club is finally ready for play. Members at the Choa Chu Kang-based property can now enjoy the same challenging layout as before, but with key upgrades to the greens and bunkers.
The Youth Golf Programme (YGP) was started in 1997 with the aim of introducing youngsters without the means to own golf club memberships to the sport. Two decades on, the programme continues to do just that, with the first leg of the 2017 Community Youth Golf League getting underway yesterday at Orchid Country Club.