Singapore tourist arrivals hit new post-Covid record of 816,758 in October

SINGAPORE’S international visitor arrivals rose for the ninth straight month in October to set another monthly record since the start of the pandemic, going by Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) latest figures.

There were 816,758 arrivals in October, up from 782,076 visitors recorded in September, though the latest figure remains below the 1.5 million visitors recorded in September 2019 before the pandemic.

Indonesia clinched first place as the biggest source of arrivals for the seventh straight month, sending some 133,408 travellers in October, up from 120,165 recorded in the previous month.

India also held its second place ranking for the seventh consecutive month, sending 81,774 of its ranks, though this was down from the 86,371 travellers that came in September.

There were 77,088 visitors hailing from Malaysia, down from 81,914 a month ago. Meanwhile, Australia sent 73,718 visitors in October, down from 83,047 recorded in September. Both countries came in third and fourth place respectively.

China, Singapore’s biggest inbound market from 2017 to 2019, sent just 14,971 visitors in October, though this was still slightly more than a month ago when 14,124 visitors from there arrived in Singapore.