Singapore Tourism Board

Andrew Phua to move to Beijing to head STB’s Greater China operation

Andrew Phua, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) executive director, exhibitions and conferences, is to move to China as ED Greater China (designate) for STB. In this new role, he will be responsible for the China, Hong Kong/Macau and Taiwan markets. He will take up the new role in Beijing, effective 16 September 2021. His successor in Singapore will be Poh Chi Chuan, previously the executive direct...

STB launches second season of SG Stories Content Fund

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has followed up its inaugural SG Stories Content Fund (SGSCF) from last year, with a second season and a funding pool of S$2.5m (US$1.88m). The theme is new this year, ‘Singapore: The Unique and The Unknown’. This season, local and international content creators are encouraged to create compelling stories about interesting and lesser known facets of Singapore, whi...

Singapore introduces pre-event testing pilot

Singapore is introducing, this month, a pilot scheme of pre-event testing designed to identify the best model for implementing to enable large-scale events to resume safely. The island state’s minister for health Gan Kim Yong announced the plan, which will see event participants tested either at directly the event venue or at a separate testing facility. Only those who have tested negative will be...

Singapore invites pilot MICE events for up to 250 participants from October

Singapore is inviting applications to pilot MICE events of up to 250 attendees to begin in October. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) says the move is in line with the policy of a safe and gradual resumption of economic activities in Singapore. The STB will start accepting applications from organisers from 1 October 2020. STB and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will review all event propo...