(Yicai Global) Aug. 1 -- The number of the Chinese tourists visiting Singapore increased 14 percent annually to 851,000 in the first quarter of this year. Their spending rose 30 percent from a year earlier to USD795 million (SGD1.08 billion).
China, Indonesia, India, Australia and Japan contributed the most to Singapore's tourism revenue in the quarter, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing the latest figures from the Singapore Tourism Board. Indonesian tourists spent SGD688 million in Singapore in the first three months of this year, up 16 percent annually. Indian visitors spent SGD302 million, which was on par with last year's figure. Australian tourists' spending increased by 4 percent to SGD280 million. Japanese tourists shelled out SGD259 million, marking a 4-percent drop.