Gardens By the Bay set to become Singapore top 10 tourist attraction
The conservatories could attract 1.1 million visitors by 2015 ousting the MBS Skypark, says OCBC.
Here’s more from OCBC:
Singapore has reached another major tourism milestone with the official opening of the 101-hectares Gardens by the Bay last Thursday. The top 10 gated attractions for 2011 were Sentosa Island (excluding RWS), Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Flyer, Skyline Luge, Science Centre Singapore, Underwater World Singapore, Songs of the Sea, Night Safari, and the MBS Sky Park.
Night Safari has upwards of 1.1m visitors annually, which means the current minimum number of visitors to make the top 10 list could be less than 1.1m. We would not be surprised if the conservatories of Gardens by the Bay break into the top 10 attractions list by 2015.
Sentosa Island is the tourism heavyweight, accounting for half of the top 10 attractions. With Gardens by the Bay and the recently-opened Marina Bay Cruise Centre, the Marina Bay area will strengthen as a tourism cluster that complements Sentosa. The obvious key beneficiary will be MBS, but there should be significant spillover for other hotel players. The continuous upgrading of Singapore’s position as a leisure hotspot will help the city keep the crown as the global MICE king.