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Singapore eyes sporting events growth

04/08/2010 14:00

SingaporeSingapore Tourist Board (STB) has revealed it plans to expand its calendar of sporting events and infrastructure in the coming years to boost tourism to the city-state.


As well as staging the Youth Olympic Games in two weeks, the city will host a Formula 1 race in September and plans to open new sporting facilities in 2014.


“Sporting events are taking on a new dimension in Singapore,” STB Regional Director for Europe John Conceicao told Travel Daily. “We built a national stadium in 1970 but we have outgrown it so we will have a new sports hub.” Conceicao revealed the stadium will feature an open-roof as well as a section that will remain open to Singapore Harbour providing spectators the ability to view ocean going events.


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