Taipei lures Southeast Asian tourists at Singapore event
Singapore, Aug. 17 (CNA) Taipei City officials Wednesday hosted a press conference in Singapore to attract local tourists to visit Taiwan's capital city.
Taipei has tried to attract more Southeast Asian tourists to experience the city in recent years and has made some achievements, said Chen Yu-hsin, deputy commissioner of Taipei's Information and Tourism Department.
She said that nearly 180,000 Singaporeans visited Taiwan in the first half of the year, up 3.66 percent compared with the same period in 2015.
Taipei has continued to become an intriguing city, which is full of novelties and worthy of visiting again and again, while more flights between the two cities makes Taipei a good choice for Singaporeans to travel to or vacation in, said Chen.
Taipei travel ambassador Namewee, or Wee Meng Chee, a Chinese Malaysian rapper-songwriter, also attended the event and released an infomercial showcasing Namewee touring around Taipei.
Several travel bargains and promotions were also featured at the press conference, which is also a promotional event for the Taipei booth at the upcoming Travel Revolution Fair to be held from Aug. 19-21 in the Southeast Asian city state. (Courtesy of CNA)