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STB launches S$2-million "Step Out Singapore" domestic tourism
stimulate domestic tourism and to encourage
Singaporeans and residents to step out of their
homes, get back onto the streets and enjoy life, the
Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced today that
it will invest $2 million over the next two months
in a "Step Out! Singapore" programme.
by the STB, the programme comprises attractive
offers, value-adds and an exciting line-up of events
and activities throughout May and June. More
importantly, the programme, which emphasises the
importance of exercising vigilance in a SARS
environment, encourages everyone to have fun in a
socially responsible manner.
with the knowledge and assurance that individuals
and establishments around us are exercising social
responsibility and taking the necessary precautions
against SARS, we can and should begin to live life
again. Everyone should "step out" - of
their homes and their current mindset of fear and
anxiety," said Mr Lim Neo Chian, Deputy
Chairman and Chief Executive of the STB.
million funding will be provided to attractions and
sightseeing companies, shopping and F&B
establishments as well as event organisers, and will
be used as seed funding for advertising, promotions
and event organisation. Most importantly, the
necessary precautionary measures will be in place at
the various event venues and attractions.
NEW WEB SITES
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Information Centre. It started as a pilot project to help Singaporeans
become more aware of the need to be prepared for emergencies and
situations in which national security is at risk
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Holidays VESAK DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 15 May 2003.