July 2014, Issue: 7 Volume: 32

Winter Holidays

Esplanade Singapore skyline
Singapore and Malaysia’s twin promotion
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The Singapore Tourism Board, Tourism Malaysia and Singapore Airlines have joined forces to boost the Middle East visitor traffic this season.

Recent visitor arrival figures show that many Middle Eastern travellers heading to south east Asia combine their trips with a stopover in both Malaysia and Singapore, as both destinations offer a family friendly tourism offering and strong cultural links. The Twin City promotion has built on this, and offers some exclusive packages to Arab travellers to enjoy both destinations.

A five day, four night package that includes airfare and hotel accommodation in Singapore and either Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi or Penang starts at Dh2,490.

“Given the strong tourism links between Singapore and Malaysia, it is a natural fit for us to team up with our valued partners to launch a Fall package that will provide Middle East travellers the opportunity to experience these two special countries,” said Jason Ong, area director for Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board.

The combined package enables visitors to capture the very best of Singapore and Malaysia – from city attractions and first rate shopping to tropical rainforests and pristine beaches.

“Travellers from UAE have shown great interest in Malaysia as it offers both a wide range of attractions and value for money.  Malaysia and Singapore are neighbours and each country complements the other as top holiday destination.  Through our partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines, we are providing a range of city and island experiences, which combine to make a truly memorable trip,” said Tuan Razali Tuan Omar, director, Tourism Malaysia.

“Singapore Airlines is honoured to participate with Tourism Malaysia and Singapore Tourism Board for a special “Twin City” package. This package is an attractive option for those seeking to experience two amazing holiday destinations at a very affordable price,” said Lim Meow-Seng, general manager GCC, Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines flies non-stop three times a week from Abu Dhabi and twice daily from Dubai to Singapore. From Singapore, Singapore Airlines and Silk Air offer 60 weekly services to Kuala Lumpur, 28 weekly services to Penang and 10 weekly services to Langkawi.

This offer is valid until November 2008.