Chinatown businesses hopeful for tourism rebound with lifting of travel restrictions, revitalisation of area

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's announcements on Thursday (March 24) about the lifting of most restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists entering Singapore was welcomed by store owners and workers alike, who are counting down till the streets of Chinatown are crowded again. Ms Lim Yick Suan, executive director of Chinatown Business Association, told The Straits Times: "Chinatown is one of Singapore's top 10 destinations... and with the opening of our borders, we are expecting to see more tourists."

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