Singapore’s shopping and F&B landscapes have evolved over the years, fuelled by demand within Singapore and from other Southeast Asian economies, as well as the two Integrated Resorts (IRs).
STB works closely with industry partners to create a vibrant dining and retail landscape to ensure Singapore remains an attractive destination to visitors. Working in partnership with other agencies such as Enterprise Singapore and the Economic Development Board, the team continuously facilitates new investments into Singapore, and focuses its efforts on industry development, strengthening businesses, and anchoring platforms that promote innovation and talent development.
Singapore has a vibrant and diverse retail landscape, offering consumers myriad choices ranging from independent local designers to luxury brands. In 2019, STB announced long-term plans to enhance Orchard Road as a must-visit lifestyle destination, together with industry partners and agencies such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Parks Board. The plans have two main thrusts: to make Orchard Road ‘The Lifestyle Destination’ and to ‘Bring Back the Orchard’. Design Orchard, opened in the same year, enhances the lifestyle offerings in the precinct with its retail showcase of home-grown brands, incubation spaces and rooftop event space.
STB continues to work closely with industry partners and relevant agencies to foster a dynamic and vibrant retail industry so that Singapore remains appealing as a shopping destination for tourists.
Singapore has always been well known for our hawker food and ever-evolving restaurant scene, which presents new dining opportunities and exciting experiences for our visitors. Several dining establishments and chefs in Singapore have also been recognised for their culinary excellence with renowned international culinary accolades, such as being on the Michelin Guide, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants lists. As a diverse and vibrant dining landscape fuels tourism, STB collaborates closely with industry partners to anchor key initiatives and events that spur industry excellence, support capability development and profile our local chefs, restaurants and cuisines.