Singapore’s travel players rallied around their fellow industry
players amidst cheers and thunderous applause when the winners of the
Singapore Tourism Awards (STA) 2022 were announced on Tuesday, 24 May.
The award ceremony, organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) at
Shangri-La Hotel, made a bang in its return to an in-person event this
year, following a virtual edition in 2021. The awards exemplified the
resilience, innovation and service excellence that Singapore’s travel
industry continuously displayed over the course of the pandemic.
Singapore stands ready to meet the travel rebound now that the country
has fully reopened to the world, Keith Tan, chief executive of STB
believes it is fitting that the industry came together for the first
time in almost three years to honour “those who showed courage and
resilience, and those who seized opportunities amid adversity.”
Describing 2021 as a “watershed year”, Keith recounts the industry
applying their learnings “from the early days of the pandemic, pushed
the boundaries to appeal to locals, and put motion many of the products
and plans that will drive and transform our industry for years to come.”
Minister of state, Alvin Tan, expressed his gratitude for the travel
industry coming together to transform Singapore’s tourism landscape into
a vibrant one by curating new, innovative and authentic tourism
products and experiences, adding that the government will continue
standing with the tourism industry to render their support during this
The Singapore Tourism Awards 2022 featured 81 shortlisted finalists
across 24 award categories, with 35 individuals and organisations
bagging home the trophy.
The Mandai Wildlife Reserve and Royal Albatross clinched the top
spots in the Outstanding Attraction Experience category, while The Red
Oil Lamp: Chinatown Stories Alive! And Voices: Memories of Kampong
Lorong Buangkok by Let’s Go Tour were named the top tour experiences.
Both Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore and The Clan Hotel
Singapore was feted in the Outstanding Hotel Experience category,
whereas Jaan, as well as Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and The
Brewerkz Company were named among the best dining experiences in
The full list of the award recipients and finalists can be viewed here.