Lure your foreign friends to Singapore


Last night, I was ranting to a friend about the sorry state of Singapore’s entertainment industry.

He asked me whether I thought I was in a position to change that. The first response that crossed my mind was “yes, I’m a little drop of water, but every drop of water makes the mighty ocean”.

But as I thought further, my answer became “no”. I realised that my drop of water is, in effect, being rejected by the ocean. And if I’m not even in the ocean, how am I supposed to change anything?

Kind of depressing, so I thought I should think about something happier, instead.

Something I can do to make a difference.

And that something is Project Postcard. It’s the latest initiative by Singapore Tourism Board to promote tourism.

You see, I think all Singaporeans should help promote tourism. Tourism helps our economy, which in turn helps us!

So, to play my part and make a difference, I’m blogging about it! I want more foreigners to visit Singapore! More visitors means more happy retailers, which means increased advertising budgets, which means more modelling jobs for me! Haha!

Speaking of which, here’s a bit of trivia: My very first modelling job was for a Haw Par Villa brochure, eons ago. Hahaha. I can’t stop laughing thinking about my early modelling days.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Besides blogging about this, I’m also sending e-cards to my foreign friends. That’s a lot of difference I’m making, ok?!

Of course, the fact that there are prizes up for grabs for both senders and recepients has nothing to do with it! Really!

I wouldn’t mind getting all that, though! ;)

The process is quite fun, actually. You get to select an avatar and dress it up (although the selection is a bit limited).

Then choose a postcard design and type a message!

Easy, and very cool!

Here’s another one I made.

And now, a special offer!

I’m offering to send an e-card to anyone who wants one! Woohoo! That is, anyone who doesn’t live in Singapore. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make sense, would it?

Just let me know you want one in the comments. And make sure the e-mail address you type is valid!

Offer good till 30 November, 2007.

Oh, yes.

Physical postcards are also available. And they’re free! With pre-paid postage! If that isn’t a good deal, I don’t know what is. There are eight different designs and this is one of them:

I wonder where they found this pair of loving steps. So nice!

Physical postcards can be found at Guardian, SingPost, McCafe, foreign clubs/schools/embassies, hotels and attractions, Singapore Visitor Centres and ZoCard free card racks.

Well, I think it’s a great project. To find out more, zip over to the Project Postcard website!

19 thoughts on “Lure your foreign friends to Singapore

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    No need for all this … just show pictures of hot Singaporean girls and you will get lots of visitors. Haha … besides once the two new casinos have been built, you will get lots of visitors …

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    IMO, tourism benefits more for the government and other high expense, exotic retailers or service industries. Many others may not fall directly into this hot sector.

    Unless your industry is lockstep to this economic sector, the increased tourism activity has a larger downside impact on the lives of the general population who are already struggling with the high inflation rate driven by foreign investors who may likely started out as tourists.

    Reality check on the recent property heat comes from these foreigners and indirectly causes increase in property taxes and therefore property cost and rental. Retailers have no choice but to transfer part of this cost to consumers like you and I.

    Unless you are generating more income for higher cashflow into your own pockets by either joining the crowd or other means, it is possible that the general trend may be heading towards what JB economically is today for the majority of our countrymen.

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    Do I count?? I’m now staying in Shanghai… ;)

    If yes and I win I’ll give the spa and duck tours tickets to you… :)

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    Loong: Every little bit helps mah…

    zield: You don’t have a passport??

    Ng Wai Loong: Wow. Thanks for the info. I guess I don’t really know much about the big picture of economics.

    arachno: If you win, that means I will also win a spa and duck tour, so you don’t need to give me. Hehe.

    JokeDiary: What do you mean slower than last time?

    modchip: It depends on individual, I think. What you like doing and what you like seeing, stuff like that.

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    Me, me!
    I’m a real foreigner, from the far away country of Norway. :)

    Have been following your blog for a while now, started sort of as research from my big trip to Singapore (so it might be too late, I’m already convinced). But your blog is always interesting, so I keep coming back. Keep up the good work!

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    This sounds like one of those wonderful ideas that start with STB saying: “We have no ideas left so let’s just let the public do our work for us…”

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    tanyabeate: I’ve sent you the ecard! Hope you got it! :) So, you’re making a trip to Singapore soon? Or have you already done so? Hehe. Anyway, thanks for reading my blog! Appreciate your support! :)

    Jesta: Hahaha. You are so cynical, my dear.

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    Heyyy I did send out a bunch of the “physical” postcards when I was there. I wanted to send more but didn’t have time! :( but send me a e-postcard please

    And I do think the postcard of the steps is the nicest one!

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    Thanks for the e-card! :)
    I haven’t been there yet, being exchanged for educational purposes (spending spring at nus), so I’m coming in january. Can’t wait!

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    modchip: You’re welcome! I hope you win too, heheh.

    smallapple: Er… I don’t think so. There’s only like two winners, I think, in the whole Singapore.

    arachno: Wah, cool! Thanks, hehe.

    skyler: Have sent you your card, the steps one, since you like that one! :)

    tanyabeate: It’s my pleasure! Ohhh coool. I think exchange programs are so fun and exciting. I hope you enjoy Singapore when you get here!

    JokeDiary: Oh, I see. Maybe it’s slower at certain times because more people are accessing it. I dunno. :P

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