Tourist attractions and sceneries in Singapore

This tourist souvenir postcard shows (clockwise, from left to right): a night bazaar along a busy street; ‘twakow’ lighter vessels docked along the shore; the Merlion sculpture at the Merlion Park situated along the mouth of the Singapore River; and a cable car travelling towards the southern island resort of Sentosa. In the centre of the postcard is an image of the Central Business District at the mouth of the Singapore River.The Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB) was created in 1964 as a statutory board by the government to develop and promote Singapore as a tourist destination. Following its establishment, the STPB actively encouraged investment in tourist infrastructure such as hotels, shopping facilities and tourist attractions and aggressively marketed Singapore as a holiday destination. Such efforts paid off, with tourist arrivals increasing from 100,000 in 1964 to over 2 million by 1978. The tourism boom created a thriving trade in souvenirs, which included postcards that depicted various tourist attractions and sceneries in Singapore.