Chinese tourists favour shopping and sightseeing

Madam Fu Ping, 60, a retiree from Tianjin, and her daughter, Ms Liu Jing, 35, posing for photos at Merlion Park on Monday. They were vacationing in Singapore for the second time. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Like many tourists from China, Ms Yang Jing, 25, made sure to stop at the Merlion for a selfie when she was in Singapore for a two-day trip on Monday.

It was her first time here, and she travelled with her friend, Ms Liu Yi, also 25. The two media professionals from Beijing said they were not part of a tour group.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'Chinese tourists favour shopping and sightseeing'. Print Edition | Subscribe