Gardens by the Bay not just a tourist spot, says its CEO

Gardens by the Bay chief executive Felix Loh, taken on Nov 9, 2022. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE – As Singapore neared the end of the circuit breaker in mid-2020, Gardens by the Bay chief executive Felix Loh and his team had to decide whether to proceed with the free annual Mid-Autumn Festival showcase in a year when revenue from foreign visitors evaporated, or cut losses by terminating the signature programme.

In the end, “we made the decision to do the right thing”, said Mr Loh, 53, in an interview with The Straits Times, where he reflected on the Gardens’ first decade since it was opened in mid-2012.

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