Tourists with lower budgets opt for chalets

Above: D'Resort @ Downtown East, with its waterpark attraction, seems to be pulling in the most tourists. NTUC members and Singaporeans still make up about 80 per cent of school holiday and peak period stays, says NTUC Club's director of integrated w
D'Resort @ Downtown East, with its waterpark attraction, seems to be pulling in the most tourists. NTUC members and Singaporeans still make up about 80 per cent of school holiday and peak period stays, says NTUC Club's director of integrated water park resort, Mr Henry Cheah.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Irishman Niall McCormack was looking for an affordable travel destination with beaches and his online searches led him to NTUC Club's D'Resort, a stone's throw from Pasir Ris Park and beach.

It may not quite be an Orchard Road hotel but tourists from countries such as Ireland, Australia and China are staying at chalets in out-of-town areas like Pasir Ris.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Tourists with lower budgets opt for chalets'. Print Edition | Subscribe