Singapore has reported a 6% year on year growth in the number of UK visitors to the country.

The latest figures released by the Singapore Tourism Board show 61,000 Brits visited the country in March this year, 10,000 more than the previous record number of UK visitors Singapore received in February this year.

Singapore Tourism Board area director Northern and Western Europe Divya Panickar said: “We are really delighted and encouraged by the visitor numbers we have seen so far in 2008.

“Not only does it show that Singapore continues to be an attractive holiday destination for the UK market but it is also testament to the continued support of our trade partners without which we would not have been able to achieve such results.

“We have a lot more activity planned with our partners over the coming months and so it will be interesting and exciting to see the results.”

The growth in UK visitor numbers is similar to the overall growth in international visitors the destination is receiving. Overall Singapore received 908,000 visitors in March 2008, a 5.7% increase on March 2007.