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Tourists take photos at the Merlion Park in Singapore January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's international visitor arrivals rose 7.7 percent last year to a record 16.4 million, official data showed on Tuesday, helped by more travellers from China, India and Indonesia. 

That was well up from growth in arrivals of around 1 percent in 2015.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said preliminary tourism receipts rose 13.9 percent to S$24.8 billion.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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