The Singapore government announced Monday that it plans to spend $3.3 million on the $6 million museum in the city’s old commercial district, known as the ‘Branch’.
It’s a $1.8 million gift that the government said will include the purchase of a “new and improved” photo museum, a new building for the photo-making museum, and new art installations, according to a news release.
The government has already made a significant investment in Singapore’s tourism industry, including its National Tourism Development Agency, the National Tourism Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Development Investment Corporation, among others.
The announcement comes as the country struggles to attract more tourists, which is expected to rise sharply over the next five years.
The Singapore Tourism Authority has not yet responded to The Hill’s request for comment.