Yelp Launches In Singapore
Yelp (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Singapore (http://www.yelp.com.sg). Beginning today, people in Singapore are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.sg to share their opinions about great local businesses and services. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.sg).
"Singapore has one of the highest per-capita gross domestic products in the world and is home to a vibrant and well-connected melting pot of cultures," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets. "We're excited to make Yelp available to this cosmopolitan city, and are looking forward to reading the chorus of opinions about where to find the best laksa, wedding dresses and used bookstores in Singapore."
Continuing on Yelp's international growth strategy, the launch represents the company's debut in Asia. Singapore boasts the world's third highest per capita income, more than five million people and English as the common language*; considerations that present an attractive market expansion opportunity.
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