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Singapore's deal to secure Taylor Swift tour exclusivity in Southeast Asia has nation's neighbors fuming—but it's Prime Minister insists the 'very successful' plot wasn't 'unfriendly'

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024
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Singapore is basking in the glow of a “very successful” visit from Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, no doubt boosting the city-state’s already thriving local economy. The only problem is, an uncovered plan which saw Swift paid by the Singaporean government to secure exclusivity rights has been made public—and the nation’s neighbors aren’t pleased. Last year pop phenomenon Swift announced the Asia-Pacific leg of her record-breaking Eras Tour, but disappointed fans by revealing only Japan, Australia and Singapore would be getting shows. Last month the Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin,...

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