SINGAPORE, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (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.
Yelp's Community Management program will focus on building awareness with local consumers to foster rich and meaningful relationships with the people of Singapore. The site supports English, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish, providing users access to local insights in any one of these ten languages.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.com.sg and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).About Yelp Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.sg) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Singapore. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 78 million unique visitors in Q2 2012*. By the end of the same quarter, yelpers had written more than 30 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile applications were used on approximately 7.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q2 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com.sg or send an email to email@example.com.
* Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
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