Friday, December 08, 2006

Genting To Build Sentosa Integrated Resort

After awarding the Marina Bay Integrated Resort to Las Vegas Sands Corps (as per my blog on 18 Nov 2006), today, the Singapore government has now awarded the 2nd Integrated Resort ("IR") to Genting/Star Cruise - the Malaysian gaming and entertainment giant.

Together with Universal Parks and Resorts as a non-equity partner, Genting group emerged as the winner with its S$5.2 billion project, Resorts World at Sentosa because it submitted the most compelling proposal, overall, that best meets our economic and tourism objectives. The Design Architect for Resorts World is Michael Graves. (source: AsiaOne)

Following attractions will be available when the IR starts operations:-
* Research centre within the IR and named marine biologist Dr Craig Venter as the man to head this Research Centre. Dr Venter who has been round the world studying the rich diversity of marine life is set to start ground-breaking research into the microdiversity of Southeast Asian waters.

* World's Largest Oceanarium - Quest Marine Life Park, featuring marine educators Dolphin Quest, featuring 700,000 aquatic animals and the world's largest collection of coral reef and open ocean fish, spread over 8 hectares.

* Equarius Water Park with exciting water rides. Designed by Forrec Limited of Canada, the park will have, among other features, a 450m water flume, or water coaster rides, winding through tree-tops, a surf pool that generates various kinds of waves, and also a water-based adventure zone.

* Maritime Xperiential Museum, by the world's largest interpretive museum design firm Ralph Applebaum Associates, dedicated to the heritage of Asia - the Asian voyages of discovery and a chronicle of global trade in the region and beyond. Also, in this museum will be a theatre, a 360-degree multimedia experience where visitors board an Arabia-bound vessel which sank near Singapore 1,100 years ago.

* The Universal Studios - 22 feature attractions, many unique to Singapore, on a 49ha plot with features such as live studio with soundstage as well as back lots for movie and television productions. Rides could be tied into movies such as King Kong, Jurassic Park, The Mummy, Shrek and Spiderman.

* Hotel Michael, Maxim's Residences, Hard Rock Hotel, ESPA Villas, Festive Hotel, Equarius Hotel and a casino which will be located underground.

Read more about it in AsiaOne and TODAYonline.
Tags: Genting, Star Cruise, Universal Parks and Resorts, Singapore, Sentosa, Travel, Resort, Leisure, Business, Entertainment, Casino, AsiaOne, TODAYonline, Resorts World, Michael Graves, Dr Craig Venter, Dolphin Quest, Ralph Applebaum Associates, Maxim's Residences, Hard Rock Hotel, ESPA

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Blogger Unknown said...

Interesting post about Genting's bid for Sentosa's Integrated Resort. Being in this business for almost 6 years, I must say that it isn't enough just to bring in world-class names to keep a leisure attraction alive. Partnerships and processes are equally key. Have a look at my post on this.

10 December, 2006 09:19  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

with the right entertainment partners, it will push the country's tourism industry straight up

03 June, 2008 23:30  

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