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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #101
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its just only about to start...once the contractor has secured all the space they need around the site for storage (this involves coordinating with other contractors who are also building projects nearby and who also need space to store their material and remove earth) they can really start full works in earnest.

With an aim to complete in 2009/2010, they will definitely be pushing aggressively to build this fast.

Simultaneously, a new subway line, station and bridge will be built through the site. It will be one heck of a busy site.
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wow, wonderful project, love it!
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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #103
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its just only about to start...once the contractor has secured all the space they need around the site for storage (this involves coordinating with other contractors who are also building projects nearby and who also need space to store their material and remove earth) they can really start full works in earnest.

With an aim to complete in 2009/2010, they will definitely be pushing aggressively to build this fast.

Simultaneously, a new subway line, station and bridge will be built through the site. It will be one heck of a busy site.
The new road too?
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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:42 PM   #104
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The new road too?
yup the pedestrian bridge also comes with a vehicular bridge
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Old November 25th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #105
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Old February 8th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #106
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Marina Bay Sands project on track to open mid-2009

8 February 2007



SINGAPORE : The S$5 billion Marina Bay Sands project is forging ahead on many fronts, barely nine months after US-based company Las Vegas Sands was awarded the tender to build one of two integrated resorts in Singapore.

At a ceremony to mark a development milestone at the site on Thursday, Sands said it was committed to deliver on its promise of creating jobs and boosting visitor arrivals.

Las Vegas Sands has set its sight on being a part of Singapore's transformation into a global city, promising to offer a range of well paying and good quality jobs to Singaporeans.

It is expected to hire over 10,000 people, with the majority of the positions going to locals.

Much of the recruitment will be done at a later stage, but the operator is hoping to build up a database of potential employees by participating in a job fair next month.

It is also committed to re-skill workers and recruit older people.

Sheldon Adelson, Chairman & CEO, Las Vegas Sands, said, "It occurred to me to ask what the perception of older people are here, they said 40s and 50s. We think (people in their) 40s and 50s are probably the best employees..."

The operator is currently in negotiations with 15 international organisations on holding their conferences at the resort.

Its meeting, convention and exhibition space is also proving to be popular, with booking enquiries lined up till 2013.

Sands said it might consider expanding its MICE capacity.

On the retail front, it is working with leasing specialists in the US, Europe and Asia.

The Las Vegas Sands team has received interest from over 250 prospective tenants for retail and F&B space at the resort.

So far, some 400 brands and concepts have been pitched and the Las Vegas Sands team expects this to go up to 700 concepts by the middle of the year.

The question now is in selecting the right tenant mix.

The resort will add 2,500 premium hotel rooms to the market.

And Sands is confident occupancy rate will match that of its Las Vegas properties, at 95 to 97 percent.

William Weidner, President & COO, Las Vegas Sands, said, "We've signed up 56 different tour organisations that are interested in IR packaging process. The good thing about what we are doing in this process is - now we get to vet which of those are most successful in filling the room blocks and the quality of the people that they bring."

There were some early glitches during construction; extra work to remove large rocks underground, and Indonesia's ban on sand export pushing up costs of sand from alternative sources by 15 to 30 percent due to transportation costs.

But these have been budgeted for, with 5-10 percent of the budget being set aside for unforeseen circumstances.

And the project is set to lift the construction sector and boost tourism.

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan said, "Its successful award has created confidence, confidence that we are prepared to change, prepared to take risk(s), and to reach consensus on a difficult decision and to move."

Marina Bay Sands is on track to open in the second half of 2009.

The operator anticipates it will make up a third of Sands' total operations.


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Old March 3rd, 2007, 01:22 PM   #107
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Wow so many cranes! Simultaneous construction of DTE and CST2?
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Wow so many cranes! Simultaneous construction of DTE and CST2?
CST2 is well underway and should complete in 1 or 2 years time. DTE subway construction has not started I believe, and when it does, throw in more activity! It really is a task for all vested parties to coordinate their work.
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CST2 is well underway and should complete in 1 or 2 years time. DTE subway construction has not started I believe, and when it does, throw in more activity! It really is a task for all vested parties to coordinate their work.
Shouldn't DTE line and IR be built at same time? Before IR turns into a huge and dense construction site.
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I don't see how constructing this in 2-3 years is feasible.

This project SEEMS huge!

I like it though..very innovative and unique.
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... is it just me, or is would anybody else be far too scared to play in a park that's FIFTY FLOORS HIGH?

I'd be frightened of a big wind coming along and blowing me into the marina...
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... is it just me, or is would anybody else be far too scared to play in a park that's FIFTY FLOORS HIGH?

I'd be frightened of a big wind coming along and blowing me into the marina...
This isnt the only one in Singapore.

There is a new 50-storey residential development, with a skygarden linking 7 blocks at the rooftop. Gradually, rooftop gardens are becoming an increasing part of highrise design here.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #115
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... is it just me, or is would anybody else be far too scared to play in a park that's FIFTY FLOORS HIGH?

I'd be frightened of a big wind coming along and blowing me into the marina...
The only thing we worry about is if somebody spits on the skygarden along the edge and the wind makes the saliva splat on the windows below
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The only thing we worry about is if somebody spits on the skygarden along the edge and the wind makes the saliva splat on the windows below
aiyah...it will probably evaporate by then, or if not, the towers will probably have sophisticated window cleaning machines....dont think they will ever allow a dirty building to become an eyesore in downtown Singapore!
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You Singaporean guys are crazy

I suppose building parklands atop of skyscrapers is a nice way of keeping you 'Garden City' tag. But I'd rather sit around Clarke Quay drinking slings, I'm too scared of heights to go up there
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Old May 9th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #118
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You can go to the skygarden at night so its less scary.
But clarke quay is awesome at night too .......
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The skypark is not a real park, its just facilities for the hotel guests, like a 300m long infinity pool, and observation decks + restaurants for public.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #120
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The skypark is not a real park, its just facilities for the hotel guests, like a 300m long infinity pool, and observation decks + restaurants for public.
Observation deck & restaurants?? Aiyo....that means must pay.....
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