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Old October 31st, 2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Eco-friendly resort with unrivalled attractions promised by Eighth Wonder

SINGAPORE: A childhood fantasy that everyone gets to share in - this is the proposal by Eighth Wonder for their S$5.5 billion Integrated Resort on Sentosa.

Harry’s Island, as the resort will be called, is based on the fictional founder of the resort, "Hurricane" Harry O’Brien, who was born in Raffles Hotel in 1900.

The fictional explorer, researcher, adventurer whose magnanimous spirit is the inspiration for the proposed resort is the brainchild of imaginative Eighth Wonder chairman Mark Advent.

"This idea has been more than a decade in the making. We were just waiting for the right time and the right location," says Advent, who cites Sentosa as the perfect setting for Harry’s adventures.

Those who expect some fun and games at Harry’s Island can look to the promise of 35 key attractions and rides, including a first ever ride restaurant where each night the roof of the restaurant will literally blow off while guests are dining.

There will also be a Pelé football stadium and football academy, surrounded by a hotel named Gol! with the possibility of premium views of matches and events held in the stadium from the comfort of the hotel room.

Those wanting other forms of entertainment can look to the centre of the resort which will have the Caldera Theatre, that will use waterfalls as curtains to open a nightly spectacular show that will be free to the 7,500 visitors it can seat.

Under the proposal, audiences at Harry’s Island will get to enjoy new 'live' shows by Franco Dragone, mastermind of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows.

"Eighth Wonder has given me free reign to create my most ambitious show yet. It will be inspired by the Asian region, but will have a universal language that will appeal to an international audience," says Mr Dragone, of the planned show which would be conceived in Belgium and Singapore.

In all, there will be ten luxury and family-oriented hotels and suites with more than 2,100 hotel rooms – including a Tree House that guests can stay in and Crown Yachts that will also provide exciting accommodation.

Among the firsts promised on Harry’s Island, will be Asia’s only Deepak Chopra Centre for Wellbeing, Retreat and Spa, a Singapore Banyan Tree venue and a Vera Wang hotel with themed wedding pavilions.

The icing on the (wedding) cake is of course, access to the entire Vera Wang wedding collection.

Not forgetting the 'Boys', there will be the Toy Box which will feature S$200 million worth of luxury goods such as speedboats, cars, gadgets that can be purchased at the resort as well.

Advent says, "Harry’s Island is not a blueprint for a project that we intend to build anywhere else in the world. There will be only one Harry’s Island, and that Harry’s Island will belong only to Singapore. It will become the crown jewel of Southeast Asia."

In coming up with an ideal resort, Eighth Wonder have paid close attention to the Singapore Government’s guidelines, including maintaining top security by drawing expertise from former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani.

According to President of Eighth Wonder, Mark Vlassopulos, "Harry’s Island, for the first time, delivers a truly integrated resort. Not only are we integrating the obvious elements – the hotels, the attractions, the entertainment elements, we are weaving in and integrating the brands, the marketing systems and even beyond that, we are integrating to Sentosa itself, the whole Harbour Front precinct, and right through into Singapore."

The proposal for Harry’s Island will see the Integrated Resort also being educational and environmentally-conscious, steering away from attractions that involve using animals as entertainment.

Ocean Planet Institute, to be helmed by Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, will encourage visitors to respect the ocean and all its diverse life forms and habitats, while the Singapore Marine Mammal Research, Education and Recovery Centre will be dedicated to saving injured marine mammals before returning them to the sea.

All of the above attractions, hotels, and restaurants will be situated within the 49 hectare area allocated to the Integrated Resort, in four zones named: Premium, Adventure, Waterfront and Ocean Planet.

Adding to the appeal is free entry to the non-gated themed resort, with guests paying only for the rides, hotels and accommodation they visit.

Eighth Wonder says that with their proposal, they will create an estimated 15,000 permanent jobs, attract 15 million tourists by 2014 and generate S$5.6 billion in induced visitor spending by 2015.
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