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View Poll Results: Which Concept Do You Prefer? And Your Reasons?
Eighth Wonder's Harry's Island 25 56.82%
Kerzner's Atlantis Sentosa 13 29.55%
Genting's Resorts World @ Sentosa 6 13.64%
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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SINGAPORE | Harry's Island? Atlantis Sentosa? Or Resorts World @ Sentosa? (2009/2010)

The winning bidder will be made known in the coming weeks. Which of the concepts proposed by the bidders appeal to you most, from an architectural viewpoint, or from the viewpoints of average families intending to spend a couple of days there? The investments in this project are huge, standing at over US$3 billion. Who do you think will win Singapore's second casino/integrated resort license?

Eighth Wonder's Harry's Island Singapore

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Old December 2nd, 2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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I dont' like Kerzners, it looks like a bunch of paper towels, throwed into the green landscape.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Kerzner's Atlantis doesnt look nice from far away....but up close its not bad........but Harry's Island has to be my favourite......
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 04:48 PM   #4
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Sentosa IR Final Round

Here's my "compilation" of pics from the three bidders!!! Source: ChannelnewsAsia

I like Eighth Wonder




Kerzner-Capitaland


Genting-Star Cruises-Universal Studios


hehe I did some summary of all their plans which I had posted at my blog.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing, patchay.

Harry's is the best.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #6
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Genting's Sentosa bid gets backing from Steven Spielberg

Genting's proposed gaming resort at Sentosa island in Singapore will include a DreamWorks movie studio if the Malaysian group wins the bid for the project, a local report said.

The DreamWorks digital studio will give visitors a peek at how film animators use computer technology to create movies, the Business Times reported.

DreamWorks has produced several animated blockbuster movies, including Madagascar and Shrek 2.

US film director Steven Spielberg, co-founder of DreamWorks, was roped in by Genting in its video presentation to a Singapore government panel tasked with evaluating the bids for the Sentosa project.

"I'm particularly excited about the plans for the DreamWorks animation studios," Spielberg said in the video presentation which Genting showed to the newspaper.

Spielberg is creative consultant to Universal Parks and Resorts which is partnering Genting for the Sentosa project.

"Universal's parks are more about than just riding the movies," said Spielberg, who will also be involved with designing the rides at the proposed theme park at Sentosa if Genting wins.

"Because what we do so well at Universal is to put people inside incredible and timeless stories and make them superheroes, these are the kinds of experience that create memories that can last a lifetime, and only Universal has the experience to bring them to life," he said.

Genting and its sister company Star Cruises, both part of Malaysian casino operator Genting Group, have tied-up with Universal Parks and Resorts of the United States to bid for the Sentosa project.

Analysts see the Malaysian outfit as favorite to win the Sentosa licence from two rival bidders.

Bahamas-based Kerzner International, which has teamed up with Singapore property developer CapitaLand, is one of the two rival competitors.

The other is the privately-held Las Vegas firm Eighth Wonder, which is undertaking its bid with Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd and Hong Kong's Melco International Development Ltd, and Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.

Genting and its partners say they are prepared to invest 5.2 billion Singapore dollars (3.38 billion US) into their proposed "Resorts World at Sentosa" if they win the bid.

It is also committed to reinvesting more than 200 million dollars annually to keep the Sentosa resort up to date.

Singapore is expected to announce the winning Sentosa bid early this month.

The city-state last year lifted a ban on casino gambling and announced plans for two casino complexes featuring gaming and other attractions in a bid to boost its tourist appeal.

Singapore awarded its first casino licence in May to Las Vegas Sands, which also has operations in Macau.

Sands says it will invest more than five billion dollars in the project to open in 2009.

- AFP December 3, 2006


Spielberg's DreamWorks adds another ace to Genting bid

By Eddie Toh
Dec 2, 2006
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(SINGAPORE) Malaysian casino group Genting has roped in DreamWorks - the movie animation company co-founded by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg - to spice up its bid for the integrated resort (IR) on Sentosa.

Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Singapore-listed Genting International, told BT he has included plans for DreamWorks movie studios in his detailed proposal to the government.

'If people were generally impressed by James Cameron in the first bid, I would say Steven would blow everybody away, even more so,' Mr Lim said, after showing BT a video presentation of Mr Spielberg's endorsement of Genting's partnership with Universal for the Sentosa bid.

Hollywood director James Cameron was roped in by the Harrah's-Keppel Land consortium for the Marina Bay IR, which was eventually clinched by Las Vegas Sands.

In the presentation video to government officials this week, Mr Spielberg spoke of his involvement in the proposed digital studio and theme park components at Universal Studios Singapore: 'I'm particularly excited about the plans for the DreamWorks animation studios.'

In a statement to BT, DreamWorks said: 'The 1,400 square metre DreamWorks Digital Animation Studio at Universal Studios Singapore will give visitors a peek behind the scenes to learn how film animators use state-of-the-art computer technology to create some of today's most popular films.'

DreamWorks - responsible for such blockbusters as Madagascar, Shark Tale and Shrek 2 - uses the voices of big movie stars for its characters. For example, Shark Tale features Will Smith and Robert De Niro's voices.

Mr Spielberg, who has been a creative consultant to Universal Parks & Resorts for 18 years, will also help design the rides at the proposed theme park.

'Universal's parks are about more than just riding the movies,' he said. 'Because what we do so well at Universal is to put people inside incredible and timeless stories and make them superheros - these are the kinds of experience that create memories that can last a lifetime, and only Universal has the experience to bring them to life.'

The Genting-Universal partnership is one of three remaining bidders for the Sentosa IR project. The other contenders are CapitaLand-Kerzner and Eighth Wonder.

All of them have pledged to spend more than S$5 billion. Genting, which failed to clinch the Marina Bay project, is widely seen as a front-runner. The winner is expected to be announced this month.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #7
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I prefer kerzner.....

Love its daring architecture style....
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Old December 4th, 2006, 10:12 PM   #8
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I like them all actually. But Harry's Island tops it for me because of all the water
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Old December 5th, 2006, 12:03 AM   #9
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Harry's Island???????

Singapore is already Harry(Lee Kuan Yew)'s Island, and already considered the 8th Wonder of his own creation. He promised us Swiss-standard of living but he rule by egoism, self-glory. He denied us freedom of press and speech and many civil rights.

I don't think I want to see another Harry's Island.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #10
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Wow....so many chooses Eight Wonder....
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #11
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how can you build Harry's Island it there isn't a natural Caldera or waterfall in Sentosa? will the Caldera be made out of plastic or somthing? well I choose Genting Resort world cuz it suits Sentosa
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Old December 8th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #12
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Hold your breath......

Singapore to award Sentosa integrated resort licence later Friday
Posted: 08 December 2006 1156 hrs

SINGAPORE - Singapore is to announce the winner of the licence for its second integrated resort later Friday.

The Sentosa project has drawn billion-dollar bids from three international gaming and leisure consortiums.

The Singapore Tourism Board said in a statement that the government would announce the successful bid at a media conference which will start at 5.30pm.

A panel of government ministers will award the 30-year concession to run the integrated resort based on criteria such as the tourism and architectural appeal of each proposal. - CNA/ir
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Old December 8th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #13
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if genting lost, they must across the causeway n find another site.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 08:36 AM   #14
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if genting lost, they must across the causeway n find another site.
Genting will only do that if they get another casino license from the government, which would be an unlikely event. Unless the government asks Genting to evacuate the highlands and move its operation to southern johor.

Indirectly it is good for environment too.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #15
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just bring Universal Studio n Dream Work + others.. we no need anohter casino in south. imo
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Old December 8th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #16
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wow this is amazing
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just bring Universal Studio n Dream Work + others.. we no need anohter casino in south. imo
How to maintain and update all the attractions without support from casino business?
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Old December 8th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #18
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just theme park.. like disneyland HK, Tokyo.. etc. the brand surpass everything.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #19
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Thinking about attracting family tourists I think genting gets the nod, but if u say the resort i prefer its got to be harry's island. Dont ask me why but i love the waterfalls and the volcanic island. something which i think it looks amazing.. Kerzner project looks like a bunch of white mess which doesnt blend with sentosa at all.
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IMO, probably kerzner will win.. coz of capitaland n anti-malaysia sentiment.. even Harry has the best architecture concept. One thing, the voter is only a few people in their govt.
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