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I'm not going to all-out say that SDC sucked.

They DID have a direction, just not what the govt had planned. I'm sure they wanted to market themselves as a more laid back, Phuket-kind of relaxing, not necessarily luxury hotel and spa island.

At least, that's what I felt when I watched that Sentosa ad that kept playing at GV cinemas.

Our govt on the subject of theme parks have screwed themselves badly this time, first mistake was not saying "yes" to Disney. Second time was saying "yes" to Universal at the wrong location. If I'm not wrong, Universal really wanted to be in Singapore and a few locations including Turf City and the Lower Seletar site I remember were suggested.
 

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Two pictures taken last Sunday from the Sentosa Express while the monorail was stopped at what was once the Waterfront station. The size of that pit they're digging is just ridiculously huge :eek: :eek:





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Good progress here :)
 

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Two pictures taken last Sunday from the Sentosa Express while the monorail was stopped at what was once the Waterfront station. The size of that pit they're digging is just ridiculously huge :eek: :eek:



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RW needs these huge basement car park area.

From your picture view, likely it belongs to the Equarius or Quest Marine Pk area, where the Whale Sharks will be residing.
 

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Genting Highlands Resort won the 2007 World Travel Award for the 'World's Leading Casino Resort' at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards.

Malaysian Casino Awarded The World’s Leading Casino ResortVoted as the world's top casino by 167,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries, Genting Highlands Resort beat many other well-known names including Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Ceasar's Palace, the Emperor Palace in South Africa, Star City Hotel & Casino in Sydney and The Venetian in Macau.
 

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Genting Highlands Resort won the 2007 World Travel Award for the 'World's Leading Casino Resort' at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards.

Voted as the world's top casino by 167,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries, Genting Highlands Resort beat many other well-known names including Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Ceasar's Palace, the Emperor Palace in South Africa, Star City Hotel & Casino in Sydney and The Venetian in Macau.

Director of Tourism Malaysia Sydney, Mr. Shahrin Mokhtar, said Genting Highlands Resort was highly deserving of this award as it had worked hard to position itself as one of the world's top casino resorts.

"Catering also to families, honeymooners and holidaymakers, the resort's standards and facilities are world class; and the quality of service is second to none," says Shahrin.

Located in the cool highlands of Pahang, Genting Highlands Resort has won numerous awards including the 'Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2007/08', 'TTG Travel Awards 2007', 'Malaysia's Most Valuable Brands 2007', 'Brand Laureate Award 2007', 'Malaysia Spa & Wellness Awards 2007' and the 'FIABCI Malaysia Property Award 2007'.

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im not surprised. the number of tourists arrival in genting highlands alone is more than the total of tourists in singapore. maybe they include locals as tourists as well but still....
 

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admission booths costs $3m to relocate, are the booths make of gold or what?

Motorists will travel on brand new road into Sentosa
By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 10 March 2008 2103 hrs




SINGAPORE: Motorists driving into Sentosa from Tuesday will be travelling on a brand new road.

It will replace the current Gateway Avenue which will be closed to make way for the development of Universal Studios Singapore, a part of the Resorts World at Sentosa.

Sentosa Leisure Group said the 730-metre, four-lane road marked out in red will help improve traffic on the island.

The Resorts World at Sentosa is bearing the S$60 million construction cost for the road, along with new ramps that will lead to its future 4100-lot basement car park.

For now, ticketing will continue at Sentosa Gateway before drivers cross the bridge to the island.

However, admission booths will be located further inland on the new road starting the second quarter of this year.

This relocation is expected to cost some S$3 million. - CNA/ac
 

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Not corruption la... We are the least corrupt nation in Asia ya noe...

With inflation, everything is now that more expensive. Besides that, Sentosa is not large, the new road will definitely infringe into land that is taken by something else...

I also hope that Sentosa will be abit clever to take this opportunity to enlarge the admissions and whatever to handle the tourist coach crowds...
 

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I'm not going to all-out say that SDC sucked.

They DID have a direction, just not what the govt had planned. I'm sure they wanted to market themselves as a more laid back, Phuket-kind of relaxing, not necessarily luxury hotel and spa island.

At least, that's what I felt when I watched that Sentosa ad that kept playing at GV cinemas.

Our govt on the subject of theme parks have screwed themselves badly this time, first mistake was not saying "yes" to Disney. Second time was saying "yes" to Universal at the wrong location. If I'm not wrong, Universal really wanted to be in Singapore and a few locations including Turf City and the Lower Seletar site I remember were suggested.
Why say no to Disney? :eek:
 

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Disney wanted 300 ha of land at very low price and govt. was unwilling to give at that time of point.
yeap, somewhere in seletar, i read...

disney went to hk after singapore's rejection of disney's proposal...

anyway i do agree with some of the concerns here, i too, have an ominous feel about Uni Studios @ RW.
 

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Hard Rock Hotel to open at Resorts World Sentosa

8 Apr 08

HARD Rock Hotel will be opening its doors to guests at Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS), once Singapore's first integrated resort is ready in early 2010.
The world-renowned hotel chain, famous for its commemoration of over 40 years of 'Rock n Roll', is one of six hotels that will be operating at Resorts World.

Hard Rock Hotel, costing more than $340 million to construct, is part of the $6 billion resort development.

The 360-room hotel will feature modern conference facilities and one of Asia's largest column-free ballrooms that hold over 7,000 guests, for concerts, seminars, performances as well as banquets.

Construction on the hotel is expected to kick-off soon, with local contractors Low Keng Huat (Singapore) Limited tasked with the project - the latest in a string of construction contracts totalling more than S$1 billion that have been awarded for the development of RWS.

The Resort, which will also boast a Universal Studios theme park, the world's largest oceanarium and the region's first integrated destination spa, expects to receive some 15 million visitors in its first year.
 

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340m to construct one hotel, guess they are installing GOLDEN TAP in all bath rooms.
Should engage TT Durai (where t =tap) as tap consultant.:lol::lol:



Construction of S'pore's first Hard Rock Hotel to start in May
By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 08 April 2008 2003 hrs


SINGAPORE: Construction of Singapore's first Hard Rock Hotel which will be located at the upcoming Resorts World at Sentosa will begin in May.

The 360-room hotel is one of six to be developed and fans and visitors will be grooving to it when the famous chain opens in 2010.

Together, the hotels will provide 1,800 rooms but this might still not be enough.

Elena Arabadjieva, Deputy Vice-President, Resort Marketing, Resorts World at Sentosa, said: "We have 15 million visitors projected for the first year of operation, out of which 60% will be from overseas. We will definitely have challenges accommodating all our guests. Therefore, we are working with the hotels on the island to forge out some partnership.

"In the years to come, we are looking at different opportunities, from block booking part of the properties and other forms of partnership."

The S$346 million five-star hotel will include 20 conference rooms and they are expected to be in high demand especially, the massive ballroom which will have no columns.

This will be located at the basement of the Hard Rock Hotel and could take up to 7,300 people.

The Hard Rock Hotel chain has operations in the US and around the region, including Bali, Penang and Pattaya.

Resorts World has been promoting its wide range of offerings in trade shows overseas.

It’s expected to rev up its marketing activities in 2009 in Southeast and North Asia, Australia as well as Europe.

The Hard Rock Hotel is part of the S$6 billion resort development.

It's also the first of six hotels to begin construction work after the building contract was awarded to Low Keng Huat Limited.

The construction firm edged out two other bidders to secure the deal.

Resorts World said Low Keng Huat was selected based on its proven track record and its expertise in building construction and property development, especially in the hospitality-related sectors.

This deal is the latest in a string of construction contracts amounting to over S$1 billion that have been awarded so far. - CNA/vm
 
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