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Resort World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions include one of Singapore’s two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park, and a Marine Life Park, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium.

Central Zone

Hotels

The resort has six hotels with 1,800 rooms.

  • Crockfords Tower, formerly planned to be named Maxims Tower, is an 11-storey all-suite hotel verlooking the Singapore harbour and the Southern Islands. The resort’s casino is located beneath the tower.The hotel was topped-out on 27 February 2009 and opened on 20 January 2010. Both the latter and Hotel Michael sit on the area of the former Sentosa Musical Fountain The hotel also features Crockfords Premier, a casino club with private rooms for High Roller located on 10th floor.
  • Hotel Michael is an 11-storey hotel named after Michael Graves. Hotel Michael topped-out on 15 July 2009 and was opened on 20 January 2010. Together with Crockfords Tower, it replaces the site of former Sentosa Musical Fountain
  • Festive Hotel is a family-oriented hotel next to Crockfords Tower and Festive Walk. Beneath the hotel is Festive Grand, a 1,600 seat plenary hall which will host Resorts World Sentosa’s resident musical Voyage de la Vie.
  • The Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is the site of meeting and conference facilities, and indoor exhibition space. This includes 26 differently-designed function rooms and one of Asia’s largest ballrooms with seating for 7,300 guests. Construction of Singapore’s first Hard Rock Hotel started in May 2008, and the hotel opened on 20 January 2010.
  • Equarius Hotel is situated at the west of the resort.

Casino

Access control at the Resorts World casino

The casino, capped at 15,000 sq.m. by regulation, is located beneath Crockfords Tower.Government regulations also require Singapore citizens and permanent residents to purchase a S$100 day pass or S$2000 yearly membership for access into the casino.Singaporean patrons can enter/leave the casino freely as long as their levy has not expired. Both types of entry levy (daily or yearly) allow the patron to visit to only one casino.

Overseas citizens can also enter and leave free of charge with their passports or employment passes.

The Casino Levy money is collected by the Singapore Totalisator Board controlled by the Government, and is used for public and charity causes. The Casino does not keep any part of the levy money.

On May 2011, the Casino Regulatory Authority has fined Resorts World Sentosa (Casino) for 2 violations related to reimbursements and 2 other violations related to surveillance practices. The total fine was S$530,000 (US$425,000).

Fine Dining

  • Tunglok heen by Susur Lee – Chinese cuisine
  • Restaurant de Joël Robuchon by Joël Robuchon – French cuisine
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon by Joël Robuchon – Contemporary French cuisine
  • Osia by Scott Webster – Modern Australian cuisine
  • Forest by Sam Leong – Contemporary Chinese cuisine

Casual Dining

  • Palio at Hotel Michael – Italian cuisine
  • Starz Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel – Western & Asian Buffet

Shows[edit]

Voyage de la Vie is the first permanent production show to open at Resorts World Sentosa. This resident rock musical is set in the Festive Grand Theatre with a capacity of 1,600 people. The production was created by Mark Fisher.

Martial Combat, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts fighting championship, is staged over six months each year at the Compass Ballroom, and broadcast by ESPN STAR Sports.

Crane Dance is a multimedia moving art installation with choreographed animatronic cranes built over the sea, and designed by Jeremy Railton. Edward S. Marks and Bob Chambers (of The Producers Group) were brought on to oversee the construction, installation and programming of the Cranes. Marks served as Project Director and Producer while Chambers served as its Senior Technical Director. It opened on 25 December 2010.

Lake of Dreams is a multimedia spectacular that combines the elements of water, fire, air and light, designed by Jeremy Railton. Edward S. Marks and Bob Chambers oversaw the construction, installation and programming of this attraction as well.

West Zone

Hotels

  • Equarius Hotel, close to the Marine Life Park.
  • Beach Villas, a collection of 22 villas floating on a lagoon.It opened on 16 February 2012.

Salon & Spa

  • Salon Royale
  • Spa Republic
  • ESPA, The first ESPA in Asia commences on 6 July 2012.

Marine Life Park

Main article: Marine Life Park

Marine Life Park, the world’s largest oceanarium, opens its doors on 22 November 2012. The park houses two attractions, the S.E.A Aquarium and the Adventure Cove Waterpark, previously known as the Equarius Water Park.

The Maritime Experiential Museum

Main article: The Maritime Experiential Museum

The Maritime Experiential Museum was opened on 15 October 2012 that features more than 400 artefacts and replicas with a 360-degree Multi-sensory Typhoon Theatre. It is the only museum in Singapore to display the history of ancient maritime trade where visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of maritime Silk Route from the 15th to 19th century. The museum consists of more than 10 interactive points as well as an experience to board on the authentic harbour ships from Asia docked outside the museum. Also, it will become the permanent home of the Jewel of Muscat, a gift from the Oman Government.

East Zone

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

Main article: Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios theme park and opened its doors on 18 March 2010. It features 24 attractions and is divided into seven zones – including Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, New York, The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar and Hollywood.

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