Here is an interesting sneak preview of the most exciting theme park in the region, Legoland Malaysia
Sunday, September 16, 2012
JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AFP) - Asia's first Legoland theme park opened to packed crowds on Saturday in southern Malaysia, with its cluster of attractions expected to transform the sleepy region into a thriving tourist hub.
An eager crowd of 10,000 people visited the 76-acre theme park in Johor state - across a narrow waterway from Singapore - which features a variety of rides and thousands of Lego models made out of the popular toy bricks.
The visitors were greeted by costumed characters as confetti and balloons were launched into the air amid a special performance by a marching brass band from Denmark.
Extract from Sunday Times 15 Sept 2012
Posted by Winner at Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Photo : Universal Studio Singapore
SINGAPORE Fans of Transformers will be the first in the world to try the theme-park ride tied to the movie when the attraction opens in Universal Studios here in December 2011
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), where the theme park is sited, beat Universal Studios Hollywood to operate Transformers The Ride, which will open there only in June 2012
The story line of the ride revolves around the search and protection of the AllSpark, the source of life of all Transformers. Those on the ride are members of the human-Autobot alliance, caught in the middle of the battle between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons.
Note : Both Transformers & Universal Studios fans are getting really excited from this Straits Times new articles on the 30 Aug 2011...
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Marina Sands Bay officially open their Integrated Resort on the 23 June 2010 with several celebrity and thousands of VIPs attending...
Checkout the wonderful photos from Asiaone website.
Posted by Winner at Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Be one of the first to see the magnificent views of Singapore from one of the largest gravity-defying cantilevers in the world!
Book your ticket now and receive a commemorative cap when Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands opens on 24 June 2010 at 2pm.
Take in the breathtaking views as you listen to the audio touchpoints on the Observation Deck. Remember this special occasion with the unique Photo Xperience and attractive souvenirs at the SkyPark Shop.
The Sands SkyPark is an awe-inspiring engineering wonder. This unique structural masterpiece, designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie, floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers 200m in the sky.
Stretching longer than the Eiffel tower laid down or four- and- a-half A380 Jumbo Jets, with an impressive 12,400 square meters of space, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3,900 people.
From the public Observation Deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panoramic view.
Please visit www.marinabaysands.com for more information about Marina Bay Sands.
Posted by Winner at Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets
Finally the soft opening of Singapore 2nd integrated resort - Marina Sands Bay
Singapore throws open the doors of its second casino Tuesday as part of a 5.5 billion US dollar complex built by US gaming giant Las Vegas Sands.
Marina Bay Sands, located next to the financial district, will open at the locally auspicious time of 3:18 pm (0718 GMT). The number eight sounds like the word for prosperity in Chinese.
Singapore gave the green light for casino gambling in 2005, setting off a flurry of construction that went ahead despite the city-state slipping into recession in 2008 because of the global financial crisis.
Its first casino, the 4.4 billion US-dollar Resorts World Sentosa, opened for business on February 14.
Marina Bay Sands was originally set to open at the end of 2009 but faced repeated delays caused by a number of factors, including material and labour shortages and financial problems due to the latest global economic downturn.
Tuesday's opening includes the casino and 963 out of 2,560 hotel rooms, a portion of the shopping mall, some restaurants, an exhibition centre and the events plaza.
The remaining hotel rooms and suites, a skypark and more shops will open on June 23, while a museum, theatres and other stores will start operations later in the year, the management said.
Officials hope the casinos will help Singapore achieve a target of attracting 17 million visitors a year generating over 21 billion US dollars by 2015, boosting the services sector and reducing the role of manufacturing in the economy.
Marina Bay Sands is designed to cater to the corporate and convention crowd while Resorts World is aimed at families.
Built by Malaysia's Genting Group, the Resorts World complex includes Southeast Asia's only Universal Studios movie theme park, hotels, restaurants and convention facilities.
Las Vegas Sands also has major operations in the Asian gaming haven of Macau.
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Marina Bay Sands first phase opening will be 27 April 2010. There will be a soft opening for its 963 hotel rooms, part of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and The Sands Expo and Convention Center, celebrity chef restaurants along with other dining outlets and the casino.
It will be a exciting event with direct competition with Resorts World Sentosa. Stay tuned with this site for more updated
Posted by Winner at Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Universal Orlando, 2010 Edition: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure
Wow... just saw this latest news from CNA, gonna have fun with the ride...
Singapore — Resorts World Sentosa will open the gates of the Universal Studios Singapore theme park on 18 March at 8.28am.
Ticket sales for the soft opening phase will begin at 9 am on 10 March and before that, on March 13 the park’s first guests will be team members of Resorts World Sentosa, who will be the first to enjoy Universal Studios Singapore with their families.
As it’s still during the theme park’s preview phase, there will be limited tickets and certain attractions may be temporarily unavailable as Universal Studios Singapore continues its technical and creative adjustments.
A news release from Resorts World Sentosa said ticket prices will therefore be partially rebated by shopping and dining vouchers valid for use at Universal Studios Singapore.
Mr. Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to be taking the next step toward a grand opening, and we are excited that, at Universal Studios Singapore, guests from throughout the region will get to experience the excitement and adventure our parks are so well known for around the world.”
Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Executive Chairman of Resorts World Sentosa, added “we are excited to be gearing up to take our first guests on the rides, which are naturally the highlight of the park. This is the region’s only Universal Studios theme park, and it will be a tourism crown jewel for not just Singapore, but Asia as a whole.’’
Tickets for the preview phase must be purchased online at www.rwsentosa.com, or via phone bookings at +65 6577 8899.
Tickets can also be purchased for future dates only at the ticket booths from 9 am to 6 pm daily at Universal Studios Singapore.
Posted by Winner at Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Take A Tour Of... Las Vegas
This is definitely good news for job-seeker, Marina Bay Sands looking to mass hire another 5000 staffs.
Extract from channelnewsasia latest news.
SINGAPORE: Marina Bay Sands has launched its final burst of hiring before it opens on April 27.
Singapore’s second integrated resort aims to recruit some 5,000 people in various positions over the next 60 days.
Marina Bay Sands said almost all its dealers are Singaporeans. Already, there are 3,600 casino staff on board and about 1,800 of them are currently being trained at a recruitment centre located at Mountbatten Road.
The training started six weeks ago. Casino staff have to undergo a seven—week stint at the training centre, familiarising themselves in various forms of gaming.
The centre also acts as a one—stop hub for applicants to walk in and apply for jobs at the upcoming integrated resort.
Marina Bay Sands has said that it will start operations in phases. Phase one will see its casino, celebrity chef restaurants and some retail outlets open to the public.
Unlike Resorts World Sentosa, which targets leisure travellers, Marina Bay Sands is focusing on high—end business travellers as well as the meetings and convention sectors.
Posted by Winner at Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Finally another good news that Marina Bay Sands operated by Las Vegas Sands is going for an opening this coming late April 10...
Here is the news extracted from BT today
SINGAPORE - Las Vegas Sands Corp, the world's second-most valuable casino firm, said on Wednesday it will open the first phase of its Singapore casino on April 27, 2010.
The casino's official opening is scheduled for June 23 when the firm expects to open more retail and dining outlets along with the nightlife offerings
The US$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands casino will start operating along with 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, and several dining outlets, Las Vegas Sands said in a statement.
The announcement follows on the heels of the opening of Singapore's first casino, rival Genting Singapore's Resorts World at Sentosa, on Feb 14 - the first day of the Lunar New Year and deemed an auspicious date.
Las Vegas Sands, run by billionaire Sheldon Aldeson, operates the Venetion and Palazzo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. It also owns two casinos in Macau and a casino in Pennsylvania. Las Vegas Sands had originally targeted an end-2009 opening for its Singapore casino.
Posted by Winner at Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Finally Singapore First Integrated Resort Casino is open.
Extract from channelnewasia.
SINGAPORE (AFP) - – Singapore opened the first of two casino resorts Sunday, part of a multi-billion US dollar bet to transform itself into a hot tourist destination and reduce the economy's reliance on manufacturing.
The casino at Resorts World Sentosa welcomed its first punter -- a middle aged Singaporean woman -- at the auspicious time of 12:18 pm (0418 GMT) on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
When pronounced in the Cantonese dialect, 12:18 sounds like "prosperity". The first bettor was followed by an initial crowd of about 200 enthusiastic gamblers and within hours of the opening, hundreds more were queuing up outside. Ushers gave out free bottled water and ice cream in the sweltering tropical heat.
Resorts World Sentosa, which is on Sentosa island, a former British garrison linked to the main island by bridge, is owned by Malaysian gaming giant Genting Group.
The construction of Resorts World Sentosa, together with the Las Vegas Sands' casino resort, Marina Bay Sands, is costing more than 10 billion US dollars.
They will also offer visitors a range of glitzy hotels, restaurants and luxury goods shops.
Genting's casino complex includes a Universal Studios movie theme park, which it opened Sunday for sneak previews ahead of full operations.
The government has also put in safeguards, including imposing a 100 Singapore dollar (71 US) entrance fee for Singaporeans and permanent residents and banning anyone declared bankrupt from the casinos outright.
Posted by Winner at Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Singapore’s first Integrated Resort (IR), Resorts World Sentosa
(RWS), will begin the first day of the Tiger year with the soft-opening of its casino and a preview opportunity to stroll through the amazing environments at Universal Studios Singapore and enjoy the specially themed dining and shopping venues that will complement the incredible attractions, rides and shows that soon will be revealed.
The casino, the Resort’s much-anticipated attraction, will have its first play at an auspicious hour with a private ceremony and welcome its first public guest at 12.18 pm. A day of festivities at the Integrated Resort has been planned to mark the red-letter day, including the debut of its public attraction, Lake of Dreams, and evening previews at its Universal Studios theme park.
The casino opening is part of the initial phased opening of Singapore’s first IR that began on 20 Jan 2010 with the opening of its four hotels: Crockfords Tower; Hotel Michael; Festive Hotel; and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. Its shopping and dining promenade, FestiveWalk,soft-opened on 30 Jan 2010.
Posted by Winner at Thursday, February 11, 2010
Many are expecting resort world sentosa casino opening this weekend but latest report from channelnewasia says Universal studio may be open few weeks later
SINGAPORE: Expecting Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to open its casino in time for Chinese New Year, those seeking the thrill of theme park rides will have to wait a little longer.
Media reports this week had speculated that RWS’ casino and Universal Studios theme park will open in time for the festive holidays.
Media reports understands that Universal Studios Singapore will throw open its gates a few weeks later after it completes the final safety checks.
Responding to queries, RWS spokesman Robin Goh said: "We are on track to opening the theme park in the first quarter of 2010."
Analysts said that while the ideal situation is for both the casino and theme park to open at the same time to capitalise on the CNY holidays, RWS can still expect to reap dividends from opening the casino first.
"Chinese New Year is the best time to open. That is when they get the most publicity. It is also nice to start the New Year with a casino."
But with the weekend inching closer and no firm date for the casino opening announced, it may now be too late for tourists to fly in to gamble at the RWS casino.
as flights to Singapore are full and hotels in Sentosa are fully booked.
Posted by Winner at Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Genting Singapore had announced that Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) received its casino licence from the Casino Regulatory Authority on last Saturday.
Current four hotels and more than 20 restaurants and shops have opened at the integrated resort on Sentosa. RWS has not said when the casino and the Universal Studios theme park would greet the public. An announcement is expected today from the company.
Still, many market watchers are betting that the casino will open before Chinese New Year, which arrives this Sunday. According to Mr Boey, Chinese New Year crowds at other casinos are typically two to three times that of the average.
RWS had submitted its application for a casino licence in October last year and provided the Casino Regulatory Authority with more information in December. Application processing takes about three months if the paperwork is in order.
(Summary Extract from today BT)
Posted by Winner at Monday, February 08, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wow, this is indeed eye opening news as many want to be the pioneer to stay in Singapore first integrated resort in Sentosa...
SINGAPORE: Public bookings for Resorts World Sentosa hotels opened on Monday and more than 3,300 enquiries poured in.
Some 300 reservations were made on the first day of bookings as people took advantage of discounted opening rates.
The hotels are set to open to the public on January 20.
To help ensure smooth visitor arrivals at the integrated resort, taxi drivers were given a drive—through tour of the three main drop—off spots.
"This is a new place for us... so the orientation benefitted us," said a taxi driver. "Passengers want to come to this hotel. Like Hard Rock Hotel and Festive Hotel. So (now) we know where it is."
There are three taxi drop—off points at the integrated resort, which are near to attractions such as the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and the casino.
Apart from cars and taxis, visitors can also hop onboard buses and trains to reach the integrated resort.
Robin Goh, spokesperson for Resorts World Sentosa, said: "The most cost—effective and convenient (way to travel) would be public transport so visitors can choose either taking a bus — the Sentosa bus — to Sentosa... or they could actually hop on the Sentosa Express and get off at the first station called the Waterfront Station."
The station will open on January 20, providing the integrated resort with an integrated transport solution.
Source from Channelnewsasia.com
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This is the news that is causing excitment to many esp the gamers for the tables and universal studio exciting game rides...
SINGAPORE - Genting Singapore said on Tuesday it will open the first phase of its Singapore integrated resort on Jan 20, starting with four hotels.
'Resorts World Sentosa is working closely with the authorities to obtain approvals for Universal Studios Singapore, which will open next,' the company said in a statement.
The opening date for the casino will be announced when Genting Singapore, a unit of Malaysia's Genting Bhd, receives its casino licence. -- REUTERS
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Read thru BT this morn and found this interesting article about Genting IR Vs Marina Bay Sands IR... check this out below
GENTING Singapore's Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) will benefit from construction delays at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) caused by problems with weather and sub-contractors.
DBS Vickers said: 'The second delay in the soft launch of MBS will further enhance RWS's first mover advantage.'
DBS Vickers also said that 'RWS should be able to catch the Chinese New Year peak season and lock in local market share', highlighting that the $2,000 annual pass in lieu of $100 per entry to be paid by Singapore residents is exclusive to one casino.
'RWS is on track to open in January 2010 and has submitted its casino licence application - now pending finalisation of the Casino Control Act and interviews of employees by the authorities,' it said, adding that RWS has already recruited about 6,000 staff out of a target of 8,000.
The research note comes a day after Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson said the opening date for MBS had been pushed back from the first quarter of 2010 to Q2.
Speaking at a news conference, he attributed the delays to rain and certain sub-contractors going bankrupt.
Mr Adelson also shed light on the prospect of junket operators, saying that few, perhaps even none, will operate here.
In its research note, DBS Vickers said a strict junket licensing regime will be in place 'and we believe the Singapore government will be pragmatic in ensuring both integrated resorts will be a success'.
For RWS, DBS Vickers expects gaming revenue to come mainly from the grind segment, contributing about 60 per cent of gaming revenue.
'Universal Studios should help draw in the mass market, differentiating RWS from MBS's MICE/business visitors focus and help diversify revenue base,' it said. It expects non-gaming revenue to contribute 25-30 per cent of RWS's total revenue.
'In any case, a higher percentage of direct VIP business should help boost margins given the typical lower rebates compared with junket commissions,' it said. 'Although this could lead to higher default risk, we believe it should be easier to conduct credit checks and enforce debts given Singapore's target market.'
Posted by Winner at Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It is reported that Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts have delay their opening to likely mid April next year. The hotel rooms,casino, partial shops and restaurant will be open first follow by the rest of the integrated resorts 45-60days later.
By December 2010, the rest of the resort like museum and threatres will be fully open. Sands will also prepare their staff for training early of next year for the preparation of the IR opening.
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Good news for those awaiting the opening of our IR, extract from The Business Time report today
Las Vegas Sands Corp expects to open its US$5.5 billion, 2,700-room Singapore integrated resort in phases starting in the first quarter of next year, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
The first phase of the project will also include the casino, some of the retail operations and some of the meeting and convention space. He declined to give a specific date for the opening - which will include 800 to 1,000 hotel rooms - but a source close to the company said it would be 'toward the end of March'.
The first phase of the project will also include the casino, some of the retail operations and some of the meeting and convention space, said spokesman Ron Reese.
Sands said in July that it was making every effort to open the triple-tower property, called Marina Bay Sands, by Feb 15, 2010.
The company is now in the process of raising segments of the resort's 'sky park' - a 1,200-foot-long (360-metre) span running across the top of the three 55-story hotel towers.
Half of the 14 segments are in place.
About 60 days after the opening of the project's first phase, Sands aims to open the remainder of the hotel rooms, additional retail space and the sky park, Mr Reese said.
By the end of 2010, the company expects the rest of the attractions, including the theatres and museum, to open.
Posted by Winner at Friday, December 04, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This weekend at Suntec is the annual Anime Festival Asia which will feature many events and activities for Japanese animation, comics, cosplay lover.
Having been to Japan early of last month and see many creative, cute and nnovating things in Tokyo, I began to love Japan even more and hope to recapture the Japanese atmosphere while visiting AFA09 event this weekend...
To find out more, do visit their official site
AFA Official Website
Posted by Winner at Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This week is a exciting week for Singapore as world leaders and business leaders from all over the World are here in town for APEC CEO Summit 2009 meeting held at Suntec.
There are alots of on-going meeting and conferences for top leaders to discuss about the recovery of global economy and how to enhances and improve trades and business all over the globe
Posted by Winner at Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It is reported in this week The Edge that Hedge Funds in Singapore is seeing increasing activities and is home to 138 hedge fund managers according to a recent survey by Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
Here are some interesting finding...
- Average assets under management of single hedge fund is est US$301m. in aggregate at least US$34.9b
- No of professional employed by the 111 respondent single hedge fund is 823
- Equity Long / Short account 47% of fund
- Geographical source of investors for single strategy fund
15% America, 54% Asia, 25% Europe, 1% Middle East, 6% others
- Source of capital by investor
17% funds of funds, 38% high nett worth, 37% institution, 5% propriety and 3% other
- 12 hedge funds run from Singapore advising about US$10b in asset from city state
- All Singapore based hedge fund managers outsourcing their fund administration.
Posted by Winner at Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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Posted by Winner at Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
According to a recent report from Forbes Asia which released its list of top 40 tycoons in Singapore, the total net worth of Singapore top 40 wealthies people stand at US$39 Billions.
Here are a glance on Singapore Top Ten Richest List
1) Mr Ng Teng Fong (US$8b)
2) The Khoo Family (US$5.5b)
3) Mr Kuok Khoon Hong (US$3.5b)
4) Kwee Brother (US$3.2b)
5) Mr Wee Cho Yaw (US$3.1b)
6) Mr Zhong Sheng Jian (US$2b)
7) Mr Peter Lim (US$1.5b)
8) Mr Kwek Leng Beng (US$1.2b)
9) Mr Lee Seng Wee (US$800m)
10) Mr Ong Beng Seng & Christine Ong (US$700m)
Posted by Winner at Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Resorts World at Sentosa will began another recruitment drive to fill up 5000 position this weekend. It has currently filled 10% of its workforce and estimate to have 7000 staffs by Oct 09 and a total of 10,000 by early of next year 2010.
The job fair will be held at RWS job fair on sat to sun (22-23 Aug) located at Employment and Employability Institue (e2i) building at 141 Redhill Road Block A #01-01 and will open from 9am to 5pm.
All interested appliciants are advised to bring their certificates, resumes and passport size photos along as interviews will be conducted on the spot.
Posted by Winner at Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Investfair09 will be held at Suntec Convention City @ Hall 402-403 this coming weekend 22-23 Aug with several interesting speakers speaking at the seminars to educate investors and traders about economy and market outlook.
Jointly organised by Shareinvestor and The Business Times, this year attendance is expected to hit 20,000 visitors
Checkout their official websitefor more information
Official Investfair 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Resorts World at Sentosa is ramping up its job hiring efforts, and hopes to fill more than 8,000 job vacancies - including that of croupiers and hotel staff by the end of this year.
It already has 760 employees in its fold - of which 82 per cent are Singaporeans.
It will be carrying out a mass hiring exercise in October, and is looking at employing over 8,000 people.
Some job vacancies that need to be filled include theme park operators, and casino and F&B staff.
By December, the resort hopes to have some 10,000 employees.
It is working with the five Community Development Councils (CDCs) in its recruitment drive.
The resort said Tuesday it is on track to open on schedule next year.
Posted by Winner at Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Marina Bay Sands is hosting an recruitment drive esp for DEALER positions at Suntec City Hall 603 to fill up over 1,000 position this weekend (1-2 Aug 09). There will be experts around to explain the requirement and job scope of an DEALER position.
An applicant for the position of a dealer should be over 21 years old, know basic mathematics and pass a colour-blind test. Experience is not needed as successful applicants will go through an intensive three-month training course at Mountbatten Square, fully paid for by the casino. Training will start in the fourth quarter of this year.
Those who complete the course will receive a Workforce Skills Qualifications Certificate in Casino Gaming.
A career in the gaming industry is a great career move and salary + perks are extremely attractive. There is also a career path from DEALER on upward also.
Posted by Winner at Saturday, August 01, 2009