Saturday, April 24, 2010

Marina Bay Sands gears up for preview opening next week

Things are heating up at the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort as it gears up for its preview opening on Tuesday.

The integrated resort, the second in Singapore, has been running simulation exercises involving 2,000 guests this week.

It said the hotel, stores and part of the exhibition and convention centre will be open.

The rest of Marina Bay Sands will open in phases with the grand opening on June 23.

The theatres, museum and Crystal Pavilions on Marina Bay will open later in the year.

Meanwhile, the Sands Expo and Convention Center will host its first event from May 2 onwards.

Restaurants, retailers and other tourist attractions in the area said they expect spillover effects from the opening of the integrated resort.

They are hopeful of a 20 per cent increase in business.

Caleb Goi, managing director, The Naturalist, Esplanade Mall, said: “I hope that it will be able to bring more crowds because of the new attractions at the Marina Bay area.”

Source: Channel News Asia, 24 Apr 2010

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