Singapore's integrated resorts expansion plans include new indoor stadium

Singapore's integrated resorts expansion plans include new indoor stadium

Two of Singapore's integrated resorts, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, are getting a $9 billion expansion. 

Several expansion plans for the respective integrated resorts have been announced, and include a brand new indoor arena, as well as other entertainment attractions. The expansions will create up to 5,000 jobs, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry in a joint press release with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development.

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As part of MBS' expansion, the resort will build a new 15,000 capacity indoor arena that will play a key role in bringing new and repeat visitors to Singapore. In a media release, Las Vegas Sands, owners of MBS, stated on the new live entertainment venue: "With leading design and cutting edge technology, the venue will attract top entertainers from Asia and around the world. Its state-of-the-art production capability will appeal to performers who might not have previously included Southeast Asia on their tours."

Additionally, MBS will build a fourth tower that will include 1,000 all-suite hotel rooms, a sky roof with a swimming pool as well as new ballrooms, exhibition halls and F&B outlets. A timeline for the completion of the expansion project has not been announced. 

RWS' expansion will see two new attractions added to the Universal Studios Singapore roster: Minion Park and Super Nintendo World. The S.E.A Aquarium will also get a facelift, and will be expanded to three times of its current size, as well as being rebranded to the Singapore Oceanarium

RWS will also add a new waterfront lifestyle complex and two new destination hotels with up to 1,100 rooms. A new driverless transport system across the Sentosa Boardwalk will introduced to better connect the mainland and Sentosa. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.