Genting International just won the bid for the building of the integrated resort at Sentosa Island. Sentosa Island, the tranquil island that i visit occasionally to “get away” from the hectic mainland island life is going to see major development happening in the next few years.
Sentosa Island will see S$5.2 billion investment pouring in and the creation of 30,000 jobs to staff the IR. Together with an estimated visitors count of at least 30,000 per day, i will have the company of 60,000 or more at any single day when i visit. Well, i guess the day of stumbling unto couple having sex in the belukar and the odd komodo dragon will be a thing of the past.
Genting’s win is not totally unpredictable. In fact, i had wagered some monies on Genting share a couple of months back in anticipation of this win. We, in little dot are a pragmatic lot. No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we will try to make the best out of it. What’s next? Spill over effect on property prices in the West Coast?
Before the serene and peaceful Sentosa is gone and replaced by the man made merryland, i went down to vivocity last friday to take some pictures for remembrance.
I will miss you, Sentosa Island……………………………
Sentosa Island with the merlion & cable car tower visible on the right of the main visitor hall in the centre and the connecting bridge from the mainland on the left.
Starcruise’s ship anchoring at harbourfront on the right and the chinese junk cruise to no-where on the left.