Saturday, January 31, 2009

Resorts World at Sentosa - Milestones

Resorts World at Sentosa has achieved plenty of milestones for the Year 2008.

In January 2008, Resorts World began construction of a new vehicular bridge, linking with mainland Singapore to ease traffic for visitors to the mega resort in 2010. The bridge was awarded to an Australian contractor McConnell Dowell. The bridge has been scheduled to be completed in June 2009.

Resorts World secured a S$4 billion credit syndication for its resort development in April 2008.

In the same month, Resorts World awarded its largest superstructure contract to a joint venture company i.e. Kajima-Tiong Seng Joint Venture. The company is responsible for the development of Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel, Maxims Residences, the casino and the FestiveWalk.

In May, Resorts World launched it multi-million dollar RWS Marine Life Fund and announced its no shark fin policy on menu across the resort premises. The purpose of the fund is to nurture marine life and to sponsor marine conservation scientists on research and education.

In July 2007, Resorts World opened its 5-storey temporary office. A year later, the number of staff has exceeded 200. This shows the rapid progress of works on site.

A Chinese contractor i.e. China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) was awarded a S$705 milllion contract on the Universal Studios Singapore. This company was the contractor of the Bird Nest for 2008 Olympics.

In August 2008, 4 tunnels leading to Resorts World underground carpacks were completed. Its height can accommodate a double-decker bus. During construction, these tunnels will be used as an access route by vehicles and workers to the worksite.

In September 2008, Resorts World unveiled its logo with a tag "A million moments, one world". The logo forms a branding strategy introducing itself to a global audience.

In October 2008, the outline that will house the Revenge of Mummy thrill ride was completed.

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