Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) today (3 April) announced major expansion plans to generate new tourism growth. With a total development investment of S$4.5 billion, RWS will add over 164,000 square metres of new attractions, entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The major expansion will take place in stages, with new experiences opening every year from 2020 to a projected completion around 2025.
Two new immersive themed areas will be added to the groundwork – Minion Park and Super Nintendo World. RWS will also take over the adjacent Maritime Experiential Museum to create a new Singapore Oceanarium, thus rebranding its S.E.A. Aquarium to three times its size. The Waterfront Promenade will be redeveloped to include a nightly show and multi-purpose event zone which can be used for festivals and outdoor events. As for the Resorts World Theatre, in its place there will be a new Adventure Dining Playhouse.
Two new destination hotels, together with the expansion of the Central Zone, will also add up to 1,100 more rooms to RWS, increasing number of accommodation options on Sentosa. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of the driverless transport system across the Sentosa Boardwalk.
Mr Tan Hee Teck, Chief Executive Officer of RWS was quoted: “RWS has been a major game-changer and growth engine in the last ten years in transforming Singapore’s tourism landscape. This major re- investment and expansion here in Singapore underlines our belief in the business model and the future opportunities that lie ahead when we complete the development. An even brighter future will lie ahead when RWS will form an integral part of the future Greater Southern Waterfront and become a centrepiece of the transformative journey to enliven the southern corridor.
In the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial celebrations, RWS is excited to be embarking on this makeover to ensure that we continue to be the top Integrated Resort in this region. The journey has been fulfilling with RWS providing strong leadership in the Singapore tourism industry. Our achievements are the fruits of the dedication and passion of all our talented team members, happy customers and all stakeholders from both the private and public sectors who have contributed their resources to make RWS a success. We are confident that all these valued people will continue to support us to make RWS 2.0 a resounding success.”
Here are some of the artist renderings of the new RWS.