The number of visitors to Singapore’s Sentosa Island has dramatically increased, returning to 60–70% of pre-pandemic levels. Sentosa Development Corporation CEO Thien Kwee Eng is optimistic that the island would fully recover to pre-pandemic levels in a year or two. Sentosa had an annual tourist population of around 19 million, of which 15 million were foreign visitors, before the epidemic.
Sentosa is considering two major projects to boost the number of visitors from outside and from Greater China. The first is the building of Singapore’s second Raffles resort, Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa, which will include 62 opulent villas, meeting spaces and a large ballroom. The second project is the Sentosa Sensoryscape, a five-sensation garden-lined, half-kilometer sensory walk that stretches throughout Sentosa Island. The completion of these SG$90 million ($65.8 million) projects is slated for 2024.
Singapore is predicted to have more than 6.3 million foreign visitors in 2022, and the two integrated casino resorts in the city would generate SG$ 3.56 billion (€2.4 billion) in revenue from land-based gaming, a 76% increase. calming Resorts World Sentosa performed very well, partly because of Singapore’s 86 percent profits increase for 2022. By the end of August, Singapore had welcomed almost 870,000 Chinese visitors, making up about 30% of all 2019 visitors.
Original story by: Asia Gaming Brief
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