Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa
Address 8 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098269
6577 8888
Opening date 20 January 2010
Number of rooms >1,500 - 7 Hotels
Total gaming space 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft)
Signature attractions Universal Studios Singapore
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Dolphin Island
Festive Walk
Galleria Luxury Fashion
Notable restaurants Tunglok Heen
Restaurant de Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Feng Shui Inn
Casino type Land-based
Owner Genting Group

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions include one of Singapore's two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park, and S.E.A. Aquarium, which includes the world's largest oceanarium.

The S$6.59 billion (US$4.93 billion) resort was developed by Genting Singapore. It was the third most expensive building ever constructed. The resort occupies over 49 hectares (120 acres) of land and, when fully open, will employ more than 10,000 people directly. Resorts World Sentosa is a sister resort to Resorts World Genting, Pahang, Malaysia and Resorts World Manila, Philippines.

The soft launch of the first four hotels took place on 20 January 2010,[1] with the FestiveWalk shopping mall following on 1 February.[2] The casino opened on 14 February 2010 on the first auspicious day of the Chinese New Year.[3] The Maritime Experiential Museum opened on 15 October 2011[4] and the last attraction opened on 22 November 2012, The Marine Life Park.[5]

The grand opening of the integrated resort was held on 7 December 2012, officiated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong together with Genting Group Chairman Lim Kok Thay.[6] Resorts World Sentosa is also expected to hold large-scale exhibitions such as Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future.[7]


Integrated resorts in Singapore

Main article: Integrated resort

Resort history

Construction of Resorts World Sentosa Singapore began on 16 April 2007 on the demolished plot of Imbiah Lookout. It opened in a record time of 34 months of construction on 20 January 2010.[8] Crockfords Tower, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Festive Hotel and Hotel Michael opened 20 January 2010, followed by FestiveWalk on 31 January 2010. Resorts World Sentosa Casino opened on 14 February 2010.Universal Studios Singapore was opened for sneak peek week in view of the Chinese New Year Celebrations, from 5 pm to 9 pm every night between 14 and 21 February 2010.[9] The whole park was opened but none of the rides were operational. Visitors had to pay SGD10 to get into the park. Park tickets for the week were sold out in 2 days. The park had its soft opening period from 18 March 2010 to 26 October 2010.[10]


Resort layout

The resort was designed primarily by American architect Michael Graves. The six hotels offer a total of 1,840 rooms for accommodation.[27] Each hotel is designed with a different theme, catering to both the leisure and business visitors.[28] The resort is split into west, central and east zones.[29]

Central zone


Four hotels are located in the central zone.


Access control at the Resorts World casino

The casino, capped at 15,000 sq.m. by regulation, is located beneath Crockfords Tower.[32] Government regulations also require Singapore citizens and permanent residents to purchase a S$100 day pass or S$2000 yearly membership for access into the casino.[36] Both types of entry levy (daily or yearly) allow the patron to visit to only one casino.[37]

Overseas citizens can enter free of charge with their passports or employment passes.

The entry fees are collected by the Singapore Totalisator Board and used for public and charity causes. The casino does not keep any portion of the fees.

In May 2011, the Casino Regulatory Authority fined Resorts World Sentosa for two violations related to reimbursements and two other violations related to surveillance practices. The total fine was S$530,000 (US$425,000).[38]

Fine dining

Casual dining


Voyage de la Vie is the first permanent production show to open at Resorts World Sentosa. This resident rock musical is set in the Festive Grand Theatre with a capacity of 1,600 people. The production was created by Mark Fisher.

Martial Combat, Asia's largest mixed martial arts fighting championship, is staged over six months each year at the Compass Ballroom, and broadcast by ESPN STAR Sports.

Crane Dance is a multimedia moving art installation with choreographed animatronic cranes built over the sea, and designed by Jeremy Railton. Edward S. Marks and Bob Chambers (of The Producers Group) were brought on to oversee the construction, installation and programming of the Cranes. Marks served as Project Director and Producer while Chambers served as its Senior Technical Director. It opened on 25 December 2010.

Lake of Dreams is a multimedia spectacular that combines the elements of water, fire, air and light, designed by Jeremy Railton. Edward S. Marks and Bob Chambers oversaw the construction, installation and programming of this attraction as well.

West zone


Salons & spas

Marine Life Park

Main article: Marine Life Park

Marine Life Park, the world's largest oceanarium, opened its doors on 22 November 2012.[5] The park houses two attractions, the S.E.A Aquarium and the Adventure Cove Waterpark, previously known as the Equarius Water Park.

The Maritime Experiential Museum

The Maritime Experiential Museum was opened on 15 October 2011 that features more than 400 artefacts and replicas with a 360-degree Multi-sensory Typhoon Theatre. It is the only museum in Singapore to display the history of ancient maritime trade where visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of maritime Silk Route from the 15th to 19th century. The museum consists of more than 10 interactive points as well as an experience to board on the authentic harbour ships from Asia docked outside the museum.[41] Also, it will become the permanent home of the Jewel of Muscat, a gift from the Oman Government.[42]

East zone

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is Southeast Asia's first Universal Studios theme park and opened its doors on 18 March 2010. It features 24 attractions and is divided into seven zones – including Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, New York, The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar and Hollywood.[43]

See also


  1. Breaking News – Singapore|The Straits Times
  3. 1 2 "Discovering Southeast Asia's maritime history". Resorts World Sentosa (Official Blog). Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  4. 1 2 3 "World's Largest Oceanarium opens at Resorts World Sentosa 22nd November 2012" (PDF). Resorts World Sentosa.
  5. 1 2 "RWS looks to hotels for growth". TODAYonline. 8 December 2012.
  6. Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future
  8. Lim, Jessica (2010). Universal Studios opens Sun. Retrieved on 7.06.10 from Stratis Times.
  9. Resorts World Sentosa (2010). Extension of validity for your annual pass. Retrieved on 8 November 2010 from Picasa.
  10. Stratis Times Article.
  11. "Battlestar Galactica roller coaster ride to reopen.". Channel News Asia. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  12. A Crate Adventure – Madagascar – Universal Studios Singapore. Retrieved 13.06.10 from the Official Site.
  13. Madagascar: A Crate Adventure could be on line by September or as late as Dec of this year. Retrieved 13.06.10 from the Sentosa Theme Park Blog.
  15. Resorts World Sentosa (2010). "Transformers" To Be Developed As Theme Park Mega-Attraction At Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore. Retrieved on 7.06.10 from Official Site.
  16. "BREAKING NEWS: TRANSFORMERS The Ride Premieres at Universal Studios Singapore® on 3 December 2011". RWS Blog. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  17. "Transformers The Ride debuts Dec 3". Channel News Asia. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  18. "RWS to open last 2 of 6 hotels on Thursday". Channel News Asia. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  19. "USS Sesame Street theme park ride to open on March 1". Asia One. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  20. "Marine Life Park Launches Up-Close Marine Life Encounters" (PDF). Resorts World Sentosa. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  21. "Battlestar Galactica ride at Universal Studios Singapore closed". Channel NewsAsia. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  22. "Resorts World Sentosa's Dolphin Island to open on Sept 30". The Straits Times. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  23. "New Puss In Boots ride at Universal Studios Singapore". The Straits Times. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  24. "Battlestar Galactica set to take off again". Channel News Asia. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  25. "Donnie Yen, Cecilia Wang new brand ambassadors for Resorts World Sentosa". Channel News Asia. CNA. Retrieved 17 Jan 2016.
  26. Sim, A. (9 April 2008). Hard Rock Hotel contract awarded. Business Times
  28. Boo, K. (10 December 2006). Genting plays it smart & sleek the second time around. Straits Times
  29. E-News Bulletin Issue 8
  30. 1 2 World Sentosa | Singapore Resorts, Hotels and Casinos|Singapore Integrated Resorts (IR)
  31. Tor, C.L. 2006, 2 October Genting's 'lyrical' offering; Bidder pulls in designer Michael Graves to design Sentosa IR boutique hotel. TODAY
  32. Resorts World Sentosa | Singapore Resorts, Hotels and Casinos|Singapore Integrated Resorts (IR)
  33. "ChildAid to be FIRST event held at Resorts World Sentosa" (PDF). 14 July 2009.
  34. The Economist, "Sin galore", 26 February 2011, p. 72.
  35. Casino at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore – Gaming at a Glance
  36. Singapore Casino Fined for Violations – The Best Online Casino Guide Blog
  37. Resorts World Sentosa | Singapore Resorts, Hotels and Casinos|Singapore Integrated Resorts (IR)
  38. Tor, C.L. (17 October 2006). Royal flush; $5.2-billion: Resorts World unveiled. TODAY
  39. Sim, A. 2006, 16 October. Genting bets on four world-class attractions. Business Times
  40. Singapore exploring best way to exhibit Jewel of Muscat – Channel NewsAsia
  41. Resorts World Sentosa | Singapore Resorts, Hotels and Casinos|Singapore Integrated Resorts (IR)

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