Minions, Nintendo feature in Singapore’s US$6.66 bil tourism investments

Singapore’s tourism investments will also include the construction of a fourth tower at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the expansion of resorts owned by Genting on Sentosa island. (AFP pic)

BANGALORE: Singapore announced about S$9 billion (US$6.66 billion) of investments in the tourism sector on Wednesday, including the construction of a fourth tower at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the expansion of resorts owned by Genting on Sentosa island.

The joint statement from authorities including Singapore’s Ministry Of Trade And Industry said the enhancements planned for these top tourist attractions include a Minion Park and Super Nintendo World added to the Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World at Sentosa, owned by Genting Singapore.

Resorts World at Sentosa will also enlarge its SEA Aquarium, which houses 100,000 marine animals of more than 1,000 species.

Key additions to Las Vegas Sands’ Marina Bay Sands resort will include a 15,000-seat arena, a luxury hotel tower and additional convention space.

The integrated resorts will also be granted additional gaming provisions aimed at higher spending visitors.

Integrated resorts typically include a casino, theme parks alongside luxury retail and fine dining restaurants.

Genting and Las Vegas Sands in separate statements confirmed they would invest S$4.5 billion each towards the expansion.