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Resort World Sentosa brings Universal Studios to Singapore

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 21 2010   /  06:51 pm

Visitors to Singapore most certainly have heard about Resort World Sentosa, the latest and most extensive tourism project that the city-state has to offer. Built at a reported cost of US$4.93 billion, the so-called "mammoth" resort occupies 49 hectares of land on Sentosa Island and is host to Singapore's very own Universal Studios, the world's largest oceanarium, two casinos and six hotels offering a total of 1,840 rooms. The resort's fi rst four hotels had their soft launches in January 2010 with a shopping mall, FestiveWalk, following suit on Feb. 1. Marking the fi rst day of the Chinese New Year, the resort's casinos recently opened their doors on Feb. 14. Soon to lead the lineup of attractions at Resort World Sentosa is the Universal Studios Singapore, which brings together the best of Universal Studios around the world with a pair of the world's tallest dueling roller...