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Sentosa Development Corporation unveils multi-decade transformational master plan for Sentosa and Pulau Brani islands

Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has unveiled news possibilities for Sentosa and Pulau Brani as part of a landmark Master Plan to redevelop the two islands into a game-changing leisure and tourism destination, leveraging their unique island charm, geographical qualities, as well as proximity to the city. The unveiling follows from last month’s National Day Rally, where exciting plans for Singapore’s Greater Southern Waterfront were outlined.

Transforming Sentosa and Brani into an Island Playground in a Global City

Known as the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan, the comprehensive blueprint will be rolled out in phases over the next two to three decades. It will see SDC leveraging the islands’ ridge-to-reef attributes to bring in world-class attractions as well as fresh and bold night-time offerings, while enhancing last-mile transport connectivity to and within the islands. New spaces and concepts that are authentic and environmentally sustainable will also be created – including rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails.

The redeveloped islands will feature five distinct zones – each delivering unique experiences, with the zones progressively taking on a more leisurely character as guests travel farther from the city into the islands: Vibrant Cluster, Island Heart, Waterfront, Ridgeline, and Beachfront.

“The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan is one of our tourism developments to position Singapore as a leading destination for the next few decades. Sentosa Sensoryscape is the first project under this Master Plan. It will complement the expansion of Resorts World Sentosa and subsequent infrastructure enhancements on Sentosa and Pulau Brani. Our tourism industry is doing well and still has plenty of scope for further growth and rejuvenation. It is one of our economic engines that can continue to  create many good jobs for Singaporeans,” said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, Mr Chee Hong Tat.

Construction to begin for first Master Plan milestone, Sentosa Sensoryscape, in Q4 2019

The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan will be implemented in phases over the coming two to three decades, with the first milestone project, Sentosa Sensoryscape, set to begin construction works in the fourth quarter of 2019 and be completed by 2022.

Located at the heart of Sentosa island, the new 30,000sqm Sentosa Sensoryscape, which is approximately the size of 5.5 football fields, will link Resorts World Sentosa in the north to Sentosa’s beaches in the south through a multi-sensory experience, replacing the existing pedestrian thoroughfare.

Inspired by Sentosa’s natural wonders such as the island’s lush tropical landscape, Sentosa Sensoryscape will feature a series of novel, picture-worthy vessel-like structures, measuring some 25 metres wide and 13 metres tall. Each of these will be framed by unique architectural features, and is set to pique and amplify one of the five senses through various elements such as polyphonic water features, mist, as well as fragrant flowers and plant species with unique scents.

The redeveloped precinct will incorporate Universal Design principles to ensure easy access for all guests, as well as feature break-out spaces and expanded vistas through new photo and look-out points overlooking the beaches. All of these features are designed to enhance the overall experience of guests strolling through the island in the day or night.

While works are ongoing for Sentosa Sensoryscape, guests will be able to continue accessing and enjoying Sentosa’s diverse array of leisure experiences. The island’s various themed attractions, golden beaches, accommodation options, dining outlets, and nature trails, among other offerings, will continue to remain open.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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