S$7-billion Redevelopment Plan 2012
from the Sentosa
Development Corporation website
Sentosa has the special distinction of being Singapore 's favourite
island resort. The island strives to be a premier leisure destination
for local residents and a world-class resort destination for overseas
To provide a more memorable experience to its visitors, Sentosa has
embarked on a strategic ten-year plan to rejuvenate itself, its core
residential development called Sentosa Cove and its Southern Islands.
When this plan is fully in place, Sentosa expects to annually attract
8 million visitors and generate S$900 million in revenue by the year
Sentosa Island: The multi-billion-dollar plan is based on creating
different physical clusters on Sentosa islands that focus on specific
Under the plan, the 500-hectare Sentosa island is redefined into three
The activity precinct on the northern part of the island will feature
an expansive arrival plaza with an underground car park for 1,300
cars, themed food, beverage and entertainment offerings and a world-class
The southern zone of Sentosa comprises three beaches with distinct
characters: the lively, high energy Siloso Beach , the family-friendly
Palawan Beach and the more tranquil Tanjong Beach. This precinct will
also feature a southern arrival plaza - for the Sentosa Express, a
light rail system - with underground car parking facilities, a family
beach club, and varied beach food, beverage and retail outlets.
The green spine of the island with its unique historical buildings
and secondary forest will be retained and sensitively re-adapted for
public use. This zone will feature a luxurious all-villa resort, a
unique `tree tops' resort and The Tourism Academy at Sentosa.
The focus of the redevelopment plan is also to make the island more
affordable to daytrippers. To this effect, the island admission was
reduced from S$6 to S$2 in November 2002.
Although the full redevelopment plan will be completed only by 2012,
several key projects are already contributing to a great Sentosa visitor
experience. Carlsberg Sky Tower, Singapore's tallest public viewing
tower at 110m. Singapore’s first beachfront Delifrance café on Siloso
Beach. Warung Pantai, Halal local cuisine, quick-service restaurant
on Palawan Beach. The Sentosa Resort & Spa’s The Cliff is a unique
fine dining restaurant offering spectacular sea views and fresh seafood.
S.E.A. Village Restaurant is set on an idyllic, rustic jetty and serves
South East Asian lunch and dinner buffets. Spa Botanica, Singapore's
first garden spa destination, was launched in November 2002 by The
Sentosa Resort & Spa at a cost of S$10.5m. It is set in sprawling
tropical gardens. Magical Sentosa fountain show, a pyrotechnic extravaganza,
featuring fire jets and powerful water geysers, designed by ECA2,
a team of French specialists.
Some of the upcoming projects include: Trapizza, a novel beach attraction
that innovatively marries a pizzeria with Singapore 's first trapeze
school (completion: mid-2004). Several F&B and quality retail outlets
on Siloso Beach (completion: mid-2004). Azura, a multi-million-dollar
beachfront sea sports hub offering powerboat charters and wakeboarding
facilities (completion: end-2004). The Tourism Academy at Sentosa:
Asia 's first hospitality, leisure and tourism institution that is
located on a vibrant resort island (completion: mid-2005). A 6-star,
super luxury resort to be developed by the Pontiac Land Group on a
sprawling 30-acre site with an investment of S$150-million (completion:
The plan will also see the development of infrastructure that will
make Sentosa more accessible to its visitors. Sentosa Express, a $140-million
light rail system that will seamlessly link the island to the new
North-East Line at HarbourFront MRT station, bringing visitors directly
into the island in less than four minutes.
A Northern and southern arrival plaza with facilities such as underground
car parks combined with efficient internal transport will ensure comfortable
and convenient connections between attractions and different parts
of the island.
Sentosa Cove: Lauded as one of the most coveted private residential
properties in recent times and the only in Singapore that allows residents
to savour living by the sea, this S$3-billion, 117-hectare luxury
residential and marina community at Sentosa Cove is developed by Sentosa
Cove, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sentosa Leisure Group. Targeted
at high net-worth individuals and private developers, this development
features bungalows, terrace houses and low-rise condominium apartments
with lush golf fairways and a world-class yachting marina right at
their doorstep. These homes are also the only properties in Singapore
with private berthing facilities for yachts. When fully developed
by 2008, Sentosa Cove will have 10,000 residents in 2,600 up-market
homes as well as a boating marina for 240 yachts, a quayside village
and some commercial units. The first site sale in December 2003 was
a huge success with 20 out of 22 units sold at premium prices and
Sentosa Cove is poised to roll out more coveted site sales in 2004
Southern Islands: The Southern Islands of Kusu, Lazarus, Seringat,
Sisters and St John's lie only one kilometer off Sentosa Island and
encompass 137 hectares of lightly developed park land and beaches.
Sentosa manages the islands and is transforming these into a waterfront
To enhance the experience of nature lovers and sun worshippers, new
walkways and landscaping began in December 2002 to be completed by
the end of 2003.
Redevelopment Plan Projections
ha (2 ha additional)
ha (34 ha additional)
The new Sentosa concept plan is the result of inputs from a panel
of international and local experts, as well as extensive feedback
from the public. The products being developed under the plan bring
together some of the best players in the industry to ensure that Sentosa
becomes a world-class destination. The plan will help realise the
company's strategy of being customer focused and to make the island
accessible, relevant and appealing to Singaporeans and tourists alike.
Sentosa hopes to continue attracting high-profile investors and partners
as the ten-year development programme unfolds.