The integrated resort at Sentosa is expected to open early next year, but it is already planning to stage its first event ahead of the soft launch.
Resorts World at Sentosa has teamed up with children’s charity ChildAid to host its fifth concert at the Festive Grand Theatre in December.
Organisers have yet to confirm the budget for the three-day event, but the IR has already pledged to donate some S$153,000 in kind. ChildAid hopes others will come forward to help it beat last year’s record of S$506,000 raised.
Peter Khoo, organising chairman, ChildAid, said: “There’s definitely a fear that sponsors aren’t forthcoming, but our duty is to try.”
The theatre, which seats up to 1,600 people, will also house the resort’s resident show, Voyage de la Vie. Resorts World said it would be a rock-circus extravaganza, featuring awarding-winning circus acts from around the world.
Andrea Teo, vice president of entertainment, Resorts World at Sentosa, said: “They’re sort of telling the story of a journey of a boy through life. A discovery of himself… portrayed through circus acts.”
As for whether the theatre will be completed on time, Resorts World said construction efforts are on the fast track, with some 6,500 workers currently working on site. The IR added that it could increase that number to 8,000 or 9,000 workers within the next two months.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 14 Jul 2009