Singapore opens rail link to Sentosa island

Singapore on Monday opened a light rail link to Sentosa island, which will become home to a gaming and entertainment complex.

The 140-million-dollar (91 million US) Sentosa Express takes passengers on a four-minute journey from a station at the VivoCity shopping mall on the main Singapore island, Sentosa said on its website. The VivoCity station connnects to the city’s main underground transport network.

Sentosa Express has two stations on Sentosa and a third will open by 2010 when the integrated resort is completed.

In early December, the government named Genting International and Star Cruises, both part of Malaysia’s Genting Group, as winner of the city-state’s second integrated resort licence.

Their plan calls for a 5.2-billion-dollar development including a Universal Studios theme park and the world’s largest oceanarium on the island which is already home to beaches and other recreation facilities.

A cable car and bridge also connect Sentosa with the main island.

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 15 January 2007 

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