Marina Bay Sands to open in April

By Richard High08 March 2010

Singapore’s US$ 5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands development is expected to partially open on April 27 t

Singapore’s US$ 5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands development is expected to partially open on April 27 this year, according to developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. Photo courtesy: Sands.

Singapore's US$ 5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands development is expected to partially open on April 27 this year, according to developer Las Vegas Sands Corp.

In a statement, Marina Bay Sands CEO, Thomas Arasi, said the company plans to have 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, restaurants and the casino open on April 27 subject to "construction proceeding as scheduled" and being able to attain the necessary regulatory approvals.

The second phase, which includes the Sands SkyPark, which sits across the three main towers will open on June 23 as part of the property's grand opening celebration, added Mr. Arasi.

At present, said Mr Arasi, the company has just finished planting more than 20 trees on the 200 m-high SkyPark, while the 150 m-long swimming pool is also "taking shape too".

The hotel rooms have been fitted out up to Level 40. All the tower cranes are being removed from the top of the towers and roof cladding is nearly complete.

Concrete work continues at the two crystal pavilions.

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