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Plans are afoot to transform Sentosa and a neighbouring island into a top tourist destination

Plans to transform Singapore’s Sentosa island and neighbouring Pulau Brani into a top tourist destination have been unveiled.

Sentosa Development Corporation aims to redevelop both islands into ‘game-changing leisure and tourism destinations’.

The Sentosa-Brani Masterplan will be rolled out in phases over the next two-to-three decades, introducing new attractions and night-time offerings, rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails. Transport connectivity to and within the islands will also be improved.

Sentosa Island is otherwise known as Singapore’s ‘State of Fun’ and is home to Universal Studios and other family-led attractions. The smaller island of Pulau Brani currently houses a container terminal.

The redeveloped islands will feature five zones, including Vibrant Cluster, Island Heart, Waterfront, Ridgeline and Beachfront.

It is hoped the Sentosa-Brani Masterplan will position Singapore as a leading destination over the coming decades. The first project under the Masterplan is the Sentosa SensoryScape which will be located in the heart of Sentosa and will link Resorts World Sentosa in the north to Sentosa’s beaches in the south. It will replace the existing pedestrian thoroughfare. The multi-sensory experience will include polyphonic water features, break-out spaces and photo and viewing look-out points. Work will begin on the project this winter and is expected to be completed in 2022. .