SINGAPORE'S much-anticipated integrated resort (IR), Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will open its doors on the first day of the Lunar New Year, February 14.
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The public will be allowed to enjoy a preview of Universal Studios, as well as dining and shopping venues.
The casino, which will see its soft-opening that day, will have its first play during an auspicious hour at a private ceremony and the public will be allowed through its doors at 12.18pm.
Attractions such as the Lake of Dreams and evening previews of the Universal Studios theme park will make its debut that day. However, rides and shows will not be operational.
Mr Tan Hee Teck, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RWS said that the rides and shows in theme park are still undergoing fine-tuning.
Opening hours for Universal Studios will be from 5pm to 9pm every night from February 14 to 21. Admission costs $10.
Universal Studios Singapore will open on February 22, 2010 to Resorts World Sentosa, Genting, and Universal employees followed by limited audiences of staff families, charities and invited guests.
It is expected to open to public in early March
The casino levy can be bought at 11.18 am on Friday, February 12, 2010.
Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents can purchase the levy from counters outside the Resorts World Sentosa casino and online at www.rwsentosa.com.
Details of the tours, levy terms and conditions will be posted online from Friday.
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THE doors to Singapore's first casino and Universal Studios theme park will be flung open by the Chinese New Year, which is widely regarded as an auspicious time.
Tenants and staff at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) told The Straits Times that they have been gearing up for the big opening at the end of this week.
One tenant said yesterday they had been told by the management that the theme park is targeted to open on either Feb 12 or 13, and the casino would open on Feb 13.
'We were told this a couple of days ago. We are very excited about good business during Chinese New Year,' said Mr Zie Samad, manager of Chili's, a restaurant which is just beside the theme park entrance. Entertainment veteran Dennis Foo, who is opening a new club at the integrated resort (IR) by early May, said 'more than three people in senior management' had told him the theme park would be taking in its first guests this week.
Mr Foo toured the IR last month and pronounced the casino '100 per cent ready'.
Several casino staff, who spoke to The Straits Times on condition of anonymity, said they were told to be ready for the casino's opening before Chinese New Year.