Siloso Green, a new lifestyle quarter featuring eateries, shops, event spaces, and waterfront accommodation, will be opening in Sentosa by this year-end to draw more visitors at night.
The new development will take over the 24,500m2 space vacated by Underwater World, and boast a shipping container theme. Bars, food trucks and live music are among the draws of the new attraction, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) said in a statement last Friday.
About 30 per cent of Sentosa’s attractions currently open until 21.00 or later, while a number of bars and beach clubs operate up to 01.00 on most days, SDC said.
In a Straits Times report, Jacqueline Tan, assistant chief executive of SDC, said that a pilot trial of driverless shuttle buses will be made available later this year, allowing visitors to hail them using their smartphones for transport around the island.
In addition, electric car sharing service BlueSG will be adding more stations in other parts of the island.
“These options will provide guests with more on-demand transportation options at night, when the frequency of other transportation options might be lower,” Tan told The Straits Times.
The push to draw more visitors after dusk is part of larger plans to redevelop Sentosa and integrate it with the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront district, which will cover Singapore’s southern coastline.
There are plans to reshape the entire island of Sentosa, as well as its adjacent island of Pulau Brani to provide more scope for new attractions and investments. Meanwhile, Sentosa’s masterplan for 2030 involves new attractions, improvement of transport connectivity and enhancement of its beaches.