Master plan to reshape Singapore’s Sentosa, Brani islands revealed

Artist’s impression featuring a bird’s eye view of the developments on Sentosa and Pulau Brani, under the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan

Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has unveiled a comprehensive master plan aimed at redeveloping the Sentosa and Pulau Brani islands into “a game-changing leisure and tourism destination” in Singapore, as part of the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront precinct announced earlier this year.

The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan will be implemented in phases over the coming two to three decades, which will see the introduction of world-class attractions and new spaces and concepts, including rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails.

The redeveloped islands will feature five zones – each delivering unique experiences, with the zones progressively taking on a more leisurely character as guests travel farther from the city into the islands: Vibrant Cluster, Island Heart, Waterfront, Ridgeline, and Beachfront.

Set to begin construction in 4Q2019 is Sentosa Sensoryscape, the first milestone project scheduled for completion in 2022. The new 30,000m² Sentosa Sensoryscape – which is about the size of 5.5 football fields – will link Resorts World Sentosa in the north to the island’s beaches in the south through a multi-sensory experience, replacing the existing pedestrian thoroughfare.

Sentosa Sensoryscape will also feature a series of vessel-like structures, measuring some 25m wide and 13m tall. Each of these will be framed by unique architectural features, and is set to pique and amplify one of the five senses through various elements such as polyphonic water features, mist, as well as fragrant flowers and plant species with unique scents.

The redeveloped precinct will incorporate universal design principles to ensure easy access for all guests, as well as feature breakout spaces and expanded vistas through new photo and lookout points. All of these features are designed to enhance the overall experience of guests strolling through the island in the day or night.

“The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan is one of our tourism developments to position Singapore as a leading destination for the next few decades. Sentosa Sensoryscape is the first project under this Master Plan. It will complement the expansion of Resorts World Sentosa and subsequent infrastructure enhancements on Sentosa and Pulau Brani,” said senior minister of state for trade and industry and education, Chee Hong Tat.

“Our tourism industry is doing well and still has plenty of scope for further growth and rejuvenation. It is one of our economic engines that can continue to create many good jobs for Singaporeans.”

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