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Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore to Sparkle this Christmas

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 7 November 2011

Resorts World Sentosa will be transformed into a magical fairytale land this Christmas as it dons an ambitious light-up in a bid to be one of Asias largest Yuletide holiday destinations.

Costing over S$2 million to stage, the 49-hectare resort will sparkle from its waterfront to its 500-metre shopping-dining strip, FestiveWalk with lights, iconic arches, fairytale tableaus, roving characters and Southeast Asias tallest Christmas tree at 38 metres, with 20 carollers performing at the foot of the tree.

All facades of the resort, including its four hotels and its latest attraction, the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium, will be decked in fairy embellishments and dazzling lights.

Singapore is already a Christmas destination for many regional markets. RWS will reinforce that standing with an annual light-up that will make Sentosa the other destination besides Orchard Road that tourists must see when they come to Singapore. This year, the entire resort will be lit with 240,000 LED-lights, transforming it into a magical fairytale land. We want every visitor to feel like they have literally walked into the fairytales and stories from their childhood, said Andrea Teo, Vice President of Entertainment at Resorts World Sentosa.

In the spirit of Christmas giving, Resorts World Sentosa is also working with all the five Community Development Councils through 'Project We Care' and the People's Association for a charity campaign coined aRWSome Wishes that will grant up to 500 wishes made by underprivileged kids across the five districts. RWS team members will bring festive cheer to these kids by granting these wishes and all the presents gathered will be delivered to the children in time for Christmas by Santa Claus.

On 12 November 2011 at 20:08, the mega-resort will be officially lighted-up by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan, Mayor of South West District, together with the beneficiaries to mark the launch of aRWSome Wishes.

The light-up ceremony will be complete with live performances put together by acts from Universal Studios Singapore and appearances by roving fairytale characters.

Visitors to the mega-resort will find themselves transported into a fairytale land aglow with glittering lights in hues of blue, yellow and white, beautifully-illuminated 7.4 metre tall arches, eight decorative fairy figures, 18 character-lookalikes including Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Prince Charming that have come to life from the Grimms Fairy Tale world of folklore and make-believe.

The festivities will continue at Universal Studios Singapore, where elaborate wreaths, baubles and fairies will line the Hollywood Boulevard and New York Street, while a 10 metre Christmas tree stands tall in front of the lagoon of the theme park. Singapores top college choirs, The NUS Choir and The Vocal Consort, as well as NJChorale and Victoria Chorale will take to the stages at Hollywood and New York from 3 December onwards.

On top of the visual feast, visitors will be able to savour fairytale-themed Christmas menus at the resorts many restaurants, such as The Wizard of Oz lunch buffet menu at Fiesta and the Exotic Fairytale international buffets at Starz Restaurant on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve. A mini Christmas bazaar with six fairytale carriages set out at the Bull Ring area will offer a wide range of cakes and pastries that will be created by the resorts own chefs, seasonal RWS and USS hampers and more.

From 25 November 2011, cardholders who spend with MasterCard cards will be rewarded with RWS vouchers and MEMA tickets. On top of that, 31 lucky top spenders will walk away with a 3-day 2-night holiday package at RWS (terms and conditions apply).

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