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Resorts World Sentosa closes attractions, making way for RWS 2.0 expansion

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Resorts World Sentosa is preparing for the RWS 2.0 expansion and transformation with the closure of two attractions, the Crane Dance and the Maritime Experiential Museum.

The Crane Dance and the Maritime Experiential Museum will welcome visitors for the final time on March 1, 2020, making way for the redevelopment of the waterfront promenade and the expansion of the S.E.A Aquarium.

The Crane Dance, a dancing animatronics show, premiered in December 2010. The Maritime Experiential Museum, which opened in October 2011, is Singapore’s first and only museum dedicated to the exploration of the Maritime Silk Route.

As part of RWS 2.0, the S.E.A. Aquarium expansion involves taking over the adjacent Maritime Experiential Museum, which will be elevated to the next level for a larger aquarium.

S.E.A Aquarium rebranding as Singapore Oceanarium

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Resorts World Sentosa

In addition, it will be rebranded as the Singapore Oceanarium, displaying marine life and exhibits on prehistoric marine life and deep sea creatures.

As for the waterfront promenade under RWS 2.0, a new Waterfront Lifestyle Complex will house two hotels, dining and lifestyle experiences and an attraction replacing the Crane Dance.

This will feature a spectacular nightly show, and during the day it will become a multi-purpose zone that can be used for festivals and events.

Resorts World Sentosa boasts various attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, Dolphin Island and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

New attraction will replace the Crane Dance

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Resorts World Sentosa

RWS previously announced plans to extend Universal Studios Singapore with two new attractions – Minion Park and Super Nintendo World.

Meanwhile, Grant Associates unveiled the conceptual masterplan to reinvent the Singaporean islands of Sentosa and Pulau Brani, which reimagines the area as an ‘island playground’.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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