Waterfront night-time lifestyle area for Sentosa, with driverless buses

A new lifestyle quarter called Siloso Green is set to open in Sentosa, Singapore by the end of 2019. It will feature restaurants, shops, concert and event spaces, and waterfront accommodation.

As part of plans to increase the resort island’s night offerings, the project will take over the 24,500 square metre space that Underwater World vacated in 2016.

Bars, food trucks, innovative business concepts and live music under the stars are among the draws of the new attraction, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) said in a statement (via The Straits Times).

SDC’s chief marketing officer Lynette Ang told The Straits Times that Siloso Green hopes to attract office workers, given its proximity to the central business district.

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On-demand transport options

Jacqueline Tan, assistant chief executive of SDC, also revealed that a pilot trial of driverless shuttle buses will be made available to the public later this year.

Visitors will be able to hail the shuttles using their smartphones and travel around Sentosa.

Electric car sharing service BlueSG, which is already available in Resorts World Sentosa, will also be adding more stations around 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,” said Tan.

“As we build the ecosystem over time, we believe more tenants and private sector partners will be encouraged to align their night offerings with demand.”

Southern Gateway of Asia

Major changes are planned for Sentosa, the adjacent Pulau Brani, and the waterfront areas along Tanjong Pagar – with the aim of branding the whole area as the Southern Gateway of Asia.

Plans for the larger area will involve “a lot more opportunities for development into residential, commercial, hospitality and lifestyle”, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat.

“What we’re doing here in terms of night activities will support and fit in with the larger long-term plans for the Greater Southern Waterfront. I’m excited by the possibilities, and I think it will benefit visitors when they come to Sentosa, because this will be part of a larger integrated area,” he explained.

Image: Sentosa Development Corporation