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Pulau Brani to house Downtown South resort and attractions similar to Sentosa

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Pulau Brani, an island between Singapore and Sentosa, is set to become a resort island with new attractions similar to those on Sentosa.

Pulau Brani, which currently houses the Brani Terminal, is likely to welcome a ‘Downtown South’ resort, according to the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.

“We will build new attractions on Brani, just like we have Universal Studios on Sentosa,” said PM Lee (via The Straits Times).

‘Downtown South’ would be similar to ‘Downtown East’, a lifestyle and entertainment destination for Singaporeans and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) members.

Relocating the Brani Terminal to make way for resort

The plans for Pulau Brani are part of a wider project to rejuvenate the Greater Southern Waterfront, a major waterfront development in Singapore.

Plans are already underway to move the port terminals of PSA International at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Pulau Brani and Pasir Panjang to the new Tuas mega port.

PM Lee said (via Today): “This will free up prime land for redevelopment. It will be an opportunity to reshape the Greater Southern Waterfront into a new place to live, work and play.”

“When PSA moves out of the city and Pasir Panjang terminals, these old spaces will once again be vacant, another blank slate,” he added. “A new generation will have another opportunity to imagine and build part of their vision for Singapore.”

Building new attractions on Pulau Brani, Singapore

“There are many possibilities for fun and recreation,” said PM Lee.

Meanwhile, Senosa’s beach areas will be revitalised, while its nature and heritage trails will be expanded.

Earlier this year, Resorts World Sentosa revealed S$4.5 billion plans to extend Universal Studios Singapore with two new attractions – Minion Park and Super Nintendo World.

Meanwhile, a new lifestyle quarter called Siloso Green is opening in Sentosa by the end of this year. It will include restaurants, shops, concert and event spaces, and waterfront accommodation.

Images: Sentosa Development Corporation

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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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