For the third year running, Singapore’s Island Resort – Sentosa – has won the much coveted award for the Large Attraction category at the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Asian Attractions Expo 2009 at a ceremony held in Seoul, Korea.
Based on an online vote that was open to both leisure industry professionals and the general pubic throughout Asia, Sentosa beat strong contenders including Hong Kong Disneyland, China’s Chimelong Water Park and Korea’s Lotte World to win the award.
"This is a fantastic achievement for everyone associated with Sentosa and is recognition from both the leisure industry and public that Sentosa is Asia’s favourite playground. Singapore has become synonymous with top-quality and this ward underlines out commitment to deliver world class experiences to each of our visitors, " said Mr Jason Ong, Area Director, Middle East & Africa, Singapore Tourism Board.
"We look forward to welcoming even more visitors from the Middle East to Singapore to experience out quality attractions like Sentosa, " he concluded.
Also doing Singapore proud was Sentosa 4D Magix, which took the honours in the Small Attraction category. Sentosa 4D Magix is a state-of-the-art theatre offering a full spectrum of visual effects, surround sound, individually-controlled motion seats and special live environmental effects.
The Asian Attractions Awards were launched in 2007 to give due recognition to Asia’s leading attractions. For more information on the awards, please log on to attractionsand resorts.com.
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