SINGAPORE – After nearly a decade of welcoming visitors and tourists, two attractions at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be permanently closed from Mar 2 to make way for the resort’s new phase of expansion.
The 10-storey-tall waterfront animatronics show The Crane Dance and Maritime Experiential Museum will welcome their last visitors on Mar 1, RWS announced in a statement on Monday (Jan 13).
The closure of the Maritime Experiential Museum will make room for an expanded S.E.A. Aquarium, which be rebranded as the Singapore Oceanarium. It is touted to be the first of its kind in the world with a blend of specially-curated marine life and exhibits of prehistoric marine life and deep sea creatures.
The Maritime Experiential Museum, Singapore’s only museum dedicated to the Maritime Silk Route, will welcome final visitors on Mar 1. (Resorts World Sentosa)
A new waterfront lifestyle complex with two hotels, dining and lifestyle experiences and a public attraction will sprout up in place of the space currently occupied by The Crane Dance.
The public attraction will feature a nightly show expect to enliven the area on evenings. During the day, it will be used as a multi-functional zone to host festivals and thematic events.
Both attractions will continue to operate as usual, with The Crane Dance continuing its free nightly 10-minute shows at 8pm and the Maritime Experiential Museum open daily from 10am to 7pm. The S.E.A. Aquarium continues to operate as usual from 10am to 7pm daily.
From Feb 13 to Mar 1, visitors will have complimentary admission to The Maritime Experiential Museum with admission tickets purchased for S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Universal Studios Singapore.
Specially created by Emmy Award winner Jeremy Railton for RWS, The Crane Dance made its debut on Dec 25, 2010 as one of the world’s largest dancing animatronics show. It features digital art, LED displays, light and water effects, pyrotechnics as well as an original score
The Maritime Experiential Museum, which opened doors on Oct 15, 2011, is Singapore’s first and only museum dedicated to the exploration of the Maritime Silk Route.