Singapore’s Sentosa Island has introduced the world's first outdoor 5G-enabled Extended Reality (XR) tourism experience.
Developed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Sentosa Development
Corporation (SDC), and the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), "The
Battle of Fort Siloso: A 5G-enabled XR Experience" will transport guests
to a captivating World War Two battle at Fort Siloso.
Combining the immersive power of XR technology with the
lightning-fast connectivity of 5G, this heritage-themed experience
promises to engage visitors with a blend of captivating storytelling,
virtual imagery, and interactive gaming. Step into the shoes of soldiers
defending the fort as you experience the sights and sounds of war-time
commands, all brought to life with cutting-edge audio and visuals.
From 2-24 June 24 2023, members of the Sentosa Islander programme
will have the exclusive opportunity to register for this groundbreaking
trial experience. The feedback received during the trial will guide the
development of further enhancements and potential deployment, taking
into account technology maturity and commercial interest.
Wong Ming Fai, chief technology officer of the Singapore Tourism
Board, expressed excitement about this innovative heritage experience at
Fort Siloso, emphasising the potential for tourism companies to create
unique and unforgettable experiences for visitors.
Michael Ma, assistant chief executive of SDC, believes that
harnessing digital innovation will enhance tourism offerings on Sentosa
Island, while preserving and respecting the island's rich heritage.