Beyond building the island as a fun destination for all, we remained committed to promoting sustainable tourism by working in close partnership with both the public and private sectors to test-bed new innovations and technologies.
Together with the Infocomm Development Authority, we issued innovation challenges to the local tech community to develop a more seamless experience for guests, from pre-visit to post-arrival. With connectivity being the backbone of future enhancements, Sentosa has been expanding its wireless coverage on the island. Visitors to the island resort now have access to more than 200 Wireless@SG hotspots across the island, including outdoor spaces like our beaches.
Throughout the year, our staff partook in efforts to promote recycling and litter-picking to safeguard Sentosa's clean and green environment. As a 'living laboratory' for green innovations, we piloted trials for energy savings as well as improved productivity and efficiency in maintenance.
At the heart of it all, we recognise that people are our most valued assets and kept our commitment to staff development. We enhanced our training framework for staff to upgrade and up-skill in order to realise their fullest potentials. People development will continue to play an important role in our journey towards organisational excellence as we build a dynamic and robust workforce at Sentosa.
On behalf of the Board and Management, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to Mr Mike Barclay, who stepped down as CEO in October 2015, for his leadership and contribution to the island throughout his seven-year tenure. We also thank each and everyone in the Sentosa family for delivering WOW experiences to all our guests. Together, we shall take the fun factor up a notch and scale new heights on The State of Fun!