### **Our Milestones. Our Pride.** #### **2016**
|December 2016||More than 12,000 party goers ushered in the 2017 New Year at Siloso Beach Party (SBP) 2016, Singapore's biggest and only beach countdown.
The iconic party at Sentosa marked its 10th edition with a star-studded line-up of international and local DJs and unique treats giving guests 12 hours of non-stop music and entertainment.
|November 2016||Singapore's latest island getaway - Ola Beach Club - opened its doors in November 2016.
Ola, which means "life" in Hawaiian, brings a piece of easy-going island living from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to The State of Fun. The club also features a gamut of heart pumping water sports including Singapore's first and only water propelled Jet Pack and Jetblade, while serving up an all-day Hawaiian-inspired menu.
|October 2016||Helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Nandu Jubany, FOC Sentosa established itself with inspiration from Barcelona's world-famous beach culture, transforming from a relaxing morning hangout to an idyllic Mediterranean lunch spot and, come night time, a vibrant gastronomic getaway.|
|April 2016||KidZania Singapore, the world's 23rd KidZania metropolis, opened at Palawan Kidz City.
As Singapore's latest attraction targeting families and children, the 7,600 square metre park set a new benchmark for learning through role-play in Singapore.
Sentosa's family entertainment centre opened its doors at Palawan Beach.
Named Palawan Kidz City, this purpose-built three-storey indoor facility not only complements existing outdoor activities, it also strengthened Palawan Beach's position as Singapore's family-friendly beachfront destination.
The first anchor attraction to open at Palawan Kidz City was MOSH!, Singapore’s first immersive edutainment facility, showcasing state-of-the-art multimedia technology which allows guests to create imaginary worlds of their own.
||The Singapore Open, which sees the gathering of some of the world's top players, returned to Sentosa Golf Club after a three-year hiatus with a new title sponsor.
The SMBC Singapore Open 2016 took place from 28 Jan - 1 Feb 2016, marking the 50th edition of the country's national Open.
|December 2015||The iconic Singapore Cable Car Sky Network celebrated its 50 millionth rider after more than 40 years in operation|
|August 2015||In celebration of SG50, Sentosa launched Sands of Time, a 100 metre-long sand sculpture display of The Singapore Story along Siloso Beach.
Over the Golden Jubilee Weekend, Singaporeans were treated to complimentary entry to selected attractions on Sentosa, a Mass Line Dance, and the Sentosa Merlion Magic Lights show.
|July 2015||A brand new cable car line opened on Sentosa, adding to the existing Mount Faber Line. The new Sentosa Line, a S$78 million investment, allows guests to connect from the Merlion Plaza to Siloso Point at the western end of the island.
Together, the two lines form the Singapore Cable Car Network.
|March 2015||Sentosa kicked off SG50 celebrations with a bagful of surprises for Singaporeans.
In March, Sentosa announced complimentary admission for those driving into the island after 5pm on weekdays. Guests who walked in via the Sentosa Boardwalk, were also treated to free admission 24/7! A huge party was held for 50 Singaporeans who turned 50 in 2015.
||Madam Tussauds Singapore opened at Imbiah Lookout. In March 2015, the attraction also launched the Image of Singapore LIVE! experience, weaving "live" acting and storytelling to make history come alive.|
|July 2014||Wings of Time, the world's only permanent night extravaganza set in the sea, marked its official opening.
The 25-minute show features a 10-metre tall backdrop against Siloso Beach's picturesque scenery and takes audiences on a magical journey of regal proportions, with new robotic fountains, 3D video mapping and enhanced pyrotechnic effects.
Mount Faber Leisure Group unveiled Mount Faber's new branding as Faber Peak Singapore. Transiting from the premium Jewel Box brand, Faber Peak Singapore sports a casual, vibrant and more inclusive branch personality, inspired by the countless happy moments local residents and overseas travellers have experienced atop Mount Faber and onboard the Singapore Cable Car.
SDC launched its latest brand campaign and unveiled a new tagline – The State of Fun, in a significant move aimed at positioning Singapore’s iconic resort destination as the capital of fun for everyone.
C Side was launched, delivering an authentic beachside experience for guests at Siloso Beach.
It encompasses 5 unique dining outlets: Flame, Makan2, Coastes, Bikini Bar and Sand Bar.
|March 2013||Quayside Isle opened at Sentosa Cove, offering a wide array of premium international dining concepts and specialty retail stores.|
|February 2013||HSBC Women's Champions, the women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, moved to The Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Club.|
|November 2012||The world's largest oceanarium - Marine Life Park - opened at Resorts World Sentosa in the lead up to the integrated resort's Grand Opening on 7 Dec 2012.|
|October 2012||Sentosa Cove got a new addition to its suite of luxury offerings when Singapore's first W Hotel, W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and W-branded private residences opened its doors.|
|May 2012||Sentosa celebrated its 40TH Anniversary with a series of exciting activities from May to September.
The island also welcomed its 150 millionth visitor in June.
|April 2012||The Port of Lost Wonder, Singapore's first ever beachside children's club, opened on Palawan Beach, featuring an epic ship-themed water play area.
POLW closed in December 2016 as SDC continues to refresh developments at Palawan Beach.
|February 2012||Resorts World Sentosa opened another two hotels - Beach Villas and Equarius Hotel - adding more than 200 keys to the resort island.|
|July 2011||Sentosa 4D Magix & CineBlast (now Sentosa 4D Adventureland) launched Desperados in 3D, an interactive Old Western shoot-out game with an added dimension of excitement.
|May 2011||The island welcomed the world's largest and Singapore's only indoor skydiving simulator, iFly Singapore.|
|March 2011||Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa (now Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa) opened its doors.
The hotel's Contemporary Wing opened in 2011, while the all-suite Heritage Wing, housed in what was once British Army barracks, was launched in January 2013.
Sentosa opened a 700m footbridge, the Sentosa Boardwalk, connecting Sentosa and mainland Singapore
At the Boardwalk’s opening celebrations, SDC also clinched the Singapore Book of Records' title for Longest Foot to Foot Chain with 680 participants.
|October 2010||Mount Faber Leisure Group launched the Jewel Cable Car Ride with brand new cabins. The Cable Car Museum also opened its doors at Imbiah Lookout.|
|June 2010||Touted as Singapore's premier beach destination, Tanjong Beach Club (TBC) opened to rave reviews. Inspired by 1950's beach resorts, TBC is a stunning amalgam of restaurant, infinity pool, a stylish bar and beach.|
|March 2010||Universal Studios Singapore, Southeast Asia's first and only Universal Studios theme park opened in March, with 24 rides and attractions slated in seven themed zones.
Skyline Luge Sentosa opened a second track at Imbiah Lookout. Dubbed the Dragon Trail, this exhilarating new course, has tighter corners, more turns and coloured night lighting to add new dimensions of fun for riders.
|January 2010||Singapore's first family integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa, opened its doors with four hotels - Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Hotel Michael and Crockfords Tower.|
|November 2009||SDC acquired the remaining 50% shares in Mount Faber Leisure Group, making it a 100% owned subsidiary of SDC.|
|October 2009||Singapore's largest Asian-themed Halloween event, Sentosa Spooktacular, made its debut.
Wave House Sentosa made a splash with its opening. The main draw of the 70,000 square feet complex is the three-metre high barrelling wave simulator, the first of its kind in Singapore.
||Azzura Beach Club opened, introducing a multi-level entertainment, dining and hydro-sports experience on Siloso Beach.
The club closed in 2015.
||Sentosa Nature Discovery was launched. Housed in a former monorail station, the two-storey gallery offers an interactive journey of discovery, where nature and fun go hand-in-hand.|
|July 2009||Sentosa's second vehicular bridge opens for inbound traffic, with the original causeway bridge converted to a three-lane carriageway for outbound traffic.
The first multi-million dollar adventure park in Singapore made its debut with one of Asia's steepest and longest zip wires. Located at the top of Mount Imbiah, the MegaZip Adventure Park derived its name from the spectacular 450-metre flying fox ride.
|April 2009||Desperados joined the cluster of attractions at Sentosa's Imbiah Lookout. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, Desperados is an interactive shoot-out attraction managed by Sentosa CineBlast and Sentosa 4D Magix (now Sentosa 4D AdventureLand).|
|March 2009||Capella Singapore opened its doors, enhancing Sentosa's range of hospitality offerings.|
|October 2008||GoGreen Holdings introduced the Segway, a two-wheeled self-balancing electric vehicle, to the island.|
|November 2007||The Grow our Nature Heritage programme was launched by SDC to enhance the biodiversity of the island's forests. Seedlings of indigenous plant species called Dipterocarpus were planted to improve the overall health of the flora and fauna.|
|July 2007||Making the island home in the year was Amara Sanctuary Resort & Spa, a 125-room boutique resort.|
|June 2007||CineBlast (now part of Sentosa 4D Adventureland), Singapore's only cinema ride, opened. It features high definition wide-screen projection and a six-axis motion system, taking visitors on an extreme log ride.|
The multi-sensory experience show, Songs of the Sea, was launched. The new show replaced the Magical Sentosa fountain show, and featured pyrotechnics, lasers, computer imaging, special effects and a cast of actors. The attraction was set in the sea on a kelong and became an award winning experience.
Songs of the Sea closed in May 2014 after a successful 7-year run.
Sentosa's S$140 million light-rail system, the Sentosa Express opens, enhancing transportation links between mainland Singapore and Sentosa, and stops at four stations located in attraction clusters.
The Sentosa Express, replaced the Sentosa Monorail, which served the western half of the island from 1982 to 2005.
Renowned Spanish beach bar Café Del Mar opened its S$3 million recreational establishment on Siloso Beach. It closed in 2012.
Singapore's largest New Year's Eve beach party, Siloso Beach Party, made debut and has since grown to be a signature event on Singapore's calendar.
The Singapore Government awards the Sentosa integrated resort project, now known as Resorts World Sentosa, to a joint consortium comprising Genting International and Star Cruises.
|October 2006||Sentosa Cove welcomed its first residents to the 1170hectare marina cum waterfront residential precinct. The Berth by the Cove was the first condominium to be occupied.|
|August 2006||The S$50 million hotel Siloso Beach Resort opened along Siloso Beach. Built on the hillside and fronting the beach, this unique resort offers accommodation amidst the natural setting.|
|June 2006||Palawan Beach reopened after a major S$11 million revamp, offering guests more recreational, food, beverage, retail and entertainment offerings, as well as improved amenities for beach goers.|
|May 2006||Barclays Singapore took up a five-year title sponsorship for the Singapore Open, with the promise to raise the tournament's prize money over the following two years.|
|January 2006||Sentosa 4D Magix (now part of Sentosa 4D Adventureland) opened. It was Singapore's first and Southeast Asia's original 4-D theatre, equipped with digital projection and a DTS 1.6 sound system.|
|September 2005||One of Singapore's most celebrated sporting events, the Singapore Open, made its debut at Sentosa Golf Club's The Serapong course with US$2 million prize money.|
|August 2005||Sentosa Luge and Skyride (now Skyline Luge Sentosa) opened. Originally from New Zealand, riders speed down a hill over a course of 650 metres, ending at Siloso Beach.|
|February 2005||The award-winning Sentosa Flowers made debut as one of the island's signature events on Sentosa's calendar.|
|December 2004||Refurbishment of Fort Siloso was completed, making it a one-stop centre for an overview of Singapore's World War II history.|
|September 2004||Singapore's first waterfront residential and marina precinct, ONE°15 Marina Club, was awarded to SUTL Group.|
|March 2004||Sentosa earned a Guinness World Record for having "The Most People wearing balloon hats" (1,309 participants) at the Sentosa Balloon Hat Festival 2004.|
|February 2004||The Sky Tower was launched. At a height of 110 metres above ground and 131 metres above sea level, the viewing tower at Imbiah Lookout offers visitors a panoramic view of Sentosa, Singapore, and the Southern Islands and beyond.|
|June 2002||Sentosa embarked on a major ten-year development plan to transform the island into a world-class resort destination. SDC re-aligned its corporate structure and transfers the day-to-day operations of the island to Sentosa Leisure Management Pte Ltd, its wholly-owned subsidiary.|
|January 2000||An International Advisory Council for Sentosa, comprising international industry experts, is formed to provide counsel on the future development of the island.|
|November 1999||Underwater World Singapore opened Dolphin Lagoon, the first of its kind in Asia. Visitors could come close and interact with Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins. The dolphin lagoon moved next to the oceanarium in July 2010.|
|May 1998||Passenger cars were allowed to enter the island for the first time under a newly-introduced drive-in scheme - Night Entry Scheme.|
|June 1996||The Sentosa Merlion opened as Asia's tallest sculptured viewing tower and provided stunning views of the sea and city from a height of 37-metres.|
|March 1995||Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd is incorporated to develop and manage Sentosa Cove, a prestigious waterfront residential and marina project on the island. Between November 1991 and September 1993, land was reclaimed to link the island of Buran Darat to Sentosa for this waterfront residential development.|
The Volcano Land theme park opened. At this Mayan-themed attraction with an artificial volcano, visitors went on an adventure to the centre of the Earth and learn about the origins of the Universe.
The attraction closed in 2006.
Festivals of Singapore opened. On 30 June 1995, the attraction officially opens and together with Pioneers of Singapore & Surrender Chambers, it is regrouped under one umbrella as Images of Singapore.
The iconic water theme park, Fantasy Island, opened in the same month. The attraction featured different water slides and features, including a huge eight-lane slide. The park operated until 2 November 2002.
|March 1993||Shangri La's Rasa Sentosa Resort received its first guests. Singapore's only beachfront hotel opened with 454 rooms. In 2011, the resort hotel underwent an extensive makeover, and was renamed Shangri La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.|
Asian Village opened, showcasing the diverse and contrasting moods of Asia in three zones: North Asian Village, South Asian Village and Southeast Asian Village. In addition, there was the Adventure Asia zone, with different rides for visitors.
The attraction closed in 2000.
|December 1992||Road Access to Sentosa was made possible with the opening of a 710-metre long causeway-bridge that linked Sentosa to mainland Singapore.|
|December 1991||The Beaufort Hotel (now known as Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa) opens its doors to the public. Perched high atop a cliff amid landscaped tropical gardens, it was Sentosa's first 5-star hotel.|
Underwater World Singapore opened as Singapore's largest oceanarium. For the first time in Singapore, visitors can get up close with sharks,
moray eels, giant stingrays and other sea creatures without getting wet.
The attraction closed in June 2016, after 25 years of operations.
|October 1987||The Sentosa Ferry Terminal opened and became an iconic landmark for visitors who arrived on Sentosa after a four-minute ride from the pier on mainland Singapore.|
|May 1986||The Nature Walk opened to the public, giving visitors the chance to access the Mount Imbiah battery.|
|December 1984||The Pioneers of Singapore & Surrender Chambers museum opened to the public.|
|December 1983||The World Insectarium (now known as Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom) opened, featuring a unique display of one of the largest collections of insects in the Asian region. It was the first privately-owned attraction on Sentosa.|
|June 1982||Singapore's first Musical Fountain received a rousing welcome with its spectacular ballet of dancing fountains that was synchronised to a symphony of lights, colour and music. The outdoor fountain was then, the largest of its kind in Asia.|
|February 1982||Sentosa's monorail system began operations, serving as one of the iconic and key modes of transport around the resort island. A scenic ride around Sentosa would have taken 45 minutes.|
SDC reclaims the Surrender Chambers wax museum from then Singapore Tourism Promotion Board.
The scene depicting the 1945 Japanese Surrender opened for public viewing on Sentosa. It featured 27 life-size wax figures. In 1981, the attraction was renamed Sentosa Wax Museum and the 1942 British Surrender tableau was exhibited.
|September 1975||The 8.5-hectare Kusu Island was opened to public after reclamation works, with ferry services taking visitors to Kusu from Clifford Pier and the former World Trade Centre Ferry Terminal.|
|February 1975||The four-hectare Fort Siloso heritage site opened to the public. It is one of the last remaining coastal fortifications in Singapore. In 2004, it was refurbished to showcase Singapore's World War II history.|
The 1.2km long swimming lagoon was an instant hit with visitors when it opened.
The Coralarium opened as Sentosa's first attraction. It covered an area of 1.2 hectares and housed rare and colourful live corals, marine life associated with coral reefs and a collection of 2,000 seashells from all over the world. The highlight of the attraction was an 18m tall coral tower.
|July 1974||Sentosa Golf Club was officially opened on July 14, 1974, by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. At that time, members and guests could only access the club via ferry, adding to its allure as a true and distinctive destination.|
|February 1974||The cable car service linking Mount Faber to Sentosa was introduced to facilitate transport to the island. At the time of opening, the system was the first in Southeast Asia and the first in Asia to straddle a stretch of water. The service was managed by Singapore Cable Car Pte Ltd, company in which the SDC held a 50% stake.|
|March 1973||Sentosa Golf Club Pte Ltd (SGC) was incorporated. On 27 December of the same year, SGC's first 18-hole championship golf course - The Tanjong - was open for play.|
Previously known as Pulau Blakang Mati, Sentosa was a military stronghold from 1880s up till after the World War II. In 1966, the island was handed back to the Singapore Armed Forces. In 1968, the Government decided to develop the island into a holiday resort for local visitors and tourists. The public was invited to suggest names for the island and "Sentosa" - meaning peace & tranquility in Malay - was eventually chosen for the island.
Tasked with overseeing the development, management, and promotion of the island, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) was incorporated on 1 September 1972 as a statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.