ARA Trust Management (Suntec) has announced a S$180 million modernisation programme for the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre and the neighbouring Suntec City Mall. Breaking Travel News brings you the latest.
Suntec Singapore has hosted more than 18,000 events over the last 16 years, including some of the world’s biggest exhibitions such as the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference, the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group and the APEC Singapore Leaders’ Week.
It will receive its makeover from mid-2012.
The redesign of the venue will pay particular attention to flexibility, functionality and convertibility, while integrating a high degree of advanced technology which will include an impressive two-storey interactive digital wall and a modernised facade. Suntec Singapore will operate from levels two to seven with the grand entrance on level three, served by express escalators.
Pieter Idenburg, chief executive officer explained the venue, which was designed and built more than 15 years ago, was extraordinarily planned and robustly built.
“The building has served us extremely well. Suntec Singapore has played a major role in advancing the MICE industry in Singapore and being established as a premier MICE destination,” he said. “With the implementation of these planned enhancements, we will be well placed to meet the changing needs of our customers and to ensure that our business partners at all points of the supply chain have a fantastic experience and will enjoy the finest of our offerings - well into the next decade.”
Suntec City Mall
Suntec has also outlined plans to undertake a S$230 million renovation of neighbouring Suntec City Mall. The project, which is expected to be completed in mid-2015, will see the redeveloped property offer almost one million sq ft of retail space.
Suntec City Mall will be repositioned and revitalised with specialty retail stores, enhanced food and beverage offerings, and new anchor tenants. Visitors can expect a diverse and wide range of food & beverage choices, new restaurant concepts, stylish cafes and new food courts.
The new Level 3 Sky Garden will feature new rooftop alfresco restaurants and watering holes set amidst breezy, landscaped gardens. The works will create an exciting new destination to the 5.2 million sq ft integrated Suntec City, with a catchment of about 36,000 office population and more than 24 million visitors each year.
Connectivity within Suntec City will see significant improvements with the integration of new retail space at levels 1 and 2 of Suntec Singapore with Suntec City Mall, enabling visitors to enjoy a seamless shopping experience.
With its 3,100 lots basement car park, two MRT stations on the circle line and soon to be opened downtown line station, Suntec City will offer easy accessibility, connectivity and greater convenience to all visitors.
When completed, the link bridges connecting to South Beach and the Marina Bay area will further enhance the connectivity in the Marina Bay precinct.
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