29 July 2009

New boardwalk to link Sentosa and mainland

A $70-million boardwalk from VivoCity to Sentosa will feature "five different themed gardens, from mangrove, rock garden, terrain and hill, coastal flora and rainforest."
from Straits Times PDF: Click on image for larger view.

The 620-m boardwalk will have five pairs of covered travellators "to make the journey a breeze."

Ranging from 25m to 40m in width, the walkway will also be lined with retail and food and beverage outlets along the way. Designed to carry 8,000 visitors per hour in each direction, it is touted as South-East Asia's largest thematic walkway. On average, it will take about 15 minutes to cross the walkway.

Work on it started this week and will be completed in Nov 2010. Access to the bridge will be free to the public. However, there will be a ticketing booth at the Sentosa end of the boardwalk for those who wish to enter the island.The boardwalk is part of a $300-million budget to overhaul the transport links on the island to ensure that it can receive the increase in visitors, which is expected to double.
Other new projects on Sentosa include building an intra-island cable way and a bridge linking Merlion Plaza to Resorts World.

Full media articles on the wildsingapore news blog.

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