Museum of Ice Cream among 3 tourist attractions opening in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Three new tourist attractions will open in Singapore from later this year, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced at an annual ...
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Three new tourist attractions will open in Singapore from later this year, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced at an annual industry conference on Wednesday (Apr 7).One of them is the Museum of Ice Cream, a United States-based attraction known for its Instagrammable rainbow sprinkle pool.
AdvertisementAdvertisementSet to open in Singapore later this year, this will be the Museum of Ice Cream’s first location outside of the US, said STB chief executive Keith Tan.Museum of Ice Cream is set to open in Singapore later this year. (Photo: Museum of Ice Cream)
Also slated for opening later this year is Slingshot – touted to be Asia’s tallest – a new thrill ride concept at Clarke Quay.Slingshot – touted to be Asia’s tallest – is slated for opening later this year at Clarke Quay. (Photo: Slingshotz)Advertisement headtopics.com
AdvertisementThe third addition will be Singapore’s first open-air panoramic attraction, announced Mr Tan. Called the SkyHelix Sentosa, visitors can expect a scenic view of Sentosa and the Southern Waterfront. This will open in 2022.SkyHelix Sentosa, Singapore’s first open-air panoramic attraction, will open in 2022. (Photo: One Faber Group)
REFRESHING ORCHARD ROADAdvertisementApart from new attractions and accommodation options, the STB will also continue to refresh existing tourism precincts, such as the country’s prime shopping belt Orchard Road, said Mr Tan.Together with the Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority, it will launch a tender for a new attraction concept at the vacant site between the Somerset Skatepark and Killiney Road later this year.
It is also working with the Orchard Road Business Association to scale up the annual Christmas light-up and shopping events later this year, while the transformation of the open-air Grange Road car park into an event space is expected to be completed next year.
“These projects are a welcome breath of fresh air amongst the COVID-19 negativity in the past year,” said Mr Tan, noting that they add on to existing initiatives to help the battered tourism sector get ready for recovery.READ: S$45 million tourism campaign launched urging locals to explore Singapore headtopics.com
Touching on the topic of travel, Mr Tan said that international travel has to be resumed “carefully and safely”, with the safety of both locals and visitors being a priority.Over the past year, Singapore has explored various approaches to do so, including setting up Connect@Changi, a short-stay facility for business travellers to meet without having to serve quarantine. It has also rolled out reciprocal green lanes with several countries, and resumed some high-profile sports and business events.Read more: CNA »
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