SINGAPORE : Singapore's two integrated resorts mark their first Christmas this year, and they are pulling out all the stops to provide guests with a full range of activities and festive cheer.
Skating superstar Michelle Kwan took to the arena in a charming four-minute performance on Saturday, much to the delight of guests at Marina Bay Sands.
Hundreds had turned up to catch a glimpse of the ice queen, whose performance marked the opening of the integrated resort's new indoor skating rink.
Members of the Singapore Ice Skating Association also entertained the crowds with their dance routine on the synthetic ice.
The resort's spokesperson said the resort is seeing “high demand” during the holiday season and bookings for the Christmas period had started as early as August.
Marina Bay Sands did not give figures for its occupancy rate.
At Resorts World Sentosa, guests are treated to the sight of Singapore's tallest Christmas tree, standing at 11 storeys high.
Robin Goh, Assistant Director for Communications at Resorts World Sentosa, said: “We do see an increasing trend of locals having what is known as 'stay-cations' here at Resorts World Sentosa. They stay over the weekend and sometimes a little longer.”
The resort said it sees a 95 per cent occupancy rate during the weekends and receives many guests from the region.
One visitor said: “It is close to Penang, that is why we came here. And Universal Studios is new to us as well.”
Another commented: “I heard a lot about it and had seen the brochures. It is amazing and worth it!”
The resort added that passes for its key attraction, Universal Studios, are sold out on most days.
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