Learning Journey @@MARINA BAY SANDSKelly Wah (4) 3S4
QUESTION• Explain how Marina Bay serve as a model to the Principles of Governance deployed to help Singapore sustain its growth in the 21 st century.
MARINA BAY SANDS• Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino at 8billion dollars.• The grand opening of Marina Bay Sands was held on 17 February 2011.
4 PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE1. Leadership is Key2. Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant3. A Stake for Everyone, Opportunities for All4. Reward for Work, and Work for Reward
CASINO•When the government wanted to built the casino at MarinaBay Sands, many people were against it.•However, the government knew that building a casino willboost Singapore’s economy and be beneficial in the long run.Thus, the government made the right decision for the countryand continued building the casino.•The government displayed the first principle ofgovernance, Leadership is Key.• Good leaders have to make right decisions for the countryand good leaders do what is right and not what is popular.
CLIFFORD PIER• Built in 1993, Clifford Pier was a landing point for immigrants and sea passengers.• Now, Clifford Pier has been developed into a retail, leisure, entertainment and hotel centre.• The government anticipated that in the 21st century, Singapore will have to become more competitive and thus, decided to develop Clifford Pier into an attraction.• This change is important for Singapore especially in the 21st century because it attracts many tourists and foreign investors to Singapore. This will in turn boost Singapore’s economy.• The government displayed the second principle of government, Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant.• A good leader has to be forward looking and has to be willing to take risks.
BREEZE SHELTERS•The breeze shelters provide a cool place for people to relax. Itincludes a motion sensor that activates the fan only whensomeone is standing under it. This helps to maximise theconservation of energy.•As natural resources like coal and fuel are very expensive andlimited, the government cannot rely on them. Thus, thegovernment makes use of solar power to run the fans.•In this case, it links to the second principle ofgovernance, Anticipating Change and Stay Relevant.•Singapore has to open up to new ideas like the natural energytechnology. Thus, the government made use of solar energy torun these breeze shelters.
MARINA BAY LINK MALL•Singapore is a small country with limited land space, and weface land constraints. Thus, the government built the Marina BayLink Mall as an underground shopping mall.•This helps to conserve the limited space in Singapore for otherbuildings.•Building the Marina Bay Link Mall creates more jobopportunities for Singaporeans.•This displays the third principle of governance, A Stake forEveryone, Opportunities for All.•Decisions are made for the needs of the nation. The Marina BayLink Mall was built to create more jobs to preventunemployment in Singapore.
THE SHOPPES @ MARINA BAY SANDS•This is one of Singapore’s largest luxury malls with a mix of localand international brands.•Some international brands include Hugo Boss, Chanel, LouisVuitton, Gucci and Burberry and some local brands includeRobinsons and Singtel.•The Shoppes was built to attract tourists and to boosttourism, hence the large number of international brands locatedhere.•This links to the principle of governance, Anticipate Change andStay Relevant.•To attract tourists, international brand shops were set up so thatpeople all over the world will be able to shop here.•This is crucial in the growth of Singapore’s economy. AsSingapore is a small country, we need to depend on tourism and
THE SHOPPES @ MARINA BAY SANDS•Also, the building of The Shoppes created many jobsfor Singaporeans.•This links to the principle of governance, A Stake forEveryone, Opportunities for All.•The government built this with the nations needs inmind and created more jobs for the people ofSingapore.
MARINA BAY’S DEVELOPMENT OVER THE DECADEs• Marina Bay Sands’ development over the decades has played a part in improving Singapore’s economy and standard of living.• The leisure, recreation, entertainment attractions built at Marina Bay Sands has boosted tourism and foreign investments, which in turn benefitted Singapore’s economy.• With more revenue to spend on the citizens, the government can easily improve Singapore’s standard of living.• Thus, Marina Bay Sands has indeed helped a lot in improving Singapore’s growth and shaping it to the way it is today.
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