SS PROJECTQuestion: Explain how Marina Bay serve as a modelto the Principals of Governance deployed to helpSingapore sustain its growth in the 21st century. Done By: Joanne Toh (15) 3s2
In The Beginning…• Marina South was reclaimed from the sea to provide additional land near the Central Business Centre of SingaporePhoto taken from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com
Land Before Reclaimed• Government foresaw its rich potential for the future growth of Singapore’s city centrePhoto taken from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com
Land After Reclaimed• Government decided to build Marina Bay on the southern part ofSingaporePhoto taken from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com
Marina Bay During The Development PhasePhoto taken from http://expensive.name/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/marina_bay_sands_construction.jpg
How Is Marina Bay’s Development Linked Toe 4 Principles Of Good Governance?Leadership Is KeyAnticipate Change and Stay RelevantReward for Work an Work for RewardA Stake for Everyone, Opportunities for All
“ A Good Leader Must Do What Is Right Rather ThanWhat Is Popular.” The government decided to develop Marina Bay and build the casino. Many people disagreed with the idea of building the casino. Hence the government implemented a casino entry levy. Has foresighted that the development of the Marina Bay would be a success.
Principle 2:Anticipate Change & StayRelevantThe need to be forward-looking. Implementing policies for future needs.
Integrated Resorts Tourism is important to Singapore’s economy Intense competition from neighboring countries Need to improve tourist industry to capture growing market! Hence, the government decided to built two Integrated Resorts, one of which is Marina Bay.
Integrated Resorts World-class destinations To attract more touristsand offer a unique attraction to the rest of the world • Latest data from Singapore Tourism Board (STB) tourism receipts from January to December 2010 were estimated to reach S$18.8 billion STB attributed a significant proportion of the high growth of 49% in tourism receipts to the opening of the Integrated Resorts last year
Principle 3: ‘ Reward for Work & Work for Reward’ Meritocracy A system that rewards hard work and talent Encourages people to do well Everybody in the society an equal opportunity to achieve their best regardless of background Rewards the workers in MBS for their hard work and motivate them to work even harder and provide better service. Boosted the quality of manpower.
‘ A Stake forPrinciple 4: Everyone, Opportunities for All’
‘ Everyone Has An Equal Say And Opportunities.”Development Of Marina Bay … The construction ofIn 2004, the government consulted the people on Marina Bay helped to create the issue of having a casino as part of an Integrated more job opportunities to Resort. During feedback sessions, many people the people in Singapore too. voiced support and concerns about the government’s proposal.The Government considered the concerns raised and decided to go ahead with the setting up of a casino as part of an Integrated Resort.However, the government also implemented a casinoentry levy so as to answer to Singaporeans’ concernson the social impact of a casino ( i.e. it may lead toincrease in divorce rates, breakup of families, crime,etc.)