Singapore to redevelop Sentosa and Brani islands

Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has revealed its Sentosa - Brani Master Plan, a comprehensive blueprint that will be rolled out in phases over the next two to three decades. The development will see SDC leveraging the islands’ ridge-to-reef attributes to bring in world-class attractions as well as fresh and bold night-time offerings, while enhancing transport connectivity to and within the islands.

According to SDC, new spaces and concepts that are authentic and environmentally sustainable will also be created, including rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails. The redeveloped islands will feature five distinct zones, with each delivering its own ‘experiences’: vibrant cluster, island heart, waterfront, ridgeline, and beachfront.

“The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan is one of our tourism developments to position Singapore as a leading destination for the next few decades,” said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, Chee Hong Tat. “Sentosa Sensoryscape is the first project under this master plan. It will complement the expansion of Resorts World Sentosa and subsequent infrastructure enhancements on Sentosa and Pulau Brani.”

Mr Chee added, “Our tourism industry is doing well and still has plenty of scope for further growth and rejuvenation. It is one of our economic engines that can continue to create many good jobs for Singaporeans.”

Sentosa Sensoryscape

Construction of Sentosa Sensoryscape - the first project under the master plan - is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 and expected to complete by 2022.

Located at the heart of Sentosa Island, the new 30,000 sq m development will link Resorts World Sentosa in the north to Sentosa’s beaches in the south through a multi-sensory experience, replacing the existing pedestrian thoroughfare.

Sentosa Sensoryscape will have a series of vessel-like structures (about 25 m wide and 13 m high). Each of them will be framed by architectural features, and is set to pique and amplify one of the five senses through various elements such as polyphonic water features, mist, as well as fragrant flowers and plant species with unique scents.

SDC said that the redeveloped precinct will incorporate Universal Design principles to ensure easy access for all visitors, as well as feature breakout spaces and expanded vistas through new photo and lookout points overlooking the beaches.

SDC further mentioned that while works are ongoing for Sentosa Sensoryscape, visitors will be able to continue accessing and enjoying Sentosa’s diverse array of leisure experiences. The island’s various themed attractions, golden beaches, accommodation options, dining outlets, and nature trails, among other offerings, will remain open. 

Video of the master plan can be viewed here.