Local 10 asked them if having a casino on the property worried them, to which the father answered, "No, it's separate. If you want to go to the casino, you go to the casino. If you want to go to Universal Studios, you go to Universal Studios. I can see there's a sign in the distance there saying 'casino,' pointing that way, and that's all we've seen of it. We are not interested in it, so it hasn't affected us at all."
"It's a family approach, where the family can feel comfortable, and it's the same sort of model we brought to Norwegian Cruise Line," said Genting chairman K.T. Lim. "The family can stay a couple of days and really enjoy themselves, and hopefully that is what will bring them back to Singapore to enjoy the rest of Singapore, and I don't see anything different here in Miami."
Genting owns half of Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Lines. It was Lim who developed the idea of "freestyle cruising."
"I'm really not that new to Florida. Ten years ago, I was the one who was responsible to buy Norwegian Cruise Line," Lim said. "We turned Norwegian Cruise Line upside-down. We ordered new ships to be designed like a land resort, and I think that has worked. I would like to think that is through a better understanding of what the market needs and not just copying or doing the same thing as other players are doing in the industry. In one way, it's like we went full circle. We brought what we had been doing on land to the ships where you can dine wherever you want, at whatever time you want, eat whatever you want and do whatever you want. One of the tag lines was you could also do nothing. That's how I see the vacation experience should be, not so regimented. But of course there are people who would like that. Then let other players in the business take care of that. We need to grow the pie, right. That's the philosophy of the Genting Group."
The final phase of construction at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore will include two more hotels, a spa, villas, a lazy river and the largest aquarium in the world.
Singapore's weather is much like Miami's; it is hot, humid and rains often. That's why all the open walkways are topped with a uniquely designed canopy. How it keeps visitors protected from rain is obvious; what one can't see is the science inside the fabric.
Made from a material first invented as insulation for the aeronautics industry, the polymer reduces solar gain.
Genting officials said they are also committed to being "green." They use solar energy, water basins to catch rain runoff for irrigation and preserved hundreds of trees and relocated corals, which were dug up during construction.