Year in review: 2015 at a glance

As 2015 comes to a close and the countdown for 2016 begins, let’s take a breather and look back at some of the highlights of our year. Do you remember some of these moments?

Syun by Hal Yamashita comes to RWS

On 26 January, we added another celebrity chef restaurant to our dining establishments. Syun by Hal Yamashita serves contemporary Japanese cuisine.

syun hal yamashita

Thai Iron Chef Ian Kittichai joins Tangerine

In January, spa cuisine at Tangerine received an injection of Asian fusion influence upon his arrival as Celebrity Chef Ian Kittichai, took over the reigns as Tangerine’s Consultant Chef.

tangerine ian kittichai

LEGO Certified Store comes to RWS

In February, we launched our own LEGO Certified Store here at RWS. Located in the lobby of Festive Hotel, families now have another option to keep the kids occupied while they check in.
lego store

We went back in time with Great World Cabaret

In February, we did the bo bo cha cha with Great World Cabaret where we were transported back in time to the good ‘ole cabaret days in Singapore.

This is one of the two original productions we put up this year, with Cinderella, A Fairly True Story being the second production.

great world cabaret

Egg-citing Easter at Universal Studios Singapore

From 14 March to 5 April 2015, we celebrated Easter with a new musical stageshow featuring the Egg Lord and his entourage.

easter egg lord

Fast & Furious drives into USS

In March, two vehicles that were used in the production of Fast & Furious 7 were displayed at USS, alongside a Vin Diesel figure from and created by Madame Tussauds Singapore.

fast furious 7

New dolphin calf at Dolphin Island

On 4 April, we announced that our dolphin have given birth to a calf, which was later named Isabelle. Its actual birthday was in Dec 2014.

isabelle calf

Opening of new ride at USS: Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey

On 7 April, Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey took off at Universal Studios Singapore. It was the first Puss in Boots-themed suspended roller coaster in the world and is the park’s newest ride to be launched since 2013. Do you recall which ride that was in 2013?

puss in boots

Fans Day Out

On 25 April, 20 fans joined us on a seven-hour behind the scenes tour of the Resort during Fans’ Day Out. Fans’ Day Out is our (almost) annual fans appreciation party.

fans day out 2015

New hotel opens in the west

Genting Hotel Jurong opens on 30 April, the first hotel in the Jurong district. We heard that it’s a hot spot for weddings and MICE events – the halls are booked for many months ahead.

genting hotel jurong

Find out which RWS hotel is most suitable for you!

Irrawaddy Dolphin population survey

From 28 April to 2 May, our Animal Health team went to Thailand’s Songkhla Lake for the Save The Irrawaddy Dolphin Project. Counting the Irrawaddy dolphin numbers was the first step in coming up with a plan to improve their declining population numbers.

irrawaddy

Battlestar Galactica is back

On 27 May, we relaunched Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon, featuring new ride vehicle designs. Two abreast instead of four (in the previous version), which is said to give you a ride experience with more oomph. Did you feel the difference?

bsg 2015

Manta mascot at S.E.A. Aquarium

In June, S.E.A. Aquarium debuted the very adorable Manta Mascot. It dresses up according to theme during the different programmes at the Aquarium.
manta mascot seaa

Bigger, better Minion Mart

At Universal Studios Singapore, Minion Mart opened its expanded wing on 30 September. Three times bigger with even more Minions merchandise in store, we went bananas alright.

minion mart

‘Local’ Halloween Horror Nights

In October, Halloween Horror Nights 5 took the plunge and went for the throat, with spooky local flavours. Paper effigies, haunted MRT, infected HDBs – yikes, home will never be the same again.
hhn5 hdb

A Cinderella tale told like never before

In December 2015 (until January 2016), we have another new production on stage where we learn that the tale of Cinderella just isn’t what we imagined it to be.

cinderella

 Our first #rwsinstameet

On 19 December, we had our first RWS Instameet where #instasg Instagrammers went around snapping photos. Check out the ‘grams that have #rwsinstameet hashtag.

instameet

Speaking of Instagram, here are our best nine Instagram posts in 2015. We also have five tips on how to take Instaworthy photos.

rwsentosa instagram 2015

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Did we miss out on your favourite RWS Moments? Let us know!

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