Look back at a star-studded 2016 at Resorts World Sentosa

The countdown for 2017 is near. Before the year ends, we take a trip down memory lane and recount the celebrity visits and major events at the Resort. Which was the most memorable for you?

 

1. I’m seeing stars!

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At the start of the year, we’re excited to welcome Donnie Yen and wife as the brand ambassadors for RWS.
The Huntsman Gala Premiere at Universal Studios Singapore
Hollywood stars Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain dazzled us on the red carpet when they came for the first Asian screening of The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
Ronan Keating is all smiles after his experience on Battlestar Galactica: CYLON.
Ronan Keating is all smiles after his experience on Battlestar Galactica: CYLON.
Hong Kong celeb Joey Yeung visits Dolphin Island in between her two-night concert with Hacken Lee at the Resort.
Hong Kong celeb Joey Yeung visits Dolphin Island in between her two-night concert with Hacken Lee at the Resort.
We felt a gust of Hallyu (Korean Wave) when the stars of Korean TV show Entourage held their media conference at the Resort.
We felt a gust of Hallyu (Korean Wave) when the stars of Korean TV show Entourage held their media conference at the Resort.
GOT7 opened K-Live Sentosa.
Even after their whirlwind meet-and-greet at the opening of K-Live Sentosa, you can watch GOT7’s hologram concert here.
Taiwan travel TV Hosts from iWalker know where're the best places for fun.
Taiwan travel TV Hosts from iWalker know where’re the best places for fun. Psst, it’s here.
Spanish football team Valencia CF
During off time, Spanish football team Valencia CF took a souvenir photo.
Kevin Hart was at USS just in time for Lunar New Year.
Kevin Hart was at Universal Studios Singapore just in time for Lunar New Year.

2. It’s music to my ears: Concerts

Besides coming to the Resort for fun, local and international acts rocked the stage at RWS in 2016.

Did you manage to catch the concerts of Ronan Keating, Charlie Puth, Death Cab for Cutie, Nightwish, The Sam Willows, Sammi Cheng, Power Station and the rest?

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We got to hear Ronan Keating’s acoustic skills at the mini showcase at Universal Studios Singapore.
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Charlie Puth on the piano.
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Death Cab For Cutie jamming on stage.
Nightwish at The Coliseum
Nightwish bids the crowd farewell.
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The Sam Willows’ first solo concert in Singapore.
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Sammi Cheng at Resorts World Theatre.

3. Most scares at Halloween Horror Nights 6

Halloween Horror Nights 6 Universal Studios Singapore

We’ve got the most nights (15) and most haunted houses (5) at this year’s Halloween event. It still brings chills down our spines when we recall the time we visited local haunt Old Changi Hospital and the other haunted spots based on true stories. Which was your favourite house?

4. Pokemon fever at Resorts World Sentosa

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The Wave in motion

First came Pokémon GO which kept us glued to our phones. Then came Pokémon Research Exhibition where we figured out the creature hiding in our Pokeballs in real life. Last came a horde of adorable Pikachus at the first Pikachu Wave Parade at the Resort.

Will Pokémon still dominate 2017?

5. Record-breaking year: Monopoly, Universal Journey

Universal Studios Singapore broke two Guinness World Records this year.

In March, we broke the title for most people playing a Monopoly game in a single venue with 605 participants. The previous record was set on 14 Dec 2015 in the United Kingdom with 585 participants.

Monopoly Guinness World Record

In December, we broke the record for largest light bulb display in an indoor venue with 824,961 light bulbs, almost double the previous record held in Romania with 449,658 light bulbs.

Universal Journey at Universal Studios Singapore

6. Launch of first Michelin Guide Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa Michelin Singapore

After starving for a local version of the official Michelin food guide, our sunny island finally received one in July.

In this first edition of the guide, Resorts World Sentosa won a total of seven stars, split among with Joël Robuchon Restaurant (the only 3-star restaurant in Singapore), L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (2 stars) and Forest 森 and Osia Steak & Seafood Grill (each with 1 star).

7. Launch of Michelin Chef showcase restaurant–Art at Curate

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Clockwise from upper left: Chefs Massimiliano Alajmo, Guy Martin, Esben Holmboe Bang, and Ramón Freixa.

Our taste buds were in for a treat for the whole year when guest Michelin-starred chefs Massimiliano Alajmo from Italy, Guy Martin from France, Esben Holmboe Bang from Norway (by way of Denmark), and Ramón Freixa from Spain took over the kitchen of Art at Curate in four different Series. After their respective stints, we continued to enjoy the menus co-created by the chefs.

8. Opening of new Italian restaurant Fratelli, helmed by 3 Michelin-starred chefs

Fratelli Italian restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa

The newest celebrity chef restaurant at RWS Fratelli opened in mid-2016. Helmed by three-star Michelin chefs, Fratelli serves authentic Italian cuisine with two different dining concepts–Pizzeria for all-day dining and Trattoria for dinner service.

9. New wet adventures at RWS

No, we’re not talking about the rainy season in December. This year, we introduced two new water programmes.

In March, Adventure Cove Waterpark introduced the Wet Maze, a two-storey obstacle course. On the ground level is a maze with surprise water sprouts. On top, there’s a rope obstacle course for the brave.

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In May, Universal Studios Singapore launched Soak Out–a two-month festive parade and water party involving 50 characters–where you could engage in water play for the first time at the Park.

Soak Out Universal Studios Singapore

What was the most memorable event for you? Share them in the comments.

Check out the rest of the RWS Flashbacks for 2016.

 

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