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An artist’s impression of the Merlion Gateway Precinct on Sentosa. — Handout via TODAYAn artist’s impression of the Merlion Gateway Precinct on Sentosa. — Handout via TODAYSINGAPORE, June 13 — A revamp of Sentosa attractions is underway, with plans to redevelop the Merlion Gateway Precinct and a new adventure attraction at Imbiah Hill announced today.

The 12-hectare Merlion Gateway Precinct, which links pedestrians between the Merlion Cableway Station, Imbiah and Beach Sentosa Express Stations, and the Beach Carpark and Coach Terminals, will have an elevated walkway, greater pedestrian capacity and more photo points. Aerial views of the beach are also part of the plan.

An Expression of Interest has been called, and a multi-disciplinary consultancy team, led by an architect, will be appointed later this year to plan the scope of the design and construction works.

A builder will be appointed in early 2019, with the completion of works scheduled for 2021. “As redevelopment will take place in a high-traffic area, it will be conducted in phases to minimise inconveniences,” said Sentosa.

A tender for proposals for a new “entertaining and interactive” adventure attraction on a one-hectare site between Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Beach was launched in May. More details of the attraction will be given after the evaluation of tender proposals.

Bungee jumping, giant swings and a commercial vertical skywalk will be launched in August, while two new tracks for the Skyline Luge will be ready by the end of the year. — TODAY

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