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Monday, April 18, 2005

Singapore takes the Casino route ..

After months of public debate (??) , the Singapore govt gave a green signal today for Casinos in Singapore. However, they would not be merely Casinos and instead would be Integrated resorts with Hotels,Restaurants,Shopping Malls .

There would be proper controls for the locals in Singapore, discouraging them from getting addicted to Casinos . The Govt arrived at the decision after weighing the Economic benefits (Increased Tourist revenue) and Social costs ( increased Crime,addiction). The PM's speech was laced with concern about the social costs and the govt would take every step to keep it minimum.The decision I feel is a very pragmatic one.

There would be two Casinos ( Integrated resorts) -- at Sentosa & Marina Bay . Leading Casinos like Harrah's , MGM Mirage have already submitted the bids along with seventeen others. Here is a report from IHT.

So add a few more jewels to Singapore Tourism's crown.


  • A priest was driving along and saw a nun on the side of the road. He offered her a lift which she accepted. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to open and reveal a lovely leg. The priest had a look and nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he slid his hand up her leg. The nun looked at him and said, "Father, remember psalm 129?" The priest was flustered and apologised. However, he was unable to remove his eyes from her leg. While changing gear, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember psalm 129?" The priest apologised again. "Sorry sister, but the mind is weak." Arriving at the convent, the nun got out and went on her way. On reaching the church, the priest rushed to look up psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek; further up, you will find glory."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:05 PM  

  • though the decision is good for the singapore government in terms of revenue generation, quite puzzled how they are going to prevent addiction - which i think is not at all possible.

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 4:23 PM  

  • trying to make it as Los Angeles? anyway money rotation will be there.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 9:57 PM  

  • Anonymous, Haha. Heard that one before..Singapore with its efficient and law abiding citizens stands a fair chance at curbing addiction and other vices ..Letz see.

    Venkat, As I have said earlier. S'pore stands a better chance than most other nations.

    Ila,right. Btw, that is Las Vegas not LA.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 12:12 AM  

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