On 16 March , the monorail service was discontinued to make way for the new Sentosa Express , which commenced operations on 15 January Mexican networks Local Mexican TV stations. Retrieved 28 March It is owned by Temasek Holdings , a State-owned investment arm. The northern terminus of the line, which opened on 15 January , is located at the VivoCity shopping mall on the mainland and the southernmost terminus, Beach Station, is located on Sentosa Island.

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The Gurkha battalion rotated on a six monthly basis to Borneo where most military action during Confrontation took place. A significant parade took place on the island during Confrontation to announce the award of the Victoria Cross to Rambahadur Limbu for an action in Borneo. With the end of the Confrontation in and the withdrawal of the Gurkha battalion from the island, the British handed over Sentosa to the Singapore Armed Forces of the newly independent Government of Singapore in It became part of the Republic of Singapore Navy.

The 1st operational Combat Engineer Battalion was also raised here. In the s, the government decided to develop the island into a holiday resort for local visitors and tourists. A little discussed fact is that many generations of Malays and Chinese who had lived harmoniously on the island were relocated into high-rise apartments on Singapore, the idyllic island life was lost and not by choice.

The island was renamed "Sentosa" in , which means peace and tranquility in Malay from Sanskrit , Santosha , from a suggestion by the public. The causeway bridge was opened in connecting Sentosa to the mainland. The Sentosa Monorail system was opened in to transport visitors across seven stations located around the western side of the island. The former political prisoner and Nobel prize nominee Chia Thye Poh spent three-and-a-half years in internal exile on Sentosa after he was freed from 23 years in jail in On 16 March , the monorail service was discontinued to make way for the new Sentosa Express , which commenced operations on 15 January Therefore, over two hundred trees and plants from the area that was to be cleared for the construction of the resorts were replanted elsewhere on the island to minimize negative environmental impact.

In , construction of a new foot bridge began. There are covered walkways and travellators along the boardwalk for rainy days. It lies just half a kilometre a quarter of a mile away from the southern coast of the main island of Singapore. It is Singapore's fourth largest island excluding the main island. Further development has significantly impacted on the biodiversity of the island that much of the fauna and flora has been lost.

The island also has 3. Significantly large portions of land are currently being added to Sentosa due to land reclamation. Sentosa can be reached from the Singapore mainland via a short causeway or Cable Car , which originates from Mount Faber and passes through HarbourFront en route to its final destination at Imbiah Lookout.

In , Sentosa opened an intra-island Cable Car to facilitate travelling within the island. Dubbed the sky network, the Cable Car has 3 stations, in Siloso, Imbiah and near the Merlion, and is not linked to the original Cable Car. The island is also accessible by the Sentosa Express monorail, which replaced the old Sentosa Monorail that operated from to The Sentosa Express has three stations on Sentosa and one on mainland Singapore.

The northern terminus of the line, which opened on 15 January , is located at the VivoCity shopping mall on the mainland and the southernmost terminus, Beach Station, is located on Sentosa Island. Visitors can also access the island via the Sentosa Boardwalk which is parallel to the causeway which opened on 29 January The first two days of its opening were marked with free entry into Sentosa for visitors who walk, and subsequently a SGD 1 admission fee into Sentosa is charged.

From 7 June to 4 January , walk-in entry into Sentosa via the Sentosa Boardwalk is free on weekends and public holidays. Walk-in entry is also free for SG50 weekend, and it is currently free throughout. The Sentosa Boardwalk hosts frequent bazaars on weekends. Sentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities. These include the world renowned Universal Studios and Madame Tussauds chain of attractions, as well as a Marine Life Park, which consists of a water park and an aquarium.

These beaches are artificial, reclaimed using sand bought from Indonesia and Malaysia. They are manned by a beach patrol lifeguard team who are easily identified by their red and yellow uniforms.

Sentosa Fire Station, which is located at 37 Artillery Avenue, has a fleet of five emergency vehicles: It is strategically placed to provide emergency services within the island and the immediate vicinity such as the HarbourFront and Telok Blangah areas.

There are several hotels and resorts in Sentosa excluding Resorts World Sentosa accommodations:. In addition, there are six hotels in Resorts World Sentosa:. This is a family-oriented Integrated Resort with a casino at its core. A resort developer and operator was chosen on 8 December The proposal for a casino was met with extensive opposition from many conservative critics. Nevertheless, the government has constantly reassured the public that there would be stringent measures in place to maintain the social fabric of the nation Singapore, and to prevent problems such as gambling addiction.

The Adventure Cove waterpark offers water rides including the Southeast Asia's first hydro wet coaster , and marine experiences like swimming with dolphins, sharks, manta rays, as well as snorkeling in an artificial reef.

On 14 February at exactly In Cantonese, "" sounds like "prosperity", hence the opening time. Sentosa Development Corporation SDC has developed a sustainability plan to safeguard the environment and to conserve Sentosa's heritage assets. Efforts are made to raise awareness among both visitors and staff of the island regarding environmental issues and sustainable tourism. This is done via regular campaigns and educational talks.

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On the basis of the Radio Malaya broadcasters that moved to Kuala Lumpur in , Radio Singapore took over the year after as the State radio service, with 3 radio stations each airing in English, Mandarin and Malay. Shortly after Singapore reached self-government status in , there were plans to obtain television transmission rights.

This manifested the founding of Television Singapura in 4 April Television Singapura started test broadcasts from 21 January to 15 February , when it was officially launched as the first television station in Singapore. From 3 April, it regularly broadcast in English and Malay. On 23 November of the same year, a second channel was launched as Channel 8 , airing mainly in Mandarin and Tamil.

Televisyen Malaysia began broadcasting on 28 December in time for the New Year celebrations. Television Singapura was subsequently rebranded as sister channel "Television Malaysia Singapura " to coincide with the formation of Malaysia in September of that year. The first advertisement was aired on 1 January to reduce the station's reliance on government funding. After the separation of Singapore from the Malaysian federation, all of the Malaysian television and radio operations in Singapore were joined together to become the Radio and Television of Singapore RTS.

On 31 January , SBC started broadcasting on channel It also launched two radio stations: SBC began stereo broadcasting on its television channels on 1 August On 1 February of the same year, SBC celebrated its 30 years of television broadcasting. On 7 June, channel 8 expanded its airtime on weekdays, from 3: Channel 8 began airing 24 hours a day on 1 September On the same day, STV12 renamed channel 12 as Prime 12 , which was focused on multilingual programming in Malay, Tamil, English, and foreign languages; also, it launched a new channel called Premiere 12 , which was centred in niche programming such as sports, arts, culture, documentaries and kids' series.

Whilst, channel 8 switched its programming to a Mandarin language-oriented one. At the same time, all Tamil programming was moved to Prime Channel 5 became the second TV channel broadcast 24 hours a day, starting from 29 September Suria became a Malay-language channel while Central was divided into three timeshared networks.

SportCity, a sports channel, was also launched on the same year. MediaWorks launched two channels: At the same time, MediaCorp was granted the license to distribute the daily tabloid Today. To stop further economic losses due to competition with each other, SPH agreed to be merged with Mediacorp on 17 September It was legally completed on 31 December of that year, creating the new holding company MediaCorp Television Broadcasting Arm, which would manage and operate the remaining channels.

Channel i was later closed down due to low ratings. On 19 October , Central's three timeshared networks were divided into two independent channels: Channel NewsAsia was launched on 21 January On 8 December, Mediacorp opened its new offices in Buona Vista.

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