Singapore's Pulau Brani to become resort island like Sentosa
- A Monitor Report1 Sep, 2019 | 369 Views|-+
Singapore: Pulau Brani, a port terminal island south of Singapore's southern coast, is set to become a resort island dubbed "Downtown South", with a new attraction similar to Universal Studios and Downtown East, a lifestyle and entertainment destination in Pasir Ris in the eastern part of Singapore.
These plans form part of the future Greater Southern Waterfront, a mega waterfront development in the southern part of Singapore, announced Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore at the National Day Rally on August 9.
The Greater Southern Waterfront will occupy 2,000 ha of land and cover 30 km of coastline from the Gardens by the Bay East area to Pasir Panjang. Development of the area is slated to start in five to ten years.
Pulau Brani, located near Keppel Harbour, is now home to the Brani Terminal, which is among the PSA International city terminals that will move to the Tuas mega port by 2027.
"This will free up prime land for re-development. It will be an opportunity to reshape the Greater Southern Waterfront into a new place to live, work and play," the Prime Minister said.
After Brani Terminal moves out, Lee revealed that Pulau Brani will be developed alongside Sentosa.
Furthermore, Sentosa and the Rail Corridor - which runs from Tanjong Pagar in the south to Woodlands in the north - will also be connected.
Meanwhile, Sentosa's beach areas will be revitalised and its nature and heritage trails will be expanded.