The Las Vegas Sands Corp will break ground on a huge new resort with a 200-meter-high sky park in Singapore in early 2010.
"It will be like the London Eye in England," said Edward Koh, regional director of the Singapore Tourism Bureau.
The rooftop sky park will be 12,400 square meters and include restaurants, bars, swimming pools, 250 trees and a 146-meter-long gazebo equals in size to an A380 plane.
Designed by American architect Moshe Safdie, the Marina Bay Sands Resort and Casino will also feature a 120,000-square-meter convention center with the biggest dining hall in Asia, a 2,500-room luxury hotel, more than 300 shops and restaurants, a lotus-shaped museum, gambling and theaters.
In 2008, over 10 million tourists visited Singapore, with 20 percent of them on business. Chinese tourists numbered 1.08 million, or 10 percent of the total, with over 25 percent on business.
Koh expected the business travel could increase up to 30 percent before 2015, with the number of Chinese visitors rising to 3 million.