Monthly Archive: April 2005

Singapore and The CasiNO

Today is the "D" day for the proposals on building an integrated resort with a casino. The proposal would attract several billion dollars in investments to Singapore. NTUC Secretary-General Lim Boon Heng said that up to 10,000 jobs could be created if Singapore build two casinos — one at Marina and the other on Sentosa.

The casino issue has sparked a rare and highly-charged public debate in Singapore. Why do we need to debate for this proposal? Why must we say "NO" to casino?

Whatever the outcomes were (i'm sure the Singapore government will go ahead with the city-state's first casino project), i think if we can say "Yes" to Soccer bettings, 4D, Totto and Horse racing bettings, it is not a reason to say that casinos will effect Singaporean's social, such as families being ruined as well as criminality. It up to you to gamble or not!

With casinos in Singapore, the most important things Singapore will gained is, our dollars will not go out of Singapore to our neigbouring countries, Malaysia and Batam, thus giving us more stronger currencies. But i hopes that they do not build it on the mainland.


a) Travellers often use Singapore as a stopover on flights to other destinations. Now they may be tempted to stay longer.

b) Safer casino to gamble.

c) Easier and faster for Johorean.

d) 2 casinos – If your luck isn't so good at one, you can go to the other one.

Disadvantages :

a) Singapore is a metropolitan city. Not a good place for who want to retreat from city life.