Handfalls exhibit at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
During today’s observance of International Museum Day, Las Vegas Sands is celebrating in two places of the world that could not be more different, yet united in a common cause – a dedication to learning, creativity, and innovation.
One of the hallmarks of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is the ArtScience Museum which welcomes visitors from around the world to take in blockbuster exhibitions daily. But today, attendees will experience two new, temporary exhibits, free of charge - Deephorizon, a colorful creation which presents an ever-changing digital reconstruction of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and Handfalls, a unique installation in the museum’s lily pond of floating images of water-filled hands and blooming lotus flowers that create a compelling image. Guided group tours and a photography workshops will also be available and open to the public throughout the day.
Additionally, In honor of a recent $1 million contribution to DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, and in celebration of International Museum Day, LVS has partnered with the museum to offer a special discount to all Sands Team Members and one child for entry during today’s event.
In the U.S., the Museum Day observance coincides with the annual Armed Forces Day. To reinforce its ongoing commitment to members of the military, Las Vegas Sands has also sponsored free admission to all military members (with valid photo ID) and one child at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum on May 18 as well.
A strong involvement and commitment to our communities is central to the way Las Vegas Sands does business, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate, around the world, the benefits museums offer to the public.
State-of-the-art nano-filtration system at The Palazzo Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sands is quickly becoming known not just for its world-class gaming, luxury accommodations, celebrity chef-inspired dining and exquisite shopping experiences, but also for our commitment to the planet through our Sands ECO 360o program.
Our green initiatives incorporate both common and unique best practices to ensure that all of our properties – from Las Vegas to Macao, from Singapore to Pennsylvania – are operating in a way that offers an exceptional guest experience as well as exemplifies our dedication to sustainability.
Glenn Hasek of Green Lodging News was given an up close look into one of our more exclusive green operating systems – the state-of-the-art nano-filtration system found just below The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
As Hasek notes, this system is just one of the many reasons The Venetian|The Palazzo and Sands Expo complex is one of the largest LEED certified buildings in the world.
Sustainable operations has long been an important pillar in the way Las Vegas Sands does business, and we appreciate the opportunity to share all we have done and what more is to come.
Fresh & delicious food from the city’s top restaurants at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair.
Savor the tastes and signature creations of the city’s most renowned chefs. Come join Chef Daniel Boulud and Nearly 75 of Las Vegas’ finest restaurants, nightclubs and beverage purveyors on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at The Palazzo from 7-10 p.m. VIP admission is at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at all Venetian | Palazzo Box Offices.
General Admission: $105
Entrance begins at 7pm.
Early Admission (Limited Number of Tickets): $155
Enjoy the event one hour longer; entrance begins at 6pm.
VIP (Limited Number of Tickets): $190
Entrance begins at 6pm. Enjoy an exclusive VIP-only pool area with lounge and cabana seating, a passed appetizer and drinks reception, and a meet and greet with renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. Special gift bag to be given to the first 250 VIP ticket buyers.
Now Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios is definitely up for the fight: he’s stronger, more experienced, and his admirable lack of hubris in this match will make him all the more dangerous on Nov. 24 when he battles the great Manny Pacquiao at the Sands Cotai Arena. If you can’t attend this much-anticipated fight, it’ll be televised on HBO pay per view.
Manny Pacquiao & Brandon Ríos to meet at Cotai Arena on Nov. 24
“It’s going to take awhile to realize how big this is,” said Edward Tracy, president and chief executive of Sands China. “Top Rank [the promoters] keep getting calls about why they moved it out of Vegas. For us, and for Macau, it’s an incredible achievement, and will generate the kind of publicity that only a superstar of Pacquiao’s caliber could bring.”
As mentioned in previous posts, Earth Hour’s I Will If You Will challenge aimed at getting people to practice sustainability by making four lifestyle changes – reduce the use of plastic bags, turn up air-conditioning by one degree, switch to energy-efficient LED lights and take shorter showers.
The spirit of Earth Hour was highly visible within Marina Bay Sands. Numerous Team Members fulfilled their environmental pledges this year–either by cycling to work, walking for a cause, shaving their heads, dying their hair green, going vegetarian or using the stairs instead of the elevators.
As mentioned by co-founder of Earth Hour, Andy Ridley: “Earth Hour has always been more than a lights off campaign, and we are now seeing some extraordinary environmental outcomes on the way to achieving our long-term vision.” Truly, Marina Bay Sands and its team members have made a positive impact and will continue to do so in the future.
A big thank you to Jolene Jialin Yeo from our Communications team and Lock Lee from our Sustainability team for their joint efforts in making Earth Hour 2013 truly a memorable one for Marina Bay Sands!
Marina Bay Sands Team Members who supported the I Will If You Will challenge
Earth Hour 2013 all around the Marina Bay Area
Team Members supporting their fellow Team Members and fulfilling their own pledges
Sands for Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, conducted our first quarterly volunteerism event in March 2013 which turned out to be a great success.
More than 200 Team Members from various departments gave a fresh coat of paint to Mountbatten Vocational School, an affiliation to our designated charity – The Singapore Association of the Deaf (SADeaf) over five days.
The event kicked off on Saturday, 16 March 2013, with close to 80 Team Members and Senior Management preparing the walls of Levels 1 and 2 by sanding down the surface before applying the first coat of paint. Team Members from Facilities were on-site to guide on safety and proper techniques.
During the five days, I had the privilege to work with many of our Team Members who were enthusiastic and passionate about giving back to the community. Sales Administrator, Valerie Lee was always with a ready smile for the camera despite having paint splattered all over her. “In the past, I have done distribution of food rations to the needy in old estates. Their smile tells me it’s all worth it!” she said.
Valerie Lee(left) with her colleague Shirlyn You (right) giving the camera high 5s
Our Team Members took a total of 800 man-hours to paint the classrooms, doors, ceilings and the corridor.
Team Members who participated are looking forward to the next event. Assistant Manager, Laundry/Linen and Supplies, Lim Keh Jun said, “The Sands for Singapore experience was fantastic! I got to meet up with the usual volunteers and it was my first attempt at painting! Not only did I learn how to paint, I was also giving back to the society. I look forward to participating in the next event. I hope to see familiar faces and new faces then!”
Lim Keh Jun (extreme left) getting ready to paint the walls with his fellow Team Members
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