Archive for February, 2012

Quote Of The Day

February 28th, 2012 | J.C.

“The moment I stepped off the plane in Singapore, I felt like Alice in Wonderland. I remember how amazing the airport was and could not wait to see what the city had to offer. One (of many) amazing must-sees in Singapore is most definitely the ArtScience Museum. If nothing more, the architecture will blow you away long before you step foot inside. The ArtScience museum was designed by renown architect Moshe Safdie. Its iconic lotus-inspired presence is located at the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, alongside the Marina Bay waterfront.  ArtScience has been called “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore” by Mr. Sheldon Adelson, the visionary chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.” — Susan at Bangstyle.

Welcome To Macau

February 24th, 2012 | J.C.

A nice overview of Macau with some lovely footage of The Venetian Macao.

A Taste Of Bethlehem

February 23rd, 2012 | J.C.

If you’ve never been to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it’s quite charming and beautiful. You get a taste of the luscious area in this video from Joe & Gail Barrila, real estate agents at Hip N Cool To Live Here.  

Did you know that according to Fodor’s our integrated resort is one of North America’s 5 Greenest Hotels? A fellow team member informed me of this great news. This is what Fodor’s had to say about us:

Taken as a whole, the “campus” that comprises of The Venetian, The Palazzo and the Sands Exposition and Convention Center in Las Vegas is one of the largest green facilities in the world. A special “nano” filtration system turns wastewater into irrigation water for plants, while more than 75 percent of food waste is reused as compost or animal feed at a local farm. Expert Tip: Preferred parking is available for hybrid vehicles.

Congratulations to all our team members for this achievement.

Experience The Sands SkyPark

February 17th, 2012 | J.C.

Sands Macao At Night

February 15th, 2012 | J.C.

Short but nice.

Meet The Millionth Visitor To…

February 14th, 2012 | Bhavna Moolani

Wonder Full, which is Southeast Asia’s largest light and water show. Conceptualized by Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Leven, Wonder Full is a 360-degree multimedia attraction that entertains spectators around Marina Bay every night with its universal story of humanity and the wonders of life. To say thank you to our visitors, Marina Bay Sands rewarded its millionth visitor, Daniel Kaeselitz, with the Grand Prize worth over S$5,000.

It was an evening filled with excitement. The band covered popular songs from the likes of Coldplay and Bruno Mars, as a huge crowd started to gather at the Event Plaza—with over 2,000 members of the public there for their chance to win The Ultimate Marina Bay Sands Experience!

Building A Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene In Singapore

February 10th, 2012 | Philicia Tan

Last month, the Wall Street Journal declared that “Singapore has shown that it can attract international contemporary art galleries to its shores. Now, the city-state wants to keep them here for the long haul.”

Here in Singapore, it is true that our local arts scene is going through a veritable renaissance. We have been fortunate to have, as never before, various platforms that spur creativity and vibrancy. Local artists now enjoy opportunities to gain international attention. Events such as Art Stage Singapore 2012–held last month at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands–are helping to create a new art hub in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Ready For IceWorld 2012

February 9th, 2012 | Kenny Coyle

It gets pretty cold in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, temperatures of −41.4 °C (−43 °F) have been recorded. But this city of more than 5 million people has turned this frozen feature into a global tourist attraction.

Each January the city hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world.

Last year, The Venetian Macao brought over 40 of Harbin’s top ice-sculptors to create IceWorld, a miniature version of the festival in the hotel’s CotaiExpo area. A specially built refrigerated space was built for the show. It had to be kept at a steady temperature of -15°C, while outside Macao’s hot and humid summers can hit 35°C.

IceWorld exceeded all expectations, attracting more than 200,000 visitors. The show proved so popular that IceWorld’s run was extended and ran for four months, rather than the three that was originally scheduled. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet The Woman Behind Sheldon Adelson

February 8th, 2012 | J.C.

Fortune has an excellent article today about Miriam Adelson:

While she is much less well-known than her husband, Miriam Adelson is not your average billionaire’s wife. Rather, she is an accomplished medical doctor, as well as her husband’s partner in a range of business and philanthropic activities….

In 2000, the couple opened the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic in Las Vegas. Despite the fact that the couple’s fortune was last tallied at $21.5 billion, Dr. Adelson still puts on the lab coat every day, conducting research on treatment, collaborating on studies of genetic predisposition to addiction, and working directly with patients. “I went to visit her once at the clinic in Tel Aviv,” says Zvi Galil, the former president of Tel Aviv University. “I had to wait 25 minutes to see her because she was personally seeing to the treatment of an addict. That’s amazing, considering her position.” Indeed, one half of the world’s richest Jewish couple has remained at the front lines of addiction treatment, a fight she joined long before she had money enough to never work again.

She is quite proud of what the clinics have done. “My clinics have achieved far above the goals I had for them,” she says. “Saving a drug addict is the equivalent of saving about 20 people. Treating one drug addict reduces his criminal activity, reduces his arrests, reduces his appearances in court, reduces his time sitting in prison, reduces his injecting drugs, reduces him being infected with HIV & Hepatitis C while sharing needles, and reduces his infecting others if he is already infected. It also improves his general medical condition, improves his behavior at home and in the environment, improves his work habits, and has a positive impact on his family by having a normal person around them. By treating one person, we can save many lives, and a mission like that is very much fulfilling.”

Read the whole thing. Also, if you missed it, here is a previous blog article about a terrific woman who was saved at Miriam Adelson’s clinic.

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