What do David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, John Barnes, Robbie Fowler and Peter Crouch have in common? (Hint: It is something other than football)
These sporting superstars were recently at Marina Bay Sands as part of Sands for Singapore, ahead of the Sands for Singapore Festival which will be held in August.
The legendary and very passionate Beckham recently stopped by our little red dot and joined us in our initiative to give back to the community. Sixty local children between the ages of 8 and 17 from The Guardian Academy and students from Singapore Association for the Deaf’s affiliated schools were given an opportunity to meet and be inspired by him.
He also kicked off the Sands for Singapore Festival by signing a jersey that will form the centrepiece of “The Art of Shopping” where the public will be able to view and bid for the signed jersey during the festival with all proceeds to benefit local charity, Art Outreach.
David Beckham signs jersey for charity
Not long before that, 18 Premier League Superstars were at The Shoppes to conduct an exclusive football clinic for 60 students from The Guardian Academy. The lucky and excited kids were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try their hand at juggling, dribbling and taking a penalty.
Football clinic for 60 lucky students
Learning from the best
From 16 – 18 August, Marina Bay Sands will be giving back to Singapore with the inaugural Sands for Singapore Festival. Read more about it here.
National Geographic’s documentary about the construction of The Venetian Macao came out a few years ago. If you haven’t seen it, the film is well worth watching. The sheer breadth of human creativity—from the mathematics to the fine arts to the business genius–behind building such a resort is extraordinary.
Theme song to Zou Shiming “Fists of Gold” performed by Stephanie Cheng 郑融. The two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion Zou Shiming will make his professional debut on Saturday, 6 April 2013 at CotaiArena, Venetian Macao.
This week the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Burba Hotel Network presents LVS President & COO Michael Leven with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, which is the world’s largest hotel investment conference. CNBC interviewed Mr. Leven whom they called an “icon of the industry.” Take a look.
For those who missed it, the Cotai Strip was the scene of a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that was, by all accounts, incredible. The celebrity-filled spectacular featured a special concert from the hit TV show The Voice of China and Hong Kong’s Paul Wong & The Postman at the CotaiArena, and also included a countdown to a magnificent fireworks display that rung in the New Year.
A massive crowd gathered to see the fireworks along with Winter in Venice’s glittering five-minute display of a 43,000-square-foot (4,000-square-metre) special edition 3D video mapping countdown, which lit up the facade of The Venetian Macao at 11:55 pm. The dazzling pyrotechnic show that followed contained almost 5,500 individual fireworks reflecting the character and uniqueness of the Cotai Strip properties.
Living Asia Channel recently produced a short film that nicely captures Macao, revealing its unique blend of colonial European architecture, Chinese culture and history, and modern hotels and entertainment. If you’re planning a trip to Macao–or just want to get a flavor of this wonderful city–then you’ll enjoy the footage and overview in their video below.