Rough Love At Marina Bay Sands

May 13th, 2013 | J.C.

Watch Raising The Bar: A Mixologist series that celebrates the art of bartending and the diverse cocktails available at the Celebrity Chef bars at Marina Bay Sands.

To All The Moms Out There…

May 12th, 2013 | J.C.

Thanks for giving us life. Happy Mother’s day! :-)

But, hold up, he made the prediction a couple years ago (Elie Seckbach’s video of it). And his famous trainer, world champ Robert Garcia, even says in the video that Rios will be ready in a year.

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 vs. Brandon Ríos to meet at Cotai Arena on Nov. 24

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.”

Las Vegas Sands has partnered with GE Lighting to strengthen our commitment to green meetings and sustainable operations.

Earth Hour 2013 At Marina Bay Sands

May 7th, 2013 | Jonathan Vista

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 (IWIFYW) challenge

Marina Bay Sands Team Members who supported the I Will If You Will challenge

 

Earth Hour 2013 all around the Marina Bay Area

Earth Hour 2013 all around the Marina Bay Area

 

Team Members supporting their fellow Team Members and fulfilling their own pledges

Team Members supporting their fellow Team Members and fulfilling their own pledges

Lending Our Hands To Paint

May 3rd, 2013 | Jonathan Vista

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

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

Lim Keh Jun (extreme left) getting ready to paint the walls with his fellow Team Members

Journey to the Egyptian afterlife at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. For the first time in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the secrets of the mysterious Egyptian burial practices and mummification process are revealed in technologically-advanced detail with the arrival of Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, an exhibition featuring mummies and artifacts culled from the famed Egyptian collection of the British Museum.

The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts begins July 1, 2013, bringing a host of family-friendly themed entertainment to visitors of Cotai Strip Resorts, as the result of an alliance between Sands China and DreamWorks Animation. The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference at the Venetian Theatre.  Left to right: Yoshi Maruyama, Global Head of Location Based Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation; Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; Edward Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd.; Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited.

The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts begins July 1, 2013, bringing a host of family-friendly themed entertainment to visitors of Cotai Strip Resorts, as the result of an alliance between Sands China and DreamWorks Animation. The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference at the Venetian Theatre.

Sands Cotai Strip Resorts will soon be home to the interactive and entertaining DreamWorks Experience, beginning July 1, 2013, as a result of the new relationship between Sands China Ltd. and the world famous DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. With this monumental move, Sands China is taking the lead to introduce a first-of-its-kind family fun destination to Macao in what the company believes will be a key factor in promoting the diversification of Macao’s tourism industry.

“All of us at DreamWorks Animation are excited to bring the DreamWorks Experience to this amazing integrated resort city,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg. “Cotai Strip Resorts has become a great destination for families and now it’s going to be even better!”

Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts is the result of a new resort licencing agreement between Sands China and DreamWorks Animation, bringing the global entertainment company’s well-known characters and franchises, such as Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek and Madagascar to events, shows and offerings throughout Cotai Strip Resorts on the properties of Sands Cotai Central and The Venetian Macao. The arrival of the DreamWorks cast of animated characters represents an exciting first for Macao. Guests and visitors will have new opportunities to see and interact with well-known franchise characters including Po from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots from Shrek; Alex the lion, King Julien and the penguins from Madagascar and Toothless and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, just to name a few. [Read More]

The Making Of A Megastructure

April 26th, 2013 | J.C.

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.

Queen Priscilla Rolls Into Town

April 24th, 2013 | Darcy Martinez

In case you missed the news, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — The Musical” will be at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas from June 18 till August 31. An international hit with over 500 dazzling costumes, the show  features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” For tickets, visit our website.