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Eighth Wonder proposal revealed

31 October 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Dow Jones MarketWatch: "Eighth Wonder, a Las Vegas casino developer vying to build Singapore's second casino-resort, Tuesday unveiled its proposal which included wedding pavilions designed by Vera Wang and a soccer stadium named after soccer legend Pele.

"Other attractions include a spa and wellness center operated by spiritual guru Deepak Chopra and an oceanarium managed by EarthEcho International, a company headed by Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of the late French undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

"All in, Eighth Wonder's proposal for the casino-resort on Sentosa island, which it has said is worth S$5.5 billion, involves the building of 10 hotels with over 2,100 rooms, a 7,500-seat theater within the crater of an artificial dormant volcano, and 35 rides and attractions created by a cofounder of Universal Studios Robert Ward.

"The resort, called Harry's Island, will create an estimated 15,000 permanent jobs and is expected to draw some 15 million visitors by 2014, Eighth Wonder said…"

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