Just 15 minutes from downtown Singapore's high rises is a gem of a resort island, Sentosa. There, a $4.7 billion, 10-year master plan is unfolding to transform the island into a recreation hot spot, with three beaches and dozens of tourist attractions
Sentosa has three resorts — Shangri La's Rasa Sentosa, NTUC Sentosa Beach Resort, and the Sijori Resort — and a hotel/conference center, the Beaufort. The 214-room Beaufort last year refurbished all guest rooms, redesigned its award-winning restaurant, and built a new spa.
Everyone speaks English, and the infrastructure in Singapore is the envy of the world.
For events, Singapore has public/private options such as the party facilities outside The Fullerton, a 2-year-old hotel that was formerly home to the General Post Office.