Starting from October, 17-year-old convention centre Suntec Singapore will close for six months for a major overhaul.
Modernisation of the six-storey venue will cost $180 million, and, according to a spokesperson, will include the construction of a two-storey interactive digital wall and an all-new exterior look.
When the overhaul was announced in October last year, Suntec Singapore said the move would focus on “flexibility, functionality and convertibility” while integrating a “high degree of advanced technology”.
Suntec Singapore is one of Singapore’s four major MICE venues and the temporary closure will mean a large loss of space for hosting such events.
Last year, Suntec Singapore held around 30 per cent of the year’s business for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.
Conveniently located in the central business district, Suntec Singapore has hosted more than 18,000 events since 1995, including conferences and meetings for the World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
The other three major venues for MICE events are Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa and Singapore Expo.
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