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PostSubject: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:13 pm

DISNEYLAND SINGAPORE: Disneyland May Be Built At Marina East

Walt Disney confirmed that Disneyland is in talks with the Singapore Government to build a theme park in Singapore.

Singapore Tourism Board says they are looking at all avenues to bring tourism growth into Singapore to achieve the 2015 Tourism target.

Disney says they are totally not interested in building a theme park in Malaysia, and has never started any negotiations with the Malaysians.

According to sources, Disneyland Singapore will be constructed next to Marina Bay Golf Course.

This piece of land is very near to the city. Across the waters will be the new Marina Bay Downtown. And facing the land is a unobstructed view of the sea. Behind the land is the high end Tanjong Rhu residential area. It takes less than 30 minutes to travel from Changi Airport to the potential site. And this piece of land is an exceptionally golden piece of prime land.

For example, the 20.6 hectres of land for the Marina Bay Sands was sold to Las Vegas Sands at S$1.2 billion. And last year, the 3.55 hectres of land from the new Marina Bay Downtown was sold off to conglomerates at S$1.8 billion.

The land size the Govenrment will allocate to Walt Disney is still under discussion, but sources revealed that the size of Disneyland Singapore will be roughly the same as Disneyland Tokyo.

Disneyland Singapore will be a more compact theme park with some of its attraction built inside buildings.

As the Marina East land is next to the sea, Disneyland Singapore will most probably have a sea theme or a futuristic theme to it.

Analysts say that the Marina Bay Golf Course may be returned to the Government once their lease is up, so that Disneyland Singapore can begin construction of the second phase of their theme park.

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm

Maybe the should do it like in Orlando...

DisneyLand Resort with a golf course...
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:16 pm

or they can literally build a 'mickey mouse' golf course.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:41 pm

scottycollector wrote:
or they can literally build a 'mickey mouse' golf course.

Haha!!!! Tats a good one!!
But green fee must be damn expensive!!

I love Disneyland!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:42 pm

This is a old report that came out in 2006 I think...
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:07 pm

Yap... old news but just a reminder to show that even our only surviving public course may be a target for closure Sad

Very soon, we will need to go across the causeway to play golf already.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:30 pm

I wonder if non golfers in sg (much larger population than us) were to read this forum and would think who care about u elitist golfers, we need more room for football fields, parks, stadiums etc for the masses Very Happy

Are we living in a bubble?
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:32 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
Maybe the should do it like in Orlando...

DisneyLand Resort with a golf course...

+1 Can drop kids off to Disneyland while daddy plays one round of golf.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:44 pm

I firmly believe that any open air theme park in our part of the world will not do well in the long term. The weather is far too hot or wet or humid to make the fun worth waiting for.

Don't get me wrong - it's a nice idea to have Disneyland in Singapore but unless they can keep the crowds cool and dry throughout of the year, I'll stick to visiting the Zoo or any of the other wildlife parks where the environment matches what the visitors are there to see.

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:34 pm

Yeah...i sure didnt enjoy all the waiting time in legoland. No shades, sweaty under the sun, then drenched in rain, and the 5 hours wait for 10mins of rides, no effing express pass.

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:10 pm

I would rather play golf than go to Disneyland. What is this nonsense. We already have universal studios. Where are our chances for us golfers. That means more packed golf lessons/golf course which equals to more people giving up golf maybe because they can't afford to go Malaysia or indonesia due to transportation reasons? COE is rising still. This ultimately sucks man.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:20 pm

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Yeah...i sure didnt enjoy all the waiting time in legoland. No shades, sweaty under the sun, then drenched in rain, and the 5 hours wait for 10mins of rides, no effing express pass.


I was drenched in sweat when I waited around at HK Disneyland. Perhaps it's ok when it's cool but if it's not, it's a nightmare and certainly not the happiest place on earth.

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Funny, i dont mind 5hrs sweating on the greens, being buaya-ed by the likes of Mloy, Babycroc and others.

The kids wont mind waiting in disneyland, i suppose Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:53 pm

Forcing golfers to migrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:56 pm

since 2006 report...now is 2013...think MBGC should be safe?
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:24 pm

Golf is a game for the affluent. Whether you like it or not. If golf was made accessible to the masses here in terms of price and accessibility , it would be akin to the government making a Ferrari affordable for everyone .

Maybe if the people complaining about this issue spent more time at work then sneaking off for a weekday game maybe you too would be able to afford a golf membership

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:37 pm

Any body wants to join me at Speakers Corner this weekend to protest against the negotiation with Disneyland for a piece of precious land which could be use to built housing units for the future generations???? What a Face I will be there....NOT !!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:40 pm

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Forcing golfers to migrate.

Jeez... does every discussion have to lean towards the "population issue"?

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:10 am

more in tune with the topic....

im a regular @ MBGC...would be a pity if we lose her..... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:26 am

adenn20 wrote:
more in tune with the topic....

im a regular @ MBGC...would be a pity if we lose her..... Sad

I'm not a big fan of MBGC though I do like it's convenience. That said, I'll be disappointed to see it go as well. The views from the course are to die for and it's almost iconic for Singapore. I've got friends in the US who know of MBGC as the "course with a view" though they've never heard of the Merlion.

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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:34 am

JonL_TK wrote:
Maybe the should do it like in Orlando...

DisneyLand Resort with a golf course...

I thought we have our own Mickey Mouse course @ Tanglin? Laughing But I am sure that course is sure to go. Too expensive a land at that prestigious location to keep as a golf course.
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:17 am

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adenn20 wrote:
more in tune with the topic....

im a regular @ MBGC...would be a pity if we lose her..... Sad

I'm not a big fan of MBGC though I do like it's convenience. That said, I'll be disappointed to see it go as well. The views from the course are to die for and it's almost iconic for Singapore. I've got friends in the US who know of MBGC as the "course with a view" though they've never heard of the Merlion.

Agreed. I was playing with a guy from US who parachuted into our flight and he was commenting that the views are awesome and the grounds are comparable to some of the TPC clubs that he played in the US.

I'm secretly suspecting that the course won't go though, if you looking at the layout, with Gardens by the Bay and East Coast Park, this forms a "green lung" that will support the recreational activities for the new downtown. I'm just guessing though...
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:37 am

Well, you never know what is going to happen until it happen. Look at Budget Terminal. Built and completed in 2005. Less than 8 years after opening to a grand fanfare they decided to tear down the terminal. A complete waste of money.

If the decision is to close MBGC, I will not be surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:47 am

maybe the 9hole golf course at istana singapore along orchard road shd be made public... think must be least utilised pc of golf course in singapore eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Less SG Golf Courses... MBGC may be in pipeline for closure too :(   Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 pm

jeffman88 wrote:
maybe the 9hole golf course at istana singapore along orchard road shd be made public... think must be least utilised pc of golf course in singapore eh?

That course is exclusive to the Government servants and will remain so for a long time. Rolling Eyes
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