Singapore’s two integrated resorts are undergoing a $9 billion expansion as part of the city state’s bid to revive its flagging economic fortunes. But this may not be enough to drive Singapore’s next phase of growth.

(Apr 8): On a recent Saturday afternoon, the shops at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) were teeming with tourists, some of whom had paid $10 a head for a shopping mall version of a sampan ride down the Singapore River. Later that evening, the ballrooms upstairs played host to a glitzy convention of Los Angeles-based weight management product company Herbalife’s top distributors.

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