Peace and quiet can be elusive in the city. Some seek out these precious moments in parks, others pay good money to find them overseas.

But stillness can be distressing for tourist attractions, like how Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS) 49 hectares of hotels, theme parks and casino fell silent last year.

At the peak of the lockdowns, Singapore’s tourism industry suffered an 81.2% y-o-y decline in international visitor arrivals and $963 million in gazetted hotel room revenue in 3Q2020.

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