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RWS, MBS to close casinos tomorrow

Casino operators Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will close their casinos from 2pm to 6pm tomorrow, as a mark of respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

RWS will also suspend most of its business operations from 2pm to 2.05pm tomorrow. In a circular to its staff yesterday, RWS senior vice-president Seah-Khoo Ee Boon asked staff to "wear sombre colours on Sunday. Alternative attire will be arranged for those with brightly coloured uniforms".

RWS will also screen the live telecast of Mr Lee's state funeral on television screens in the resort from 12.30pm.

RWS has cancelled its night shows - Crane Dance and Lake Of Dreams - from March 23 to March 31. The Hollywood Dreams Parade and Lake Hollywood Spectacular in Universal Studios Singapore will also be cancelled today.

MBS has cancelled its light and water show - Wonder Full - at the Event Plaza for a week. The 13-minute show will resume on March 30 at 8pm.

RWS said on its website: "Together with the rest of the nation, we mourn the loss of a great leader. ... We apologise for any inconvenience caused."