Asean Para Games: Marina Bay Sands modifies rooms in preparation as Games Village

MBS is also the venue for four sports - goalball, five-a-side football, sailing and powerlifting.
MBS is also the venue for four sports - goalball, five-a-side football, sailing and powerlifting. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Athletes competing at the Dec 3-9 Asean Para Games can look forward to a seamless and comfortable stay at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) when they arrive for the biennial meet, said Games organisers on Saturday.

The resort, which is the designated Games Village, will host some 3,000 athletes and officials for the duration of the Games, with 50 per cent of its rooms being set aside for them.

Of these rooms, 390 have been fitted with shower heads with extendable hose to make them user-friendly for the para-athletes. Some rooms also have sliding doors for toilets and closets, as well as handlebars and ledges in showers.

The second level of MBS' Tower Three has also been transformed into a medical centre, which will be manned around the clock by 50 medical staff throughout the meet.

Athletes and officials can also enjoy the hotel's facilities such as its swimming pool, gym and business centre.

MBS is also the venue for four sports - goalball, five-a-side football, sailing and powerlifting.

Said Rostam Umar, mayor of the Games Village: "We are in the final stretch of preparations and are happy with what we have so far at the Games Village. We chose MBS because it allows us to locate all our key services under one roof.

"The athletes' dining hall, competition halls and transport hall, for example, are on the same floor, adding to the ease of moving around within the Games Village. The Games Village is also in close proximity to the Sports Hub - where most of the other competitions are held."