The rise of Singapore's IRs: How Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa are appealing to wealthy global audience

Eight years ago, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Singapore transformed Singapore's skyline when they opened. More will be done - last week, it was announced that the two integrated resorts will pump in $9 billion to build world-class attractions.

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Chinese national Jessica does not bat an eyelid dropping $5,000 for a T-shirt or $100,000 for a watch during her weekly shopping jaunts.

And her favourite destination is the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS), which offers an array of her favourite luxury brands - Hermes, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe.

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