“The Thing That Has Been, it is that which Shall Be; and that which Is Done is that which Shall Be Done; and there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
SOLOMON in his observation says, “THE THING THAT HAS BEEN, IT IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE,” What has happened before will happen again.
“AND THAT WHICH IS DONE IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE DONE”. What Is Done Successfully Before Will Be Repeated Again. SUCCESS IS REPLICATED OR “SUCCESS BEGETS SUCCESS!“
In Our Posting on 24 January 2013 we mentioned the “The Acquisition of Pendas Points To An Area of IMMENSE POTENTIAL – Right Across The Sea Is SINGAPORE CIQ Custom at TUAS.” As the months unfold things are getting clearer. Sunway Group proposes not one, but two Theme Parks of International Standard. That means that they will be Bigger and Grander than the current one in Subang Jaya – which is already a highly successful enterprize.
Will It Be Patterned After Sunway Lagoon Subang Or Will It Be Patterned After SENTOSA ISLAND In SINGAPORE? Since success is Duplicated and Replicated, might as well study the BEST VALUE CREATION OF SENTOSA ISLAND. (Like Sentosa, PENDAS Is geographically Located Near The Sea With Its Many Water Features)
THE TRANSFORMATION OF SINGAPORE’S SENTOSA ISLAND
SENTOSA ISLAND was Once called “PULAU BELAKANG MATI”. Consisting 3 malay words, which means PULAU – ISLAND; BELAKANG – BEHIND OR AT THE BACK; MATI means DEATH OR DIE. Translated it means ” DEATH AT THE BACK OF THE ISLAND” What A Name! How did it come about? Well, according to folklore “DEATH ON ISLAND’S BACKSIDE” was given because of many pirates who plundered and killed sailors who sailed pass Singapore In Ancient Times. The slain bodies were buried on the Island. Another theory is during the 1942 -45 Japanese Occupation of Singapore (or Shonan in Japanese) the kempetai regularly rounded up offenders and sent them to the back Island of Death to be shot and never to be seen again. Whatever its origin, the name is inauspicious and therefore Must Be Changed.
In 1972 the name was Changed to SENTOSA which means “PEACE” or “TRANQUILITY”. To Add Value, SENTOSA was Futrher Transformed By The Conurbation of 5 Smaller Islands And The Highest Class Waterfront Bungalows were built. The Architectural Ingenuinity was to Let Cars Be Driven Right Up To The Front Porch And At The Back Is A Berth For Private Boats. Then The GOVT opened SENTOSA LANDED PROPERTY For Foreign Owership.
A Special Causeway was Built to Link Sentosa with Mainland Singapore. With Such Stroke of Genius the LAND PRICES IN SENTOSA ROSE HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER LAND IN SINGAPORE. With The Advent Of Casino & Universal Studio SENTOSA IS FULL OF LIVELY ACTIVITIES. The word MATI Is Buried Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind Long Ago! SUCH IS THE EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS OF SENTOSA!
Coming Back To PENDAS; Will SUNWAY REPLICATE SENTOSA’S SUCCESS IN PENDAS? Highly Probable. The Ultimate Intention of A Business Enterprize is to Make Profit and Create Value. However, there is a problem of logistic – After exiting Singapore CIQ Custom at TUAS, crossing the 2nd link bridge – it takes another 3 kilometer journey before reaching Malaysian Side CIQ Kastam at Tanjong Kupang. On Both Sides lie the Land of Pendas. How to access it? The BEST PRACTICAL MOVE IS TO SHIFT THE ENTIRE CIQ KASTAM THREE KILOMETER TO THE FRINGE OF THE SEA LIKE SINGAPORE CIQ CUSTOM AT TUAS!
A CONNECTING ROAD CAN THEN BE BUILT TO ACCESS PENDAS LEFT & RIGHT – CREATING GREAT VALUE AND CONVENIENCE!