Sentosa Island welcomes its 150 millionth guest ahead of 40th anniversary
150 million guests and counting.
Sentosa Island crowned its 150 millionth guest as part of celebrations for its 40th anniversary.
14-year old Nur Athirah Kamal walked away with 150 prizes valued at nearly $10,000 - all treats that she can enjoy with her family on the island.
And it seems third time's the charm for Nur Athirah, who said she's only visited the island three times.
"I'm feeling very excited right now because I'm the 150 millionth visitor here so it wasn't really what I expected right now so I'm really in shock and very happy right now."
Some of the treats include hotel stays, attraction tickets and even a one year complimentary island admission.
The hunt for its 150 millionth visitor comes as Sentosa celebrates 40 years of serving up fun in the sun for Singaporeans and tourists alike.
CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation says there's been a steady growth of visitors throughout the years.
"If you go back to the early 70s, we were getting about 600,000-700,000 people a year and last year we had 90 million people come. That's a 30 fold increase over the 40 years so it's built up very strongly."
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