RWS forecasts 17 million visitors for 2013

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) expects to have 17 million visitors for 2013. 

The integrated resort shared this forecast on Friday morning, ahead of its grand opening in the evening. 

RWS, which started welcoming guests in January 2010, has 16 million visitors to date for 2012. 

The recently-opened Marine Life Park is expected to draw the extra one million visitors to the integrated resort next year. 

Since 2010, it has seen a total of 45 million guests. 

RWS will offer new attractions progressively. 

They include a new ride at Universal Studios Singapore based on the children's show, Sesame Street, and new education and conservation programmes at Marine Life Park. 

The integrated resort has generated over 13,000 jobs. 

Seventy per cent of the jobs are taken up by Singaporeans.