The Bus Resort, consisting of 20 decommissioned SBS buses, will provide locals and tourists with another staycation destination next year.
The resort will be located next to Changi Village Hawker Centre — meaning it’s going to be beside shops and food outlets, the Changi East Boardwalk, Changi Beach Park and Changi Point Ferry Terminal in case guests wish to hop onto a boat to Pulau Ubin as well.
According to 8World News, the 8,600 square metres (sqm) site will consist of 20 retired buses repurposed into 28-sqm rooms.
Guests won’t feel like they’re on a bus as the rooms offer luxurious amenities, even a bathtub. Once outside the cabin, each bus has a 15 sqm outdoor area complete with a BBQ pit.
The estimated price per night for a room is S$300 to S$400 per person.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on Sunday (Aug 28), which WTS Travel and Tours shared on its Facebook account. The travel agency came up with the idea of giving the buses a breath of life after retirement.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Maliki Osman, was the event’s guest-of-honour. He noted that this “unique project” was a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate Changi Point.
It is a part of the “East Coast Plan initiative” in making the constituency more vibrant, he added, as quoted by Today.
Dr Osman noted that mature trees would be maintained in developing the resort. It also wouldn’t negatively affect the animals or ecosystem, but enhance them.
“With The Bus Resort, it will contribute to the precinct’s culture and ecosystem as a place to enjoy wellness and recuperate away from the city life,” WTS Travel and Tours noted.
The Bus Resort is scheduled to open in April 2023. /TISG
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