Originally Posted by Ringo33
actually you got mixed up.The Jurong Country club, which is a golf course will remain, they just got their lease extended after agreeing to URA request to build a hotel in the club.
fairway on the other side of the lake is only a driving range with some club facilities like pool etc. They are the last establishment still operating in that area which currently is being zoned for "future attractions" and hotels under the JLD plan. The only residential site in that area is those existing old apartments along Yuan Ching Road, while all commercial activities will be located next tom JE mrt station.
considering that we already have Universal Studio and Legoland across the border, so I believe the future attractions at JLD will have to be something of similar scale in order to be viable. And the casino part is simply a good source of revenue for potential operator to justify such multi billion dollar investment.
I didn't really keep track of the golf courses. I think most of them should go. The land should be utilized for parks that are more accessible to the public. Two casinos are enough to generate the buzz. We need to have something more different to attract tourists dollars.