Visitors to Sentosa in Singapore can now connect to the Internet for free with the launch of Wireless@SG service on the island.
Provided by telco M1, the free Wi-Fi service will be available at the Beach Station, Imbiah Lookout, The Port of Lost Wonder, and Mount Faber Leisure Group's facilities. Users simply need to log onto the network once before being automatically connected, as long as the Wi-Fi function is turned on. The network will provide up to 2Mbps surfing speed.
According to Eu Kwang Chin, Sentosa Development Corporation's (SDC) divisional director for Information Technology, the Wireless@SG service will offer visitors "greater convenience and a richer experience during their visit." Visitors can tap on the free Wi-Fi service to make use of Sentosa's mobile solutions including the RFID-based Sentosa Play Pass, MySentosa and SentosaLens mobile apps, and the Sentosa Online Store. These apps will "provide visitors with easier access to information on Sentosa's attractions and dining options [as well as] directions for getting around the island - all at no cost," said Chin.
To ensure that the Wireless@SG initiative further enhances guest experience, SDC will study the adoption rate and usage patterns at the four hotspots during the trial period. It will then consider proceeding with roll-out plans in the subsequent phases of the initiative as necessitated by demand. These could include extending coverage progressively to more locations island-wide or increasing surfing speeds where appropriate.
This one-year trial Wi-Fi service makes Sentosa one of the largest free outdoor Wi-Fi sites in Singapore.
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