Previewing the kind of facility which may eventually be available in Japanese IRs, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has opened a luxury Japanese restaurant called KOMA, which has a capacity to host over three hundred people.
KOMA was conceptualized by the Tao Group, a global hospitality company that also brought the Ferris wheel nightclub Marquee to Marina Bay Sands, and was designed by the US firm Rockwell Group,
The entranceway to KOMA is a twenty meter passageway lined with torii in the style of Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine. The main room features a 2.5 meter high bell and a replica of a traditional Japanese footbridge. The ceilings are high, creating an open, spacious feeling.
The most expensive item on the menu is the wagyu beef, coming in at S$275 (about US$200) per serving.
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.