A tourist looks out from the mouth of the Merlion statue on Singapore's Sentosa Island March 26, 2010. Visitor arrivals in Singapore rose 24 percent in February from a year ago to reach 857,000, the highest ever for the month as the city-state's first casino opened to lure tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday.
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A man stands on a balcony inside the main lobby of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel during its inauguration in Singapore April 27, 2010. Las Vegas Sands, the world's most valuable casino firm, expects to recoup its $5.5 billion investment in its Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore within five years, CEO Sheldon Adelson said on Tuesday. Read more REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)

A trainee croupier displays a deck of cards on a table at a training school for casino staff in Singapore March 26, 2010. The facility, which runs 24 hours a day and seven days a week, is the training ground for croupiers, dealers and other staff who will work in the Marina Bay Sands casino when it opens on April 27. It includes tables to train staff in a variety of games and in management, accounting and security.
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File photo of the skyline of the financial district of Raffles Place. Last year the government announced plans to set aside more land for intensive farming and Mah Bow Tan, minister for national development, said local produce could serve as a "strategic stockpile" for the population, which currently stands at five million. Read more
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A boat carrying tourists sails past the soon-to-be-opened Marina Bay Sands casino site in Singapore's business district March 26, 2010. Visitor arrivals in Singapore rose 24 percent in February from a year ago to reach 857,000, the highest ever for the month as the city-state's first casino opened to lure tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)

A tourist boat passes the soon to be opened Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore April 25, 2010. The $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands casino will start operating on Tuesday along with 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, and several dining outlets, according to Las Vegas Sands. Read more
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A general view of the soon to be opened Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore April 25, 2010. The $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands casino will start operating on Tuesday along with 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, and several dining outlets, according to Las Vegas Sands. Read more
REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: CITYSCAPE BUSINESS SOCIETY)

People stand on a platform of the Helix Bridge leading the soon to be opened Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore April 25, 2010. The $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands casino will start operating on Tuesday along with 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, and several dining outlets, according to Las Vegas Sands. Read more
REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: CITYSCAPE BUSINESS SOCIETY)

A general view the Helix bridge leading to the soon to be opened Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore April 25, 2010. The $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands casino will start operating on Tuesday along with 963 hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall and convention centre, and several dining outlets, according to Las Vegas Sands. Read more
REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: CITYSCAPE BUSINESS SOCIETY)

Trainees watch as a trainee croupier counts chips on a roulette table at a training school for casino staff in Singapore March 26, 2010. The facility, which runs 24 hours a day and seven days a week, is the training ground for croupiers, dealers and other staff who will work in the Marina Bay Sands casino when it opens on April 27. It includes tables to train staff in a variety of games and in management, accounting and security.
REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)