Integrated Casinos-Resorts, Spaceports and Racing cars: Tourism Labour and Governmentalities in Singapore’s Tourism Development

By dr. Chin Ee Ong - The establishment of integrated casinos-resorts, the construction of spaceports and the hosting of Formula One racing events have added to the island state’s tourism offerings.

This project first considers the political economic and cultural discourses that shape such recent tourism development in the island state of Singapore within the island state’s broader developmental history and its history of labour governmentalities. It will also examine the implications and consequences brought about by such economic and political shaping of citizen-workers and offer suggestions on a more inclusive and participatory platform for tourism development in Singapore.