「The process of examinations for legalizing casinos in Singapore」

In this paper, I examine the changing nature of the Integrated Resorts (IR) debate by comparing the statement given by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the 18th of April, 2005, to previous history of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Singapore Tourism on the Board as provided by the Singaporean Diet. These records are then used together to deeply analyze the complex global and local forces which have contributed to legalization of IR having been denied four consecutive times in Singapore’s history. Further, the purpose of this research is to obtain knowledge in terms of city planning and tourism by examining how those are related to each other. Finally, I relate my findings to the current Japanese IR legalization debate, and in doing so provide a procedural framework that may be learned from and built upon within the Japanese context.