New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the Cotai Strip Development

          New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the Cotai Strip Development

The Voice of China Venetian Macao Rock with Stars Countdown Concert and a
Spectacular Fireworks Display

PR Newswire

MACAO, China, Jan. 2, 2013

MACAO,China, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cotai Strip^® development was
the scene of a New Year's Eve extravaganza Monday night. The celebrity-filled
spectacular featured a special concert from the hit TV show The Voice of China
and Hong Kong's Paul Wong & The Postman at the CotaiArena™, and a countdown to
a magnificent fireworks display that rung in the New Year.

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"The fireworks display and countdown concert cap a very significant year for
Sands China with the launch of Sands^® Cotai Central, our 6,000-room
integrated resort," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Sands China Ltd. "We are proud to have achieved outstanding performances in
2012, both for our new hotel properties opened this year -- Conrad, Sheraton
and Holiday Inn -- as well as for our well-known brands -- The Venetian^®
Macao, Sands^® Macao and The Plaza™ Macao featuring Four Seasons Hotel,
reflecting that our products and services are welcomed by the market. With all
hotels at capacity and sold out mega events such as concerts featuring The
Voice of China and this past Saturday's Hacken Lee concert, it has been a
crowning end to a royal year of world-class events for Sands China. Our
commitment to Macao continues, and we thank our visitors and guests for their
support this year as we look forward to welcoming them back to our properties
in 2013."

An incredible pyrotechnic show lit up the night sky on Monday and brought 2012
to a close in dazzling style. A sequence of stunning fireworks illuminated
Cotai as they launched from Sands China's Cotai Strip properties: The Venetian
Macao, The Plaza Macao and Sands Cotai Central.

A massive crowd of people gathered excitedly at the Cotai Strip development to
see the fireworks and to start 2013 with a bang. Winter in Venice's glittering
five-minute display of a 43,000-square-foot (4,000-square-metre) special
edition 3D video mapping countdown lit up the facade of The Venetian Macao at
11:55 pm, accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack of music. The dazzling
pyrotechnic show that followed contained almost 5,500 individual fireworks
reflecting the character and uniqueness of the Cotai Strip properties.

Yang Kun, one of the mentors of The Voice of China, led over 20 talented
artists to perform at the countdown concert, which was broadcast live starting
from 11:30 pm on large outdoor LED screens within the Winter in Venice lagoon
area outside The Venetian Macao and at Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central's
Jaya pool deck. Likewise, the midnight pyrotechnic show was broadcast live to
concertgoers inside the CotaiArena. Two famous celebrity guests -- CCTV host
Cui Yong Yuan and Shanghai stand-up comedian and founder of "Shanghai Style
Small Talk" Zhou Li Po -- took part in the show and led teams in competing
with one another. Artists from The Voice of China included Zou Hongyu, Huang
Yi, Mochou "Momo" Wu, Li Weizhen, Li Daimo, Ding Ding, Jin Zhiwen, Ping An,
Jin Chi, Sun Jiahuan & Tang Nang, Zhao Lu, Wu Jiali, Hou Zuxin, Zhou Lihu,
Ding Shaohua, Da Shan, Huang Yong, Chu Qiao, Wang Yunyi, Huang He, Wang Ke,
Cao Yin and others.

The hugely popular concert, which sold out in less than two days, was
broadcast from 9 pm on Star China's three TV channels, Zhejiang Television and
six Internet portals -- Sohu, QQ, Le TV, IQIYI, Youku and Ku6 -- reaching
millions of households in China.

The memorable concert featured many of Paul Wong's biggest hits, including
"Can't Bring Me Down," "Red Black Red Red Black," "Young and Innocent," "When
Heaven Burns" and "Great Wall." Concertgoers were also able to take advantage
of a special package including an autograph session with Paul Wong, who
appeared at Shoppes Cotai Central to sign 100 of his Paul Wong Limited Edition
Box Sets. Wong also participated in a hand print ceremony for the Cotai Strip
development's upcoming 'Avenue of the Stars.'

Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central's New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Jaya
pool entertained hundreds of guests starting from 9 pm, with live
performances, international DJs, a string quartet, percussion group and a Lady
Gaga tribute band as the headline act. The CotaiArena concert and the
pyrotechnic show were both broadcast live to the party.

The countdown concert and pyrotechnic show are the climax of Stars of the
Cotai Strip, which began on December 3 and has seen more than 30 celebrities
at the Cotai Strip properties. The celebrities, including Sammo Hung, Carol
"Dodo" Cheng, Chang Chen, Wu Chun, Ekin Cheng, Chilam Cheung, Karena Lam,
Grasshopper and Sandrine Pinna, have appeared at numerous star-studded events
and activities. Stars of the Cotai Strip included a glittering red carpet and
gala dinner, star make-overs, shopping experiences and over MOP 1.2 million in

Stars of the Cotai Strip demonstrates the commitment of Sands China Ltd. in
pursing its goal to develop Macao into one of the region's leading centres for
entertainment. Sands China properties are already known as hotspots for
seeing the biggest superstars of every kind -- from film and television to
sports and music, and this December raised the bar with multiple celebrity
appearances and events.

To find out more about the New Year's Eve extravaganza and details on the
celebrities involved and the exciting events of Stars of the Cotai Strip,
logon to the Sands Cotai Central Facebook and Weibo pages -- and

About The Venetian^®Macao-Resort-Hotel

Opened in 2007, The Venetian^® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated
resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural
icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million
square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as
well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and
electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique,
1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and
Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health &
Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300
retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming
pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.

About Sands^® Cotai Central

Opened in April 2012, Sands^® Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai
Strip^® development -- the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring
three celebrated hotel brands -- Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn -- Sands
Cotai Central offers visitors to Cotai an expanded offering of affordable
luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 6,000 hotel rooms
and suites, and 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of retail,
entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With
over 90 retail outlets, Shoppes Cotai Central joins Shoppes Grand Canal and
Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a total of over 600 luxury duty-free stores
to choose from -- the most in any one single location in all of Macao. And
with two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet (28,000 square
metres) of gaming space in two, uniquely-themed gaming centres, Sands Cotai
Central provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to the Cotai Strip

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* All numbers based on completion of subsequent phases of development in early

SOURCE Sands China Limited

Contact: Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited, Lily Cheng, +853-8118-2013,, or Lucas Chan, +853-8118-2624,
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