The Singapore Tourist Board has unveiled the design for its proposed new International Cruise Terminal.

The new terminal will be built on the Marina South by Singapore’s business district and will double the city’s current cruise capacity when it is completed in 2011.

STB director for destination marketing and cruise Chew Tiong Heng said: “The International Cruise Terminal is a key infrastructural project that is vital to help Singapore capitalise on the global and Asian market growth of the cruise industry.

“Even amidst the current economic climate, the STB is committed to delivering this key infrastructure by the end of 2011 to help position Singapore as a regional cruise hub.

“With the design finalised, the next stage will be to commence construction with groundbreaking expected to take place in the next quarter.”