Sentosa trials drone food delivery to St John’s Island
In a pilot under the Sentosa x Enterprise Scheme (SES), Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), ST Engineering and foodpanda are trailing drone food delivery from Sentosa’s restaurants and eateries to St John’s Island, one of Singapore’s Southern Islands.
The pilot will study the feasibility and operational requirements of drone food deliveries, including the payment system for such services. SDC will also look into offering guests more food options in future, as it extends its Sentosa getaway to the other nearby Southern Islands via a short public ferry ride from the Sentosa Jetty @ Cove (Sentosa Cove Village).
This service could enable F&B establishments in Sentosa to reach a broader base of customers in the Southern Islands, which do not yet have F&B amenities.
The drone food delivery pilot is the eighth innovation project under SES, which aims to enhance the resort island’s array of leisure offerings by providing opportunities for local enterprises to testbed innovative concepts and ideas on Sentosa. It will run from March 23 to April 9, involving a select group of trial participants on St John’s Island.