Sentosa Island, Singapore’s Playground

At Sentosa, a southern island off Singapore, the most natural thing to do for most Westerners seems to be working on their tan and soaking up the tropical sun on the white sandy beaches. But there are really a lot more activities to delight both the young and old alike at this island resort.

Some of the most popular attractions include the Fort Siloso where you can catch a glimpse of the WWII history and the 12-pounder guns which the British soldiers used in the 1880s, the Underwater World, an oceanarium which houses more than 2000 marine creatures from all around the world and the Dolphin Lagoon if the idea of encountering the pink dolphins and watching them perform tricks excites, and the award-winning waterworks at the Siloso Beach, Songs of the Sea for an entertaining multimedia performance. If the Tiger Sky Tower, a tall observatory that goes up like a lift and revolves for some moments of panoramic views of Singapore at 131 meters above sea level is not enough to wow you, how about taking the scenic Mount Faber Cable car ride for some breathtaking 360 degrees view of the city skyline and Singapore harbour.

For those who prefer their exploration at a slower pace, these activities that might appeal – picture snapping of the iconic Merlion statue, the 4D Magix, Asia’s unique 4-dimensional theatre for some stunning visual effects, a relaxing stroll at the Herb Garden and Orchid Garden, and a visit to the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom to view an exhibition of some rare butterfly species. Otherwise, unwinding and rejuvenating at the numerous hotels and spas in the resort island is also a great option to spend your time there.

At the Universal Studios, Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood movie theme park, thrill seekers and families can enjoy an entire day of fun and adventure rides and entertainment at the resort. Also look out for the “Go Green Segway” that takes you on the Gogreen circuit comprising a series of turns and inclined slopes. Tilting your body forward to glide on the two-wheeled motorised stand is quite an exhilarating experience! The Skyline Luge Luge situated on the Imbiah Lookout is also a major highlight for many visitors. It’s a safe yet thrilling part go-cart, part-toboggan action ride that is suits well the needs of the whole family.

Do a short-listing of the activities based on your interests and create an itinerary to maximise the time you have on hand. Happy vacation!

Singapore has more than 60 islands, the most famous and popular being Sentosa.

Singapore has more than 60 islands, the most famous and popular being Sentosa.

Welcome to Sentosa!

Welcome to Sentosa!

A cable car ride from Mount Faber to the island resort.

A cable car ride from Mount Faber to the island resort.

The 11-storey high Merlion tower built on a hill 23m above sea level is a prominent landmark in the resort.

The 11-storey high Merlion tower built on a hill 23m above sea level is a prominent landmark in the resort.



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