Sentosa Island, Singapore
Our visit to Sentosa Island was enjoyable and relaxing. We caught the Sentosa bus there and only visited the underwater aquarium after which we explored the island a little. There was a soft downpour of tropical rain which added a special touch to the day.
Then we caught a bus back to the cable car station and a cable car back to Mount Faber, Singapore.
The visit to the aquarium was unforgettable - touching and playing with the friendly skates in a pool at the entrance of the aquarium was a highlight to me.
I have only one thing to say about Sentosa Island, some people go to Singapore just to visit Sentosa. So don't miss it at any cost. A lot of attractions are there. Don't miss any of the free shows, specially Dolphin Lagoon and underwater world. Take a whole day trip, because after fun, you want to sit by the beach, have a drink and see the sunset. Amazing.
You can go there by cable car, or by MRT and then sky train, or just grab a taxi. But it's difficult to find a taxi on the way back.
part Two of My Sentosa Island Tips and pictures. There are many things to see and do on the island. The attractions tend to change over time, as people get bored with some sights and new ones are built to take their place, This time The Resortworld Sentosa and Universal Studios Sentosa are opened hence will post more tips!
Sentosa’s Theme Attractions Include:
Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Carlsberg Sky Tower
Images of Singapore
Sentosa 4D Magix
Sentosa Nature & Adventure:
Herb & Spice Garden
Enchanted Grove of Tembusu
Sentosa Sports & Recreation :
The Flying Trapeze
Beach, Palawan Beach
Beach, Siloso Beach
Beach, Tanjong Beach
Universal Studios Sentosa
I didn't feel like going to Universal Studios so my friend just took a picture of me and my other friend beside the huge globe.
Then we bought treats nearby! Reese's and dark chocolate kisses for moi!
We also headed to the beach side and drank a couple of beers at Cafe Del Mar. Corona + Lemon FTW! Food was so-so and a little bit expensive for my type! haha. I'd rather eat at a hawker center!
Anyways we decided to take our drinks to the beach and just relax!
The island has been developed as a holiday resort for both locals and visitors. It's open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sentosa means peace and tranquillity in malay.
On the island there is so much to see and do. For nature lovers there are many places to encounter wildlife. These range from the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom to areas to encounter animals, reptiles and birds. Also on the island is Underwater World. Views of the island can be taken from the Tiger Sky Tower or Mount Imbiah. If you need to relax the island has fine beaches.
As you'd expect from a tourist area there are many places to shop and eat. To get around the island there are buses, trams and a monorail. There are many ways to get to the island, I visited by cable car, these are due to be back in service in 2010.
It’s a treat for animal lovers to see dolphins playing and enjoying with people. There's a big pool and an arificial beach specially created for this show. There are pink and grey dolphins at Seaworld. Its an amazing show where dolphins play games with their trainers.
These lovely creatures are not only beautiful but also intelligent. They jump, play with ball, jump through a ring held in trainers hand, balance ball on their head and do various stunts which are mind boggling. They also interact with guests in the form of games.
I wonder how they train them.
Be dazzled by Sentosa Lights of Spring, an illuminating wonderland celebrating the Lunar New Year spring festivities under the night sky.
From 13 to 21 February, Sentosa will launch a spectacular collection of light displays to create magical evenings for families and friends to enjoy. Light sculptures bearing the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters will form picture-perfect photo points for guests to capture special moments together this Lunar New Year.
Sentosa Lights of Spring will span Imbiah Lookout and Merlion Walk. Roving entertainers will take to the festive grounds to add colour and buzz to the celebration. What’s more, there are exciting prizes to be won when guests submit their favourite photos to the Magic Moments photography competition!
So head on down to Sentosa, Asia’s favourite playground and experience spring’s kaleidoscope of colours, textures and lights this Lunar New Year. The action begins on 13 February, so get the family together after reunion dinner or make a date with the love of your life for an early Valentine’s dazzle.
Imbiah Lookout and Merlion Walk, Sentosa. Nearest MRT station: HarbourFront. 13 to 21 February 2010, 7.00pm – 10.30pm. Fee: Free event admission (island admission payable separately).
Tel: 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672) or visit www.sentosa.com.sg
A must visit part of your journey to Singapore!
Below I try to list the most attractive parts of the Island:
1- The admission fee is 3 SG$.
2- 4-D Magix : a 4-D cinema, a must in sentosa, the admission fee is 18 SG $ for The Pirates movie.
3 - Songs Of The Sea : a very beautiful mixture of singing, lightning, singing and computerized fountais, the admission fee is 10 SG $ and everyday the show starts at 7.40 pm and 8.40 pm.
5- Fort Siloso: WW2 museum
Sentosa Island can be a wonderful choice if you want to experience fun and entertainment! A place with a variety of tourist attractions and to name the most prominent of all :
Tiger Sky tower which was earlier known as Carlsberg Sky Tower is a free standing observation tower at height of 110m above ground.
Love watching butterflies, then visit butterfly park with a variety of more than 15000 butterflies. If underwater creatures fascinate you, then dont miss the oceanarium –
Underwater World which houses 2500 marine animal species and 250 fresh water species.
You can enjoy watching dolphins play at Dolphin Lagoon which is home to some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins.
Not to forget – Merlion, Sentosa luge and skyride, and great sentosa beaches! To make your stay comfortable, a variety of hotels are at your service in Sentosa! So plan a trip and enjoy!
Very close located to the busy Singapore center - but so far from the stress that you might find there. The Sentosa Island is the place for relaxing, sun bathing, dolphin swimming and beach life.
An island right outside Singapore which you can reach either by the bridge (car, bus, taxi) or local "train" from VivoCity.
Some of the things one can do here I've already made tips about, like the Dolphin show, the Underwater World and the cable cars. But there are so much more to do here. A day at the beach is perfect, as long as you don't mind the huge ships passing by on its way to Singapore harbour. The beach is handmade and therefor very nice. Very nice to walk on too, it's 3,2 kilometers long. Don't miss the Southernmost Point island, the most southern point (hm, so that's where they got the name from!?) of Asia.
Or why don't take a seat at one of the beach bars, and have a beer or an ice cream there?
You also have the Fort Siloso, and the fun park filled with different activities. The Luge, the skyride (nothing special though, even if the view is quite nice) and the Sky Tower. Don't either miss the Merlion Walk, which will remind you of Gaudi's Barcelona. According to me it's even much better than the original!
There are quite many options if you wanna stay over, although most of the hotels here are quite expensive.
I was here in 1985 and I am not sure if they already have changed the area or not. It's been awhile when I travelled in Singapore. I was still young then living in a house in Orchard Road. There were students renting the second floor of the house and the 1st floor of the house is for a commercial business called the A-Z marketing agency. I hooked up with the students from Thailand and Indonesia. There were Paul and his girlfriend, an Indonesian girl and Senayan. They decided to invite me to the Sentosa Island. I haven't been there myself. Senayan who is a student from Medan, Indonesia liked me a lot at that time so we kind of had a group date. He was sweet and nice. We took a cable car from the World Center enroute to the Sentosa Island. From the embarkment of the cable car, we took a monorail and it stopped where the Dancing Fountain was. The show actually started late at night. If my memory doesn't fail me, it started at about 8 pm. The show was beautiful and there was also music that came along with the fountain. It looked like the fountain was dancing like a ballerina. It was awesome view! Classical music played so loud and there were so many people that came to see. The crowd was loud and people were excited to watch the show!
It was kind of late when we went back to the house. I was tired and starved!
I highly recommend that you bring a jacket and some snacks because the water show starts in the evening and by the time that everything is done, it is already late at night!
(P.S. If you are reading this and you had been to Meidan,Indonesia, can you please ask if they know Senayan? And, give me his address, please? He is probably married now but I still wanted to hook up with him as a friend. We really did have a great time in Sentosa Island with his friends.)
Sentosa Island is a tiny island just off Singapore, to be fair, Singapore is a tiny island so Sentosa is minute. There are a few different ways to get to Sentosa, there's a monorail, a road. I'm guessing you can probably go by boat as well, but by far the most spectacular way of visiting is the cable car.
It's quite high up (you have to get a lift to the 15th floor of a skyscraper to get to it) so not for those with a fear of heights. For those feeling very brave you can take a car with a glass bottom, not me, the ordinary cars are scary enough. It takes about 15 minutes to cross and the views are stunning.
Sentosa has a couple of aquarium type experiences, the main aquarium which is very good. Air conditioned (which is essential!) and very well thought out. The second is a dolphin lagoon, which isn't air conditioned and is right on the beach. They're at opposite ends of the island so take the beach train (free of charge) that patrols up and down the beach.
There are a few decent bars on the beach and some nice looking restaurants, we were only visiting on our final day in Singapore before leaving for home so only had chance to try one bar and one restaurant but both were good.
The beach is man made and very clean, full of children playing volleyball or basketball. The only downside is all the container ships waiting out at sea to enter the harbour, but you soon forget all about them.
Monkeys abound on Sentosa, so much so I almost crashed headfirst into one whilst walking down to the aquarium! Don't feed them, they're like the pigeons in the UK, a bit of a menace.
Sentosa Island, which is hugely popular with both locals and tourists alike, is Singapore's mega theme-park on an island.
Sentosa will take at least one whole day if you want to visit the various amusement sites.
Old Pictures in Sentosa Island, Pulau Belakang Mati or Sentosa Island was originally a fishing village in the 1800's and when then the British then made a militay camp and a fort named siloso here as coastal battery defense of Singapore. Captured by the Japanese in 1942 and returned by the British to Singapore, today, Sentosa is an island complex with a themed attraction, tropical resort, nature park and heritage centre all rolled into one! Just minutes away from the city by cable car, ferry or road. This small 390 hectare island at the southern tip of singapore is boasting a kaleidoscope of attractions and activities.
Cable ride is the best in getting to the island. Nice scenic view.You can also go to the Mt. Faber and eat at the diff. restos there.Package tour is avalaible at the harbour Front tower 2 ticket booth.You can also buy your attraction tickets in the island.You can spend the whole day in the island.If you are not into spicy foods, there's subway sandwiches available there and more.