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Sentosa Island

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.
4- Merlion
5- Fort Siloso: WW2 museum

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Dec 20, 2009

A trip to Sentosa Island

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!

Nov 05, 2009

Nice island resort

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.

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Oct 07, 2009

Sentosa Island Trip

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.)

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Apr 13, 2009
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Beaches, dolphins and monkeys

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.

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Jan 26, 2009


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.

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Dec 07, 2008

Sentosa Island 1

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.

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Sep 23, 2008

Explore Sentosa Island

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.

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May 07, 2008

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Sentosa island

An island resort in Singapore , once a fishing village , now a famous getaway and a recreational hub for all guests. There are restaurant with various cuisine, bars and pubs in the inner part and at the beaches.
Lodging facilities catering to all kinds of pockets are available on the island. Hotels and resorts are ever ready to lay red carpets for their guests.
There are long list of attractions from natural beauties to man-made ones like Underwater World, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Merlion, Sky Tower, beaches, Enchanted Grove of Tembusu, Fountain Gardens, Herb and Spice Gardens, Mount Imbiah, Nature Walk and Orchid Gardens.
Outdoor sports are also available for enthiusiasts like kayaking or volleyball. Be spoiled at your own choice but all these cannot be done in a half day!

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May 07, 2008

See Sentosa Island

Getting to the island by cable car is an amazing experience. Then the island has so much to be seen from plants, sculpture and customs.
isit Butterfly World and see amazing butterflies and other insects.
Underwater world shows the wonders of the sea. there is also an area to see dolphins.
It's a great place to take children.

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Aug 13, 2007

Sentosa 2; war history, monorail & more beaches

Sentosa Island just is so beautiful to me, that there are not words to describe it.

I was so lucky to be there during a working/weekday, so I could be alone and no-one was "spoiling" my photographs, I could just photograph the nature alone.

Just had so many pictures that I needed to make two tips of Sentosa. This is the second part. Please see also "Continental Asia's southernmost place".

In Sentosa there is also something for (war)history fans; an old fort named "Fort Siloso". There is a museum and a souvenir shop.

There is a monorail going around the island; a good way to look around and save your feet.

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Feb 01, 2007


Must visit if you are spending more than a day in singapore. Singapore can be discribed as Beautiful tourist destination but a louzy place to live. The people are nice and friendly but too robatic for real living.

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Nov 22, 2006

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Getting to Sentosa Island


Sentosa Island, Singapore, 099949


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