Last Updated on 12 March 2017 by Nicholas Lim
Sentosa, Singapore’s holiday resort island, can be reached by air, land or sea. Cable cars leave from Mount Faber and the World Trade Centre (WTC) for Sentosa; a ride which offers a panoramic view of the Singapore harbor. Sentosa can also be reached via ferries from the World Trade Centre or overland by the Causeway-bridge. Sentosa offers a host of attractions for the whole family. So if you want to explore the island properly it is a good idea to check into one of its two luxury resort hotels for a night or two.
The wealthy and regimented city-state has enjoyed a windfall of tourism, jobs and revenue since Singapore casino complexes were open in 2010. In part by linking their licences to how well they develop attractions that are not related to gambling.
Sentosa is a big hit with the young beach goers on the weekend during the day and the all night party crowd in the evening. with the number of beach bars and restaurants located close to the train stop reaching them is very easy. The foam parties that are held in the evening for special events are something you surely what to attend for the great time.
When it come to eating Sentosa well meet your needs there rather it is fast food, find dinning or even Indian good you will find something to temp your taste buds and put a smile on your face.
The Beaufort Sentosa and the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Beach Resort offer all the facilities and amenities you would expect of a top quality resort, with the emphasis on water sports and golf, provided by two challenging 18-hole courses. Visit the Asian Village, which showcases ethnic foods, architecture, arts and crafts from around the region. The Village also offers 11 exhilarating rides at its Family Entertainment Centre.
Explore the Pioneers of Singapore, Surrender Chambers, Festivals of Singapore and Fort Siloso for interesting insights into the history of Singapore.
There’s plenty for nature lovers too – a Butterfly Park which is home to 2,500 live butterflies from over 50 species and a Nature Walk that leads through lush jungle to the summit of Mount Imbiah, from where Singapore’s neighboring islands can be seen. A visit to the Sentosa Orchid Gardens is also a must. Highlights include beautiful and colorful exotic orchids, a garden clock, a ceremonial hall for wedding ceremonies and receptions, a pond containing about 1000 rare and beautiful Kois from Japan and a souvenir shop selling exquisite orchid motif souvenirs.
Underwater World, Asia’s largest tropical oceanarium, is a treat not to be missed. It houses over 2,000 species of fish and has a submerged perspex walkway which allows visitors to pass safely under the water within inches of sharks, stingrays and moray eels. And making its imperial appearance for the first time in Singapore is the Weedy Sea dragon, a marine fish that resembles the mythical majestic dragons in Chinese folklore.
A spectacular, multi sensory experience awaits visitors at Sentosa’s Volcano Land. Budding explorers will discover aspects of the extinct Mayan civilization, fossils, archaeological digs and a “pit cage” to transport them to the very heart of the “volcano”. Watch out for the half-hourly eruptions of “the world’s most active volcano” as the power of ancient geological forces produce a 30-metre column of smoke that can even be seen from the World Trade Centre.
When you get hungry, just visit the island’s turn-of-the-century Mississippi river-boat with a fast food restaurant and an observation deck. Then watch the musical fountain where water formations dance to the rhythm of different sounds.
Singapore has a number of other outlying islands which are relatively untouched by development. Here, visitors can enjoy true rural surroundings, sparsely-populated beaches and the invitingly warm waters.