Sentosa

Fun island ... themed entertainment ... tropical resort ... nature park ... Singapore's Island Resort.

A former fishing village turned British military base, Sentosa was transformed into an idyllic island resort in 1972 for the enjoyment and recreation of everyone. To describe Sentosa as merely one thing or another would do no justice to the multiple facets of this island jewel half a kilometer south of Singapore. After all, it is the variety and versatility that make Sentosa (meaning peace and tranquility in Malay ) different and special for millions of visitors from all around the world. And unlike any other vacation destination, you are right on the fringe of the city's buzz, which is just minutes away by cable car, ferry or via a 710-meter road link.

Once you step afoot the island, you can find your own slice of paradise among the many exciting attractions - history and culture come alive, entertainment by day and night, lush green surroundings to explore, manicured gardens, dancing fountains and two challenging international 18-hole golf courses with scenic undulating views.

In early 2010, Sentosa welcomed Singapore's first integrated resort - Resorts World Sentosa - featuring themed resorts, South-East Asia's first Universal Studios theme park and an upcoming Marine Life Park, set to be the world's largest.

Best Beaches in Singapore right on Sentosa

Sentosa BeachBeach lovers can enjoy exciting games and sea sports along the 3.2-km long sandy beaches stretching across Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong. You can indulge in a host of leisure activities such as cycling, in-line skating, canoeing, or simply unwind at the beach pubs. On weekends, the beach pubs will spring into action as beach volleyball fans flock to Siloso Beach for their favourite game. In recent years, Sentosa has gained international fame for hosting some of Singapore's most exciting beach parties, such as the ZoukOut Dance Festival and Sentosa's annual year-end Siloso Beach Party.

Nature

Nature beckons everywhere on Sentosa, do look out for our friendly peacocks, monkeys and squirrels along the way. Take a walk at the Sentosa Nature Discovery which meanders through a secondary rainforest and discover the many species of trees, plants, birds and insects found along this trail for that added dosage of legend and myth. Stop by the Mount Imbiah for a scenic view of the neighbouring islands.

For an up close encounter with Mother Nature's other creations, head down Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon to see unique pink dolphins and other exciting ocean life such as the mermaid-lookalike dugong, sea dragons and many more. Or, admire over 2,500 butterflies from over 50 species and unusual insects like the man-face bugs, stick insects, giant millipedes, scorpions and rhino-beatles at the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom.

Uncover Singapore's colourful history

For a touch of history, don't miss the Fort Siloso. Built in the 1880s, the fort served as the last bastion of the British forces during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Explore the other historical enclave ontop Mt Imbiah where the remains of a former battery lie.

Learn about Singapore's war years, its colourful culture and vibrant heritage all under one roof at the 3-part Images of Singapore, re-told through life-size figures, animatronics and special effects.

Fun Paradise

Standing 37 metres tall is The Merlion (Singapore's tourism icon in the shape of a lion's head and the body of a fish) which offers a vantage viewing point of Sentosa, Singapore's city skyline and the surrounding islands. You can soak in the breathtaking sights from two viewing decks - on the 9th level at its mouth and on 12th and topmost level at its crown for a spectacular 360 degree view.

Brace yourself for unexpected thrills at Sentosa CineBlast, latest high-definition wide-screen projection, and prepare to scream your lungs out!

Or visit Singapore's tallest public viewing tower, offering panoramic views across Singapore, Sentosa and the Southern Islands. The Tiger Sky Tower can take up to 72 people in its cosy, air-conditioned cabin in each ride, which will take approximately seven minutes. The tower also offers guests informative commentary on key points of interest, while at the same time forming a distinctive landmark above the surrounding greenery of the island.

Or Simply Soak in the Magical Ambience

Take an evening stroll through the enchanting Fountain Gardens, bathed in fairy lights. Or gaze into the night and the glittering skyline from the crown of The Merlion or Dragon Court. Uncover the legend of The Merlion when you tread upon the Merlion Walk, a 120-metre long walkway lined with colourful mosiac water jets.

At night, the ever popular Song of the Sea - Dance of Fire and Water Show offers a spectacular light and sound experience to visitors. Using the latest laser technology, a dazzling multi-sensory light and sound show combining motion pictures with 3-D animated images are choreographed to a ballet of dancing water fountains, music and lights.

Events

Experience Sentosa's kaleidoscopic blend of activities and entertainment all year round including giant sand sculptures, beach parties, dance festivals, cultural & pop concerts, international sports events, colourful country festivals, beach carnivals and Sentosa's annual countdown parties.

Staying on the island

With accommodation options ranging from five-star resort hotels (The Sentosa Resort & Spa, Capella Singapore, Amara Sanctuary Resort, Siloso Beach Resort, Movenpick Sentosa and Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort) to affordable chalets (kampong huts at Costa Sands Sentosa) & budget campsites, Sentosa offers restful sleep to prepare you for your next exciting day. Four themed hotels in the newly opened Resorts World Sentosa add to the variety of accommodation options. Moreover, a wide selection of food & beverage facilities is readily available on the island while Sentosa's monorail, buses and trams provide easy islandwide access.

Sentosa, Singapore's Island Resort; where a lazy holiday of sun, sand and sea awaits one and all.

Admission Fee

Attractions Entry Fees Opening Hours
Tiger Sky Tower Adult: SGD 15
Child SGD 10
9am - 9pm (daily)
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Adult: SGD 16
Child SGD 10
9am - 7pm (daily)
Fort Siloso Adult: SGD 8
Child SGD 5
10am - 6pm (daily)
Images of Singapore Adult: SGD 10
Child SGD 7
9am - 7pm (daily)
Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon Adult: SGD 25.90
Child SGD 17.60
10am - 7pm (daily)
The Merlion & Merlion Walk Adult: SGD 8
Child SGD 5
10am - 8pm (daily)
Sentosa Luge and Skyride Adult: SGD 12.50
Child SGD 3 (Child Doubling)
10am - 9:30pm (daily)
Singapore Cable Car Adult: SGD 24
Child SGD 14
8:45am - 10pm (daily)
Sentosa Nature Discovery Free 9am - 6pm (daily)
MegaZip Adventure Park Adult: SGD 35
Child SGD 35
11am - 7pm (daily)
Sentosa 4D Magix Adult: SGD 18
Child SGD 11
10am - 9pm (daily)
Sentosa CineBlast Adult: SGD 18
Child SGD 11
10am - 9pm (daily)
Desperados in 3D Adult: SGD 14
Child SGD 10
10am - 9pm (daily)
Song of the Sea Adult: SGD 10
Child SGD 10
7.40pm and 8.40pm (daily)
Wave House Sentosa Adult: SGD 80
Child: SGD 80
10 am to 11 pm (daily)
Animal and Bird Encounters Adult: Free
Child: Free
2 pm till 5.30 pm (daily)
Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure SGD 88 per Person 10am to 9.30pm (daily)
Gogreen Cycle & Island Explorer SGD 28 per Person per Hour 10 am to 5.30 pm (daily)
The Flying Trapeze SGD 10 per swing 2.30pm to 6.00pm (daily)
iFly Singapore Adult: SGD 89
Child: SGD 79
10:30 am to 10:00 pm (Wednesday)
9:00 am to 10:00 pm (Other days)
Sentosa Golf Club Green & Buggy Fee: SGD 305 7am to 11pm
Resorts World Sentosa - -

Contact: Sentosa Leisure Group, 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099981.
Tel: 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672) (toll-free in Singapore only) / +65-6736 8672 (Mon to Sun, from 9am to 6pm)

Opening Hours:
Open: Daily
Sentosa Boardwalk: 24 hours, daily
Travelators: 7am to 12mn, daily
Ticketing Booths: 9am - 6pm, daily
Sentosa Visitor Centre: 9am - 8pm, daily

How to get there for the physically disabled: The following information is obtained from Access Singapore.

  • Prior arrangements can be made with the Sentosa Customer Service Department (tel:(65)6279 1720) for people with disabilities to be driven in.
  • For those with mobility difficulties, travel by ferry is recommended as it is the most accessible and convenient way to Sentosa. Attendant service is available for those who need help. However, wheeling on the platform after landing at Sentosa can be difficult as there are grids on the rubber surface of the platform where there is a slight slope.
  • Ambulant-disabled may try the bus if overcoming the bus steps does not prove difficult.
  • Access is difficult from the cable car tower to the entrance of Sentosa as there are many steps.Prior arrangement with the cable car company is recommended so that assistance can be rendered.
  • The monorail offers a comfortable ride to most attractions. However, wheelchair users will find it difficult to gain access to the train as it is operated on an upper level accessible by a flight of stairs. Escalator and a wheelchair lift can be found at the main station at the ferry terminal but there are no lifts at any other stations. Prior arrangements should be made with the staff for assistance.
  • The buses are not accessible to wheelchair users as there are steps at the door. The Beach Train is also not accessible to wheelchair users.
Email

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Getting There:

Sentosa is linked to the mainland and Singapore's southern entertainment precinct via the Sentosa Express, shuttle bus services, a road link, the new Jewel Cable Car ride which was re-launched in July 2010 after a revamp, and a 700-metre long timber pedestrian walkway, Sentosa Boardwalk, which opened in January 2011. This iconic landmark features five garden themes set against lush landscapes, canopy-covered travellators and a variety of shops and F&B outlets. The thrilling Skyline Luge Sentosa also provide guests an adventurous alternative connection between Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Beach.

Cable Car:
The Singapore Cable Car opens from 8:30am - 10pm (daily).

  • One Way: SGD 24 adult, SGD 14 child.
  • Two Way: SGD 26 adult, SGD 15 child.

Public Buses
From Telok Blangah Road. Bus fares vary.

By Taxi
Admission Charges vary from SGD 2 to SGD 6 per Taxi according to time period.

By Car
Admission Charges vary from SGD 2 to SGD 7 according to time period.

By Foot
Get into Sentosa on foot via the Sentosa Boardwalk.
Admission: Island admission is SGD 1 per person

Comments

its a great place to go

its a great place to go

How accessible is the island,

How accessible is the island, can you push around easily on paths in a wheelchair, are any attractions accessible for wheelchair users?