SENTOSA ISLAND - SINGAPORE

 

 

SENTOSA ISLAND (PULAU SENTOSA) - SINGAPORE

ISLES OF SINGAPORE

 

 

 

Sentosa Island in SingaporeOffering a welcome contrast to the city's bustling pace is Singapore's favorite getaway isle called Sentosa Island (also known as the isle of peace and tranquility). This remarkable island theme park truly has something for everyone, from families to honeymooners, history buffs to nature lovers. Famous attractions seen at Sentosa Island include the Animal Show, Artists Village, Bird Show, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Photo: Sentosa Island                    Carlsberg Sky Tower, Children's Playground, Cinemania, Dolphin Lagoon, Enchanted Grove of Tembusu, Flower Terrace, Fort Siloso, Herb and Spice Garden, Images of Singapore, Lost Civilisation / Ruined City, Magical Sentosa Show at the Musical Fountain, Mount Imbiah, Nature Walk / Dragon Trail, Palawan Beach, Palawan Island, Scented Garden, Sentosa Orchid Gardens, Sijori WonderGolf, Siloso Beach, Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, The Merlion and Merlion Walk, Tanjong Beach, Underwater World and VolcanoLand.

 

Tanjong Beach in SentosaFor an introduction on Singapore's history, visit Images of Singapore Museum which a series of dioramas depicting life in early Singapore, the surrender of the Japanese at the close of World War II and local festivals and customs. Visitors are taken back into old-world Singapore with a little assistance from the 21st century. Over at the historic military base at Fort Siloso, history buffs can wander through bunkers, underground passages and see cannons actually used in the defence of Singapore during World War II. Underwater World, one of Asia's largest oceanariums, is where you can experience close encounters with sharks and stingrays and is one of the major attractions here. View nocturnal sea creatures at the Night Ocean which is the first night aquarium outside Japan and       Photo: Tanjong Beach in Sentosa

also visit the pink dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon. These interesting places of interest in Sentosa will keep you fully occupied throughout the day.

 

Southernmost Point of Continental AsiaTake a stroll through Butterfly Park and experience what it's like to have more than 2,500 butterflies fluttering around you. Next door, the Insect Kingdom displays up to 3,000 species of rare insects and an enclosure of 5,000 fireflies. Catch monitor lizards, spotted doves and long-tailed macaques along the 1.5 kilometers trek along the Nature Walk/Dragon Trail.

 

After a day around the island, put your feet up and let your hair down at Spa Botanica, located at The Sentosa Resort and Spa. At Singapore's first garden spa, you can pamper yourself with a luxurious facial or body massage after soaking in the Mud Pool. To unwind, you can take Southernmost Point of Asia    a walk in the Labyrinth or indulge in some spa cuisine after a pilates class or occupied yourself with the many water sports available on the beaches. Spa Botanica has fourteen indoor and six outdoor treatment rooms, Turkish-styled steam baths including the region's first mud and floatation pools at your disposal.

 

For a spectacular view of Singapore's skyline and neighboring islands, head for The Merlion which is the most recognized landmark here in Sentosa. Wrap up your evening at the Musical Fountain, a nightly attraction featuring the Magical Sentosa Show, a multi-sensory show of fire jets, water geysers and computer animation whereby the laser light display and music show are totally awesome. During the 25 minutes multi-media musical, Kiki the hyperactive monkey and his friends will bring you on a journey into a secret world behind Sentosa.

 

Most travel guide to Sentosa will recommend visitors to make their own fun at the most famous island resort in Singapore by exploring Sentosa's new cluster of seven attractions within a 7-minute walk known as the Imbiah Lookout. This group of attractions offers different entertainment and experiences for the whole family. No matter whether you are an adventure-seeker, technology fan, history buff or nature lover, Imbiah Lookout has it all. The newest attraction offering on Sentosa at Imbiah Lookout is Southeast Asia's largest 4-D theatre called Sentosa 4D Magix. This attraction has the state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced motion-based hardware in the world to give you a whole new generation of movie magic. Sentosa Luge and Skyride, the region's only luge attraction, is a fun-filled 650 meters downhill gravity ride which is safe for all ages since this part go-cart, part-toboggan ride's unique steering and braking system allows the rider a choice of a leisurely or exciting ride. Visitors can take the scenic Skyride back up the hill and do it all over again. After that, you can ride inside the Carlsberg Sky Tower, Singapore's only public revolving observation tower at 131 meters above sea level, and enjoy spectacular breathtaking views of Singapore, Southern Islands, neighboring Malaysia and the outlying islands of Indonesia.

 

Other attractions at Imbiah Lookout include the Images of Singapore, the giant Merlion, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom and Cable Car. Visitors can learn about the cultural diversity and unity of values behind Singapore's success at the Images of Singapore. Covered escalators now connect Imbiah Lookout to the 37 meters tall giant Merlion. Tourists will have a great time by exploring the bowel of this mythical creature and are encouraged to climb up to the Merlion's mouth and head for breathtaking views of Sentosa. For some water sports activities, take a trip to the Palawan Beach,  a family beach with its wonderful choices of food, retail and activities for the whole family. You can also get up close and personal at the daily animal and bird encounters at the new Palawan Amphitheatre. If you like to stay here overnight in Sentosa, accommodation is available and you can check into one of the island's exquisite hotels namely the Rasa Sentosa, Sentosa Resort and Spa or Sijori Resort. From five-star resorts, budget chalets to rough-it-out campsites, visitors are simply spoilt for choice. So, make your reservation today and set-off for a fun-filled experience on Sentosa Island.

 

Opening times: Most attractions on the island open at 9.00am and close between 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

Tel: 1800-736 8672

 

Admission: Basic admission to the island is SGD 2.00 per adult/child.

 

Separate admission charges for the various attractions apply.

 

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