Sentosa Island is one of the `must visit’ places in Singapore.
The island is separated from the main island of Singapore by a channel of water and is connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail.
The name Sentosa means `peace and tranquillity in Malay. You will find plenty of peace and tranquillity in abundance, but not necessarily at some of the more adventurous attractions on the island.
Sentosa boasts some fabulous beaches, great accommodation, and a plethora of attractions.
The most popular beaches are Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong. These get very popular, particularly on weekends. Despite being close to the main island, and with you being able to clearly see dozens of ships anchored offshore to utilise the world’s second-largest port, they do feature magnificent golden beaches and the warm waters of the Singapore Strait.
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Singapore’s first interactive beach light art attraction, Magical Shores, is a multi-sensory showcase that transforms Siloso Beach into a calming and captivating night-time spectacle.
From Palawan Beach, there is a suspension bridge that leads to a small islet off the coast which is said to be the southernmost point of continental Asia or Asia’s closest point to the Equator.
Resorts World Singapore is a large development that features Universal World, now one of the most popular attractions on the island; Adventure Cove Waterpark; S.E.A. Aquarium; the Maritime Experiential Museum; The Royal Albatross and the Trick Eye Museum Singapore.
Other attractions include Madame Tussaud’s, Mega Adventure Park at Mt Imbah, Hydrodash, Wave House, the Skyline Luge and Skyride, A.J. Hackett’s Bungy Jump and Headrock VR, a virtual reality theme park.
Fort Siloso is an important historical attraction. It’s restored coastal gun battery from the 12 such batteries which made up “Fortress Singapore” at the start of World War II. Now, it is a military museum that commemorates the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Japan’s subsequent surrender at the end of the war. It is a very emotional place to visit.
Enjoy Sentosa the next time you visit Singapore.