Sentosa Island Singapore

When me and my friend Aro were planning our trip to Singapore, we thought a day is what we could afford to spend this time here in Sentosa, just to get a feel. So we set out very early today and reached here quite early. The crowds started pouring in after that, being a Sunday.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

If your holiday is for a week or more during your Travel in Singapore, the best way to commute is to purchase an EZ-Link card. The card has an SGD 12 value in it when you buy it, which you can periodically top up with SGD 10 or more when you run low. It works out cheaper than using cash or any other tourist card, assuming you stay in Singapore long enough to make up for the SGD 5 non-refundable charge for the card or plan to visit again later . This card can be used for all MRT trains as well as all buses in Singapore.

We took the train from Lakeside on East-West line, changed to North-East line in Outram Park to reach Harbour Front MRT station. From the station you just have to follow the signs that lead to the main mall area of Vivo City Mall, go to the third floor (Level 3) which has the ticketing area and the entrance to the Sentosa Express Monorail Station. You could use your EZ-Link card or buy a ticket for SGD 4 per person which would cover your round trip journey and entrance to the island as well as unlimited use of the Sentosa Express and local transportation in the island for the day.

Monorail to Sentosa Island, Singapore

Although we took the mono rail, you also have the option of availing the Singapore Cable Car to reach Sentosa. Take the exit to Harbour Front Center, follow the signs that lead to the Harbour Front Tower II where you have the cable car station. The round trip ticket would cost you SGD 15.

It’s apparently a wonderful journey over the jungle, sand and sea on the new Sentosa Line which will take you to dozens of attractions on Sentosa, also known as the ‘State of fun’. You can choose your stop at the Merlion station, Imbiah Lookout station and Siloso Point station to enjoy the sandy beaches, Madame Tussauds, Sentosa Merlion, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and more.

You could even walk to Sentosa using the Broadwalk from Harbour Front station. Currently there is no entry free till December end next year.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

We are now in Sentosa Island. Also known as Sentosa, it’s an island located in the Central region of Singapore which was once used as a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In 1972, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned as a popular tourist destination. It has now become one of the most sought after Travel attractions of Singapore.., that receives more than twenty million visitors per year and includes a 2 km long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, numerous hotels and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore’s two casinos.

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa
Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Universal Studios
Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Fun places to explore..

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

We are at ‘Resorts World Sentosa’ right now and have been just going around the place. It happens to be one of the biggest attraction in the island and where you can spend more than a couple of days experiencing all it has on offer. You have the Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark, S.E.A. Aquarium, The Maritime Experiential Museum, Dolphin Island, Festive Walk, Casino, Salon & Spas, hotels – Crockfords Tower, Equarius Hotel, Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Michael & Beach Villas, a collection of 22 villas floating on a lagoon. Add to that the numerous Fine Dining and Casual Dining restaurants, it makes it mandatory for any traveler to stay in the island for at least a couple of days to get the real thrill of this awesome place.

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Resort World Convention Centre

Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

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You also have The Royal Albatross, a unique luxury tall ship with four masts, 22-sails, more than 200 ropes, three decks and is one comparable with a luxury yacht. It is berthed at the Historical Ships Harbour and she sails twice every weekend evening. Starting from her berth, the dinner cruise takes guests past the beaches of Sentosa to the outskirts of Marina Bay, around the edge of the Southern Islands and back to Sentosa. She is available for private charters as well.

Royal Albatross, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Pic – Petepela, Wikipedia

Sentosa is interestingly planned and after you board the monorail from Sentosa station, the next stop is Waterfront station where we currently are and where you have the Resorts World Sentosa. We now move to the Imbiah station to check out ‘The Merlion’ and then move to Beach station to explore the beaches. To help you plan your trip in Sentosa, here is some useful piece of information.

Sentosa Station Map, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa Map, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Merlion Statue in Sentosa island, Singapore
The Merlion

Constructed in 1995, the 37 meter tall gigantic statue designed by Australian sculptor James Martin with Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck on the ninth storey and another viewing gallery on its head was capable of shining laser beams from its eyes. It also had the Sentosa Merlion Shops. The replica closed on 20 October 2019 just a few days back as I write, with the four shops closing from the next day, replaced by a SGD 90 million Sentosa Sensoryscape project with themed thoroughfare which will link Resorts World Sentosa located in the north to the beaches in the south.

Beach Station at Sentosa Island, Singapore

We are at Beach station and headed towards the beaches where we plan to spend some relaxing moments. The weather was nice but a little cloudy as we set exploring.

Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
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For some wholesome fun with the family you just have to hop on the beach tram at Beach Station and head down to Palawan Beach. With a suspension bridge linking beach-goers to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia (and also Asia’s closest point to the Equator), Palawan Beach, Singapore’s happiest family beach, boasts interesting shops and eateries that are a favorite with adults and children alike.

Palawan Kidz City, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach Singapore is a clean, sandy beach which is popular with families throughout the day and takes on a partying vibe at night. It is one of the best places in Singapore to relax and take in the beauty of the scenic coastline. Siloso Beach is though not a natural landmark. The sand on the beach was imported from Australia and is kept exceedingly clean. It was man-made to give locals and visitors a nice coastal stretch to relax on. Siloso has more amenities than nearby Palawan Beach.

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Siloso Beach

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Siloso Beach is surrounded by many of Sentosaโ€™s top attractions, making it a very convenient recreational destination. iFly Skydiving, Wings of Time audio-visual show, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and Sentosa 4D Adventureland are just some of the things you can do close by. Thereโ€™s an excellent choice of restaurants to choose from on Siloso Beach and most offer regional cuisines. We now move to Tanjong Beach.

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Tanjong Beach

Tanjong Beach is a favorite with guests who treasure tranquility and solitude. It’s the place where you can while away the hours in the sun with your favorite book and a gentle breeze for company. This beautiful stretch of beach gets especially romantic by night with the twinkling lights of nearby ships providing a magical backdrop.

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Sentosa Island. We could touch only the tip of the iceberg today. Next time, hopefully next year, it would be a two nights and three days planned fun trip for sure.

Singapore. Enjoying every bit of it, in this perfect family vacation destination ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. Love, Auntie says:

    Wow! Singapore has been on my bucket list. The photos you share are fantastic! Everything really does look clean and beautiful. I had no idea there was a universal studios! Thanks!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks so such. Love that you enjoyed.

  2. Chocoviv says:

    Amazing! Looks great!!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks. Yeah lovely place to spend some time exploring.

  3. What struck me first in looking at your pictures was how clean everything looks. Living in NY I couldn’t imagine any of our train or subway stations looking as clean as those in Sentosa Island. I had no idea there was a Universal Studios in Singapore! What more do you need? Pristine beaches and entertainment. Sign me up!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Scott. What really strikes you is the cleanliness all around everywhere.

  4. Kelly Martin says:

    Sentosa is such a fun place to visit. I only spent one day there but Iโ€™d love to go back to see some more.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah same here. Would go back for sure.

  5. Despite Pain says:

    Sentosa looks gorgeous and so clean. It looks like the perfect destination. The beach, with its lovely white sand, looks very appealing. I wonder how they managed to transport so much sand from Australia.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah Elizabeth the whole of Singapore is so clean.

  6. Sonia Seivwright says:

    All your adventures make me feel jealous. However Singapore has become one of my favorite.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Try and take some time off and come back refreshed.

  7. Sentosa Island Singapore looks like the perfect place to explore if you enjoy commercial adventures such as amusement parks. Tanjong Beach looks more my style with its tranquil scenery.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Even I love beaches and spent most of the time there.

  8. Sentosa Island seems great! With all those activities to do canโ€™t even decide where I would like to begin! How many days would you recommend to visit this island?

    1. travelwisesr says:

      At least 3 days minimum Daphne to experience most of what is on offer

  9. Jill says:

    It’s so incredibly beautiful there. I’ve always wanted to visit Singapore, but I’ve just never been able to schedule it out. This makes me want to go even more!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes you must plan out sometime for a wonderful experience.

  10. Dana says:

    I have long wanted to visit Singapore. I watched a travel show on it several years ago, and it just captivated my imagination. If I ever get there, Sentosa Island is going to be my first stop.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah you should plan for a stay there for a couple of nights at least.

  11. Carrie says:

    Wow what an amazing trip! The island sounds amazing and i love your photos!

  12. Singapore is for sure on my bucket list! I can’t wait to go one day!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Do visit sometime and you would love it for sure.

  13. Clarice says:

    I can’t wait to be back in SG. It’s been a while since we last visited. I remember taking the Cable Car to reach Sentosa. Anyway, I truly enjoyed reading your detailed post. We would love to experience The Royal Albatross during our next visit.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Clarice. Since you love SG am sure these post too would revive your memories ๐Ÿ˜Š

      https://travelwisesr.com/travel-attractions-of-singapore/

      https://travelwisesr.com/travel-in-singapore/

  14. I’ve heard so many great things about Singapore. I hope to one day be able to travel there!

  15. Stacie says:

    Sentosa Island looks like a great place to visit. I love the combination of the old and the new. I’d love to see it one day.

  16. cinny says:

    That looks like a great place to visit. Singapore is on my bucket list of places to visit!

  17. thejoyouslivingblog says:

    i wonder how similar the singapore universal studios is to the ones here in America.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  18. I love sentosa Island, i have been there so many times. there is always lots to do ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it’s a nice place really.

  19. The pictures are a little too bright for my sight today….none the less, I love what I am seeing about Sentosa Island.

  20. Carolyn says:

    Ooo Tanjong Beach sounds amazing! I’d love to just chill there or have a romantic moment with my husband.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Do plan out sometime and wish you both a lovely time together ๐Ÿ˜Š

  21. Emman Damian says:

    Sentosa is really beautiful for me! It’s one of the place I love at Singapore. I hope to visit again soon.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Me too Emman next year again with my wife this time.

  22. Looks like you had an awesome experience! I’ve never been to Singapore before.

  23. Sentosa is one of the most memorable places Ive been in Singapore. will definitely go back if i have the chance…

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Even I am going to go back again.

  24. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    looks so very beautiful! I love islands in general and this one looks like a total gem!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Singapore as a whole is a beautiful place for sure.

  25. So many photos. Looks like you are having an amazing time travelling around for sure xx

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah a great time really.

  26. Sentosa looks like a great place to visit with the family. Sounds like you had a wonderful time there.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it’s a fantastic place. And we had great fun.

  27. Cha Esper says:

    Sentosa Island has a lot to offer from fast foods to restaurants, although they are more epxensive compared to that of the main land. It is also a great place to unwind. the place is excellent for families especially for kids ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Completely agree Cha.

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