Sentosa Island in Singapore is best known for its Resort World Sentosa as well as Universal Studios. What’s on Sentosa Island? There are a lot of activities that you can do on Sentosa Island, even if you want to do it all will not be enough for one day. So it’s best to be picky according to your interests and time. If calculated in total (with those at Resorts World Sentosa), currently there are around 31 tourist attractions. Some are paid, some are free.
How to Go to Sentosa Island
If you look at the map, it will be shocked first because the Sentosa Island area is really big. You can be more shock if you walk around the island. Fortunately, they have a free shuttle bus that travels around the visitors from one point to another. Anyway, just look for bus stops at certain points and see where the route is. The point is there are 3 different bus routes (green, red, orange) and 1 Beach Tram which are along the coastline. Besides Sentosa Bus and Beach Tram, you can also take Sentosa Express. This monorail is free if only in Sentosa area. There is an exciting way to explore Sentosa Island by riding the cable car. This path is new, different from the path from Mount Faber, Harbourfront, and it ends in Sentosa.
Things to Do in Sentosa Island
Below are some of the best activities that you can do while you are on Sentosa Island. For the record, these activities below are all free!
A lion-headed statue located on Sentosa Island. Visitors can enter the statue and take pictures in the mouth and above the head of the statue. In it, you will also be presented with a story about Singapore. This place is a must thing to do while you are on Sentosa Island. The location is at Merlion Plaza, near Imbiah Station
- Songs of the Sea
Songs of the Sea brings a mesmerizing performance with the effects of fireworks, fountains, lasers, special computer imagery, captivating music and amazing bursts of fire. Don’t miss this seaside show at 7:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. every day.
- Volcano Land
Visitors will be taken to the center of the erupting volcano, and follow the insightful story inside. Suitable for your children too.
- Images of Singapore
A museum containing human sculptures made of wax that tells the history, culture, development and more about Singapore. In this museum, you will probably find it difficult to distinguish real humans from statues because they are very similar to real humans.
- Fort Siloso
This museum gives you insight into the British colonies in Singapore during World War Two.
- Visiting the 3 artificial beaches
The 3 artificial beaches that you can find while you are on Sentosa Island are Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach, and Tanjong Beach. The great thing about those artificial beaches is that the place is still great and you can enjoy the white-sand beach. Although the water is not crystal clear, still it will make you appreciate the effort from the developer in making the artificial beach. You can also enjoy water activities such as banana boat, swimming, kayaking, and more.
- Go to forest
There is also a forest on Sentosa Island. It is like a park but it is bigger. You can enjoy the nature there and you can find many types of bird in the forest too.
More Activities to Do in Sentosa Island
Below are some activities that you can do on Sentosa Island. However, you need to buy the ticker if you want to go to those places. The places are the Trick Eye Museum, Tiger Sky Tower, Madame Tussauds, and S.E.A Aquarium.