Last week I took off from my busy schedule to relax and enjoy my holidays and visited Singapore which is my first international destination.It was really amazing to sightseeing Singapore and best part was visit to Sentosa island.
This blog aims to provide inside view about the Sentosa island and why it is known for its entertainment and places to visit in Singapore.
From once named as Island of Death to now named “Sentosa” means island of Peace, the island has seen tremendous changes from people, technology and ecological prospective.
Once known as ghostly island is now visited by some fifty lakh people in a year,with major tourist being Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Australian and Indian.
Sentosa has multiple attractions so atleast two days should be booked when planning to Sentosa as one day is just not enough and with so many attractions its not easy to pick the one you want to visit and for kids atleast 3 days as 1 full day should be booked for Universal Studio which have various rides and Disney movie related themes from mickey,Donald duck,Madagascar etc.Well not just attractions,the way to reach Sentosa is also not easy one as the island can be reached by various attraction transport modes like taxi,bus but best to reach there is via Cable car,Mono Rail or Broadway .Each mode has its own advantage like cheapest being Broadway with just S$1 entry while the most exciting being Cable car from where one can see entire view of island.
Sentosa has various man made beaches.After visiting various attractions along the island one might need food and drinks to energize himself so Siloso Beach is the best place with various dinning outlets which include Thai, Chinese and also Indian cuisine at Kurry Korner.Most dinning outlets are operated from 11 to 2 pm & 5:30pm to 9pm.While Palawan Beach has one Indian restaurant named Samunder along with it lies the southernmost Point of Continental Asia where one can have a look at various cargo ships at the sea and the bridge to reach there is mind blowing.
Well as everything in Singapore is costly but there are few things in Sentosa that are free,to start withSentosa Nature Discovery, Animal & Bird Encounter at Palawan Amphitheatre and if you are a foreigner than just by showing your passport you can get free entry to Resort World Casino which originally has entry ticket of S$100 and lastly swimming and tanning at beaches is absolutely free and as there is no current in beach water so safe for kids too.
Sentosa also has eight hotels and resorts which includes world class facilities.The range of these hotels varies with the kind of room one book from normal room to suite or other exciting options like tree house,ocean huts.Some of these hotels provide a unique spa like mud pool or fish reflexology.
Sentosa also has his own Merlion,bigger than Singapore Merlion and also has light effects at night which makes it one of the attraction at Sentosa.One can find numerous rides and various water attractions and laser shows at the site but mind it all have price tag so recommended to go for sentosa pass which include multiple shows entry in single pass.
One should carry his own light food like fruit,biscuits,wafers,cold drink etc and also take a note of weather conditions and most attractions closes in case of lightning or rain and no refund of tickets in such cases.
It is recommended to check Sentosa official website and make a note of special events at the site.