It is really difficult to imagine that Sentosa Island was initially a fishing village called Palau Blakang Mati.
In the year 1968, the Government of Singapore decided to develop the island of Sentosa into a holiday resort for the tourists and the local visitors. The name Sentosa symbolizes tranquility and peace. The Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) incorporated in 1972 oversees the promotion and management of the island.
Sentosa Island Singapore is one of the premier island resorts with multi-faceted attractions and teeming with events throughout the year. This island is an awesome blend of recreational facilities and leisure. It is a multi- visit destination for the tourists.
The sun-kissed beaches of Sentosa are simply mind blowing. The Siloso Beach of Singapore is the Hippest Beach of Singapore. Some other major beach attractions are Tanjong Beach, Palawan Beach etc.
Sentosa island tours are simply ecstatic. The Mother Nature’s Creations of the Sentosa island like Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom, Underworld World and Dolphin Lagoon are so admirable and a complete pleasure to the eyes. The major events of the Sentosa island are Sentosa Balloon Hats Festival, Beach Parties, Barclay’s Singapore Open etc. Some of the major attractions of Sentosa island are Sentosa 4D Magix, Sentosa Luge and Skyride, Fort Siloso, Sentosa CineBlast, Merlion, Sijori Wondergulf, Sentosa Monorail and many others.
Hot spots of Sentosa island.
Take a ride of some of the hot spots of Sentosa island.
Merlion, Sentosa Island Merlion, Sentosa Island
Merlion : One of the most enduring symbol of Singapore is the Merlion. It is because of the Merlion that Singapore is called the Lion City and this half-lion, half-fish is about 37 metres high. This Merlion on the Sentosa was sculpted and designed by James Martin, an Australian artist. This is made of Glass Reinforsed Cement over a steel armature and is attached to the central lift core. This statue recalls the legendary tale of Sang Nila Utama. This person saw a lion while hunting in Singapore. The Merlion legend is commemorated on the Sentosa island. The Merlion of the Sentosa island was opened in 1996 and is the tallest Merlion of Singapore. The Merlion is also called the ‘Sea Lion’ and the tourists can go to the top of the Merlion for a panoramic view of the Sentosa island. A pre-show introduces the tourist to the sea mysteries and a lively music follows them as the walk by the dioramas depicting lake monsters, mermaids, sea serpents etc. The interior of the Merlion is enthralling. The Merlion rewards you with a 360 degree view of the island and also the southern shores of Singapore. You can also spot the Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck and the impressive skyline of Singapore. You must also bag the iconic Singapore souvenir from the Merlion shop.
Underwater World,Sentosa Island Underwater World,Sentosa Island
Underwater World : This is the Underwater World oceannarium on Sentosa and houses more than 2,500 fishes from 250 species. You can start your Underwater World tour with the Touch Pool to experience the stingrays, baby sharks and star fish. The visitors can venture into the depths of the ocean via a travellator. It ferries through a tunnel which is 83-meter long. And if you love to get wet then you can try the interesting activities like ‘Dive with the Dugong’ or ‘Dive with the Sharks’. These activities at the Underwater World are mind blowing. Come close with the sharks and marine life at ‘Dive with the Sharks’ package. It is opened from 9 am to 9 pm daily. So experience a fun filled discovery at this destination in Sentosa island .
Songs of the Sea, Sentosa Island Songs of the Sea
Songs of the Sea : Songs of the Sea on the Sentosa island began on 26th March , 2007. This one has replaced the Musical Fountain Show which was about 25 years old. It is an entertainment product of Sentosa to attract the tourists. This is the only permanent show which is set in sea and has spectacular pyrotechnics displays, lasers and flame bursts. Songs of the Sea has open-air viewing gallery and accommodates 2,500 visitors. The show takes place twice daily for 25 minutes. The entry fee is S$10.00 per person. Sentosa island’s Songs of the Sea is mesmerizing and captivating .
Dolphin Lagoon Dolphin Lagoon, Sentosa Island
Dolphin Lagoon : The Dolphin Lagoon on Sentosa island is in the Underwater World. It houses humpback dolphins which are Indo-Pacific. In the Meet-the-Dolphins sessions the visitors are allowed to enter the pool which is waist-deep and can interact with the humpback dolphins. The tourists can also extensively interact with the dolphins at the Swim-with-the-Dolphins session at Sentosa .You can also avail a fun ride in the Dolphin Lagoon with the experience of ‘dorsal tow’.The admission fee is S$150 per person.
Mount Faber Cable Car to Sentosa Mount Faber Cable Car to Sentosa
Mount Faber Cable Car To Sentosa : Mount Faber Cable Car To Sentosa is simply superb. This cable car is the link from Mount Faber to the island of Sentosa. The cost of a round-trip cricket is SGD 18.90. It is a splendid cable car ride to Sentosa. Sentosa is a paradise and its view through the cable car is special. Enjoy the breeze in the cable car and look at the heavenly abode below. Mount Faber of Singapore provides the ideal view of Singapore. The car provides a complete ride of the Sentosa island.