Sentosa – The State of Fun, stands true to its name.
Dive into the fun filled Sentosa Island for an awesome family-friendly experience. There is so much happening in Sentosa and with so many options to choose from you are spoiled for choice. Here is a compiled list of Top 15 not to miss family attractions in Sentosa Island which we loved and want others to experience to.
How to reach Sentosa:
Sentosa is an island off Singapore’s southern coast. It is just 15 minutes from Singapore City. Its connected via Road, Sentosa Express Monorail, Cable Car and the pedestrian Boardwalk.
You can take a taxi or car to reach the island. A certain admission charge is applicable to all the vehicles entering the island. Motorcycles are not allowed on the island.
By Cable Car:
A ride on the cable car will guarantee an excellent view of the island and the azure waters surrounding it. Alight at the Harbourfront MRT Station and take a cable car from the Singapore cable car station which is located at Harbourfront Tower II. This cable car will take you to the heart of the attractions of Sentosa at Imbiah Lookout Station. The tickets are available at a good discount at Klook Travel.
Klook also offers amazing discounts on Cable Car Dining at Singapore’s Faber Line; where you can enjoy delectable food in a cable car with awesome views.
This is my personal favorite. Just follow the directions from Harbourfront MRT Station via Vivo City Shopping Mall and reach this scenic tropical garden themed broadwalk. The walk takes hardly 15 minutes, its sheltered, equipped with escalators and is relatively less crowded. It also has lookout points to admire the picturesque views especially at night. The broadwalk is dotted with bars and food joints to satisfy your hunger pangs.
By Public Transport:
Sentosa Express located at Vivo City shopping mall Level III at Harbourfront MRT Station is a very popular option for reaching Sentosa and this makes it crowded. You can also use your EzLink card to pay.
Sentosa Fun Pass
Whether your looking for thrills, wildlife or family attractions Sentosa has lots to offer. The Sentosa Fun Pass by Klook Travel is affordable with great discounts and offers 19 attractions; making sure that you are not strapped in your choice of fun.
Sentosa is also a gastronomical heaven. You can also get sumptuous and affordable meals of your choice at Beaver’s Cafe Sentosa with Singapore Island set meal coupon.
Main Attractions in Sentosa
Madam Tussauds – The hip and happening destination to get up close and personal with the wax statues of your favorite celebrities is in Sentosa too. This attraction is clubbed with another attraction Images of Singapore Live; which is a theatrical presentation showcasing the rich history of Singapore.
The extensive collection of marine life at the Open Ocean Habitat in S.E.A. Aquarium will leave you awestruck. Stroll through the world’s largest underwater acrylic dome showcasing sharks, sting rays among 800 different species of sea creatures.
The Trick Eye Museum is not like the other boring museums; its actually an optical playground. This 6 zone artwork capable of transforming 2D paintings and sculptures into 3D is fun and exciting. Let you imagination go wild and make sure you have enough space in your memory card to save the multitude of pictures taken here.
This Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom was my kids favorite attraction. She was spellbound seeing the fluttering butterflies, colorful macaws and exotic insects in this tropical rain-forest.
5. Animal and Bird Encounters
Palawan Amphitheater houses very interesting creatures like monkeys, reptiles and exotic birds. Try not to miss the very interactive shows displaying the abilities of these very talented creatures. Your kids will thank you later. Animal and Bird Encounters is a free attraction.
Pro Tip 1: There are shows in this attraction. Check the timings beforehand and plan your visit accordingly. The timings of the shows are as follows:
|2 pm – 2:15 pm||Lorries Feeding Session|
|3 pm – 3:20 pm||Bird Encounters Presentation|
|4 pm – 4:15 pm||Close Encounters|
|5 pm – 5:30 pm||On the Wild side Presentation|
6. Crane Dance
This is a mechanical feast of lights, music, waterworks, fireworks. The sheer size of the 2 cranes swaying in the mist on soothing music and amazing led lights is mesmerizing. Its a free attraction.
7. Fort Siloso and Fort Siloso Sky-walk
Fort Siloso houses Singapore’s largest collection of World War II memorabilia. Fort Siloso Sky-walk is a spectacular walkway complete with tree canopy and stunning aerial views of the sea. This sky-walk is en-route to Fort Siloso. There is an elevator that takes you right to the top with awesome views to enjoy. Its so well made that you actually forget you are literally suspended on a walkway. This is a free attraction.
Pro Tip 2: Sentosa is very stroller friendly. In-fact taking the stroller was a blessing for us. My kid was not tired walking around and we could cover more attractions.
Relive the legend of Sentosa Merlion – the Mythical half lion half fish. Walk straight into the mouth of this 37 meter tall Merlion – The Guardian of prosperity of Singapore, and catch a glimpse of this strikingly beautiful island.
9. Resorts World Sentosa
This integrated resorts takes up a sizable area of Sentosa Island. Its a combination of a casino and resort with restaurants, hotels, shopping area and many attractions like S.E.A. Aquarium and Trick Eye Museum too.
10. Palawan Kids City
Want to teach your kid about the different professions? Then Kidzania, the kids city is the place for it. It is a city for kids run by kids. They just have to choose the profession for role playing and start playing. The best part is that the parents too can join the kids in the fun.
A visit to Palawan kids city will be incomplete without visiting MOSH – the digital edutainment Center. This futuristic digital technology comes all the way from Japan. It consists of an virtual environment where kids can trigger fireworks using body movements, they get to create their own designs and then watch it come to life on the big screen. The best was watching their own hand folded paper plane hitting the screen and bringing the screen to life in an ever-changing backdrop.
iii. Palawan Pirate Ship
This is a water park with an iconic pirate ship for kids to splish and splash around.The water slides and cannons will keep the water babies happy.
Sentosa 4D Adventure Land is a hi-tech interactive entertainment zone having 3 exciting 4D shows Journey 2, Extreme Log Ride and Desperadoes which suits every age group. It was so entertaining that we ended up enjoying them multiple times.
12. Wings of Time
Wings of Time is a bewitching show comprising of water display, fireworks, laser display and spellbinding music set against the open waters is a treat for your senses.
Pro Tip 3: Try to be seated at-least 1 hour before the show timings. This will ensure seats with a good view unless you want to pay extra for premium seats.
At Universal Studios get ready to be blown away with one adventure after another. Its was by far the most exciting part about Sentosa for us.
Read more about it here: 9 Reasons Why Not to Visit Universal Studios, Singapore
Adventure Cove Park is an aquatic amusement park has awesome rides like the Adventure River, the very thrilling Spiral Washout and Whirlpool Washout, Rainbow Reef and my favorite the Ray Bay area. It has by far the best Lazy River. This place guarantees a fun family day at the park.
The 3 beaches in Sentosa – Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong may not be very picturesque but definitely promise a fun filled time. Palawan Beach is known for its Pirates of the Caribbean style suspension bridge. Siloso beach is happening with many activities lie canoeing, beach football and volleyball whereas Tanjong Beach is romantic getaway for couples.
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