Sentosa, Singapore Tourist Attractions and Travel

Sentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors.

 

Just minutes away from the city by cable car, ferry or road, Singapore's Island Resort is a 390-hectare recreational jewel boasting a kaleidoscope of attractions and activities. Formerly a fishing village turned British military base, Sentosa (meaning peace and tranquillity) was transformed into an idyllic island resort in 1972.

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Sentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors.

 

The Tiger Sky Tower (previouly known as the Carlsberg Sky Tower) is the tallest free-standing observation tower in Asia. At a height of 110 metres above ground and 131 metres above sea level, it offers visitors a panoramic view of Sentosa, Singapore, and the Southern Islands. On a clear day, the view extends to parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. At ground level, visitors enter a large disc-shaped airconditioned cabin fitted with glass windows all round. The cabin then revolves slowly as it ascends the column of the tower. The cabin has a capacity of 72 visitors.

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The Sky Tower was opened on 7 February 2004, is situated in the Imbiah Lookout zone in the centre of Sentosa and can be reached by Cable Car, Sentosa Luge Chair Lift, by Sentosa Express or by bus.

 

The Butterfly Park is a sentosa travel landscape garden with over 15,000 live butterflies, representing more than fifty species. Housed in a cool outdoor conservatory, these butterflies range from the 25 millimetre (1 in) Eurema sari to the 150 mm (6 in) Papilio iswara.Great Barrier Reef

 

The Insect Kingdom houses some 3,000 species of rare insects from around the world, including a 160 mm Dynastes Hercules beetle.

 

Underwater World is an oceanarium located on the western part of Sentosa. Opened in 1991, the living museum has more than 2,500 marine and fresh-water animals of 250 species from different regions of the world. The oceanarium is underground and has an 83 metre long travelator that moves visitors along a submerged glass-windowed tunnel from which they can look at an array of marine life including a coral reef, stringrays, moray eels, turtles, sharks, and other fishes. In the 'Dive-with-the-Sharks' program visitors can scuba dive in the large oceanarium, even if they are not scuba qualified. Qualified scuba divers can also 'Dive-with-the-Dugong".

 

The Underwater World also includes a Dolphin Lagoon which is home to some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, also known as the pink dolphins. Several "Meet-the-Dolphins" sessions are held daily to allow visitors to enter the waist-deep pool and interact with the sentosa tourism dolphins at close proximity. A more involved "Swim-with-the-Dolphins' program, where visitors can interact extensively with the dolphins, is also available.

 

The Songs of the Sea show, started on 26 March 2007, replaced the 25-year-old Musical Fountain show. This showcase is a key $30 million investment by Sentosa to enhance its entertainment product offerings and to attract more tourists. It is the world’s only permanent show set in the sea - boasting spectacular pyrotechnics displays, a live cast and an open-air viewing gallery which can comfortably accommodate 2,500 visitors. The show runs twice a night at 7.40pm and 8.40pm and lasts 25 minutes. An entry fee of S$8.00 per person (w.e.f. 1 June 2008) is required for the show.

 

The Sentosa 4D Magix is Singapore's first and Southeast Asia's original 4-dimensional theatre. Opened in January 2006 at the cost of S$3.5 million, the theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art Digital Projection and DTS 6.1 sound system. The highlight of the theatre are the special seats. Each seat, which costs about S$10,000, comes equipped with special effects: in-built speakers, seat vibration, leg ticklers, water features and base shaker features. The movement effect is received directly by each rider via the individually controlled seat. The entire theatre and all its effects are coordinated through a show control system which ensures a precise coordination of the sentosa attractions special effects of the show. Currently, the only 4D show screening is "Pirates". This is an adventure comedy where viewers join in the hilarious misadventures of Captain Lucky and his hapless pirate crew on their clumsy quest for treasure. The fully-automated show lasts just 15 minutes. Research has taken place and find that anything above 15 minutes, the audience will not be able to take the surprises in the theatre. This is unlike a normal movie where audiences sit in for 90 minutes.

 

It is a unique blend of leisure and recreational experiences including family attractions, including Underwater World, wartime and natural history exhibits, water sports, scenic golf course as well as sentosa travel hotel accommodation and retreats. 

 

A canopy of secondary rainforest covers 70% of the island and is home to monkeys, peacocks, parrots as well as other native fauna and flora.


Sentosa has a stretch of 3.2 kilometres of white sand beach, and is the only location in Singapore to offer beachfront accommodation and over 670 hotel rooms with full facilities.

 

The Singapore Tourist Attractions island can be reached by cable car, bus, taxi or car throughout the year. It is easy getting around the island. Take the complimentary bus, mini-train or monorail; or for the energetic, cycle or walk – it's invigorating!



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