Sentosa, Singapore’s ultimate amusement island, is the country’s most popular tourist destination that’s home to Singapore’s most iconic landmarks like the Merlion, Fort Siloso, and Universal Studios.
Despite limited land space, Singapore has managed to build one of the world’s most famous attraction park that offers seemingly endless attractions, sights, and activities. Start your day early to enjoy the attractions found in the island: take on adrenaline pumping activities at MegaZip Adventure park, pose with stars at Madame Tussauds’, bond with your kids at Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium and Singapore Butterfly and Insect Kingdom, and know all about Singapore by making a stop at Imbiah’s Lookout. Night time is never boring at Sentosa for tourists can get on cable cars to see the island’s stunning lights, enjoy leisure walks and shopping at Quayside Isle, and see Singapore’s famous Merlion.
Sentosa Island is located south of Singapore, a 12-minute cable car ride away from Vivo City.
Opening Days and Hours
Sentosa is open daily, even on public holidays and attractions have different time schedules as to when they open. Some attractions are open from 9:00 to 22:00 while some close as early as 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Attractions all around Sentosa offer different entrance fees to tourists. Fees range from USD 60 to USD 120.
How to Get There
- From Singapore, take the MRT to Harbourfront Station.
- From the Harbourfront Station, enter VivoCity Mall.
- Purchase a Sentosa Pass at the 3rd floor of the mall.
- Board Sentosa Expres.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
- Families with kids Groups of friends
Time to Spend
You can opt to stay for a day at Sentosa Island, and this might still not be enough to explore and try out all the activities offered.
- Theme park adventures and shows at Universal Studios.
- Water theme park activities at Adventure Cove Waterpark.
- History tour at Fort Siloso.
- Singapore cable car ride.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Being a popular, year-round tourist destination, Sentosa can get pretty crowded. Book a trip to Sentosa when monsoon months are finally over; usually the best time to visit the island is between June and July, October and December.
- Gardens by the Bay
- Singapore Zoo
- Jurong Bird Park
A great number of restaurants around Sentosa are available for every customers. Go on a fine dining experience at The Knolls, indulge in outstanding dishes at Dancing Crab, or opt for cheap yet delicious eats at Tiong Bahru Food Center.
Hotels like Shangri-La Hotel, Carlton City Hotel, Hardrock Hotel, M Hotel Singapore, and Harbour Ville Hotel offer accommodations near Sentosa at rates ranging from USD 150 to USD 380.