Tuesday, January 19, 2010


You mention Sentosa and the first thought that enters my mind is Bon Jovi. Yes, it was the very first concert I watched of a famous band and the venue was in Sentosa, Singapore. Back then (eons ago) this tiny recreation island was still undeveloped and a bit inaccessible. It was humid, muddy, dark and swarming with mosquitoes. I remember coming home from that concert, bathed in sweat and my clothes were full of mud! But I enjoyed it nonetheless because we (my sister and I) were quite near to the makeshift stage right beside the booming speakers whose loud treble palpitated my heart and burst my eardrums! :D

Since then, of course I've been back to Sentosa on numerous occasions. I'm constantly amazed at the new(er) attractions which keep cropping up to give its many visitors more entertaining/recreational options. Our trip to Sentosa this time around came via the Singapore Pass. For S$2.00/passenger, we took the Sentosa Rhino Feeder bus from Suntec City.

We visited the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon. It was interesting to see all sort of marine life in this big aquarium setting like this giant crab!

Giant Crab

Rates include single admission to Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon.
Adult: S$22.90
Child 3-12 years old: S$14.60
Child below 3 years old: Free
9am to 9pm daily (Last admission at 8.30pm)

We rode the Tiger Sky Tower which is Singapore's tallest observation tower.

Tiger Sky Tower Ride, Sentosa

Tower height: 110m
View height: 131m from sea level
Tower column diameter: 2.5m
Foundation diameter: 15m
Cabin capacity: 72 persons

Admission: 12 $$/adult
8 S$/child
Open from 9am to 9pm daily

We also rode the Skyride! It was so much fun, even though your legs are dangling and it started to drizzle during our ride. You get to admire a fantastic view of the 3 beaches (Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong) on Sentosa, the ships docked at the harbor and a panoramic sight of the whole of Singapore. But we were NOT adventurous enough to try the Sentosa Luge which is part go-kart, part toboggan which has its own steering and braking system.

Yipee on the Skyride

There are several luge & skyride combo packages to choose from. Admission for skyride only: One way: S$ 7/person Two way: S$ 11/person

There are many more attractions to explore on Sentosa. Soon to open later this year is the sprawling Universal Studios and the Resorts World Casino (it had its soft opening on Jan. 20, 2010)

Universal Studios site to open soon on Sentosa Island, Singapore

You can either book a room at some of the hotels located on Sentosa itself or take the various transports (taxi, MRT, public bus, Sentosa Express) available from Singapore to get to the island.

For S$ 3.00/passenger, we took the Sentosa Express to get to Vivo City.

Sentosa Express the monorail that connects Vivo City to Sentosa Island

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