Visiting Sentosa Island – A Perfect Guide For Sentosa Island Tour In Singapore

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Planning a visit to the Sentosa Island in Singapore for the first time? Here is are all the major attractions and information you will need to make the most out of your Sentosa Island tour.

Sentosa Island Tour – The city Singapore comprises of 63 islands, not just one but SIXTY THREE! Well, if you fantasize for an experience of living on an island or if you want to take a city break you can certainly find a lot of options here. I got a chance to visit the Sentosa Island resort which has lots of attractions and each one of them being different from the other.

The major attractions on Sentosa Island include the Universal Studios, S.E.A aquarium which has one of the largest collection of aquatic animals in the world, Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa Merlion, the Madame Tussaud’s Museum, the Trick Eye Museum, Cove Waterpark, the Palawan & Siloso Beaches, the Wings of Time show and the Dolphin island. This island offers entertainment, adventure rides, beach relaxation all at one place. Once you are in Sentosa Island, you can take the easily available bus, tram or train to move around the island. These transport services within the island are free of cost and will be extremely convenient to commute during your Sentosa Island tour.

Sentosa Island Tour, Singapore

When To Visit

Singapore is a round the year tourist destination as it’s weather remains warm throughout the year, still I would recommend you to visit during the year end between October and December. The weather is pleasant during these months and ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the various activities Sentosa Island has to offer.

Due to its location, the Sentosa Island resort also experiences rain throughout the year, so it is advisable to carry umbrellas or raincoats during your visit.

How To Reach

The Sentosa island resort is conveniently accessible through cable cars that operate from the HarbourFront tower, the Sentosa Express (MRT train system), buses & taxis. If the weather is pleasant, you can also prefer to take a stroll through the VivoCity shopping mall to the resort via the Sentosa Boardwalk which has a pretty, garden-themed trail.

Getting there through the cable car service is very enjoyable as you get to catch glimpses of the beautiful scenic views over the city, harbor and Sentosa.

Major Attractions to Visit In Sentosa Island, Singapore

The Universal Studios

The Universal Studios, Singapore is the first theme park of its kind to open in Southeast Asia. It is located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore and features 24 rides, shows and attractions in seven themed zones. Each themed zone is inspired from famous movies which includes  Madagascar, dinosaurs in The Lost World, Sci-Fi city with the Transformers, Far Far Away Land of Shrek, Ancient Egypt rules by the Mummy and the Sesame Street in New York. There are rides, live entertainment, street dance performances, ample of food & shopping outlets in all the zones in accordance to the themes they have been inspired from. Visiting the Universal Studios will be the most incredible thing to do during your Sentosa Island tour.

Sentosa Island Tour
Universal Studios, Singapore
Universal Studios, Sentosa Island Tour
Universal Studios, Singapore

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 7 PM (The timings may be extended or vary on some days due to some events.)

Entrance Fees:

One Day PassAdult (SGD)Child (SGD)
One Day PassS$76 (USD 55)S$56 (USD 41)

Savings Tips :

  • To avoid the long queues that are lined up for the rides you can purchase a VIP Pass for which you will have to pay about S$100 extra on the entrance fees.
  • To save the cost, I would recommend you to buy tickets online (Super Saver Pass) that show up great discounts on seasonal basis. This would avoid the long queues & save your time that you can spend on other entertainment activities.

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Sentosa Merlion

The Merlion is Singapore’s prominent iconic symbol. It is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body depicted as the guardian of prosperity which personifies Singapore’s history as an important seaport. Here, at Sentosa Island the Merlion statue is 37 meters tall. You can enter inside this statue and reach the top of it, on both it’s head & mouth and get a view of the island from there.

You can visit this place if you have extra time to spend at the island or if you don’t just pass by and get a picture with this majestic statue.

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 8 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$12. (USD 9)
  • Child/senior citizen: S$9. (USD 7)

The Trick Eye Museum

This place is an another must visit attraction at Sentosa Island. It has some amazing visualization of art combined with illusion. You can capture many fun & interesting 3D pictures of yourself and your family. It has some themed zones including Mystery, Supernatural, Fairytale, Fantasy and Trick World. Each zone has there own scenes according to the themes. All the scenes have details and suggested poses besides them for your reference. You can also use your imagination and create unique poses for your pictures.

Trick Eye Museum

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 9 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$25. (USD 18)
  • Child: S$20. (USD 15)

At the entrance they will recommend you to download the trick eye museum app to make the pictures more fun and lively. Make sure to install it and you will have an amazing time filled with lots of laughter and fun.

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S.E.A Aquarium

The SEA Aquarium (Southeast Asia Aquarium) is one of the World’s Largest Aquarium and is home to more than 100,000 marine animals. These animals come from all across the world and are from over 800 species. All the species are grouped into 10 habitat zones, according to the geographic locations to which they belong. These zones host a variety of marine animals including endangered and unique animals like Hammerhead Sharks, Giant Moray Eel, Reef Manta Ray, Groupers and Giant Crabs. It is very well organized and beautifully maintained aquarium.

Sentosa Island
S.E.A. Aquarium
Sentosa Island
S.E.A. Aquarium
Sentosa Island
S.E.A. Aquarium
Sentosa Island
S.E.A. Aquarium (There’s Nemo :D)

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 7 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$34. (USD 25)
  • Child: S$22. (USD 16)

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Wings Of Time

Wings of Time is an amazing light and water show set with the backdrop of the sea. It has some amazing 3D projections, lasers, robotic water-fountains and pyrotechnics, all inter-weaved into a 20-minute long contemporary story-line that is bound to entertain and amaze even the most uninterested viewer. The story speaks of a giant bird that travels back in time with two kids helping him to find it’s origin. All the effects are beautifully coordinated with the music and the story-line. It’s a perfect ending to your tour to the Sentosa island in Singapore.

Wings Of Time Sentosa Island
Wings Of Time
Sentosa Island Tour
Wings Of Time

Show Timings:

There are two showtime slots: 7:40 PM and 8:40 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$18. (USD 13)
  • Premium Ticket: S$23. (USD 17)

These were the major attractions that we were able to visit at the Sentosa island. It was a really fabulous & mesmerizing experience. It’s really amazing to see that how a man-made island can have a plethora of attractions at one place where you can visit with your family, your group of friends or as a couple. It caters entertainment for all age groups.

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77 thoughts on “Visiting Sentosa Island – A Perfect Guide For Sentosa Island Tour In Singapore

  • April 23, 2018 at 6:15 am
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    Great article! Really made it easy for new travellers to plan their visit to Sentosa. If you liked Sentosa, I would also suggest visiting Phuket Fantasia- an equally interesting place- if you haven’t already! 🙂

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    • April 23, 2018 at 6:31 am
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      Hey! Thank you so much for your appreciation. I see that Phuket Fantasia is also a wonderful theme park. I will definitely put that on my list. Thanks for the suggestion too😃

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  • April 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    Wow! Such a great post.

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  • April 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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    Beautiful , really nice article

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  • April 27, 2018 at 9:29 am
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    Singapore is on my bucket list. Which places you recommend for first time?

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    • April 27, 2018 at 9:52 am
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      I would recommend visiting the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, from there you can get a great view of the city. Also the Gardens by the bay & night safari. The universal studios at the Sentosa Island is also a must visit.☺️

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      • April 27, 2018 at 10:42 am
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        Perfect, thanks your your recommendations! I really appreciate it!

  • April 27, 2018 at 11:05 am
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    This makes me want to go back to Singapore! I loved Sentosa 🙂

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  • April 27, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    This makes me want to visit Singapore again! I loved Sentosa 🙂

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  • May 3, 2018 at 3:26 am
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    We are planning to visit Singapore on one of our layovers to India. It’s so expensive to book directly from Canada to Singapore, so we thought a layover will be a great idea. Your itinerary will come in very handy and will help us to narrow down to a 2 day itinerary

    Thanks for sharing

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  • May 3, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    Great posting and such good information shared! I haven’t been to Singapore yet but after reading this I think it is going to have to be added to our bucket list! That Wing of Time water show is calling my name!

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    • May 7, 2018 at 3:33 am
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      Yes that show was so amazing! If you visit Sentosa Island, you shouldn’t miss the Wings Of Time!

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  • May 3, 2018 at 4:25 am
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    I used to go to Sentosa when I was a kid and I remember the scariest cable car ever! I am amazed by its transformation when I went to check it out last year. Wowzers! Whilst I enjoyed everything there, It just felt like it lacked something. Maybe it was just too man made for me but it felt like a place with no character. Don’t get me wrong, we had fun anyway but they could have done so much more!

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  • May 3, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    I have a friend staying in Singapore – I’ll send it over to her!
    I had no idea that there were such interesting things to do.
    Great post 🙂

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  • May 3, 2018 at 9:46 am
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    I assume you had a wonderful honeymoon to the amazing sentosa island. Love the guide you have written.

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  • May 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm
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    Sentosa brings back so many great memories of my time living in Singapore. It’s been over 7 years now and it looks like some things have changed, but for the most part it still looks like a ton of fun there 🙂

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  • May 3, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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    Wow – I had no idea Singapore was actually made up of 63 islands!! Sentosa Island looks like a fun place to explore 🙂 Who doesn’t love Universal Studios? 🙂 and the Trick Eye Museum looks so fun!
    Would love to visit Singapore one day. I hear the food is great too!

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    • May 7, 2018 at 3:37 am
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      Universal Studios, I believe is a part of bucket lists of many travelers! And yes the food is great! You will find variety of cuisines there 🙂

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  • May 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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    I had no idea there is a Universal Studios in Singapore! The trick eye museum looks fun too! I always enjoyed the Magic Eye books as a kid. Wings of Time also sounds enjoyable and unique.

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  • May 3, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    Sentosa seems like such a fun island with so many things to do! The Trick Eye Museum is something I would definitely enjoy. How much time would you recommend to put aside for all the adventures here?

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    • May 7, 2018 at 3:40 am
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      You would need not more than 2 days, if you want to experience all the activities the islands has to offer! A day for Universal Studios and another day for the other activities! Also you can visit the beach anytime for relaxation 🙂

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  • May 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Sentosa seems like such a fun island with so many things to do! The Trick Eye Museum is something I would definitely enjoy. How much time would you recommend to put aside for all the adventures here?

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    • May 7, 2018 at 3:41 am
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      You would need not more than 2 days, if you want to experience all the activities the islands has to offer! A day for Universal Studios and another day for the other activities! Also you can visit the beach anytime for relaxation 🙂

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  • May 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm
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    It’s been a while since we last visited Sentosa. I’m not sure if The Trick Eye Museum is already open at that time but it is something I want to experience when we get to visit Sentosa again. Surely there’s a lot of things to enjoy in SG.

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  • May 12, 2018 at 5:21 am
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    This was so interesting! I had no idea you could do so much in Singapore…I honestly didn’t know there was a Universal Studios there! I need to add Singapore on my list of places to visit 🙂

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  • May 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm
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    Surely a helpful post. Answered quite some question. In which month did you visit Singapore?

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    • May 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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      Thank you😀 I had visited Singapore in the month of November! Luckily the season was very pleasant with little rainfall.

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      • May 16, 2018 at 1:05 am
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        Great 😊. I’m sure you didn’t experience any crowd

      • May 16, 2018 at 9:40 am
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        The Aquarium and Universal Studios were pretty crowded! Also, we had pre booked tickets for the show Wings of time or else we would have to get into the long queue for it.

      • May 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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        ah! Planning to visit this summer, I’m sure it will be a packed scene since it rates high among Indians and with vacay it’s going to be “mini India” in Sentosa!

      • May 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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        I am sure you will enjoy your trip. There are already many Indians settled in Singapore and with vacations on you will probably find a huge crowd of Indians there!

      • May 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
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        I’m afraid it’s not what I appreciate – crowd and chaos. Thanks for the information 😃

      • May 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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        Your are most welcome! 😃
        I second you on that! Even I don’t like crowds!

      • May 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm
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        ha ha! we have something in common! 🙂

  • May 15, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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    Oh I really want to visit Sentosa’s Universal Studio, I’m really unfortunate leaving Singapore when it wasn’t opened yet. I really would love to go back and live in Singapore it’s a great and fantastic country!

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  • May 18, 2018 at 7:20 pm
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    I have visited sentosa island years ago. It was fun then but it looks even better now.

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  • May 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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    Thanks for talking about Sentosa! I had never heard of that Island before today!

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  • May 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    I have always wanted to go to Singapore, and that Trick Eye Museum looks like reason enough to go. This is a great guide to Sentosa Island.

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  • May 31, 2018 at 5:40 am
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    I am a Singaporean but I’ve never been to Sentosa 🙁

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  • June 2, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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    I’ve been to Singapore once but missed ALL of this! The trick eye museum looks like a lot of fun, so I’ll have to visit on my next trip 🙂

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  • June 3, 2018 at 12:13 am
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    I really enjoyed reading your post. It’s been nearly 10 years since we visited Singapore and Sentosa and it brought back wonderful memories. It is really a fantastic place to visit, with so much to see and do

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  • June 3, 2018 at 1:34 am
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    I’ve visited Singapore a few times but somehow never made it out to Sentosa. Def have to remedy that if I make it there again – it looks like a great place to take my daughter! 🙂

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  • June 3, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Wow, I visited Singapore a couple of times but never thought of it as a collection of Islands and never visited any of the islands. Very interesting read.

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  • June 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm
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    One of the most beautiful places you’ll see in Singapore. It’s so pretty and there are lot of activities to do, I’d love to go back there and stay a little bit longer.

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  • June 5, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    Great post with amazing pictures. Lovely tips read for my one of the best places in the world.

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  • June 6, 2018 at 10:03 am
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    Nice post with a lot of details! It looks like you had so much fun on the islands! 😀

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  • June 25, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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    Such a variety of things to do for all ages in just one island. This is now on our list of islands to visit

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  • August 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    My friend and I are stopping in Singapore for a few days on our way to Bali so this has been really useful to me. I did’t realise they had a cable car, and I will definitely try to visit The Trick Eye Museum. My Mum and I went to something similar called Art in Paradise in Thailand, it was a great laugh!

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  • September 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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    Great post! My hubby and I have talked about Singapore SO much. We will return here for information when we go! Great Pictures!

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  • October 6, 2018 at 11:46 pm
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    Wow, wow wow! Universal looks amazing! So does tehe trick eye musesum. I would love to go there and take pictures like you did!

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  • December 1, 2018 at 11:27 am
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    Such a great, informative post!
    I love Singapore but I have never been to Sentosa Island! next time I will be.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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    Awesome! I haven’t made it to Singapore yet but I’d love to visit 🙂 Bookmarking your article for when I eventually get there!

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  • December 1, 2018 at 11:42 pm
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    Great suggestions. We are thinking of taking our daughter to Singapore maybe next year and I think she’d love all these things. The Trick Eye Museum and Aquarium would be her favourites I think. Saved for later when we start planning our trip

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  • December 2, 2018 at 2:59 am
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    Sentosa is so much fun! I’ve been to the Aquarium but I’d love to go to the Trick Eye Museum. Thanks for sharing!

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  • December 2, 2018 at 10:01 am
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    Must say there is a lot of changes to Sentosa Island since my visit there. this must be more then 15 years ago and a lot of activities I must say for kids. thanks for sharing

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  • December 10, 2018 at 6:36 am
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    We didn’t make it to Sentosa when we were in Singapore earlier this year – I had no idea there was so much there!

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  • December 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    great post! Singapore is listed on my bucket list. I hope i can visit this country next year God’s will 🙂 <3

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  • February 9, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    Great post! I haven’t been to Singapore yet but it’s definitely on my list, even more after reading this haha! 🙂

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  • February 10, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    There’s so many great things to do on Sentosa! My favourite is actually just to chill at the beach or go to the Sentosa Marina restaurants – great spot to relax!

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