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Sentosa Island, Singapore

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.

The Perfect Itinerary:

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:

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.

Universal Studios, Singapore Sentosa Island
Universal Studios, Singapore
Universal Studios, Singapore Sentosa Island
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 Pass Adult (SGD) Child (SGD)
One Day Pass $76 $56

To avoid the long queues that are lined up for the rides you can purchase the express pass for which you will have to pay $50-80 extra on the entrance fees. To save the cost, I would recommend you to buy tickets online and avail the deals having upto 20% off on express passes. This would avoid the long queues & save your time that you can spend on other entertainment activities.

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.

Sentosa Island

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 8 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$12.
  • Child/senior citizen: S$9.

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.

Sentosa Island
Trick Eye Museum

Opening Hours:

10 AM to 9 PM

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$25.
  • Child: S$20.

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.

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.
  • Child: S$22.

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 interweaved into a 20-minute long contemporary storyline 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 cordinated with the music and the storyline. It’s a perfect ending to your visit to the Sentosa island.

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

Show Timings:

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

Entrance Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: S$18.
  • Premium Ticket: S$23.

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.

Have you been to the Sentosa Island or are planning to make a visit? Do share your experiences or plans 🙂

 

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61 thoughts on “Sentosa Island, Singapore”

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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😃

    1. 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.☺️

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

    1. 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 🙂

  9. 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?

    1. 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 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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 🙂

      1. 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.

      2. 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!

      3. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Great post with amazing pictures. Lovely tips read for my one of the best places in the world.

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