Sentosa Island- The State Of Fun
Sentosa in Malay means “Peace & Tranquility” which is derived from Santosha in Sanskrit. The tiny city-country comprises sixty three islands in Singapore amongst them Sentosa Island is one of the most popular island. The glamour and grandeur of the island leaves one mesmerized with its various fun filled activities and shows; meant for all ages. It is visited by twenty million tourists in a year making it one of the top tourist attractions in Singapore. The island is home to various beaches; hotels with golf courses, The Merlion Statue, Resorts World Sentosa Island & Universal Studios.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF SENTOSA ISLAND:
1. CABLE CAR:
The Singapore cable car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the Main Island of Singapore to the Resort Island of Sentosa land. The ride above the jungle and sea will gave some amazing view and dozens of attraction points. It will give the bird’s eye view of the city skyline and the best and exciting ride.
2. SENTOSA MONORAIL SYSTEM:
The Sentosa Monorail System was opened in 1982 & was in operation till late 2005. In 2007 this system was replaced by Sentosa Express. It is the light rail system which gave the closer fun and comfort ride of the island in less than four minutes. The monorail connects from Sentosa Island to harbor front. It has three stations: Waterfront, Imbiah & Beach station.
3. SENTOSA LUGE & SKYRIDE:
Skyline Luge of Sentosa was opened in 2005 and first luge in Southeast Asia with two unique experiences, luge located in Sentosa, Singapore. The unique steering & braking system allows the ride as leisurely or as exciting. After the ride, sit on a four seater chairlift that takes back to the starting point.
4. WINGS OF THE TIME:
The Wings of the Time was replaced by Songs of the Sea show in 2014. Marvelous, Mystifying & Mind boggling are the words with cross our mind when we hear about Wings of Time. Get mesmerized by the inspiring tale of courage & friendship that will leave you spell bound through their fire, water & laser effects all set in the panoramic visualizations. The show is performed in an open theatre which can easily accommodate 2500 visitors. The show operates twice every evening.
5. UNDERWATER WORLD & DOLPHIN LAGOON:
An Oceanarium was opened in 1991. It is a living museum & has more than 2500 marine & fresh water animals from different region of the world. It has a spectacular 83 meter long tunnel that houses different fish species, star fishes, eels, sea horses, rays & much more. The UWW also has Dolphin Lagoon. It is a unique chance to experience these highly intelligent humpback Dolphins brought in from Thailand. A “Swim with the Dolphins” show is done daily to allow visitors to interact with the dolphins.
6. SENTOSA 4D ADVENTURELAND:
It is Southeast Asia’s first 4-D theatre. There are several 4D Adventure land:
- Extreme Log Ride
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, The 4D experience
- Green lantern: Fight against Fear
Sentosa 4D Magix presents an interactive movie experience with 4-dimensional digital effects. The seats are equipped with inbuilt speakers as well as environmental effects like water features, seat vibration, leg tickling to give you difference. Feel the wind blowing your face & water rushing your way.
7. IFLY SINGAPORE:
It is the world’s largest themed vertical wheel tunnel. It has a flying height of 56.5 feet & 16.5 m in diameter. Before enjoying, the visitors get professional training from trainers.
The other major attractions in Sentosa Island are:
- Butterfly & Insect Kingdom
- Madame Tussauds Singapore
- Sentosa Merlion
- Tiger Sky Tower
8. RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA:
It is an integrated resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions of Resorts World Sentosa are:
- Singapore’s 2 casinos;
- Universal Studios theme park;
- Adventure Cove water park;
- Marine Life Park- The largest oceanarium ;
- Maritime Experiential Museum;