Spending the afternoon in Sentosa Island was a great way to end our 4-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia. Despite being at the border of “tourist trapdom,” I liked Sentosa because it caters to many types of travelers/tourists. Last time, I hated not being able to spend much time in Sentosa. My battery ran empty after shutter-frenzy sessions at Universal Studios. I had to make a retreat to my hostel for a quick charge. Great to be back in Singapore and try out some of the other attractions in Sentosa. From the Harbourfront Centre, our bus dropped us off at one of the coach shuttle stops in Sentosa.

Back in Sentosa Island, Singapore :D

Huge welcome sign of ResortsWorld Sentosa. 

One of 30 heritage trees in Sentosa. The whole island of Sentosa surprisingly had a nice forest cover. There are a lot of wild animals roaming freely around the island. Some of them are a pleasant surprise like regal peacocks and cute squirrels. Some could be a bit more daunting like the monitor lizard we saw walking along the downhill tracks of the luge ride. 

After paying the S$2 admission in Sentosa, transportation within the island is FREE. There are three coach shuttle lines, which connect Imbiah Station to various points in Sentosa. There’s also the beach tram, which serves the islands’ three beaches.

“Yellow” Bus Line in Sentosa

Lunch at Tastes of Asia

We went straight to the Beach Station and ate lunch at Taste of Asia. The cool air-conditioned restaurant was a refreshing refuge from the punishing heat. Their menu had many of the famous Singaporean dishes.

Beach Station Sentosa

Storefront of Tastes of Asia

First time to eat Laksa. I really liked the spiciness of the curry-based noodle soup. 

Samosa. A triangular pastry snack stuffed with mixed veggies. Tasted a bit like empanada. I first tasted Samosa at the Mediterranean restaurant in SuperStar Virgo … it didn’t taste good at all :( The Samosa in Tastes of Asia were much more savory.

Loved the “honey jar” type glass cups in Singapore

After lunch, we tried out some of the attractions in Sentosa. We were only able to experience a few rides because of our limited time. Still needed to go to Changi Airport early for the flight back to Manila.

iFly Singapore. World’s largest wind tunnel for simulated indoor skydiving (rates start at S$89). Pricey but worth it! Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to go on the iFLY. Grrr… it needs an extended period (two hours average) for the queue, briefing, and suiting up.

Segway Eco Adventure Ride

The Segway is a futuristic two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle touted as a green alternative to transportation (admission: S$12). Not much of a thrill riding the segway but it was cool nonetheless since it was my first time. I see it often on TV. How great would it be to ditch my usual walkathons and go on a segway ride around a historic city?

Hannah on the Segway

Sentosa Luge & Skyride

We only went up the ski lift to get to the Tiger Sky Tower. Got to see the incline track of the luge and a bunch of riders … probably not my kind of ride anyways. The view on the ski lift was awesome. While on the lift, we saw a monitor lizard walking along the tracks of the luge. It was funny to see some of the riders scream in fear of their impending slide past the big reptile :)

Luge Skyride

View of Siloso Beach from the ski lift

Great forest cover

On our way to the Tiger Sky Tower

Tiger Sky Tower

The Tiger Sky Tower took us to a height of 131 m above sealevel ($10 admission fee). It offers a 360-degree view of Sentosa, Singapore and the Southern islands.

Tiger Sky Tower sponsored by Tiger Beer

Sentosa Merlion

Gorgeous high-end developments at Keppel Bay. Loved the new Keppel Bay Bridge and the reflections at Keppel Bay towers.

Closer view of the Reflections at Keppel Bay towers. So so beautiful even though it was still unfinished.

VivoCity Mall

Palawan Beach in Sentosa

Facing Palawan and Tanjong Beach

Equaruis Water Park construction at the west side of Resorts World Sentosa

View of Harbourfront Centre and SuperStar Virgo

View of the Sentosa Boardwalk and Singapore CBD Skyline

Massive structures of Resorts World Sentosa overlooking mainland Singapore

Castle of Far Far Away Land at Universal Studios Sentosa

Battlestar Galactica roller coaster at Universal Studios Sentosa

Treasure Resort Hotel Sentosa and the Sentosa Merlion.

Treasure Resort Hotel Sentosa 

Images of Singapore Building – Sentosa Nature Discovery

Nice British-colonial architecture

Skyride and a bit of Siloso Beach

Stilt houses at Siloso Beach

Islets of at Siloso Beach

Closer view of Siloso Beach Walk

Rasa Sentosa Resort in Siloso Beach

After a great time in Sentosa we took the Jewel Box Cable Car ride back to Harbourfront Centre for our ride to Changi Airport.

Self-portait after a fun afternoon in Sentosa

Sentosa Island Tips

  • Sentosa Island general admission – $2 per person.
  • How to get to Sentosa Island:
    • Sentosa Express monorail from the Level 3 of Vivocity Mall – S$3 round trip ticket (including S$2 admission fee).
    • SMRT bus from VivoCity/HarbourFront MRT – S$2 (including S$2 admission fee).
    • The Jewel Box Cable Car from HarbourFront and Mt. Faber – S$26 round trip ticket.
  • Sentosa Official Website: http://www.sentosa.com.sg/
  • AirPhil Express is offering all-in 3 days and 2 night package for as low as P14,984. For more info, visit the AirPhil Express Sentosa Adventour Packages