Conveniently located 15 to 20 minutes from the heart of Singapore is sunny Sentosa Island. The island resort of fun and excitement offers local and overseas travelers a much-needed respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. Sentosa is wildly popular among visitors looking for family fun, adventure, nature and wildlife, and white sandy beaches.
A day trip to Sentosa is undoubtedly not enough. With an abundance of pristine shoreline, resort hotels, thrilling attractions, and tropical landscapes, there is so much to do.
Whether you are looking for a day of adventure or relaxation, Sentosa offers a world of sights and escapades. Here is our list of top 10 things to do in Sentosa:
Universal Studios Singapore
Situated in Resorts World Sentosa, experience the only Universal Studios in Southeast Asia, where 28 thrilling rides and seven themed zones await. Get a rush on rides like Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon and Transformers The Ride. The little one will enjoy the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and meet characters Po the Panda and the Minions.
Buy tickets to Universal Studios Singapore with packages starting from 77 SGD. Universal Studios Singapore is located at Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, and is open Thursday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For inquiries, email email@example.com.
Dive deep and experience the beauty of the ocean at Resorts World Sentosa’s SEA Aquarium. Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species across 50 different habitats, this spellbinding family-friendly attraction will bring you up close to sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and many other marine creatures.
Buy tickets to SEA Aquarium with packages starting from 28.90 SGD. SEA Aquarium is located at Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sky Park by AJ Hackett
Sentosa is an island of fun, so why not take a dive off the 50-meter-high AJ Hackett Bungee tower? Jump headfirst or throw a flip off the edge from Singapore’s first and only bungy tower! For the slightly less adventurous, there’s also the Skybridge, a 40-meter walk with see-through sections, and a Giant Swing that’ll take you towards the beach at 120 kph.
Buy tickets to AJ Hackett Extreme Sports with packages starting from 48.30 SGD. Sky Park at AJ Hackett is located at 30 Siloso Beach Walk, and is open Thursday to Monday from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6911 3070 or email email@example.com.
Experience the first luge ride in Southeast Asia through four various tracks day or night. Zip down the four different trails (Dragon, Expedition, Kupu Kupu, and Jungle) specially designed with hairpin turns, long straights, and exciting slopes. Or hop on the Skyride for a scenic view of Sentosa and the surrounding coastline.
Buy tickets to Skyline Luge and Skyride with packages starting from 18.90 SGD. Skyline Luge is located at 45 Siloso Beach Walk. It is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6274 0472.
Mega Adventure Park
Be a modern-day Tarzan or Jane at this family-friendly destination. Soar like an eagle on the MegaZip, a 450-meter-long zip line, or test your balance on the 36-obstacle treetop ropes of MegaClimb. Try the MegaJump parachute simulator, or test your acrobatics on the bungee-assisted trampoline at Megabounce.
Buy tickets to Mega Adventure Park with packages starting from 54.90 SGD. Mega Adventure Park is located at 10A Siloso Beach Walk and is open weekdays from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on weekends from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6480 7199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Make all your flying dreams come true inside the world’s largest themed wind tunnel spanning 16.5 feet (5 meters) wide and 56.5 feet (17.2 meters) tall. The professionally guided experience takes place inside a wind tunnel with 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall acrylic glass walls, and boasts a bonus view of the South China Sea and Siloso Beach.
Hard Rock Café
After working up an appetite from your Sentosa adventure, treat yourself to the best of American food at the world-famous Hard Rock Café. Their menu even has everything from all-American big plates and even a few regional favorites to satisfy hungry appetites that have been worked up at Resorts World Sentosa’s many attractions. Must-orders are the Hard Rock Café burger with a side of fries.
Order a set meal bundle from Hard Rock Café with packages starting from 25 SGD. Hard Rock Café is located at Level 1, The Forum, Resorts World Sentosa. It is open daily from 11:00 – 9:30 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6795 7454.
Feng Shui Inn
Reward yourself with creative reinterpretations of classic dishes, such as dim sum, Chinese barbecue, and seafood. The fine dining restaurant’s exquisite interiors are a fitting backdrop to their ultra-refined Cantonese fare. Think handcrafted dim sum, double-boiled nourishing soup, and delectable roast meats. They also serve a selection of fine Chinese teas to pair with your meal.
Order an authentic Cantonese set meal from Feng Shui Inn with packages starting from 52.80 SGD. Feng Shui Inn is located at Level G2, Crockfords Tower, Resorts World Sentosa. It is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for dinner. For inquiries, call +65 6577 6599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osia Steak and Seafood Grill
Take the opportunity to visit the one-star Michelin restaurant (2016–2017). Osia is the place to go if you are hankering for contemporary Australian food done with flair. Opened by Aussie celebrity-chef-and-restaurateur Scott Webster, the fine restaurant’s signature dishes include the flatbreads that come out of its stone hearth oven and decadent grilled meats like the Murray Bridge Pasture-Fed Lamb Rack and the Game Farm Kangaroo Loin.
Order a set meal from Osia Steak and Seafood Grill with packages starting from 50 SGD. Osia Steak and Seafood Grill is located at Festive Walk, Resorts World Sentosa. It is open for lunch from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. and for dinner from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6577 6560 or 6688.
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Resto
Get a unique dining experience at a popular casual restaurant overlooking lush greenery and stunning cityscapes. A hilltop dining spot like none other that enjoys views of the cable cars, the rainforest hillside, Harborfront, and Sentosa from its vantage point on Mt Faber. Garden-themed eatery Arbora has an exhaustive menu that is perfect for special occasions, memorable meals, and everything in between.
Order a two- or three-course set meal from Arbora with packages starting from 14.80 SGD. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Resto is located at Level 2, Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road. It is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. For inquiries, call +65 6377 9688.
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Words by Carla Martinez-Tensuan
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