Traveling to Singapore, you definitely shouldn’t miss Sentosa Island, an island known as the premier entertainment paradise in Singapore with a complex of museums, thrilling amusement parks, cinemas, world-class 5-star hotels, golf courses for “Rich kids of Asia” and smooth white sand beaches stretching across the island. Although the island is not big, you must spend at least 3 days to “discover all” this bustling island. So, what to do in Sentosa Island? Let’s check it out our Sentosa island blog (Sentosa blog) with the fullest Sentosa travel guide (Sentosa guide, Sentosa island guide, Sentosa island travel guide) for the first time from how to get there, where to stay, best places to visit and top things to do in Sentosa to find out the answer.
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Sentosa island guide: How to get to Sentosa?
Located about 6-7 km from the center of Singapore, however, due to being the main play area, the transportation here is very convenient, especially for those who love solo travel. There are two main ways to getting to Sentosa Island from central Singapore: You can traveling to Sentosa by Sentosa Express (a monorail line that connects Sentosa Island to HarbourFront) on the Singapore mainland across the waters at Vivo City for $4/one way, or you can walk and take the bus to reach the island, but you must pay $1 (entrance ticket) to enter the island. In addition, on the island there are trams to traveling between locations, especially, they are totally free.
By Sentosa Express
Take the MRT to HarbourFront then go to the L3 floor of Vivo City, from here you can catch Sentosa Express to getting to the island (single ticket price is 4 SGD, if you have EZLink, you can use, no need to buy tickets. Sentosa Express is quite fast, takes about 3-5 minutes to reach the island.
By cable car
In addition, you can experience the cable car to reach the island and see the beautiful Sentosa Island from above with price of 35 SGD ($25.64)/round trip. You can refer to here.
If you’re not hurry and healthy, you can try walking to the island, also quite interesting. Still from the rooftop of Vivo City, there is a bridge connecting this shopping mall to Sentosa, less than 1km away, with a roof. If you take Sentosa Express, you will have to spend 4 SGD ($2.93) for tickets, but if you choose to walk you will only spend 1 SGD ($0.73) (Entrance ticket to Sentosa Island). If you get tired, you also can use the electric boardwalk (Sentosa Boardwalk Automated) on the bridge, which is very convenient. In general, we encourage you to walk to exercise. When return, if you get tired, you can catch Sentosa Express, free tickets.
Sentosa island travel guide: Getting around Sentosa Island
To getting around Sentosa island you can walk, cycling or take the tram, tram is free.
Sentosa island blog: What to do?
So what to do in Sentosa that attract a large number of tourists? Joining Living Nomads list the best games, best places to visit top things to do and top experiences you definitely must to try when visiting Sentosa Island – the leading entertaining paradise of the “Lion Island Nation of Singapore”.
The very attractive first place is the “super giant” Universal Studios theme park. Currently, there are only four Universal Studios amusement parks in the world and Singapore is one of the countries that owns this extremely valuable park. Coming to Universal Studios, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience behind the scenes of movies and TV shows produced by Universal studios. With never-ending “hot”, this park has attracted a large number of visitors inside and outside Southeast Asia.
Universal Studios Theme Park is divided into 7 main zones, designed with different themes, diverse and suitable for all ages: Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City and New York. Each zone has different sightseeing areas, games (adventure, normal depending on theme) as well as souvenir shops that directly selling souvenir items made by USS. You have to spend at least 1 day to “explore all” the USS. Because it is the hottest place, so to avoid queuing time, you remember to buy tickets in advance through travel agencies such as KKday, Klook or buy tickets online from USS here, both saving time queuing, and also get a 5% discount compared to the purchase price directly at the entrance.
Each zone will lead your emotions, changing from the thrill with adventure games with roller coaster, to the satisfied feeling with the art shows here.
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Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Hours: 10AM–8PM / Friday, Saturday: 10AM–10PM
S.E.A. Aquarium is definitely the next place to go when you coming to Sentosa Island, especially the aquarium is very close to Universal Studios. If you are a lover of animals and plants, especially marine creatures, you should not miss this huge aquarium in Singapore, and is famous for the world’s largest collection of stingrays and over 800 different species of sea creatures. Compared to the famous aquariums in Nha Trang or Phu Quoc, the Singapore Aquarium has a lot more variety and eye-catching design. Surely you will be amazed at the beauty of the vast ocean here. S.E.A. Aquarium opens from 10 am to 7 pm. A small tip for you, you should visit the aquarium in the afternoon, when the rays of sunlight creep through the cool blue water, make the picture nature is more sparkling.
In addition to fish, or sea creatures often see, S.E.A. Aquarium also has an abundance of strange creatures that surely for the first time you can see, touch … through glass walls. With huge glass tanks up to several meters high, it makes you feel like you are diving two thousand miles below the seabed, giving you a sense of excitement, extremely interesting. To getting to S.E.A Aquarium, you remember get off at Water Front station.