Sentosa Travel Guide

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Sentosa Overview

Sentosa, which translates to peace and tranquility in Malay, is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year.

Standing tall on the island is the Merlion statue. History recalls the story of the legendary Sang Nila Utama, a Prince from Palembang, who saw a lion on the island (originally known as Temasek) while hunting. The island was then named Singapura. "Singa" meaning lion and "Pura" a city. The 37 metre (12 storey) high statue can be entered through the ground floor, and one can take the lift up to 12th floor to view the city state. Opened in 1996, it is the tallest Merlion in the whole Singapore.

Sentosa Island offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors.

Attractions include a two-kilometre long sheltered beach, two golf courses and two five-star hotels, Resort Worlds at Sentosa and Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.

Other attractions include:

1. Theme park Universal Studios Singapore;
2. Tiger Sky Tower, is free-standing observation tower on Sentosa, at the height of 110metres above ground;
3. The Butterfly Park, is a landscape garden with over 15,000 live butterflies, representing more than fifty species.
4. The Songs of the Sea show, started on 26 March 2007, replaced the 25-year-old Musical Fountain show.
5. The Sentosa 4D Magix, Singapore's first and Southeast Asia's original 4-dimensional theatre.
The CineBlast, opened in June 2007, is Singapore's only cinema ride.
6. Fort Siloso, in the west of the island where you will see the preserved guns used to guard the island during World War II.
7. The Sentosa Luge & Skyride, a self-steering, gravity-driven three-wheel cart. Originated from New Zealand, the non-motorised cart allows rider to speed down a hill over a course of 650 m ending at the Siloso Beach.
8. The Flying Trapeze, a form of sport and recreation that helps develope one's mind, body and coordination. It also helps conquer one's fear of height.

Sentosa is also the venue for Singapore's ultimate yearly held beach party - Zoukout!

You can travel to Sentosa Island Easily via the Cable Car, Drive in, Sentosa Express (Light Rail) , Or even just walk in! However do note that driving and walking into the island itself requires entrance fee.

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