Things to see and do
One of Singapore's go-to rainy day attractions, this extensive butterfly and insect zoo offers a fun and educational experience that's sure to captivate young children. The highlight is a large walk-through butterfly house where more than 50 species, including rare and endangered ones, frolic and ... read more
Universal Studios has translated hits like Shrek and Jurassic Park - plus some less-than-classics like Water World - into rides for this theme park on Sentosa Island. The majority of rides are fun, family-friendly merry-go-rounds and interactive shows, but if you want to be scared silly there's The ... read more
Despite being a rather small aquarium, Underwater World features some stunning sea creatures like Japanese spider crabs, leafy seadragons and luminescent jellyfish. The big fish like manta rays, reef sharks and giant grouper are in the aquarium tunnel which surrounds you as you pass through on a ... read more
Billed as one of Sentosa's must-sees, "Songs of the Sea" is an outdoor show that combines a live cast with digital effects and pyrotechnics. Though kids will be enthralled through the whole performance, adults in the audience may not be sold until the sky comes alive with the digital cast members. ... read more
The Sentosa Cable Car is more of a viewpoint than transportation — it connects Imbiah Look-out to Mount Faber, passing over the ocean and busy port. The cabins were recently replaced and are now more comfortable than ever before with climate control, eight seats, and space to accommodate prams or ... read more
The largest incarnation of the Merlion, Singapore's bizarre half-fish half-lion mascot, is this 37 metre-tall monster on Sentosa Island. Though he's best appreciated from a distance, if you pay admission you can climb a staircase into the Merlion's head for panoramic views of the island. Our only ... read more
If you've always been curious to ride a Segway, the self-balancing transport device, you can give one a spin on Sentosa. A crash course on how to operate it and a spin around their fun circuit costs S$12, or you can join a 30-minute guided tour around the island for S$38 — they drive just fine on ... read more
Sentosa's highest observation point is this observation tower sponsored by the local brew. Get in at ground level and the air-conditioned cabin slowly rises to a height of 131 metres — on a clear day you can see Malaysia and Indonesia. Compared to Singapore's other observation points like ... read more
In addition to being the gateway to Sentosa Island, Vivocity is a great place to shop with hundreds of stores, two foodcourts and a Golden Village Cinema. Popular shops include homegrown Tangs department store, Forever 21, Toys R Us, The National Geographic Store, Giant Hypermart and Daiso store ... read more
It's a little surprising to find a WW2 site on ultra-commercialised Sentosa Island, but Fort Siloso has guarded Singapore's port since 1874. A tram takes you to the top of the hill where you can explore the gun batteries, old tunnels and barracks with informational videos, displays and Singapore's ... read more
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