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  • Fort Siloso
    4 stars

    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

  • Maritime Experiential Museum
    3.5 stars

    The Maritime Experiential Museum is a perfect fit. It’s impossible to get to Sentosa Island without noticing the massive cargo ships in the Port of Singapore, and this interactive museum immerses you in the history of sea exploration and trade in Asia. ... read more

Public parks and zoos

  • Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
    3.5 stars

    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

General activities

  • Sentosa's best attractions for families
    3.5 stars

    With Singapore commonly described as clean, safe, and modern, it’s no wonder the city-state is a popular choice for family holidays. In a previous post I discussed family-friendly attractions like the Botanic Gardens, Singapore Zoo, and Science Centre. ... read more

  • The best free things to do on Sentosa
    3.5 stars

    Sentosa Island may be one of Singapore’s main attractions, but even after you've paid S$3 for entrance by monorail the costs keep coming and coming – S$23 for Underwater World, S$10 for Songs of the Sea, S$70 for Universal Studios! ... read more

  • Thrill-seeking on Sentosa island
    3.5 stars

    With an onslaught of new adventure sport attractions, Sentosa island is no longer just for kids. ... read more

  • Universal Studios Singapore
    3.5 stars

    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 ... read more

  • Sentosa Cable Car
    4 stars

    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 ... read more

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