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  • 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

  • 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

    What’s an amusement park without a roller coaster? Universal Studios Singapore may have opened in March 2010 and already attracted 2 million visitors, but it’s been operating without its star attraction: The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon roller coa ... read more

  • Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
    3.5 stars

    If your kids have a fascination with the creepy-crawly, the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom deserves a spot on your Sentosa Island itinerary. ... read more

  • S.E.A. Aquarium
    3.5 stars

    Just when you thought Sentosa had reached the limit for the number of family-friendly attractions you can fit on one island, they go and open the world’s largest aquarium. ... read more

  • Maritime Experiential Museum
    3.5 stars

    Every year new attractions open on Sentosa and every time they seem to be more and more random. ... 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 The ... read more

  • Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon
    4.5 stars

    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

  • Songs of the Sea
    4 stars

    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

  • 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 or ... read more

  • The Merlion
    3 stars

    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

  • GoGreen Segway Eco Adventures
    3 stars

    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

  • Tiger Tower
    3 stars

    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

  • Vivocity
    4 stars

    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

  • 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

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