Singapore is the best stop when it comes to experiencing everything that is luxurious and exotic. But it is not about the money you spend here rather the moments you experience that makes you want to call it a luxury. Singapore is a fusion of Asian and European culture and a blend of flavours from Malaysia, Indonesia, China and India. Does it sound anything other than exotic? There While Singapore is all about the feels that you can experience no place else, the Sentosa island in Singapore is where the word exotic gets redefined. Well, walking through the corridors of Hogwarts, meeting Shrek and Fiona in their swamp is only a glimpse of what Sentosa island has in store. Sentosa is super-fun, frolicking and extremely boisterous, a place for thrill-seekers and adventure maniacs. Sheltered beaches, prominent golf courses, the Sentosa Merlion, the Fort Siloso and cable car rides, are some of the many tourist attractions in Sentosa. Here are some of the reasons why you must certainly visit Sentosa island:
1. Universal Studios Singapore- Walk into the world of your favourite childhood movie
Entering Universal studios is like entering into the world of your favourite childhood movie. Walking through the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, sauntering into the swamp of Shrek and stepping into the frozen land of Madagascar had been each one’s favourite flight of fancy as a child at one time or another. But the Universal Studios makes your childish fancy, turn to a reality. From the Revenge of the Mummy, the Incredible Hulk coaster and the Enchanted Airways to Battlestar Galactica and Hollywood Dream, you have an array of options when it comes to roller coasters. Just name it! The Universal Studios is South-East Asia's first movie-themed park. The park is divided into seven themed zones:
1. New York
3. Sci-Fi City
4. Ancient Egypt
5. The Lost World
6. Far Far Away and
The amusement rides, dining and even the shopping marts are sure to take you back on a nostalgic trip over your favourite movie and TV characters. You never know when you will encounter your favourite Pinocchio or the quirky minions. The popular most rides of Universal studios are:
The Ultimate 3D battle,
The Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure,
King Kong 360 3-D
Fast and Furious - Supercharged
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Amber Rock Climb
Revenge of the Mummy ride and
The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon
These rides are sure to leave you thrilled. If you are an adrenaline junkie or a movie enthusiast you just cannot miss the Universal Studios. If you don't want to miss even a single ride then you will have to spare an entire day for this park.
2. SEA Aquarium-Dive Into the Marine World
Forget drooling over your box-sized aquarium when you can actually walk into one which is even bigger than your hallroom. Explore one of the world’s largest aquariums which is home to more than 100,000 marine animals and 800 species. The humongous aquarium will make you feel like you are are taking a walk through the ocean.
3. Tiger Sky Tower- Get the skyscraper views
Revel the breathtaking views of Singapore from the Tiger Sky Tower almost at a height of a fifty storeyed building. It is the tallest stand-alone tower of Singapore and let’s you experience the stunning beauty of the southern islands of Singapore such as Malaysia and Indonesia. There is nothing better than relishing a 360-degree view of Singapore from the height of the fiftieth floor.
4. Sentosa Nature Discovery-Revel the bounty of nature
Sentosa Nature Discovery is an ideal visit for wildlife seekers and nature lovers. You will get to see a host of interesting galleries and interactive exhibitions. It aims to educate people about the rich flora and fauna of Sentosa which are exclusive to the island. A monorail station will take you through eight diverse habitats. The 2 km long jungle trail will take you through varied vegetation, wildlife, insects, birds and consider yourself lucky if you are able to spot an odd reptile.
5. Sentosa Beaches-Take a barefoot walk over the Sentosa Beaches
Although the beaches of Sentosa are man-made but they seem anything but artificial. Humans are to be credited for the white, fine and soft sands spread like a white carpet across the coast of Sentosa beaches. The sands have been imported from the proximal land of Malaysia. Palwan, Tanjong and Siloso beach make for a perfect vacation spot.
6. Resort World Sentosa Casino- Get high on gaming
Resort World Sentosa Casino is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore. From table games, slot machines to video games and from blackjack, poker, baccarat to roulette the Resort World Sentosa Casino offers it all. When the hunger pangs strike, there are also several fine and dine restaurants as well as casual food courts in the casino to choose from. But if you are below 21 years of age, you won’t be allowed to enter into the casino.
7. Crane Dance-Watch the magical courtship of the cranes
You can’t be at Sentosa and not watch the crane dance. The extravagant love story between a pair of mechanical crane which by the end of the dance changes them into actual birds. The courtship of the two cranes is a treat to the eyes. The jaw-dropping show is a blend of groundbreaking audio and visual technologies, the flamboyant light and sound effects makes for a visual delight.
8. Skyline Luge Sentosa
A fun-filled way to commute from one part of Singapore is to take the skyride. The Sentosa skyride is an open-air cable driven chairlift through which you can reach move from Singapore to Sentosa without missing out on all the views along the way. Whereas the luge ride is non-motorised three wheel which takes the rider down the steep hill.
9. Wings of Time-Experience the grandeur of Outdoor Night show
This unique theatre is set against the majestic open sea. The show imbibes water display, laser show, fire effects and spectacular music to add a multi-sensory appeal to the play. It is a late night 25-minute show available daily at 7:40 and 8:40 pm in Sentosa which portrays the epic tale of courage, mystery and magic. The use of advanced multimedia effects including 3D projection mapping, lasers, robotic water foundations, giant water jet and pyrotechnics work together to present a larger than life show in front of you.
10. Adventure Cove Waterpark
For all the water babies, Adventure Cove Waterpark is one of the best places to dive in. From highspeed water slides to snorkelling to the exploration of marine life, Adventure Cove makes for an ideal stop for aqua lovers.
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Note: The entry tickets to Sentosa Island ranges between 87$ to 127$ for an adult.