Sentosa is about 0.5km in the South of Singapore’s southern coast, is Singapore’s fourth largest island. This is an impressive resort, which possesses a harmonious combination of a tropical amusement park, nature park, and heritage center.
This destination used to be a small, unknown fishing village with an area of about 3km² and after that a British military camp, but nowadays, Sentosa has been invested by businessmen since 1972 and expanded to become a resort. In Malay, Sentosa means tranquility and peace. Here are some wonderful places you should not miss while coming to Sentosa.
1. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom features stunning natural scenery. With over 3,000 species of butterflies and insects, this park is considered to be home to the world’s largest collection of butterflies and insects.
Butterfly Park is a landscaped garden with over 15,000 species of butterflies, representing more than 50 species. The park’s outdoor conservatory is home to a great variety of butterflies, including rare endangered species.
In addition to the Butterfly Park, the Insect Kingdom has about 3,000 insect species from around the world, including a species of Dynastes Hercules of 160mm long.
- Address: Imbiah Lookout 51, Cable Car Road, Sentosa Island.
- Opening hours: From 9:30 am to 7 pm daily (the last turn is at 6:30 pm).
- Ticket price: Adults $16, children $10 (3-12 years old), and free for children under 3 years old.
2. Admiring and playing with animals and birds (Animal & Bird Encounters)
“Smart”, “nimble” and “friendly” are the words that tourists often use to describe the qualities of the animals here. On the way down to Palawan beach, there will be frequent encounters with birds, monkeys, and reptiles held at Bird Aviary and Palawan Amphitheater.
You will have the chance to learn more about birds such as Lori parrots, Cockatoo parrots, monkeys, and reptiles. The special point of this place is that when coming here, you can try feeding the animals or taking pictures with them.
- Hours of performances:
From 2 pm – 2.15pm: This is the parrot’s playing time when you’ll be able to watch the colorful parrots as well as feed them.
From 3 pm – 3.30pm and 5 pm – 5.30pm: This is a time to watch the wild animals such as geckos, pythons, eagles,…
- Ticket price: free
3. Sentosa Wave House
The Sentosa Wave House is a 6500 square meter building located along the beach. This work is designed to give surfers the ultimate experience when riding on 3m high waves that first appeared in Asia. If you do not know how to surf, you will get the help of experienced guides at Sentosa Wave House.
- Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk Singapore.
- Entrance fee: Free
- The ticket price to surf in FlowRider on weekdays is $30 and weekend is $35; At FlowBarrel is $40 for weekdays and $45 for weekends.
- Opening hours: From 10 am to 11 pm daily.
4. Tiger Observatory (Tiger Sky Tower)
The Tiger Observatory is 131 meters high, equivalent to a 50-story building. It can accommodate up to 72 people in an air-conditioned cabin and each visit lasts 7 minutes. Here, you can take a panoramic view of Sentosa Island and the southern islands of Singapore as well as neighboring Malaysia and even Indonesia.
Adults: SGD $15
Children: SGD $12
- Opening hours: 9 am – 9 pm
5. Water music performance (Songs of the Sea)
Water music on Sentosa Island combines light, music, water and virtual space. In addition, the unique play about Singapore’s history and development is performed nightly at Sentosa Island for guests to enjoy.
- Ticket price: SGD $15
- Hours: 19h40 and 20h40 daily
And those are 5 out of 10 most wonderful things that you should try when visiting Sentosa Island of Singapore. To find out the rest of the list, let’s follow me to the NEXT part!