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Sentosa: Singapore’s Very Own Sizzling Sanctuary

Whether you’re seeking heart-racing thrills, serene beachside strolls, or a brush with celebrity glamour, Sentosa Island has it all and then some.

Glow Garden © Sentosa SensoryScape

Whether you’re seeking heart-racing thrills, serene beachside strolls, or a brush with celebrity glamour, Sentosa Island has it all and then some.

If you’re yearning for an escapade that promises the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, look no further than Sentosa, Singapore’s ultimate island retreat. Just a breezy 15-minute drive from the bustling business and shopping districts, Sentosa is a haven for relaxation and adventure, impeccably managed by the Sentosa Development Corporation.

From pampering spa retreats and verdant rainforests to sun-kissed beaches and world-class golfing greens, Sentosa presents an irresistible medley of attractions. And let’s not forget its crowning jewel: Resorts World Sentosa, home to Southeast Asia’s inaugural Universal Studios theme park. Psst… rumour has it that even Taylor Swift found solace in Sentosa during her Singapore sold-out concerts. I wonder if she had penned any song about her Sentosa sojourn…

Now, you might be thinking, “Sentosa? Been there, done that.” But hold onto your sun hats, fellow travellers, because there’s more to uncover than meets the eye. Think underrated gems waiting to be discovered, like pearls in an oyster. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s waiting for you on this island paradise.

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What to Do in Sentosa?

Sentosa SensoryScape

ImagiNite experience at Scented Sphere
ImagiNite experience at Scented Sphere © Sentosa SensoryScape

Whoever said a walkway had to be boring clearly hasn’t strolled through Sentosa’s latest marvel, the dazzling 350-metre Sentosa SensoryScape linking Resorts World Sentosa in the north to the island’s golden beaches in the south. Crafted by Serie + Multiply, this walkway is not your average stroll; it’s a sensory extravaganza boasting enchanting sections like Lookout Loop, Tactile Trellis, and Scented Sphere, all woven together like strands of a vibrant basket, paying homage to the country’s rich heritage.

Symphony Streams
Symphony Streams © Sentosa SensoryScape

Prepare to become enchanted as daylight fades, and SensoryScape transforms into a kaleidoscopic wonderland, a treat for the eyes and soul alike. At 7:50 p.m, the garden comes alive with playful projection mapping, dancing lights, and soothing melodies of nature. For the full immersive experience, download the ImagiNite mobile app and let yourself be whisked away into a digital dreamscape.

HyperDrive

HyperDrive © The Palawan @ Sentosa
HyperDrive © The Palawan @ Sentosa

Buckle up, adrenaline junkies, for the ride of a lifetime at HyperDrive! Ever dreamt of navigating a 308-metre indoor circuit at breakneck speed? Well, now’s your chance! Crafted by karting extraordinaire David Terrien, this three-level circuit is not for the faint-hearted. It features 14 thrilling curves and allows speeds of up to 50 kilometre per hour that will definitely make your heart skip a beat. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they throw in power-ups, bombs, and other game-like surprises to help you beat your rivals to the finish line. After the race, make sure to visit the Hall of Fame to see the circuit’s fastest times and who knows, even find your name listed among the top contenders.

Mega Adventure Park

© Mega Adventure Singapore, Sentosa
© Mega Adventure Singapore, Sentosa

For those who crave an adrenaline rush, Mega Adventure Park is your playground. Take flight on the MegaZip, a 450-metre zipline that’ll have you soaring over Sentosa’s lush 75-metre-high jungle canopy, ending on the pristine sands of Siloso Beach like a superhero on a mission. Then, test your limits on the MegaClimb, a 36-obstacle treetop ropes course set across giant eucalyptus trees, ranging from five to 15 metres high. And for those who prefer bouncing to soaring, there’s Megabounce – a trampoline experience that’ll have you feeling like a carefree child again.

Pro tip: Opt for the package deal and save some serious dough. Your wallet will thank you later!

UltraGolf Sentosa

UltraGolf Sentosa

For those who enjoy a bit of friendly competition, UltraGolf Sentosa is a must. This is Singapore’s only beachside mini-golf experience, located at Palawan Beach, featuring an 18-hole course that spans over 1,900 metres squared. The undulating terrain adds an extra layer of fun, requiring players to carefully read the greens to master their perfect swing.

Friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to assist, ensuring you have a fantastic time, whether you’re competing against friends or honing your skills in solo play. Opens daily, it takes about an hour to complete the course.

Madame Tussauds Singapore

Madame Tussauds Singapore

Madame Tussauds needs no introduction. This world-famous museum lets you get up close and personal with lifelike wax figures of celebrities and historical icons. Singapore’s Madame Tussauds boasts 11 zones, covering everything from the city’s history to world leaders, sports legends, film stars, and musical icons.

What makes Madame Tussauds Singapore truly unique is the Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride. This three-minute journey takes you through replicas of Singapore’s iconic landmarks, including Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, Sri Mariamman Temple, and a Chinese opera stage. To top off your visit, don’t miss the Marvel Universe 4D show, which is a thrilling short film featuring your favourite Marvel superheroes, complete with four-dimensional effects.

Where to stay?

The Outpost Hotel

Inspired by the island’s rich colonial history, The Outpost Hotel offers a sanctuary for adults seeking luxury, privacy, and a touch of nostalgia.

As guests step into the lobby, they will be greeted by an atmosphere of understated elegance. Industrial chic meets modern comfort, with marble countertops, leather sofas, and copper accents creating a space that’s both stylish and inviting – a fitting introduction to the sophistication that awaits within.

Deluxe Room Sea View. © The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
Deluxe Room Sea View. © The Outpost Hotel Sentosa

Each of the 193 guest rooms features black and white aesthetics that pay homage to Sentosa’s military past. From the crisp lines of the furnishings to the marble fittings in the bathrooms, every detail is thoughtfully curated to provide the ultimate in comfort and style. But here’s the kicker: behind this stylish facade lies a green heart. Yep, The Outpost Hotel is all about sustainability, from water filtration systems providing clean drinking water at the flick of a tap to eco-friendly toiletries.

The Outpost Hotel Sentosa

The Outpost Hotel also takes pride in its personalised service, with amenities that cater to the most discerning guests. Imagine pillow mist kits for that dreamy turn-down service, and customised mini-bars stocked with delectable treats, because why should indulgence have limits?

Of course, no visit to The Outpost Hotel would be complete without a visit to its crown jewel: 1-Altitude Coast. This adults-exclusive rooftop oasis offers stunning views of the Singapore Strait, along with an infinity pool and al fresco dining options that are perfect for guests to unwind and soak up the sun. And when hunger strikes (as it inevitably happens), Sol & Ora is around to save the day. This Latin-Mediterranean rooftop restaurant not only boasts jaw-dropping sea views but also serves up dishes so delectable, they’ll have you plotting your return before you’ve even finished your meal.

Pool deck shared between the guests at Village Hotel Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa. © The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
Pool deck shared between the guests at Village Hotel Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa. © The Outpost Hotel Sentosa

By now, after reading all these, a trip to Sentosa sounds irresistible, doesn’t it? Whether you’re seeking heart-racing thrills, serene beachside strolls, or a brush with celebrity glamour, this island has it all and then some. So pack your bags, slap on some sunscreen, and get ready to create unforgettable memories in Singapore’s ultimate island escape!

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