Sentosa Tourism

A must see for everyone who visits Singapore, Sentosa Island is just 500 meters off the coast of Singapore. Rebranded as a popular tourist destination in its own right, Sentosa serves as a getaway even for the residents of Singapore. Sentosa derived its name from a Sanskrit word called “Santosha” meaning ‘peace and tranquility’.

The popular island resort sees a battalion of tourist each year. The mesmerizing island has a chunk of entertainment to explore and enjoy. Mountainous adventure would include Singapore cable car, tiger sky tower and more, whereas water activities would be a compilation of water parks, wave house, Underwater World Singapore & Dolphin Lagoon, beach clubs and more. There is so much to this island that you probably would consider settling down here in order to transform life into a 365 day holiday.

What makes your holiday more convenient is that you can explore everything quite easily as you have all the attractions just around the corner. A trip to Sentosa Island with family or friends would actually be fruitful as you’re bound to enjoy here irrespective of the company. The island has something for everyone that comes its way. It’s more like aqua thrills and adventure together on a gorgeous piece of land. The island is flooded with hotels and restaurants as well to keep its visitors comfortable and satisfied.

Dubbed as Asia’s playground, Sentosa has something for everyone. Right from Universal Studios to the historical forts or the Dolphin Lagoon whether you’re a family with children, on a trip with friends or just flying solo, Sentosa will not disappoint. On a visit to Singapore, even if a short trip, the Sentosa Islands is something one must explore. So, turn your Singapore trip into a one filled with thrills, adventure and extreme entertainment, visit Sentosa this time. Each one of you should visit Sentosa at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Sentosa.

Essential travel information and Sentosa tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Sentosa is one of the safest places on the planet. The crime rates are always on a down-low and it’s safe for even women to travel alone.
  • However, exercise the regular amount of caution; keep an eye on your belongings; don’t carry anything flashy; carry just enough money for that day of sight-seeing.
  • Singapore is known for being a stickler for cleanliness especially in public areas and this appied to Sentosa as well. Be very careful and read the sign boards and warnings put up to know what you shouldn’t do. The fines for breaking a law are rather hefty.
  • Check with the country’s weather before you leave. Singapore very often receives flooding, hurricanes, tsunami warnings etc.

Time Zone: UTC+08:00

Currency: Singapore dollar

Electricity: The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. Wi-Fi is available in the city.

Languages: There are four official languages in Singapore they include: Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, and English. English is the most spoken language in the city.


  • Ambulance: 995
  • Fire: 995
  • Police (Main number for Emergency Services): 999
  • Singapore General Hospital: +656222 3322

Off-beaten Path: Visit Lazarus Island or go see the countryside of the city.

Tipping: Tipping is appreciated but optional.

Tourist Traps: Singapore is pretty safe a city to explore. Tourists are well looked after.

Customs: The city follows a few do’s and don’ts as customs. The following should be avoided to safe yourself of fine;

  • Chewing Gum
  • Spitting
  • Littering
  • Jay Walking
  • Dancing On Counters Or Tables At A Bar
  • Smoking Indoors
  • Drinking And Driving
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Taking Drugs

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Sentosa

  • Know the pollution level of Sentosa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 34.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.61 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50.1 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.65 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.65 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.4 (Low)
  • How safe is Sentosa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sentosa.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.66 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.87 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.72 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.08 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 24.76 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.05 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.47 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.56 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.6 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.67 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.84 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.7 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sentosa is 143.79 (High)

    • Safety Index 69.14 (High)
    • Climate Index 57.45 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.22 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.97 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.13 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sentosa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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