15 Best Things To Do in Sentosa, Singapore

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Sentosa means “peace and tranquility” in Malay language and it was derived from a Sanskrit word Santosha which means satisfaction. This energetic resort is perfectly suitable for the purpose of vacations as well as for business purposes.

Sentosa is a perfect destination for the travelers who are searching for peace of mind while taking pleasure in fun-filled activities. It is a very popular world class island resort in Singapore and nearly twenty million visitors come here every year to rejuvenate their senses and refresh their minds. The main attractions include Resorts World Singapore featuring a theme park, Universal Studios, a 2-km long sheltered beach, two golf courses, 14 hotels, Fort Siloso and many other places of interest in Sentosa.

Here's the list of tourist attractions and 15 best things to do inSentosa:

1. Have fun in Adventure Cove Waterpark

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This is a water park where you can not only have a ride on the exciting high-speed slides and roller coasters but also spend some time in a lazy river. Have fun with your family in the main swimming pool or get a lifetime experience of meeting 20,000 aquatic animals under the colorful Rainbow Reef.

The Adventure Cove Park takes fun to completely next level as on one hand, you get to roll about in thrilling activities and on the other, it offers leisure along with a visual treat.

2. Enjoy the view from Tiger Sky Tower

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This is the tallest stand-alone observatory of Singapore where tourists can relax and relish the panoramic view of Sentosa as well as Southern Islands of Singapore. If the weather is clear, they can also enjoy the scenic beauty of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.

Visitors need to sit and relax in the air-conditioned cabin which will take them to a height of 131 meters that is almost equal to the height of 50 storeys. As the cabin goes up, the running commentary imparts knowledge to travelers about the history of Sentosa and popular landmarks of Singapore.

3. Universal Studios is a dream place

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Even though it started functioning in 2010 only, it can undoubtedly be called one of the main attractions as it has seven themed sections along with numerous rides and shows which are based on cities and super hit movies, such as The Lost World, Madagascar, etc. Its popularity rose further in 2017 when it won the title of the Best Amusement Park in Asia.

There are sections which are based on New York, Hollywood, Sci-fi city and Ancient Egypt and the environment in each section gives a feeling to the person that he/she is actually in these cities and not in any Asian country. This is a must visit place as it has a lot to offer everyone regardless of age.

4. Discover exotic marine life at S.E.A Aquarium

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If you are tired of looking at fish in the tiny aquariums, you must head to S.E.A Aquarium where you can see more than 1,00,000 aquatic creatures of over 1000 species. If you are willing to take this experience one level up, you just need to visit the rock pool and touch some really wonderful and unique animals.

5. Meet celebs at Madame Tussauds Singapore

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Want to meet celebs from politics, Hollywood, Bollywood, sports, etc. and take a selfie with them? If so, Madame Tussauds Singapore is the place to go, as here you can find many celebrities smiling and waving at you. Yes, we know that the museum has statues of celebrities made of wax but they do look like the real ones a lot and you are not going to find so many celebs at one place. Statues of some very famous personalities such as Queen Elizabeth II, Barack Obama, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew can be seen here.

6. Get tricked at Trick Eye Museum Singapore

As the name suggests, this is a not a simple museum because with the augmented reality features, the paintings and art installations are brought to life. Be ready to thrill all your five senses as you enter the Trick Eye’s World of 4D; here you can see 90 pieces of artwork which are specially designed for Singapore.

7. Bask in nature at Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

A heaven for the nature lovers, this kingdom makes everyone feel that they are sitting in the lap of nature. There are many varieties of beautiful butterflies and insects and anyone who enters this Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom doesn’t want to go out.

8. Exhilarating adventure starts at Mega Adventure Park

It’s the best place for adrenaline junkies as this park offers the 450m steepest zip wire of South East Asia and it is called MegaZip. In this, the person flies at the speed of 60 km/h above the jungle and beaches of Sentosa. Other than MegaZip, there are other three activities for those who love adventure; they are MegaWall, MegaJump and Mega Climb.

9. Thrill yourself at Sentosa 4D AdventureLand

The 4D motion-simulated virtual roller coaster gives a ride which makes a person feel as if he/she is actually going up the mountain or jumping into the river. In simple words, it is a must visit for all those who are afraid of taking a ride in a roller coaster because here they can have fun without fear. Tourists can also play an interactive game Desperados and shoot the villain and all his bad boys or take a journey to the center of the Earth in Journey 2.

10. Meet the guardian of Singapore, Sentosa Merlion

The 37-metre tall Merlion guards the happiness and prosperity of Singapore. The history of Singapore as a port city is exemplified by Merlion which is a half lion half fish mythical creature. The lion in this figure depicts the folktale which tells about the rediscovery of lion (singa) by Prince Sang NilaUtama while the fish tail stands for Temasek, the ancient fishing village, and it means “sea” in Javanese.

The legendary Merlion has been protecting the city for several years now and it is being said that he visits Sentosa Island every year to protect the prosperity of Singapore. It is also being said that once on a dark night, a fierce storm attacked the island but Merlion fought and with the help of its magical powers, it saved the island. There are other six statues around Singapore as well which are guarding the city.

11. Get mesmerized by Crane Dance

You just can’t miss this beautiful magical story of two cranes and how they get transformed into two real birds. The story is presented with the help of superb music and water effects along with the visual effects which make this experience for every visitor a mesmerizing one.

12. Explore the past at Maritime Experiential Museum

Revisit the glorious past of maritime silk route and get engrossed in 15 themed galleries which will not only tell you about the adventure of sea travelers but also make you acquaint with the exciting and dangerous lives of pirates.

13. Soak yourself up with iconic beaches

The beaches at Sentosa have a lot to offer to travelers as the Siloso Beach is the best for having a great time in summers with plenty of options for water sports during the day time while in the night, you can enjoy drinks at the party. Palawan Beach is suited best for families as it has a Palawan Pirate Ship water play park where people can make the most of their trip. It also offers great opportunities for clicking some really amazing photos, thanks to the iconic suspension bridge which joins Palawan Beach with the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. On the other hand, Tanjong beach gives a chance to peace lovers where they can sit silently and have a drink or read a book as it is on one end of the island.

14. Sentosa is a culinary paradise

A dent can be made in your pocket if you dine at Sentosa but still there are many options available for travelers as they can choose from budget restaurants to seriously fine dining eateries. They can enjoy seafood while enjoying the panoramic views or have exotic meals at the beachside. If Greek food is your cup of tea, Mykonos on the Bay is the best option. For a unique lifetime experience of having meals in a setting surrounded by aquatic life, get seated in the heart of S.E.A. Aquarium in the Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora.

15. Unleash the shopper inside you

Shopping is an integral part of a trip and how can Sentosa Island, which provides a plethora of choices when it comes to bars and dining places, remain behind in offering shopping opportunities to its visitors.

Head to Resorts World Sentosa that has its own shopping mall where you can find not only the big brands of the world but also some local players which make it a perfect place to shop for people of various tastes and budgets. A visit to Harbour Front Centre is also just as it offers a wide range of options in fashion, electronic goods, sporting equipments, restaurants and more.

Singapore boasts of some really great shopping malls and Vivo City has to be included in them. It is situated on the Harbour Front and is an ideal place for shopping and entertainment as it is home to the largest cinema of Singapore, the biggest toy store, a wade pool and an amphitheater.


Author: Meghana Agashe
Oscillating between reality and day-dreaming, Meghana is a journalist by education and a travel-blogger by profession. The eternal love for exploring different places and cuisines, the urge to interact with people across cultures and the thirst for a...

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Sentosa, Singapore

Must see places in Sentosa ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Sentosa tourist attractions & points of interest.

  1. # 1 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 23982 times in trip plans
    Universal Studios Singapore

    Tags: Amusement Park, Theme Park, Walking Area, Entertainment

    Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    We’re all fascinated by movies and when presented with a chance to be a part of that experience is nothing short of heavenly. Undoubtedly, Universal studios sentosa is most visited attracti...Read more

  2. # 2 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 17955 times in trip plans
    Sea Aquarium

    Tags: Observatory, Aquarium, Entertainment

    Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway | Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island 099958, Singapore

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Discover breathtaking world lying below the sea at S.E.A Aquarium which is the world’s largest aquarium. Step into the aquarium and see the awe-inspiring marine world through large glass windows...Read more

  3. # 3 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 8673 times in trip plans
    Sentosa Merlion

    Tags: Landmark, Monument, Statue

    Address: 30 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099958

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    One of the first things that you would identify with Singapore would be its iconic Merlion landmark. The 37 meter statue of a lion and fish hybrid provides some great photo ops; the view from within t...Read more

  4. # 4 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 7651 times in trip plans
    Adventure Cove Waterpark

    Tags: Water Park, Entertainment, Adventure, Water Sport

    Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway | Resort World Sentosa,Sentosa Island 098269, Singapore

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    It is an adventurous aquatic park promising unlimited fun in water. Feel the excitement as your heart starts beating fast when you zoom down waterslides like South Asia’s first hydro magnetic co...Read more

  5. # 5 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 5980 times in trip plans
    Siloso Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Waterfront, Walking Area

    Address: Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Welcome to the hippest beach of Sentosa where excitement is going to rule over the boredom of your life. You can just wear on your swim wear and take a dip into the water. If swimming is not the only ...Read more

  6. # 6 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 6344 times in trip plans
    Sentosa Boardwalk

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Broadway

    Address: Sentosa, Singapore 099081

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    When you are tired after visiting all the marine parks of Sentosa, take a leisure walk on Sentosa Boardwalk. It connects the main city to the island. It is the first garden themed boardwalk in Southea...Read more

  7. # 7 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 7402 times in trip plans
    Palawan Beach

    Tags: Beach, Waterfront, Bridge, Walking Area

    Address: Sentosa Island, Singapore 099981

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Come and enjoy memorable time with your family on Singapore’s happiest beach, Pawalan beach. Kids will especially love it, as the animal shows at the Palawan Amphitheatre will definitely cheer t...Read more

  8. # 8 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 2937 times in trip plans
    Tiger Sky Tower

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Tower, Architecture

    Address: 41 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099707

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A distinctive landmark of the city’s skyline, the Tiger Sky Tower is a fantastic view deck. Standing tall at 131 meter above sea level, the Tiger Sky Tower offer vistas of not only Singapore and...Read more

  9. # 9 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 4598 times in trip plans
    Trick Eye Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Enter into the world of illusion with Trick Eye Museum. The name ‘Trick eye’ was given to refer the art form used in the museum. The museum is filled two dimensional and three dimensional ...Read more

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    Images Of Singapore

    Tags: Photo Gallery, Specialty Museum

    Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Imbiah Lookout Sentosa, Singapore 099700

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    The best place to start exploring the culture and heritage of Singapore, Images of Singapore is an award winning attraction that leaves nothing unsaid when it comes to the re-telling of Singapore&rsqu...Read more

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    Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden

    Address: 51 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099702

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    A must-see destination for nature lovers, kids and old people as well! Surrounded by lush tropical trees, this kingdom is a haven for colorful butterflies and different rare insects to live in. A step...Read more

  12. # 12 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 2697 times in trip plans
    Fort Siloso

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Siloso Road, Singapore 099981

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Local history is well represented to at this wonderfully preserved coastal fort. The Fort Siloso has been around since the days of when Sentosa was known as Pulau Blakang Mati. For a time travel journ...Read more

  13. # 13 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 1178 times in trip plans
    Madame Tussauds Singapore

    Tags: Entertainment, Specialty Museum

    Address: 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa , Singapore 099700

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Step into the world of celebrities in Madame Tussauds Singapore. The wax museum gives you almost-real life experience to share the frame of your camera with some of the renowned celebrities from the w...Read more

  14. # 14 of 54 Things To Do in Sentosa | Added 3271 times in trip plans
    Port Of Lost Wonder

    Tags: Beach, Water Park, Entertainment, Leisure

    Address: 54 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098233

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    A must-visit place for families, especially kids who wish to enjoy a long time on the beach in their own way! Port of Lost Wonder is the first kid’s club in Singapore letting your kids to experi...Read more

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    Wave House Sentosa

    Tags: Entertainment, Picnic Spot, Rides

    Address: 36 Silosa Beach Walk, Sentosa

    Timings: 10:30 am - 10:30 pm Details

    An iconic destination among the existing Wave House venues which gives you adrenaline rush! That’s how you can define Wave House Sentosa. Rides like FlowBarrel, Double FlowRider and Fenceless Fl...Read more

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