Other than beaches and the usual attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa also has a plethora of different, lesser-known fun spots to explore and discover.
From free movies under the stars and cable car rides to eerie night walks and exotic bites, here are 20 things to do in Sentosa!
1. Cable car rides
What better way to see our country’s favourite resort island than a relaxing cable car ride? Hop onto a cable car on the Sentosa Line and you’ll be able to see some really gorgeous sights of the island’s lush greenery and sparkling coastal views. Plus, you can get a free cable car ride valid until 31 October if you sign up for an Islander membership (it’s free!).
2. Central Beach Bazaar
I’ve always wanted to experience a county fair, or just a carnival with lots of sinful food trucks parking around — and now thanks to Sentosa’s upcoming Central Beach Bazaar (opening in September), it’s going to become a reality. With a variety of international street bites as well as a magical fountain show and even Southeast Asia’s tallest sky jet, you can easily spend an entire day at the island’s newest attraction.
3. Movies By The Beach
Experience a romantic night under the stars at Sentosa’s Movies By The Beach — a free outdoor movie screening by the waves with beautiful views of the city’s skyline. The movie screenings will take place on alternate Fridays until 23 September, with the next screening being 19 August at 7.30PM. Seating is based on a first come first serve basis so remember to plan ahead if you want to get the best spot!
4. Universal Studios Singapore
Being the only Universal Studios theme park in Singapore, USS practically needs no introduction. If you’re looking for a fun day out with thrill rides like The Mummy, Transformers and Battlestar Galactica, you can easily spend a whole day here. Besides the rides, there’s also a bunch of meet and greets and special shows to enjoy, so there’s bound to be something for everyone (even for the ones who get a little skittish at rides!).
5. SEA Aquarium
Atlantis might or might not be real, but at least SEA Aquarium definitely is. Lauded as one of the world’s largest aquariums with a huge variety of marine life from giant manta rays to sharks, crabs and more, it’s really tough not to be in awe at this attraction — and also by the fact that our tiny island is able to house all of these magnificent creatures in such gorgeous habitats. Plus, for those who don’t like being out in the sun, you’ll love that the aquarium is fully air-conditioned and sheltered.
6. Adventure Cove
Adventure Cove isn’t just any other ordinary waterpark. Not only does it have a wide variety of different water rides from adrenaline-pumping slides to mellow lazy rivers, they even have aquariums for you to interact with some of the marine life on the island while you’re enjoying your sunny day out. Swimming with some adorable (and smiley) rays at the Ray Bay Encounter in the waterpark? Count me in.
7. Fort Siloso Night Experience
Most of us have probably learnt about the significance of Fort Siloso during World War II, but how many of us have actually been able to experience what it was actually like during the dark times of war? With the Fort Siloso Night Experience, you can learn more about the history and circumstances of the time through a guided tour at night lit up only by a small kerosene lamp (so you really experience what it was like back then!).
8. Fort Siloso SkyWalk
Standing as tall as 11-storeys, the Fort Siloso SkyWalk is an attraction on Sentosa for those who like taking in some fresh air and scenery. The height of the skywalk gives you the perfect view of Fort Siloso and the rest of the island — and you can enjoy it at your own pace while you stroll along the treetops. The attraction is also free, so that’s a plus!
9. HydroDash – Floating Aqua Park
If you’ve watched Ninja Warrior, HydroDash at Sentosa would probably kind of remind you of that — except that it’s full of floaties on water. Challenge your agility and balance on this floating water obstacle course that’s perfect for both kids and fun-loving adults!
10. Magical Shores
Get transported into an ethereal wonderland at Siloso Beach with Magical Shores — a light and music show that turns the sand you’re standing on into a fantastical canvas coupled with enchanting ambient music. Settle down on the sand (with a picnic mat, maybe?!), relax to the captivating view of the light show and look ahead at the mesmerising island shrouded in mist. It’s a fantastic place to just chill with friends or a date!
11. SkyHelix Sentosa
Thrilling, scenic and fun, settle in on the highest open air ride in Singapore at SkyHelix Sentosa. Enjoy 360º scenic views around the island as the gondola slowly rotates and rises 35 metres above ground. Located at Imbiah Lookout, here’s where you can enjoy one of the prettiest views of Singapore.
12. Skyline Luge Singapore
Get your adrenaline pumping as you race down the hilly slopes in 3-wheeled luge carts at Skyline Luge Singapore! Fueled by gravity, make it a race to the finish with your friends, family or S/O with four tracks boasting fun turns and tunnels. Better yet, if you’re here at night, you’ll also get to ride your luge through a beautiful mystical forest that lights up after sundown!
13. Greenwood Fish Market
If you’ve been to Sydney Fish Market in Australia, you’ll know that there’s no better way to enjoy some fresh seafood than with some pristine waterfront views. At Greenwood Fish Market tucked away on Quayside Isle in Sentosa, you can enjoy tantalising sea to table seafood with the loveliest seaside views (it almost feels like you’re in another country!).
14. Ola Beach Club
When it comes to dream tropical resort destinations, most of us would probably think of Hawaii at some point. Thanks to Ola Beach Club, we can experience that same tropical Hawaiian feeling right here at Sentosa! With water sport activities like paddleboarding and kayaking on top of delicious Tiki-inspired cocktails, it’s the perfect place for when you need a breather and just want to wind down after a long week.
15. Ocean Restaurant
Take your adventure with the giant manta rays and diverse marine life of the SEA Aquarium to the next level at Ocean Restaurant — where you can dine in the splendour of these majestic creatures. Located within the Equarius Hotel (which also has an Ocean Suite that offers a similar experience with your stay!), the restaurant serves up mouth-watering modern European cuisine in the most out-of-this-world dining experience you’ll probably ever experience.
16. Mykonos on the Bay
Teleport to the gorgeous Greek city of Mykonos right from the quaint corners of Quayside isle on Sentosa with Mykonos on the Bay — a chic marina-themed Greek restaurant. Here, you’ll be able to find a myriad of Greek and Mediterranean bites and mains like Htapodaki (a char-grilled octopus dish) and Mousaka (something like an eggplant lasagna).
Digging into Marrybrown fried chicken and mashed potatoes used to be one of the highlights of my Genting trips, and I always used to gripe about how I wished there was an outlet here in Singapore — until Marrybrown came to our shores on Sentosa a few years back. If you’re looking for a hearty and affordable but still indulgent meal on the island, Marrybrown is probably a safe bet!
18. Baristart Coffee
Hokkaido is known for their creamy and rich milk products — and that’s the very core for most of the dishes and drinks at Baristart Coffee at Sentosa. With a carefully curated menu full of Japanese-inspired goodies like adorable bear-shaped shaved ice to custard puddings, Baristart Coffee is a good option if you’re looking for a cosy cafe experience on the island.
19. Bali on the Cove
Get the best of both worlds at Bali on the Cove — a restaurant and retail space at Sentosa with a myriad of dishes, homeware and furniture imported directly from Bali and Java. If you’re looking to satisfy both your hunger for some retail therapy (they have gorgeous rattan furniture and more if you want to make your home a Bali dream!) and good food like soto ayam, you’ve found your place!
20. CHI, The Spa
For those who are seeking utmost relaxation on one of the most leisurely islands in Singapore, check out CHI, The Spa at Sentosa. Here, you’ll be able to get holistic spa treatments that incorporate traditional Asian massage methods — there’s even a special Singapore Massage that combines Chinese, Malay and Indian techniques!
Ready to get your fun on with so many things to do in Sentosa? Remember to plan out your time properly as some of these attractions might not be the closest to each other!
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