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In an island nation like Singapore, space and development are two critical factors in the rhythm of life. There is much modernization but also place to relax and enjoy the tropical nature. Known as Singapore’s playground, Sentosa Island is home to beautiful beaches, natural retreats, theme parks, and great family fun.
Sentosa Island is located just 15 minutes away from Singapore’s downtown district. It can be reached by causeway, by cable car from Harbour Front and most handily by the Sentosa Express Monorail. The Monorail begins at Vivo city Mall which is easily connected to the city’s MTR lines. The monorail makes three stops on Sentosa, which will bring one to the varied attractions on the island. This is the most efficient way of reaching the island.
The first thing to realize about Sentosa is that it is really big and so full of attractions that it would take one many visits to see them all. The island feels like a city in itself so it is best to have chosen ahead of time two or three things to explore. One of the biggest draws is certainly Resorts World Sentosa. This includes Universal Studios Singapore with a stunning array of electrifying rides and seven curious zones to explore. There is a large casino on site as well, it is a sight to behold in itself. Shopping is of course abundant and many restaurants and well-known chains are present.
Locals certainly love the beaches on Sentosa. Most of them are made from reclaimed land, but they are well cared for and are great for beach sports and relaxing. Siloso is best known for its lively atmosphere and abundant restaurants, clubs and beach parties. Golf is a popular pastime here at the Sentosa Golf Club is the only public course in Singapore. There are also many unwinding activities such as tropical garden spas and a variety of familiar and exotic treatments found around the island and at the hotels and retreats too.
For natural and panoramic attractions there are lots in store. Imbiah lookout gives a commanding view of the island and beyond. There are zip line facilities, climbing walls and Skyline Luge is a thrilling ride too. The Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom and Sentosa Nature Discovery are fun for kids and adults who love nature. Mount Faber where the cable car arrives offers some delightful hiking trails and rewarding views of its own.
Sentosa Island is a reflection of how well Singapore is planned and how enjoyable encounters with nature can be right near the heart of a city. It is a testament to the indispensability of recreation and fun.