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A day at Sentosa Island, Singapore

A day at Sentosa Island, Singapore

During our time in Singapore in 2008 we visited some of the more famous attractions the island has to offer such as the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Flyer and had a fantastic time. However one regret we did have from our time in Singapore was not spending enough time at Sentosa Island, also known as “Asia’s Favorite Playground”.

So when we decided to revisit Singapore in April, one of our priorities was to make up for this lack of time at Sentosa. And what better way than taking advantage of the brand new Sentosa Day Play Pass, a ticket which allows guests to experience up to 13 attractions on the island resort!

After catching the MRT to VivoCity Shopping Mall early in the morning and picking up our tickets, we made the leisurely stroll across the very pretty Sentosa Boardwalk.

Sentosa Boardwalk

Some of the greenery along the Sentosa Boardwalk.

We loved the boardwalk, however if you’ve never been to Sentosa before we do recommend taking the Jewel Cable Car ride at least one-way so that you can enjoy the experience and the panoramic views of Singapore.

Sentosa Island Attractions

Our Sentosa Day Play Pass gave us access to the 13 attractions below.

Sentosa Attractions

During our time at Sentosa, we managed to squeeze in 9 of the 13 attractions. Our highlights included:

  • Discovering we hadn’t lost any of our Segway skills on the Segway Fun Ride.
  • Riding on the Skyline Luge, an exciting downhill ride that we could easily have enjoyed multiple times.
  • Going inside The Merlion and checking out the spectacular views of the rest of Sentosa and Singapore from The Merlion’s crown.
  • Images of Singapore gave us a great insight into Singapore’s history, explaining how the tiny island became a nation and has transformed into what it is today.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the day:

In front of Sentosa Merlion

In front of the Merlion at Sentosa.

A parrot at the Sentosa Nature Discvoery

A parrot at the Nature Discovery.

Segway Fun Ride

Segway Fun Ride.

Images of Singapore

Images of Singapore.

Sentosa CineBlast

If there’s one attraction at Sentosa that deserves a special mention, it’s Sentosa CineBlast. The Extreme Log Ride was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before! Rather than even attempt to describe it, here’s the description from YourSingapore:

Ride on white-water rapids, fly atop high mountains and rush through valleys when you take a ride on this state-of-the-art virtual rollercoaster. On the Extreme Log Ride, you’ll be thrust into the Himalayas and the Amazon Forest with twists and turns that are amazingly life-like.

Built at a cost of $4.5million, Cineblast gives you a thrill ride like never before! Check out the trailer below – it gives you some idea of what the ride is like although it hardly does the special effects you experience any justice.

The nearby Sentosa 4D Magix and Desperados attractions are also a lot of fun and come with glowing recommendations from the two of us!

Our One Disappointment

Unfortunately due to lightning strikes and some impending rain in the afternoon, most of the attractions and rides at Sentosa were shut down for a couple of hours. The biggest disappointment for us was missing out on having a turn on The Flying Trapeze, which was one of the attractions we were most looking forward to.

The staff at The Flying Trapeze were terrific (they truly were apologetic) and were optimistic of the ride re-opening later in the evening. However once the rain settled in, it was clear that it wasn’t going to stop so off we went off to enjoy some delicious chicken rice at Tastes of Singapore instead.

Chicken Rice

Not all was lost! We enjoyed this Hainanese Chicken Rice at Tastes of Singapore while we waited for the rain to stop.

We do applaud the safety-first mentality of Sentosa and obviously they can’t control the weather, however if you’re visiting Sentosa we recommend that you do your ‘must-do’ attractions early in the day if possible to avoid missing out if there is that threat of bad weather (which is always a possibility in this part of the world).

Final Thoughts

The Sentosa Day Play Pass, priced at S$63.90 for adults (S$69.90 on weekends), is terrific value and gives you S$159 worth of attractions. Even if you miss out on a few attractions like we did, the cost savings are still enormous and having the pass reduces potential queueing time significantly.

For those who are interested, Sentosa also offer a Noon Play Pass (4 of the 13 attractions, valid 2:30pm to 7:00pm) and a Premium Play Pass offering additional attractions including the Megazip Adventure Park.

Despite our disappointment of missing out on The Flying Trapeze, we still had a very enjoyable day at Sentosa and definitely plan on returning here some day! No matter how old you are or what you’re interested in, spending a day at Sentosa Island truly is just a fun day out.

Disclaimer: We received complimentary Sentosa Day Play Passes from Sentosa. All thoughts and opinions in this review are our own.


  1. Ganesh Bhat
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice and informative post.Thanks!!!

  2. Posted April 27, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Sounds like great fun! Awesome that you guys tried the Segway – we’ve been wanting to try them since we saw groups of people speeding through San Fran’s Golden Gate Park on them… but we’ve yet to find out if it’s covered by our travel insurance if we fall 😉 The park looks really cool though, we’ll definitely keep it in mind for when we get to Singapore!
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    • Posted April 27, 2011 at 10:17 am | Permalink

      It might have been us in Golden Gate Park… we had our first Segway experience in San Fran. To be honest we didn’t even think about travel insurance and whether we would be covered, though they are pretty safe to use once you’ve got the hang of them. When are you two planning on getting to Singapore?

  3. Posted April 27, 2011 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    they have that same log ride at the CN Tower in Toronto
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  4. Posted April 27, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    That sounds really affordable for all those attractions, thanks for the info!
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    • Posted April 27, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

      It definitely is great value! Considering the individual prices of most attractions, it’s well worth the investment if you’re planning on spending a day or even just an afternoon at Sentosa.

  5. Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Your story made me remember my trip to Singapore last December. I had the best vacation there too.
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  6. Posted May 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Aww even though the weather turn out bad, but you wrap up with a delicious meal still. It still looks like u guys had tons of fun.

  7. Lara
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I live in Singapore and I’m glad you love it here!

  8. Posted January 19, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Sentosa has changed quite a bit since last you went there in 2008. They have demolished a few key attractions and renovated it with new things since 2010, so the next time you’re in Singapore you might want to take a look at the new Sentosa. It now has Universal Studios theme park, which has more indoor attractions so hopefully rain would be less of a nuisance this time. It also has SEA Aquarium, which is the world’s largest oceanarium and has some really huge manta rays there. =)
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