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Best of Sentosa

Welcome to the state of fun.

Young or old, its hard to get bored in Sentosa. With a variety of attarctions to choose from, you will have a hard time selecting  where to visit, if you have less time.

I did spent a lot of time to check the reviews of whats best and what’s overrated among the 37 attractions in Sentosa excluding the beaches. So here goes my personal favourites and based on reviews in various sites & recommendations by the locals.

Top 10 attractions in Sentosa:

1. Universal Studio

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Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions.

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at Universal Studios Singapore.  Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and more!

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2. Singapore Cable Car

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Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday city life behind and take a scenic joyride onboard Singapore Cable Car! Nothing beats the thrill of taking off in your cable car and having a bird’s eye view of the world below!

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3. MegaZip Adventure park

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A first for Singapore and a must for all visitors, MegaZip Adventure Park will give you a real high, literally!

Featuring the most extreme zip wires in Asia, an aerial rope course and a free-fall simulator, it’s an experience that you’ll never forget. Depending on your fitness level, choose to try out the different courses at your own pace.

Over 450 metres long and at 72 metres above sea level, the MegaZip flying fox lets you whizz over the jungle canopy and the buzz of Siloso Beach.

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4. Madame Tussauds

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Bringing a unique blend of glitz and glamour, Madame Tussauds Singapore will take you to a party like no other! With 8 fully themed interactive zones and the new “Spirit of Singapore” boat ride, get ready to photograph and pose with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends and come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia and beyond.

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5. Skyline Luge

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Sentosa brings you the first ever luge in Southeast Asia. Part go-cart, part-toboggan, pure excitement – the luge is a fun-filled gravity ride that’s safe for all ages. With a unique steering and braking system that allows you to make the ride as leisurely or as exciting as you want. Jump on the Skyline Luge Sentosa and brace yourself for a brand new island resort adventure!

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6. S.E.A Aquarium

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Step into the aquarium and be blown away by the breath-taking nature of the ocean that is home to more than 100,000 inhabitants.  Discover and unfold the endless wonders of our blue planet at S.E.A. Aquarium™.

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7. Images of Singapore

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Images of Singapore is a journey to the very soul of Singapore – a place where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and honor converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every visitor!

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8. 4D Adventure Land

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Go on in an immersive 4-D movie, NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island The 4-D Experience.Next, Hang On Tight as you ride on a virtual 4-D Virtual Simulation “roller coaster” Extreme Log Ride and Grab a motion-sensor pistol, aim and fire at Asia’s first 4-D Interactive Shoot-Out game Happening at Desperados.

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9. Port of Lost Wonder

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Designed to provide a unique experience of family bonding, the attraction houses a signature water play area, themed islets for picnics and leisure activities and distinctive retail and dining experiences for the very young and young at heart.

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10.  Wings of Time

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Epic. Majestic. Mysterious.
Discover a mesmerising night show by the sea. 

There’s no better way to complete a fabulous day at Sentosa than to take in a spectacular night show set outdoors against the backdrop of an open sea.

Come, discover an awe-inspiring display of water, laser and fire effects, set to majestic music and a panorama of breathtaking vistas.

Weaved together by a tale of friendship and courage that will linger with you long after you leave this magical isle.

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Singapore in 3 days

Singapore is a dynamic city that enables travellers to design their own journeys – stories that you can call your own!

Depending on who you are and who you travel with, you can decide how your Singapore holiday would be.

Here is a list of 3 day itineraries that’s tailor-made keeping you in mind!.

 

Singapore for couples / Honeymooners

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Relish one intimate moment after another and fall in love all over again.

Day 1:

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Gardens by the bay  – Flower Dome, Supertree Grove and Dragonfly Lake

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Day 2:

Vivo City

Cable car

Sentosa

Day 3:

Marina Bay Sands

Merlion Park

 

 

Singapore with friends

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Lose yourself in some of the most exhilarating experiences.

Day 1: 

Universal Studio

Vivo City

Day 2:

Cable car

Sentosa

Clarke Quay

Day 3:

Gardens by the bay –  Supertree Grove

Merlion Park

 

 

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Spend quality time with your loved ones engaging in fun and enriching activities.

Day 1:

Universal Studio

Day 2:

Sentosa

Vivo City

Day 3:

Singapore Flyer

Merlion Park

Gardens by the bay – Supertree grove

 

 

Singapore for Nature Lovers

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Fall for the beauty of nature!

Day 1:

Gardens by the bay – Flower dome, Cloud Dome, and Supertree Grove

Merlion Park

Southern Ridges trail

Day 2:

Singapore Zoo

Night safari

Day 3:

Jurong Bird Park

Singapore Botanical Garden – National Orchid Garden

 

 

Singapore for the Aged:

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Joy for all ages!

Day 1:

Hop on – Hop off City tour

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   Merlion Park

Day 2: 

Gardens by the bay – Flower Dome, Cloud Dome, Supertree Grove 

or,

Singapore Zoo / Jurong Bird Park

Day 3:

Singapore Botanical Gardens – National Orchid Garden

 

Singapore for budget travellers

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Day 1:

Orchard Road

China Town

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands – Event Plaza Wonder Ful Light and Laser Show

Day 2:

Gardens by the bay – Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Lake

Gardon Rhapsody Light and laser show

Clarke Quay

Day 3:

Vivo City

Sentosa Beaches

 

Embark on an enriching journey of unique discoveries to experience Singapore in your way. An experience that you can call your own. Some intimate, others adventurous!

The story is yours to tell!

 

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Top 20 Photo Spots in Singapore

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Top 20 Photo spots in Singapore

Here’s a list of top 20 photo spots in Singapore.

1. Merlion Park

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2. Marina Bay Sands

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3. Singapore Flyer

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4. Orchard Road

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5. Madame Tussauds

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6. Alive Museum

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7. National Orchid Garden

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8. Garden Rhapsody, Supertree Grove

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9. Dragon Fly Lake

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10. OCBC Skyway

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11. Flower Dome

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12. Helix Bridge

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13. Clarke Quay

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14. Marina Bay City Scape

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15. China Town

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16. Changi Board Walk

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17. Punggol Beach

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18. Esplanade

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19. Punggol Lalang Field

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20. Henderson waves bridge

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Singapore with Kids

 

Admit it. It isn’t easy to travel with kids! But if you know how to entertain your little one, the trip will be an amazing experience for all of you.

We initially planned and booked to cover 3 countries (Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia) in 16 days with our kid who is one and half years old. The first two days in Singapore, we were trying to cover all the places that were on our list. We went at 11 in the morning and came back by 11.30pm. On our second day, we realized we are not doing it the right way. We were in a hurry to see all the places that we were not actually enjoying the trip!  We made a decision that day that changed the way we explored these countries.

The rule was to see only what we can. There isn’t a point in seeing everything and not enjoying those moments! Rather than following our travel plan, we went as per her wish.  We spent more time in one place. By doing that we were able to see places and experience things which were not in our list. We clicked some amazing pictures too.

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View from Gardens by the bay

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Wonder Full Light and Laser show (View from Merlion Park) – If we had not allowed her to play in Merlion Park, we would have missed this specatcular show!

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Wonder Full light and laser show (View from Event Plaza, Waterfront Promenade)

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 View from Gardens by the bay

Garden Rhapsody, Supertree Grove

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The second decision was to cancel the Thailand ticket and extend our stay in Singapore.   We extended and stayed for 10 days. This way we were able to see almost all the popular places in Singapore (except for Universal Studio which we thought will be difficult to enjoy with little ones.) Though we were not able to see Thailand, we really enjoyed our stay in Singapore. It was truly a memorable trip.

So, here goes her favourite places in Singapore:

 Siloso Beach

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Mamma, I can play in sand for endless hours! 

Madamme Tussauds

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Who said, we dont like posing?!

Singapore Flyer

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I’m on cloud nine!

Kids park, Jurong birdPark

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I loveee this place!!!

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

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Flowers.. flowers everywhere! 

Singapore Botanical Garden

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Mamma, i wanna play with them!

Clarke Quay

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woww!!

Vivo City

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I dont wanna go back, mamma!!

Fantasize at Alive Museum, Singapore

Alive Museum, the original 3D visual illusion museum from South Korea is the brand new fun and entertainment destination in Singapore!

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It is also the world’s largest chain of such an entertainment concept, where 3D art comes alive with clever painting, shading and drawing techniques. In addition, Alive Museum also features unique object art and digital art pieces.

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Don a pair of giant angel wings; float on a paper boat; or lie secure in the strong arms of Superman. These are just some thrilling examples of how you can become part of a fantasy at Alive Museum. There are various genres of artwork in Alive Museum that work together to provide a complete and immersive experience.

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A museum like you have never known, this is where you can become part of the masterpiece. Be thrilled and surprised by the 3D visual effects of more than 80 art pieces!
Endless ideas to create memorable photos with your family and friends!

Orchid Extravaganza @ National Orchid Garden, Singapore

The National Orchid Garden, located inside Singapore Botanical Garden is home to over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of bright and colourful orchids. This is infact the world’s largest orchid display!

If you ever visit the Singapore Botanical Graden, take a stroll through this garden.The splendour of these gorgeous blooms is absolutely a sight to behold. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

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Take an immersive journey into the world of orchids and admire the spectrum of colours!

Singapore on a budget – The top 10 free experiences you should’nt miss!

If you ask any local or anyone who have been to singapore, they might tell you nothing is free in singapore. Except for the cheap flights, everything else is pretty costly.
But in my recent visit to singapore, I realized there are quite a lot of things that are absolutely free.
1. Wonder full Light and Laser show

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View from Merlion Park

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View from Event Plaza
Immerse yourself in Wonder Full, a stunning showpiece of visual effects. For 13 electrifying minutes, sit back and enjoy an amazing convergence of light, music and sound.
You can experience this show in two different ways. One, from the event plaza, waterfront promenade and the other view from Merlion park. I experienced the show from both places and I loved the view from Merlion park. The view from event plaza is somewhat similar to the show ‘wings of time’ or it’s earlier version ‘song of the seas’ in sentosa. This show is available everyday at 8 pm and 9.30 pm.
2. Garden Rhapsody 
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Garden Rhapsody is a Light and laser show in super tree grove, gardens by the bay at 7.45 pm everyday.
3. Vivo city
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Whether you are looking for retail therapy or thinking of some refreshing entertainment for kids, you will find all that in vivo city.  With an open air playground and the rooftop water feature in the skypark, this shopping mall isn’t just a shopping mall. It is infact the  largest lifestyle hub in town.
4. Sentosa 
All the 18 attractions in sentosa are costly but there are 3 beaches ( Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan ) inside sentosa which is absolutely free.
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Siloso is Singapore’s hippest beach. You can try your hand at volley ball, skim – boarding or kayaking, as well as cycling, rollerblading and other exciting beach activities. After dark, Siloso really comes alive, with parties, music, lively bars and restaurants celebrating the beach lifestyle long into the night.
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Singapore’s happiest family beach, Palawan boasts interesting shops and eateries that are a favourite with adults and children alike. Whatever you decide to do, you are bound to have fun at this family-friendly beach.
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Tanjong Beach is a favourite with guests who treasure its tranquility and solitude.
Here, you can while away the hours with the sun, a favourite book and a gentle breeze for company. This beautiful stretch of beach gets especially romantic by night, with the twinkling lights of nearby ships providing a magical backdrop.
5. Clarke quay
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Sit on the banks of the river at Clarke Quay at night, grab an ice cream and drink, and watch the reverse bungy and sling shot rides!
6. Gardens by the bay
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Though the cooled observatories ( flower dome and cloud dome) have admission fee, it is totally free to enjoy the garden. Never miss a chance to see the super tree grove and the dragonfly lake.
7. Orchard road, China town, Little India
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Even if you are short of cash or not in a mood for shopping, it will be an amazing experience to walk through the orchard road, Little India and China town. It will surely be a walk to remember!
8. Botanical garden
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Singapore’s botanical garden is not just a treasure trove for plant lovers,  it is the favourite recreation destination for both the locals and tourists.  You can find the locals jogging,  eating or just lazing around during weekends.
9. Merlion park
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Make sure you don’t miss the chance to pose with the Merlion – the national icon of Singapore
10. Southern ridges trail
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The trail consists of four parks stretching across the western half of Singapore, with impressive bridges allowing pedestrians to cross busy highways. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands.
The trail is best visited early in the morning before it gets hot, or late in the afternoon after 5 PM. The sunset from the bridges and other viewpoints can be stunning.