Sentosa – Rides & Attractions

Sentosa, which translates to peace and tranquility in Malay, is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year. Sentosa was once known as Pulau Blakang Mati, which in Malay means the Island (pulau) of Death (mati) from Behind (blakang). In a 1972 naming contest organised by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board, the island was renamed Sentosa.

The Merlion & Merlion Walk
Get ready for a fascinating encounter with the biggest replica of Singapore’s most enduring symbol – The Merlion. Standing at 37 metres high, this half-lion, half-fish creature brings you to the depth of the sea as you walk side-by-side with legendary sea dragons and mythical mermaids.

Tiger Sky Tower
Singapore’s tallest observatory tower offers panoramic views at 131 metres above sea level across Singapore, Sentosa, Southern Islands, right up to neighboring Malaysia and the Indonesian islands.

Underwater World
The Underwater World oceanarium on Sentosa is home to more than 2,500 fishes from 250 different species.

A voyage to the bottom of the sea at the water’s edge, with shallow rock turtle and ray pools. We even got to touch and feed the rays!

We were also greeted by brightly colored corals and exotic ocean dwellers (including moray eels, sea dragons and jelly fishes).

Sentosa Luge & Skyride
One of seven attractions within the Imbiah Lookout area in Sentosa Island, this tourist attraction is a 650 metres and SGD 5.5 million luge track with an aerial chair lift cableway that links the cluster of attractions at the hilltop.

The Skyride (previously known as chairlift) ride back is also quite an unforgettable experience. That is, of course, if you are not afraid of heights. The Skyride will bring you on top of those trees and greeneries.

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.

Sentosa CineBlast Extreme Log Ride
Be prepared for the ride of your life! Feel the exhilaration of flying to the top of the highest mountain, the stomach-churning thrill of rushing into the deepest valleys, and the gripping excitement of being tossed about by whitewater rapids. That’s what you can expect at CineBlast, Singapore’s only state-of-the-art cinema simulation ride.

Sentosa Cineblast Desperados
You plant yourself down on a horseless saddle that mimics the movement of a gallop, pick up a gun equipped with motion sensors and ready yourself to save a sleepy town in the Wild West that has come under the control of outlaws – the desperados.

Cafe del Mar
This bar/restaurant has 6,000 sq ft air-conditioned bungalow and generous outdoor grounds dotted with spacious day beds and cabanas. Surrounded by palm trees that give the venue a sense of exclusivity, Cafe del Mar also has two Jacuzzis, a pool with a bar and stretches of sandy beach.

Songs of the Sea
Get ready to fall under the spell of a new nightly extravaganza set in the sea. Songs of the Sea brings you a mesmerizing show with a live cast and dramatic effects pyrotechnics, water jets, brilliant lasers, special computer imaging, bursts of fire, captivating music and stunning flame bursts. It’s a one-of-a-kind entertainment that’s not to be missed. Songs of the Sea is a rain or shine event.

Thanks Hayley, Simon, and Scott for your photos! :)

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