Relaxation, thrills, and indulgence

A day trip beyond the city of Singapore can offer relaxation, thrills, and indulgence – a perfect mixture for a leisurely day trip.

The Beach

Take a break from the city and head to the beach. Sentosa Island’s biggest draw for locals is the close access to a relaxing day off on the sandy shores. The island has a stretch of man-made beaches to lay out under the sun and cool off in the waters.

The view from the “southernmost point of Continental Asia”. After crossing the bridge, a sign explains how the island is connected by southward bridges making this area of land the southernmost point of the continent
Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beach. Bring your beach day towel (or borrow one from your hotel) and all the beach day equipment, lay under the sun or shade on one or both of the two beaches within Sentosa Island, and just unwind


The Thrills, Amusement, and More

Aside from the beach, Sentosa Island is also filled with adventurous thrills, Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium (the largest aquarium in the world), and Resorts World (a hotel-casino complex with shops and restaurants). Your day trip from the city will certainly be packed from morning to night.

The famous Merlion, Singapore’s icon. A mythical creature composed of a lion’s head on a fish’s body, the merlion is the guardian of prosperity. There are 5 merlions located throughout the city-state, including here at Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is full of outdoor adventure attractions, including a Skyride chairlift up to the starting points for the Skyline Luge. Two luge tracks over 600 meters long take riders down twists and turns
After the first drive down, you will surely run back in line for the Skyride chairlift for another ride down the other track. The ride up the light allows you to take a break and enjoy the scenery and the sights from above
And, there’s also Universal Studios! Thrill seekers can enjoy the rides in the amusement park located within Resorts World on Sentosa Island, the first and only Universal Studios in Southeast Asia


Here are ways to get to Sentosa Island from the city


Want to spend a night or two in Singapore? Here are 2 luxury hotels worth the price

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
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The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View
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