Singapore is pretty smart.
He never had much space to build huge theme parks and luxury resorts, and he also did not have the virgin beaches of neighboring countries, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thus, he built an island that became the tourist capital of Singapore.
This island, Sentosa, is now home to some of the most prestigious resorts in the world, action-packed theme parks, fast food and gourmet restaurants, as well as the best beaches in Singapore.
Some tourists spend their entire vacation in Sentosa, while others visit only for a day.
A day trip to Sentosa offers endless possibilities for attractions, food and fun. So, I suggest spending a day on Sentosa.
Take a ride to Sentosa
Sentosa is connected to the mainland of Singapore by road, Skytrain, cable car and footbridge. If, like me, you have a lot to do in your day, the fastest way to get there is to take a Taxi or use The carpool app Grab.
Pose with celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Madame Tussauds offers meetings with realistic wax sculptures of your stars préférées.La first exhibition, world Leaders, presents former political figures from Singapore, Malaysia, China and India, as well as easily recognized world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, Barak Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.
Another exhibition is dedicated to film and television with scenes from successful films such as Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Terminator and AND. In most scenes, there is a free space where you can replay your favorite scene alongside the iconic characters.
Walk to Silosa beach for lunch
There are several restaurants on Silosa Beach. We ate at Flame, a small casual restaurant with seats on the sand of the beach in the shade of coconut trees. The Flame serves typical Western bistro dishes such as beef pusher, pizza and roast chicken.
Take the Skytrain to Resorts World Sentosa
Since we were not ready to return to the heat and humidity of Singapore, we took the free Skytrain from the beach station to the waterfront station to continue our fun day.
Visit S. E. A. Aquarium
It is quite impossible to host more than two theme parks in one afternoon. Universal Studios is a must for the after afternoon/evening, leaving the early afternoon S. E. A. Aquarium.
The S. E.A Aquarium is one of the largest and best equipped aquariums I have ever visited. The Aquarium’s many pools are home to more than 100,000 underwater animals of all sizes and colors from the oceans around the world. There are bright shades of Orange, pink, yellow, purple and even rainbow fish.
Visit the Universal Studios
Universal Studios can take a full day to fully experience it, but it is possible to visit them in 2-4 hours if you don’t mind skipping a few rides.
As soon as you enter the doors of Universal Studios, you feel like you are entering a Movie. The main street is lined with themed souvenir shops and cafes, such as the Minon Mart, which sells clothes, toys, Accessories, household items and souvenirs from the Minion brand.
The complex is divided into 7 thematic areas. The craziest rides are undoubtedly in the Science Fiction Area with huge roller coasters inspired by Battlestar Galactica or Transformers that rotate, tilt and climb at an extremely high speed. Not far behind, on The crazy and scary scale, is The ancient Egyptian zone with stunning indoor roller coasters inspired by the mummy.
Dinner at Isle Quay
After all the excitement at Universal Studios, we needed a little rest and Sentosa Cove was the perfect place to find it. The upscale residential area offers luxury condos, a marina full of luxury yachts and Quayside Isle, a strip of waterfront Cafe with international Restaurants and Bars.
After a relaxing walk along the harbor, we felt like Greeks and enjoyed delicious Moussaka and Spanakopita in Mykonos on the bay.