Sentosa Island in Singapore is a famous tourist destination in Singapore that explored by around five million tourist each year. In the year 1974 the Cable Car system was built in Singapore, connecting Sentosa Island to Mount Faber. A range of tourist attractions were consequently opened for travelers which includes Fort Siloso, Surrender Chamber wax museum, Musical Fountain, and the Underwater World. The land bridge was opened in 1992 linking Sentosa to the mainland.
Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
The Sentosa Island Underwater World is situated on the western part of Sentosa Island. This living museum nowadays exhibits more than 2,500 oceanic and other fresh-water species from different regions of the world. During your vacation to Sentosa Island in Singapore you can dive with Sharks even if you are not a trained scuba diver. If you are a skilled scuba diver then you can also Dive with the Dugong on your Sentosa Island tours. The Underwater World of Sentosa Island also comprises of a Dolphin Lagoon which is home to some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, also known as the pink dolphins. Numerous programs are held on daily basis that allow the visitors to go into the waist-deep pool and interact with the dolphins at close proximity.
Tiger Sky Tower
The Tiger Sky Tower (formerly known as the Carlsberg Sky Tower) is a free-standing watching tower on Sentosa which offers the travelers during Sentosa Island Tours a panoramic view of Sentosa Island, Singapore. If the sky is clear then one can see the view of parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. Visitors enter into a huge disc-shaped air-conditioned cabin at the ground level fitted with glass windows all round. The cabin then revolves gradually as it ascends the column of the tower. The cabin has a capacity of 72 visitors at one time.
Songs of the Sea
After a long 25 years, The Musical Fountain show in Sentosa Island was replaced by The Songs of the Sea show that stated on 26 March 2007. It is the only permanent marine show of the world set in the ocean — showing magnificent pyrotechnics displays. It has got an open-air viewing gallery that has the capacity to accommodate 2,500 visitors very comfortably. This 25 minutes show runs twice a night at 7.40pm and 8.40pm.
In the west of the Sentosa Island situated Fort Siloso which defended the western approaches to Singapore during World War II. It was built by the British in 1880s to protect the narrow western access to Keppel Harbour. One can see the ammunition bunkers, barracks, tunnels, and gun emplacements of the fort during his/her visit to Fort Siloso as a military-themed attraction.
Palawan Beach is located in the centre of the southern coast of Sentosa Island. There are numerous bars and beach restaurants available along the beach that offers quality food and beverage to the travelers.
Siloso Beach is famous as a destination for beach volleyball and other outdoor seaside activities. Some good shopping outlets are also available along the Siloso beach.
Tanjong Beach is a comparatively more isolated part of the southern coast of the Island. It is an ideal beach destination for the travelers who want to explore its serenity and privacy. It becomes very romantic particularly by night.