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Discover a Slice of Paradise in Sentosa Part 1

May 23rd, 2008 by

Singapore is another favourite destination in Asia among tourists. When you find yourself in checking in at a hotel in Singapore, one place that you should never miss is the world-famous SENTOSA.

SENTOSA, which in Malay means peace and tranquillity, is so popular that millions of people all over the world flock to this island-resort/heritage center/theme park/nature park each and every year. You can reach Sentosa Island through a number of ways:

BY CAR – Car owners are required to purchase the S$2 per car per entry fee plus the island admission fee of S$2 for each person onboard)

BY TAXI – Passengers would have to pay the island admission of S$ 2 per person onboard over and above the taxi fare

BY MRT – You would have to take the North-East Line and get off at the Harbour Front MRT Station. There are two ways to reach Sentosa from here. One way is you can go to the third level of the Vivo City Shopping Mall then transfer to the Sentosa Express. Another way is to look for the Harbour Front Bus Interchange and ride the orange Sentosa bus. The ticket for the orange bus is S$3 per person.

BY PUBLIC BUS – Another way to get to the island is by ride a bus that will take you to Telok Blangah Road. Find your way again to the Harbour Bus Interchange so that you can catch the orange Sentosa bus. The bus numbers that you should take note of are as follows: 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166

BY CABLE CAR – I am such a fan of cable cars which is why this is my favourite. There are even two kinds of cabins to choose from. There’s the normal cabin and there’s the exciting glass-bottom cabins. You can log on to www.mountfaber.com.sg for more details on the rates, location and operating hours.

Your adventure begins the moment you arrive in the Island. You can visit a multitude of attractions and activities that Sentosa is known for:

ANIMAL AND BIRD ENCOUNTERS

There’s this daily show at the Palawan Amphitheater wherein a lot of animals including all sorts of reptiles and different bird species perform. They will surely endear themselves to your heart. You can choose from the following programs: Close Encounter with Reptiles, Primate Encounters at Amphitheater, Lories Feeding at Bird Aviary, Close Encounters with Pig Tailed Macaques, Bird Encounters at Amphitheater, Close Encounter with Parrots, and the Multi Animal Encounters at Amphitheater.

Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

BUTTERFLY PARK & INSECT KINGDOM

Be amazed by the splashes of colors and over thousands of fluttering butterfly wings. It’s not every day that you’ll get to be surrounded by about 1, 500 butterflies from more than 50 species. The Insect Kingdom, on the other hand, is home to about 3, 000 species of various insects coming from all over the world including the Rhino Beetles, Scorpions, Spiders, and even gleaming fireflies.

UNDERWATER WORLD

You will surely enjoy the shallow pools where you can almost touch the turtles and the sting rays. It’s not everyday that you’ll get to see so many jelly fishes, eels, and ultra colorful corals. Another highlight of your visit here would be your journey through an 83-meter long moving travelator that moves you inside a glass-windowed tunnel where you can view a breathtaking corral reef complete with turtles, sharks, rays, and other interesting sea creatures in a tunnel. You can check out other programs here like “Dive with the Dugong” or “Dive with the Sharks.”

Underwater World

DOLPHIN LAGOON

Dolphin Lagoon

The Dolphin Lagoon is actually a part of The Underwater World. Here, you’ll get to meet some Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (also called the Pink Dolphins) up close and personal. Experience different interactive sessions like how it is to feeding and train them. If you’re lucky, you might even receive a wet kiss from these lovable creatures. Do you think you’re the adventurous type? If you are then go ahead and avail of the “Swim with the Dolphins” package wherein you become a part of a hands-on program with the Dolphins. Close interaction with these highly intelligent creatures include the “dorsal tow” which is the ultimate fun ride, feeding the Dolphins, and learning various hand cues from the expert trainers.

You can visit this website for more information on the package rates and operating hours by visiting this website: www.underwaterworld.com.sg.

For Part II, I’ll be telling you more about the other exciting attractions of Sentosa including the Fort Siloso Tours, Sky Tower, Merlion Walk, and a whole lot more. Also, check out the latest and biggest attraction in Singapore, the Singapore Flyer.

11 Responses to “Discover a Slice of Paradise in Sentosa Part 1”

  1. jown Says:

    looking forward to reading Part 2..

    Singapore this year? hmm.. i want! i will! :)

  2. Kitci Wong Says:

    Hi Jown! Sure… Singapore?! Go-Go-Go!!! =D

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