When you start researching about what to do and where to go in Singapore, you will definitely come across recommendations to visit Resort World Sentosa. This place is definitely worth spending one day of your vacation. It promises a full day of fun-filled activities and when the hunger pangs strike, there is halal food just around the corner. It is easy to get there as well. The nearest MRT station to the Resorts World Sentosa is Harbour front station which is on the North- East line (purple line). It is advisable to start your day early as you can spend some time exploring Vivo city which is one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls which is easily accessible from Harbour front station. The exits and directions are clearly visible on the notice boards in the MRT station. In case you are visiting Sentosa on a Friday you can reach the mosque take the exit C from Harbour station and Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim which is located just outside the Vivo City Shopping Mall.
It is easy to get there as well. The nearest MRT station to the Resorts World Sentosa is Harbour front station which is on the North- East line (purple line). It is advisable to start your day early as you can spend some time exploring Vivo city which is one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls which is easily accessible from Harbour front station. The exits and directions are clearly visible on the notice boards in the MRT station. In case you are visiting Sentosa on a Friday you can reach the mosque take the exit C from Harbour station and Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim which is located just outside the Vivo City Shopping Mall.
You have multiple options for a Halal breakfast. And that is what I decided to do. I took Exit E and followed signs to the Kopitiam food court where I found a lot of Halal eateries serving various different cuisines.
The other option is to take the exit A and walk towards Seah IM food court near the bus terminal. You can try the local Malay and Indian breakfast and price comparison showed this to be the more economical option. But you would have to sweat it out in the heat as there is no air-conditioning.
Depending on where you have your breakfast, you can choose how you want to get to Sentosa. From Seam IM food court, you can walk to the bus terminal and take a bus into the island. From Vivocity, you can follow signs to the Monorail. For Monorail a round trip will be about 4$ and you can pay through your Elinkz MRT card as well.
My personal recommendation would be to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Singapore from the Cable Car. For the Cable car station, you should take Exit B and just follow the signs. The cable car has stops at the Merlion station, Imbiah look out and Siloso point. You can take round trip tickets or opt for unlimited rides for the day. The tickets will cost between 13$ to 25$ depending on the package you chose.
If you are on a budget, you can just take a leisurely walk on the Sentosa Broadwalk which will take you to the Island within 30 minutes. The boardwalk makes the transit easier with travellators and also has wheelchair access. Until December 2016 there is no entry fee for the Sentosa Board Walk. Along the way, you can take some awesome photos to add to your travel diary.
The Sentosa island as such has many attractions but Universal Studios would be the cream of the crop. It goes without saying that you need a full day to visit and enjoy Universal Studios!
If Universal Studios is not your cup of tea, here is a sample of the other attractions you can check out.
Resorts word Sentosa visit in one day:
S.E.A. Aquarium: Last Entry 6:30 pm Cost $28 to $32
The S.E.A Aquarium is a Guinness world record holder because it hosts more than 100,000 marine species. You are guaranteed a breath taking experience at this place. This site is huge so you might end up spending too much time here! There is definitely something magical and serene about the fishes, sea animals and gorgeous corals living in perfect harmony! The S.E.A. Aquarium admission ticket is valid for the entire day. If you need to leave the Aquarium and intend to come back, don’t forget to get a stamp on your hand at the exit.
Images of Singapore: Last Entry 6 PM Cost: $10
This museum will give you lot of information about Singapore’s culture and history. It will take you on a time travel through the Japanese rule during World War II, British rule and the Malaysian rule before her final Independence in 1965. There is usually some guidance on each section of the museum. Singapore may be relatively young, but she has a rich past and this museum will give an enjoyable peek into her glorious past!
I am sure by the time you complete a tour of the SEA Aquarium and Images of Singapore you may hear angry rumbles from your stomach. And that is when you can make your way to the Malaysian food street where you have two Halal eateries selling Malay cuisine such as Nasi Lemak, Roti canai and Nasi Briyani. Nasi Biryani is just the Malay version of our beloved Biryani.
Next Stop: Madame Tussauds: Last Entry 6 PM Cost $42 to $79
An imitation of the infamous Madam Tussaud of London, you will find 60 well maintained wax statues here. This museum is located near the Imbiah lookout station. If you have not visited Madame Tussauds anywhere else, then it might be worth spending your money to visit this one. It is a great opportunity for taking photos with realistic looking statues. Personally, though, I found the price too steep and had to give it a miss!
Sentosa Pathway: Last Entry 7:30 PM Cost $12
The Sentosa Pathway is where you will find the National Icon, The Merlion. This majestic 37meter tall mythical creature is half lion and half fish. This Merlion shows the Singapore history and as a port city. It does have a Really $12 entry fee that allows getting up close and personal with the Merlion. My suggestion is to skip the personal experience and just take a couple of pictures from outside!
Sky Line Luge Sentosa: Last Entry 9:15 PM Cost: $20 for 2 or 3 rides.
If you one who is into some safe adventure, you can opt for the Luge ride or the sky ride at the Sky Line Luge Sentosa. You can get more information here https://www.skylineluge.com/en/sentosa/. This might be a different and enjoyable activity for some of you. Oh, and did we mention that both the activities are really safe and fun for the whole family!
Flying Trapeze: Last swing 6:15 PM cost $10
Another fun activity you can indulge in while here would be the Flying Trapeze. You can look forward to bringing out your inner Tarzan by being a flying acrobat…with the assistance of certified trapeze instructor of course! You can finally experience hanging upside down in mid-air. Now, why would you want to hand upside down? Well, now that I got you thinking about it, you might as try it right!
Once you are done running around, you might just want to flob down on a clean, sandy beach and enjoy the sunset. The Silosa beach is a well maintained private beach and around 6:00 PM you will be able to enjoy the sun setting quietly over the South China Sea. You might want to pack some food and have a picnic on the beach as well.
Songs of the Sea: Daily 2 shows 7:40 PM and 8:40 PM cost $10
A recommended, must watch the show for all generation, this visual treat of a show is for 30 minutes. It is advisable to reach early to get the best seats. You try to sit at the right-hand side, from where you will get a clearer view. The show starts with a musical drama followed by musical fountains, laser display and fireworks with some popular cartoon character. If you travelling with children, this is one show that the whole family can enjoy!
Before you head back to your hotel, if you want to take care of your dinner, you can head to forum ground level near the casino where you will halal options such as Texas chicken, Mc Donald’s and Bali Thai. Bali Thai is a popular halal food chain that can found in most malls in Singapore. They actually do serve up some really good Indonesian and Thai food, that is halal!
Lake of Dreams:
This is a free entertainment show found at the heart of festive walk. It is basically a water fountain show with some music, lights and fire. Nothing great about it. You can take some nice pictures and walk around if you have time before you end your day!