Courtesy: Sentosa website
CAIRO -19 May 2017: Sentosa Island, located only 15 minutes from Singapore's central business and shopping areas, is Asia’s chief vacation destination.
The 500-hectare island resort is home to a wide array of attractions, rainforests, award-winning spa retreats, resort accommodations, golden sandy beaches, world-renowned golf courses, and a deep-water yachting marina.
To have a full-Sentosa experience, you need about 3 days. But if your schedule is tight, here are the top 6 places to visit in the vibrant Island.
1- Sentosa beaches: The unique thing about the island’s beautiful beaches is that they are artificial! Their sand is white and clean as it is mostly imported from neighboring Malaysia.
2- Nature walks: 70 percent of the island is covered with rain forest. So just walking around its vast greenery is fun. It is the habitat of lizards, monkeys, peacocks, parrots as well as other native fauna and flora.
3- The Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom: It is an outdoor conservatory with more than 15,000 butterflies of more than fifty species from different countries around the world. The Insect Kingdom includes thousands of species of rare insects from all over the world. This is an excellent stop for photographs.
4- S.E.A Aquarium: It is home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across into 49 different habitats, all of which are fascinating.
5- Crane Dance: a family friendly audio visual extravaganza, similar in style to the Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong. It’s an impressive combination of pyrotechnics, computer effects and thrilling fireworks accompanied by nice music.
6- Fort Siloso: Amid the much nature one can see in the above attractions, Sentosa has this military-themed cultural attraction. It contains ammunition bunkers, barracks and gun emplacements as well as a collection of artillery guns dating from the 17th century to World War II.
Remember, these are the main attractions, not all of them.