The very place that we always wanted to see first when we visit Singapore is Sentosa. Maybe because our stay will not be complete without it. And also, a “budgetarian” like us would really enjoy getting around without the burden of paying too much.
1. How To Get There?
We decided to take the green line mrt from Aljunied, the closest station from our hotel. We stepped down at Outram Park station, the intersection between green and purple lines. From Outram, it took us one station away to Harbourfront. We went out from exit E and proceeded to Vivo City. At level 3, near to the Food Republic is a monorail going to Sentosa.
2. Where to buy the tickets?
At level 3, near to the Food Republic is a ticket booth where we bought our tickets at SGD 3.00 each for our full day monorail ride going in and out of Sentosa.
3. What to find?
As Sentosa is big and there is no way that we can ride all we can nor get into all the sites in one afternoon, we got a sentosa map to help us with our itinerary. It was a great deal of help because it made our trip easier and productive. Since we had the map with us, we already knew where to go and what to do first.
4. Which station should I get down?
The monorail has 4 drop off points: Sentosa (S1), Waterfront (S2), Imbiah (S3), and Beach (S4). Depending on your area of interest, you can determine which station to get off.
5. What to do in Sentosa?
From Sentosa station, we headed off to Beach station where we took a lazy stroll in Siloso, Tanjong, and Palawan beaches. It was about an hour’s walk. We’ve been to the Songs of the Sea musical fountain, Underwater World, and Dolphin Lagoon too many times so we decided to skip them.
From the beach station, we took the monorail ride to the Imbiah lookout. Not very far from it are 2 of our favorites, the Skyride & Luge (SGD 18.00 per person) and the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum (SGD 35.00 per person).
Note that very near from the waterfront station is the gate to the Universal Studios. How exciting could that be? Well, we didn’t go in. It is not wise nor practical. We said we’ll do it in one separate full day so we can enjoy the rides and attractions without limits! Thus, we continued to walk around.
6. What are other transportation options inside Sentosa?
Tip: Know where you want to visit and do it on a priority basis. This helps you maximize your time. You may even opt to spend a full day and take all the rides. And here is more, bus terminals are found within designated areas where you can get free feeder buses that goes around Sentosa.