Sentosa Attractions, Singapore
In addition to its beaches, Sentosa offers a range of attractions, including:
Examine starfish and sea cucumbers at the touch-pool or ride the moving walkway through the 100m-long acrylic tunnel with views of sharks, stingrays, moray eels, turtles and shoals of coloured reef fish.
Check out the so-called Deadly Corridor, home to electric eels, piranha and stonefish and try either the 'Dive-with-the-Sharks' or 'Dive-with-the-Dugong’ programs – no previous scuba diving experience is necessary.
The Underwater World complex also includes some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, which are also known as ‘pink dolphins’. Here you can enter the waist-deep pool and interact with the dolphins in daily ‘Meet the Dolphins’ sessions or take part in the more extensive ‘Swim with the Dolphins' program.
Visit the fort that guarded Singapore's western approaches from the sea from the 1880s until 1956, but was proved obsolete in 1942 when Japanese forces invaded Singapore from Malaysia. Explore the 4ha of gun emplacements, tunnels and former ammunition bunkers and barracks and reflect on the collection of period photographs, documents and historical film clips from this tragic era in Singapore’s history.
Universal Studios Singapore
A Universal Studios theme park will open at Resorts World in 2010, featuring the typical thrilling rides and shows based on popular films.
Sentosa Golf Club
Tee-off on the splendid Serapong and Tanjong courses, twin 18-hole championship golf courses nestled in a lush tropical landscaped setting on the east side of Sentosa Island. The club is fully equipped with buggy facilities, chipping and putting greens and a range of facilities including a luxurious clubhouse, pro-shop, bars and restaurants.
The club is also home to the richest annual golf tournament on the Asian Tour – The Barclays Singapore Open – with more than AU$5 million in total prize money.
Other attractions, mainly aimed at children, include: the Sentosa Luge, a self-steering, gravity-driven go-cart; Sentosa 4D Magix, where state-of-the-art audiovisual systems and synchronised-motion seats combine with breathtaking effect to bring the latest adventure movies alive; Sentosa CineBlast, a thrilling virtual-world simulation ride; Tiger Sky Tower, providing 110m-high panoramic views across Singapore to Malaysia and Indonesia; the Butterfly Park, a landscaped garden with more than 15,000 live butterflies; and the Insect Kingdom Museum, with 3000 species of stuffed creepy-crawlies.
Experience a cirque de soleil moment on the Flying Trapeze or, back on ground level, choose from three different 18-hole golf courses and 54 crazy holes at Sijori WonderGolf, a challenging miniature golf park.