Sentosa is a well-known manmade island in Singapore, filled with sights and activities for every type of visitor.

I’ve previously talked about the rich past of Sentosa, and how its history is etched into the walls of Fort Serapong and Fort Siloso.

Here, I’ll be exploring another side of the island, from some of its most famous attractions to underrated sights that should definitely be on your itinerary.

Abandoned Forts Sentosa Island Singapore
The abandoned forts of Sentosa Island, Singapore

Trick Eye Museum

If you’re up for something unique and not typically on everyone’s to-do list, prepare yourself for a quirky trip to one of the weirdest galleries in the world. The Trick Eye Museum combines optical illusions with a highly interactive gallery to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Visitors can even download an app that lets them play with augmented reality, allowing some of the museum’s art to come to life!

Visitors will end up snapping hundreds of photos at the museum’s countless Instagrammable spots.

These include elaborate floor paintings that make you look like you’re hanging off of a mountain, classical paintings with funny twists, and giant murals that seem to come out of the walls to greet you.

Tanjong Beach

Sentosa has a myriad of gorgeous white sand beaches that are perfect for a relaxing day or even a wild night out on the island.

It’s free to enter the beaches and you can join the parties that frequently happen here.

For the more adventurous types, Siloso beach has a lot of fun water sports that can keep you occupied throughout the day.

Tanjong Beach and its iconic club is more geared towards partygoers looking to have a great time.

Finally, Palawan beach is a popular spot for those who want to take photos with the famous suspension bridge that connects to a separate island in the background.

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Palawan Beach

Resorts World Sentosa

If you’re looking for a variety of fun activities you can do all day and in one spot, then Resorts World Sentosa is something you can’t miss.

The premium lifestyle destination resort has some of the best attractions in Sentosa. Within its expansive grounds, you’ll find famous attractions like Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, Dolphin Island, and more!

In between activities, you can relax at their world-class spa or have a meal prepared by a celebrity chef. These are all services one can expect from the Genting Group, which Sandlot Games points out has over 42 locations in the UK alone, and dozens more across Asia and the Pacific, alongside a robust online platform.

With an excellent record of quality customer service around the world, Resorts World Sentosa is the place to go to pamper yourself and indulge.

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Cable Car at Resorts World Sentosa

Universal Studios

Although it has already been mentioned above, the must-see Universal Studios Sentosa deserves its own spot on this list.

The theme park has over twenty thrilling rides. Not surprisingly, USA Today reveals that Universal Studios Sentosa made it to TripAdvisor’s list of the top amusement parks around the world — alongside iconic theme parks like SeaWorld Florida and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Make sure to conquer your fears and hop on the Transformers and Battlestar Galactica rides, as these will really get your adrenaline pumping.

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Sentosa Monorail

Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

The perfect way to end your trip in the most serene way is to immerse yourself in nature. No one comes out of Sentosa’s Butterfly Park without feeling a sense of wonder.

After all, who wouldn’t fall in love with a lush tropical walkway filled with over 3,000 beautiful insects!

Relax to the gentle sound of their indoor waterfalls, and take your time when admiring the hundreds of flowers and plants around the compound. As an added bonus, you’ll likely spot some rare jungle parrots, as well as snakes and lizards.

All in all, Sentosa Island is a beautiful destination full of enjoyable activities.

It’s the perfect choice for a quick getaway and a chance to visit the places listed above, but also ideal for longer vacations that can maximise Sentosa’s hidden gems.

Richard Collett