Let’s go topless in Oppa Peugeot Style!

Words by Kit Tng

On a lazy weekend, when the heavy rains of the night before had washed away the haze, there was nothing better than a drive to the sun-kissed beaches of Sentosa.

We went topless … literally, yes!  Four of us went on a joyride to the beach in Oppa Peugeot style!

Getting into the […]

By |October 12th, 2012|Attractions, Food & Drink, Good Stuff, Others, Sentosa, Singapore|1 Comment

iFly Singapore, the World’s Largest Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel

 
“We’re born to fly, we’re meant to. At iFly Singapore, this is flying.”

Situated in Sentosa of Singapore, iFly Singapore offers another tourist destination for those seeking adrenaline rush activity, you will experience thrilling indoor skydiving action like no other. Get ready to fly with me as I unveil the unique body flight experience right […]

By |October 27th, 2011|Attractions, Sentosa, Singapore|5 Comments

Journey to the Underwater World

You don’t need to dive deep into the sea to come close with these captivating giant sea creatures. They are all gliding graciously around you, and yes, above you too!

Step on the 83 m long moving travelator and let it brings you through the voyage at the bottom of the sea teeming with exotic […]

By |August 14th, 2009|Attractions, Sentosa, Singapore|19 Comments

Songs of the Sea, Sentosa (Part 4/4)

“Songs of the Sea” is a multi-sensory extravaganza with dramatic effects of lasers, lights, fire bursts, water jets, captivating music, pyrotechnics and a live cast. It’s the world’s only permanent show set in the sea. An entry fee is S$8 and the amphitheatre is located at Siloso Beach.

The show commenced with some happy youngsters dancing and singing English, Chinese, Malay and Indian folk songs of the four main races in Singapore.

The young man in white was singing by the sea when he was stunned by the vision of a beautiful sleeping girl, a princess… Zzzz …

The right one is a friendly buck teeth lion fish. Soon the young man learnt that the princess was under the spell of an enchanted village. […]

By |November 20th, 2008|Sentosa, Singapore|27 Comments

Sentosa Beaches (Part 3/4)

Sentosa has three beaches, namely Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach. We did not travel any further to Tanjong Beach for we passed Dolphin Lagoon. I’ve already covered Palawan Beach in my previous post.
Plenty of beach activities for the fun lovers. We just strolled along Siloso Beach, at the same time, taking photos with a heavy Canon DSLR that I had been carrying throughout the whole trip. =S

This pic with a row of colourful flags is now my current desktop wallpaper. ^^

Embracing the sea breeze under the blue sky on a slanted coconut tree. I want to drink coconut water! […]

By |November 18th, 2008|Sentosa, Singapore|38 Comments

Merlion = Fish + Lion (Sentosa Part 2/4)

When you visit Sentosa, you will see this gigantic fierce-looking creature with a lion head and a fish body. You need not run, ‘cos it’s just a 12-storey high statue but is the tallest in Singapore. This imaginary creature is famously known as the Merlion, the emblem of Singapore Tourism Board. Visitors can take the lift up to the 12th floor of the Merlion statue to view the city.

The Merlion statue at the Merlion Park in Singapore mainland has a “softer” look than the fierce-looking one in Sentosa. =P Many do hope that what comes out of the Merlion’s mouth is free flow of beer. You know, when the locals say, someone “merlion”, it could mean someone vomits or his saliva got onto your face. XD

The lion head of this creature represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, which means “lion city” in Malay. The fish body recalls the ancient name of Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. Back to Sentosa…. At the Merlion souvenir shop, these cute little Merlion plush toys have at least made an effort to soften the image of the fierce-looking Merlion statue. This is the first time I see Merlion has tongue! LOL!! One for S$16.90. (US$1 = S$1.51)

Cute toys. I don’t recall seeing this kind of plush toys selling in the mainland. Hmm, now their face look like a bear and their body resembles that of a sea lion to me. LOL!!!

Baby Merlions with thick and messy manes. Suddenly, they look like little white mice. XD

Now these are young, handsome and sporty lions. One even has a Nemo on its lap.  […]

By |November 16th, 2008|Sentosa, Singapore|29 Comments

Sentosa island, Singapore (Part 1/4)

Sentosa island is not a theme park and is no where near Disneyland; but most tourists visit this key tourist spot of Singapore. One even told me you have not seen Singapore if you have not been to Sentosa!! Ok ok! Sentosa is a relaxing place to go to, but be prepared to pay entrance fees for most of the major tourist attractions. =P

Recently my buddy gave me free tickets to see this island again. So I went with her. Sounds cheapo right? That’s right! LOL! Perhaps because it’s not the first time I went Sentosa…

Anyway, after looking at our photos from Sentosa, who knows? You may want to see Sentosa yourself too!

How to go Sentosa?

We took Sentosa Express monorail at VivoCity shopping mall on the mainland. Fyi, the nearest MRT to VivoCity is HarbourFront MRT Station. The monorail ride only takes around 4 mins.

You can also reach the island via a short causeway from Singapore mainland. If you drive, park at Cable Car Station Car Park or Beach Car Park. If you take a taxi, drop off at Taxi Drop off point just before the Cable Car Bus Stop.

Photo taken from the monorail while crossing to Sentosa. Look at the gigantic Christmas tree at VivoCity. You know Christmas is around the corner!

If you want to enjoy the view from a higher ground, board the cable car at Mount Faber / HarbourFront Centre to Sentosa. Do you also see cable cars in the picture above?

Sentosa means peace and transquility in Malay. It only has an area of 5km². Do you know that it was named Pulau Blakang Mati, which means “Island (‘Pulau’) of Death (‘Mati’) from Behind (‘Blakang’)”?  So as to speak, it was called the island of the dead. One account claims that it was due to an outbreak of disease that almost wiped out the settlers of the island. Anyway, now the island is “growing” due to land reclamation. =D

It’s easy to tour around the island by Sentosa Bus, Sentosa Express and Beach Trams. We headed to Palawan Beach and crossed a suspension bridge to an islet which is the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. Sounds exciting right? I still don’t know why it’s called that way. Isn’t that point located in Indonesia? Please enlighten me!

Now we are looking from the observation deck on the islet, the Southernmost Point of Continent Asia! Still wondering why it’s the Southermost point of Asia…

Located at the Imbiah Lookout zone, the Tiger Sky Tower was previously called The Calsberg Sky Tower. Both […]

By |November 14th, 2008|Attractions, Sentosa, Singapore|33 Comments