Sentosa Island is another of Singapore’s celebrated tourist attractions. I should admit I was too much of a chicken to get the full experience from it. It is one of my biggest regrets when I look back on my travels to Singapore. I’m afraid of heights and I’ve tried countless times to get over this fear. I’ve even reached the top of the Empire State building in New York and the Sky Bar in Bangkok but nothing has worked so far!
Instead of taking the cable cars like most tourists, I decided to take the Sky Train to the island. Luckily, I still managed to take in the sights of Singapore from the sky.
Sentosa Island is a recreational island which provides tourists and locals with many attractions. You’ll find Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly and Insect Kingdom, and SEA Aquarium. Explore the island like I did by walking through its rainforests. Take in the jungle scenery and don’t miss out on getting a yummy coconut ice-cream bowl. The trails lead to a picturesque sandy beach resort full of palm trees.
Eat at a beach restaurant of your choice while soaking up the vivid sunset. The views are captivating, it’s the perfect place to chill and take a few photos. Trust me, your Instagram feed will thank you for it!
Need a day of shopping?
You’re in luck! Of course, the hustle and bustle associated with discovering a city can become tiring. Unlike other Asian countries that I have holidayed to, Singapore is a shopper’s heaven!
The country is known for its mega malls. I must admit, it comes very close to London and Dubai, so be prepared to bring a lot of Singapore dollars! Even if you’ve nearly ran out of money by the end of your trip, I would recommend you scope out some of the huge shopping malls – my favourite being The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
If you make it to The Shoppes, check out the DC Comics Super Heroes Café. Personally, I don’t know the first thing about comics but it’s great craic. I’ve never come across a restaurant so unique and quirky. The ice-cream is scrumptious too. As you can probably tell by now– I ate a lot of ice cream on this trip haha!
Other than the luxurious designer outlets and amazing food courts, there is a canal where you can take a boat ride. You may also experience the water cascade from a skylight two storeys above. It releases more than 22,000 litres of water per minute on the hour, another unique feature of the mall. Yes, it might sound a bit juvenile. But where else will you get the chance to paddle passed shops like Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton in a Chinese wooden boat?