Discover exclusive insights and stories of historic Singapore
What comes to mind when one mentions Sentosa? The beaches? Theme parks. But did you know that this tiny island is rich in history and that it's rich in biodiversity? So come join us off the beaten tourist track. These following heritage and nature trails make for an immersive and enriching adventure.
Highlights: Home to more than 30 carefully conserved heritage trees and buildings, Sentosa also houses Singapore's only fully restored military fort, Fort Siloso. The Sentosa Nature Heritage Walk is an 8 km trail routes, where you can explore and learn more about Singapore's heritage.
Starting from Sentosa Boardwalk and ending at the Beach Station, this self-guided walk features historical sites such as the former British Hospital (now Madame Tussauds Singapore) and Mt Imbiah Battery which served as a defence post in the 1800s at the summit of Mount Imbiah, among others. Look out for heritage trees such as the Jambu Laut — Singapore's only heritage tree of this species found on Sentosa.
Highlights: Built in the late 19th century as an important installation for protecting the coastline, Fort Siloso is now home to a wealth of WWII memorabilia, including the most extensive collection of coastal guns in Singapore. Come explore the fortified military structures and tunnels with passionate guides, as they journey with you back in time with stories of yesteryears. Conclude your tour at the newly revamped Surrender Chambers, where you will be guided through six interactive zones, from the Japanese invasion till their eventual surrender at the end of WWII.
When: Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month
How to sign up: Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Jun - 31 Mar 2020
Highlights: Get side-tracked (literally) with tales of the past where the British military once resided during World War II. The Amara Heritage trail opens up the path to discover the hardships during the war times and the ways our heritage has been crafted by the surrounding nature. The hour-long journey takes you through the tranquillity of the one-of-a-kind trail and some hands-on experience with herbs and spices that give life to our local cuisines too! Finally, end off with a complimentary drink tied to the heritage of the Royal British Artillery.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday at 10am | $18 (public), $12 (Amara Sanctuary guests)
How to sign up: Make your bookings here!
31 May - 29 Mar 2020
Highlights: Start your day with the refreshing morning sun, air and sea at Siloso Headland (aka Tanjung Rimau), where corals, seagrass and a wide variety of marine wildlife peak out from the low tides to say hello! While development has reduced the total number of species around Sentosa, let us appreciate the beauty of the ecosystem of one of the last remaining coastal cliffs and rocky shores around.
When: Sentosa holds regular guided walks during low tides. .
How to sign up: Check back here for updates about upcoming walks.
Highlights: Be mesmerised by a breath-taking view of the island and seas from the Fort Siloso Skywalk, before hopping on a ferry for more island hopping at Kusu, St John's and Lazarus islands! The Singapore Straits and Southern Island Tour is one of the many events organised in commemoration of Singapore's bicentennial.
When: 7 September 2019
How to sign up: Registration opens at 10am on 16 August.
Highlights: Organised by My Community, you can uncover the lost heritage of the Southern Ridges, and Sentosa during this guided tour. Take a journey through off-the-beaten trails of Mount Faber, Sentosa and the ruins of Fort Serapong. Discover the ways which the British used to defend their naval base in Keppel at the military encampments, tunnel complexes and hidden reservoirs. Steeped with history, these sites are opened for the first time to the public since the 1940s.
When: 2nd weekend of every month
How to sign up: Book a spot here
Important: Please note that Fort Serapong is closed to the public, and is only accessible by this guided tour