THE TOP FREE THINGS TO DO IN SENTOSA
Before we get to do all the exciting stuff waiting at the State of Fun, we have to get there first. And what better way to do that than to stroll along the Sentosa Boardwalk? With its picturesque view of the city backdrop across the sea, it’ll be a waste not to snap a picture and share it with all your friends to see! What more, the entrance to Sentosa is free till 31 Dec 2020!
For those looking to have a relaxing time at the beach indulging in their favourite book and music, Tanjong Beach is definitely the place to get away from the hectic pace of city life. Its tranquil atmosphere is thanks to its remote location at the southern end of Sentosa beachfront coastline.
For some adventuring at the beach, cross the suspension bridge at Palawan Beach to the southernmost tip of Asia. While you’re there, be sure to climb up the watchtower to enjoy a panoramic view of the South China sea as ships sail pass.
The beach isn’t just for sightseeing and chilling, it’s where all sorts of people gather to play beach sports such as Beach Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Football! So call up your friends and family and head down to Siloso Beach to engage in one of the most fun beach activities you can do!
Singapore has its own fair share of well-known Skywalks such as the OCBC Skyway and Henderson Waves, but the tallest one yet is Fort Siloso Skywalk, at 11 storeys high! It boasts beautiful views of Western Sentosa, Mount Faber and Keppel Harbour. Be sure to take plenty of photos but please don’t drop your phones while doing so!
Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort is a treasure trove of WWII memorabilia. You can learn of its rich history by walking along its two trails: the Heritage Trail and the Gun Trail. Alternatively, you can go back in time with the Surrender Chambers immersive show where you get to relive Singapore’s epoch-making events.
Nature lovers are sure to love this particular activity because in this 1.8-kilometre trek through a rainforest, you’ll get to get up and close with the birds, insects, plants of Sentosa. If you’re really observant, there’s over 20 different species of birds and even other animals like geckos and squirrels to see!
Tucked behind Rasa Sentosa and beyond a rocky slope, lies Siloso Headland (aka Tanjung Rimau), where corals, seagrass and a wide variety of marine wildlife peek 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. While this area is closed off to the public, Sentosa regularly holds guided walks. Sign up for one here
Grab your camera and give your best pose for the gram at Magical Shores. Utilising light, sound and mist effects across a 400m stretch of Siloso Beach, the new Magical Shores at Siloso offers cool, interactive areas meant to immerse guests with melodic sounds of the island, and allowing them to interact with the light art on the sand. There are a total of four acts, including Force of Nature, Nocturnal Awakening, Islet Whispers, and New Peaks, inspired by water flow, marine creatures and more. Also expect 3min-long, multi-coloured visual projections to light up the sky every 15mins during showtime.
Who says you have to get Gold Class tickets to enjoy a unique movie experience? At Palawan Green, you can enjoy an outdoor movie screening under the stars, showing classics like Mamma Mia and Hollywood blockbusters like Iron Man.
Situated near Sentosa Cove, taking a leisurely walk along Quayside Isle’s cobbled pavements in the evening is the perfect way to wrap up a date. The neatly arranged yachts also lend some charm to the scene of the setting sun. With its quiet atmosphere and scenic view, it’s a great way to unwind and end the day.