Visited by millions of people every year, Sentosa Island is one of the leading attractions in Singapore. Leisure travellers visiting the region can spend a whole day here indulging in hours of fun. Start off your day at the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, home to over 15,000 beautiful butterflies of over 50 different species. This attraction also houses more than 2500 species of rare insects from across the world.
Afterwards head on over to the majestic Tiger Sky Tower, soaring to a height of 110 metres, This observation tower is perhaps the best place to take in the enchanting view Sentosa Island. The view is said to extend to some parts of Indonesia and Malaysia on a clear day. In order to reach the tower’s top, a visitor has to enter the spacious disc-shaped cabin which is air-conditioned and features glasses all around. As the cabin ascends along the tower’s column, it slowly revolves ensuring mesmerizing vistas.
If you move towards the western part of this destination, you will find the Oceanarium- Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon. This living museum is home to over 2,500 fresh-water and marine creatures of over 200 species from various parts of the world. The underground oceanarium features a travelator which transfers visitors along the glass-windowed tunnel. During this journey you can marvel at diverse marine life including turtles, moray eels, stringrays and coral reef. It gets even better as you can even scuba dive within this large oceanarium owing to the ‘Dive-with-the-Sharks’ program. Then next attraction here at the underwater world is the Dolphin Lagoon where you will see pink dolphins also known as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Experience close encounters with these adorable creatures as Meet-the-Dolphins” sessions let you enter the waist-deep pool.
Apart from the mentioned attractions, Sentosa Island boasts numerous other points of interest including Songs of the Sea, Sentosa Merlion, Southeast Asia’s original and Singapore’s first four-dimensional theatre.
The holiday experience in the destination would not be complete if one misses to enjoy the plush comforts of a 5 star hotel in Singapore such as Sheraton Towers Singapore. Combining excellent service with plush comforts, this reputed hotel group caters to the discerning traveller seeking to unwind at a luxury hotel in Singapore.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+