Although the name translates as “peace and tranquility” in Malay, there are plenty of thrilling action and adventurous activities to get up to when on Sentosa Island – Singapore’s sunny island playground paradise. From exciting, themed attractions like Singapore’s only cable car and Universal Studios, rousing underwater worlds, lush rainforest and sandy beaches…it offers a glorious day out for people of all ages. Here’s 12 of our favourite Sentosa attractions.
Get your hands on the Sentosa Fun Pass for a bunch of tokens to spend on a selection of attractions on the island.
1. Wings Of Time
This spellbinding experience reopened, after two years of closure, in June 2022. It’s a beautiful colourful lights show, set against the backdrop of the sea, on Siloso Beach. It features an inspiring adventure with Shahbaz, a pre-historic bird and his friends. The award-winning showcase tells a story through the use of pyrotechnics, laser and fire effects, as well as dazzling water jets. Read all about it here.
📍Siloso Beach, Singapore 09860
2. S.E.A. Aquarium
Home to more than 100,000 marine animals and over 1,000 species from 50 different habitats, S.E.A. Aquarium is one of Singapore’s most unique and iconic venues. Go below the ocean, touch creatures like starfish in the Discovery Pool and admire different species at daily shows, to name a few things. Get tickets to S.E.A. Aquarium here.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
3. Skyline Luge and Skyride
This gravity-fueled thrill ride involves hopping in a unique 3-wheeled luge cart and sliding down 4 purpose-built tracks with nerve-racking hairpins, tunnels and through mystical forests from the top. Riders can control the speed of the cart and you can jump onto the scenic skyride to get back up the mountain for another slide.
📍1 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099692
4. SkyHelix Sentosa
SkyHelix Sentosa is the tallest open-air, 360-degree panoramic ride in Singapore. Onboard, riders sit on a gondola while it slowly rises 79 metres above sea level on a vertical structure. At the top, they get a complimentary drink as they take in all the views of the island and far beyond. Certainly, one of the most unique things to do in Singapore. Get tickets for SkyHelix here.
📍41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
5. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Art fans can embark on the ultimate Van Gogh experience through this world-famous, interactive exhibition. Incorporating more than 200 of Van Gogh’s works, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will awaken your senses, provoke your thoughts and give people a new perspective. Read our review on what to expect this epic Van Gogh experience or purchase tickets.
📍Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
6. Singapore Cable Car
Why not treat yourself to a 360-degree views of the Lion City, Faber Peak and beyond, paired with a delicious lunch at one of the best rooftop dining destinations, Arbora, in Singapore? Get tickets here with lunch included or just a cable car admission ticket here from $25.
📍109 Mount Faber Rd, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
7. HeadRock VR
Singapore’s first-ever virtual reality theme park is on Sentosa where you can dive into a number of thematic experiences for some mind-blowing fun. Escape the howling winds of a snowy blizzard, loop-de-loop in a rollercoaster, team up to defeat the zombies or combat the killer robots at high altitudes are just some of the insane VR experiences you can play. Escape into the VR world at HeadRock VR with tickets here.
📍80 Siloso Road, Southside Blk B, #01-03, Singapore 098969
8. Bungy Jump, Giant Swing or Skybridge at AJ Hackett
One of the best views of Siloso Beach on Sentosa is when you’re plummeting towards the ground from 50-metres in the air, a bungy cord strapped to your ankles and bouncing back up again and again until you come to a complete stop. It’s heart-in-your-mouth sightseeing just like the Giant Swing that will hurtle you towards the beach at speeds of 100km/h and more. Otherwise, AJ Hackett’s Skybridge is a 40-metre walkway with see-through sections to make you feel as if you’re walking through the air.
9. iFly Indoor Skydiving
10. Universal Studios
Enjoy more than 28 rides across this thrilling adventure park, which is one of the six Universal Studios worldwide. From zooming down rollercoasters, to wandering through six different zones, from Hollywood to New York, and plenty of showcases…it’s the ultimate day of thrills. Also, a superb date idea if you want to impress your date.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
11. Adventure Cove Waterpark
When you’re finished playing at Universal Studios, why not cool off at this delightful waterpark? Make a splash at Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster and rainbow reef, say hello to colourful marine life, and enjoy plenty more adrenaline activities. Definitely, one of the most unmissable Sentosa attractions.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
12. Central Beach Bazaar
Another one of the best Sentosa attractions is this iconic carnival beach experience that opened in 2022. The day-to-night attraction is a popular new entertainment destination in Singapore. Read about it here.
By Marco Ruiz. Re-edited by Megan Zara Walsh.