What To Do and See at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Resorts World Singapore is on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. It's a massive place with lots of attractions, and things to do and see. There's Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium, Dolphin Island, Merlion, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and cable car rides. It can get a bit confusing about what you should see, as there are so many attractions, and each cost tickets. I bought the 2 Day FUN Pass, with which you can spend 1 day at Universal Studios and the next day visiting upto 20 attractions of your choice. This pass gives you great value for money as it includes most of the attractions at Sentosa and it makes it a whole lot easier for you to choose what you want to see.

Here are a few things that I did and visited, and what I recommend.

Universal Studios
Universal Studios in Sentosa is an entertainment park, with rides, shows and attractions based on movies by the production house. The entire park is shaped like a ring, so you enter, go through all the attractions and come out without missing any. This is a great place for families with children but for me it was a bit of a bore. The rides and shows are very tame, mostly for young children. There are a few exciting ones like the rollercoaster rides and the Transformers virtual simulation ride, but there was a 3 hour waiting period for these. After I had spent 3 hours waiting in the serpentine qeueu for the Transformers ride, I didn't have the patience to wait that long for any other ride. The park is quite big, which is why you can't visit any other attraction in Sentosa on the 2 Day FUN Pass. Universal Studios will take up your entire day!

Merlion Sentosa
The Merlion is a national symbol of Singapore, with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, depicting protection and prosperity. Although there are many Merlion statues in Singapore, the one in Sentosa is the tallest, standing at a height of 37 metres. You can go inside this huge structure, all the way into the mouth of the lion, as well as to the top- the crown. There are many attractions along the way. You start your trail with a short video telling you about the legend and history of this icon, move on to finding your own treasure with the Prosperity Coin, then get to ring the Prosperity Bell while making a wish, as you move up to the mouth of the statue. And then of course, there's the amazing views of Singapore from the mouth and higher up, from the crown. This entire experience was very interesting and lots of fun.

The Prosperity Coin
The Prosperity Bell
View from the mouth of the lion

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum, has a small branch in Sentosa. Having been to the iconic and huge museum in London, this was a disappointment. It's very small and most of the statues look nothing like the celebrity/ famous person. You can skip this attraction and go spend some more time at another more interesting one.

Tiger Sky Tower
The Tiger Sky Tower is Asia's tallest free standing observation tower at 131 m above sea level. The best part about this tower is that the viewing gallery gently revolves as it takes you all the way to the top, so you don't miss any of the breathtaking views of Sentosa and Singapore. There's a continuous commentary telling you what you're looking at as well as snippets of history and interesting facts. If you're not afraid of heights, this is a great experience.

The tower as seen from the crown of the Merlion

Skyline Luge
Whatever you do, DO NOT MISS THIS! This was the first time in my life I did luging, and it's so. much. fun! A luge is like a snow sled, but with wheels and a handlebar. It's very, very simple to ride. Even little kids can do it. All it needs is a sloping track and you can go as fast as you want or just cruise along. The luge track in Sentosa is beautiful, surrounded by greenery on all sides. You can choose to do this as many times as you like. I did it only once as I didn't want to miss out on the other attractions but now I wish I'd done more. I don't have any photos of me doing it, as obviously, you can't carry your phone or camera with you. It's just you, the sled, and the road.

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
I love butterflies so to be amongst SO many butterflies of different colors, shapes and sizes was a dream come true! The Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom at Sentosa is divided into two parts- the Butterfly Park, which is a small garden-like area that has lots of different butterflies flitting about. You can get really close to them and see them on flowers, bunches of them on the net walls, and if you're lucky one might land on you. The Insect Kingdom is an indoor museum with live and preserved insects. If like me, you're not a fan of the creepy crawlies, just walk through quickly or choose to skip this part altogether.

Sentosa Cable Cars
Sentosa has many closed cable car lines running above it, and you can ride these within Sentosa Island, or to the mainland of Singapore and back. The tickets for the cable car rides are not included in the FUN Pass, but there are many packages available for great value. I bought a package that let me ride as many times as I wanted, to all the stations. I'm a heights junkie so I made a lot of trips.
Tip: Take a cable car ride to Singapore HarbourFront Station at sunset for stunning views.

S.E.A Aquarium
S.E.A Aquarium or South East Asia Aquarium in Sentosa is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It houses 100,000 marine animals of 800 species from 49 different habitats. This is a fascinating, large aquarium, so make sure you have at least 1-2 hours to walk through and look at all the beautiful marine creatures.

How mornings make me feel
These were all the attractions I managed to visit in the space of a day. There are many more things to do and see such as Dolphin Island, Crane Dance, Fort Siloso and more, but these were the ones I found the most interesting and unique, barring Madame Tussauds. The entire resort is gorgeous to walk around, with lots of foliage and pretty statues along the way. I even came across a few peacocks strutting about looking for scraps! Altogether an enjoyable and highly entertaining experience, not to be missed when you visit Singapore.

Until next time, xoxo


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