- Introduction: A Last Minute Singapore F1 Weekend
- Review: British Airways Terraces Lounge – Boston Logan Airport
- Review: Cathay Pacific Boston to Hong Kong – Business Class – 777-300ER
- Review: Cathay Pacific “The Wing” Lounge – Hong Kong International Airport
- Review: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong to Singapore – Business Class – A330
- Review: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
- Exploring Sentosa Island
- Review: Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza
- Wandering Singapore before and after the Singapore Formula 1 Night Grand Prix
- Review: Skyview Lounge – Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1
- Review: Cathay Pacific Singapore to Hong Kong – Business Class – A330
- Review: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong to Chicago – First Class – 777-300ER
- Conclusion: Last Minute Singapore F1 Weekend
As I mentioned in our review of the W Singapore, my wife and I had been meaning to visit Sentosa Island. By staying at a hotel on Sentosa Island, we had access to the monorail and local buses at no cost. This allowed us to tour the Beaches, the Resorts Sentosa area (although we skipped the casino), the waterfront, and Vivocity.
As I had mentioned, there are 3 buses, plus a monorail. The monorail only has 4 stops and takes roughly 10 minutes to go from end to end. It makes for a nice, air conditioned ride.
Vivocity is a rather substantially sized mall (in a country full of malls). It isn’t technically on Sentosa Island, so going from Vivocity to Sentosa requires a pass or a ticket. There are plenty of eateries, as well as some central kind’ve open air establishments.
In the case of when we were there, the open air establishments were mostly making and marketing moon cakes. Just outside of Vivocity, is a small open air market on the Sentosa Boardwalk on Saturdays.
Normally when I hear about open air markets, I jump at the chance, as I did this time. Unfortunately, there were few stalls, I’d say roughly a dozen, so it ended up being a bit of a disappointment.
The next stop on the monorail, is Waterfront Station, home to a casino, Universal Studies, a number of eateries.
We strolled around this area, but other than a simile of a Malaysian Food Street, nothing really made this area memorable..
The third stop on the monorail was focused on a replica of Merlon’s Statue.
The final stop is Beach Station, an area split between Pawan and Siloso Beaches. There are some eateries, souvenirs shops, and plenty of beach area. It’s not Bali, it’s not Phuket, it’s not Bora Bora, but it’s a beach.
Overall, I’d say that Sentosa Island isn’t a destination, really Singapore (the city), is the destination, but if you’re looking for something to do, or looking to spend a night recuperating from a long journey to Southeast Asia, then I would argue, Sentosa Island is a good option.