Thursday, July 19, 2018

Full Day Family Fun on Sentosa!

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I know Sentosa pretty well I would say, having worked on the island when I was in my teens, at WyWy Wonderland within Fantasy Island, and I even did housekeeping for Sijori Resort (Sentosa)! Have you even heard of these places in the first place? Lol. Anyway, even though we average at least one or two monthly trips to the island after having the kiddos, there were still many places on the island we have yet to visit. And we tried many fun stuff, for the very first time during the last family trip to the State of Fun!

The Merlion
Operating hours: daily, 10.00 am – 8.00 pm (Last entry at 7.30 pm)

Do you know that there are five official Merlions in Singapore? While the most photographed would probably have to be the one near One Fullerton, the largest at 37m tall resides on Sentosa island and is called the Sentosa Merlion for good reasons. It houses two viewing galleries, one at the head and another at the mouth and it offers a great view of the mainland as it was supposed to guard Singapore as well. Due to bad weather, we only managed to get to the mouth gallery unfortunately.

We always pass by the towering feline but it was our first time into the ticketed attraction itself. The full experience included a short introductory video touching on the Sang Nila Utama story and how the mythical Merlion came about. Following the presentation, the kiddos were kept busy with the interactive exhibits (such as coloring of an e-Merlion) as we walked along the passageway.

Highlight for the tour for the kids would have to be the gold prosperity coin one gets after inserting the Merlion card that comes with every ticket. As for the cam-whoring adults, the view from the galleries would be great for that Instagram or Facebook photo! You will of course have to walk through the mandatory gift shop, where all the colourful and cute merchandises beckons one to carry them home!


From now till 31 August 2018, loca residents get 25% off for Sentosa Merlion tickets.

Sentosa Merlion Guided Tour at S$25 (Adult) and S$20 (Child), includes:
• Free Kaya/Butter Toast & Coffee/Tea at Merlion Café
• Cable Car Pin for locals

Tour Timings: 11.45 am, 1.45 pm and 3.45 pm.

Book online at or in person at the Singapore Cable Car / Sentosa Merlion ticketing counters.

The Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
Operating hours: daily, 9.30 am – 7.00 pm (Last entry at 6.30 pm)

The visit also marks our first time into the park that is just situated across the Imbiah Lookout Entrance of Skyline Luge Sentosa on the island. We spent some time looking out for butterflies of various species within the enclosure and marveled at some of the very beautiful metallic-coloured chrysalises displayed.

It takes a great deal of effort to keep insects alive, not to mention the many different types required just to keep visitors interested. In any case, besides butterflies and insects (both live and specimens) that you get to see, you will get to meet a very tame green iguana as well as some colourful parrots within the animal enclosure. Many of the exhibits though, featured preserved specimens and you can even buy some of those at the gift shop at the end of the visit.

Wings of Time 
Showtimes: daily, 7.40 pm and 8.40pm

This show would be one of the best ways to end your day on the island, given the fact that the last show starts at 8.40pm, especially if you had never watched it before. There are only 2 shows every day, with the first show at 7.40pm. The last time we caught the show was 4 years back and the kiddos can still vaguely remember the presentation style.

I would advise that you get into the queue earlier so that you can get the best seats available, but don't fret if you are late, the views at the side are not all that bad too. You can catch a short avian show as well if you are early! The weird thing about our family catching this show, is that it was drizzling on both occasions. Since it is an open area, being prepared with some ponchos would be good.

This show uses a variety of visual effects such as laser projection, water, fire and even fireworks to tell a story of Shahbaz and two teenagers, through time and space. Be captivated by the colourful displays and visual feast throughout the 30 minutes.


From now till 31 August 2018, local residents get 25% off Wings of Time (Standard / Premium) Tickets.

Book online at or in person at the Singapore Cable Car / Sentosa Merlion ticketing counters.

Good Old Days 
Operating hours: daily, 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

I am definitely no food connoisseur, but I find the food at the restaurant really not too bad at all. I had the Chicken Biryani, and there are other delectable local delights such as Char Kuay Teow, Chicken Rice and even Chicken Satay and they all tastes good. However given that we are so used to hawker centre prices, the food at the restaurant costs twice as much, but then again this would be the norm for dining at such places of interests.

It can get really tiring and hot after a day on the island, and the restaurant can offer refuge from the searing heat. The restaurant is situated near the Beach Station and entrance 3 of Wings of Time, directly opposite iFly. It is so comfortable and relaxing inside the restaurant that we hardly wanted to move after finishing our meals. We also topped up our meals with drinks and desserts and ended our lunch on a sweet note, with chendol and ice-kachang that were delish!


S$12+ for Taste of Singapore Platter at Good Old Days (U.P. S$15.00+)

Tiger Sky Tower
Operating hours: daily, 9.00 am – 9.00 pm (Last entry at 8.45 pm)

The observation tower 131 meters above sea-level, fully air-conditioned and offers a great view of the island and even our neighbouring countries if you have good eyesight. No wonder it took us a while to get onto the ride, because the duration was quite long! The difference in ticket price between a single ride and the unlimited rides for the day is $5, so if you foresee your kiddos requesting for repeats, you may wish to consider that!

Cable Car Lines
Operating hours: daily, 8.45 am – 10.00 pm (Last boarding at 9.30 pm)

Although it is a mode of transport, the cable car ride in Singapore is an attraction by itself, much like the Ngong Ping 360 linking Lantau to Hong Kong or the Mao Kong in Taiwan. A must try, especially if you had not taken it before. Do you know we actually have 2 separate lines, the Mount Faber line that connects one from Mount Faber peak to Sentosa island, and another line named the Sentosa Line that is within walking distance from it? It is definitely faster and way more fun to fly across the sea than to walk across the boardwalk! You can also have a scenic bird's eye view of Siloso beach, as well as the bungy jump tower when you take the Sentosa line.


From now till 31 August 2018, local residents get 25% off Singapore Cable Car Tickets.

Enjoy a special price of S$53++ per pax (U.P. S$65++ per pax) for Singapore Flavours Cabin on board Singapore Cable Car! Indulge in a delicious bento dinner set featuring seven of Singapore’s favourite dishes, as you bask in the breath-taking sights of Mount Faber and the Harbourfront in a 1-hour cable car ride!

Book online at or in person at the Singapore Cable Car / Sentosa Merlion ticketing counters.

Happy 2 Package

Enjoy 53% OFF Happy 2 Package @ S$48 (Adult) and S$39.50 (Child). U.P. S$101.90 for adults and S$84.40 for children. Guests will be given a Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass (which offers unlimited rides) and a choice of any 2 out of the 17 items as follows:

Attractions: Sentosa Merlion | Wings of Time | The Maritime Experiential Museum | Skyline Luge | Tiger Sky Tower | Wave House Sentosa (2 tries) | Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom | 4D AdventureLand Extreme Long Ride | 4D AdventureLand Journey 2: The Mysterious Island| 4D AdventureLand: Desperados in 4D | Gogreen Segway Fun Ride (500m) | Gogreen Bicycle Rental (2 hours) | VR Racing Experience at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Dining: Good Old Days Dinner Buffet | Spuds & Aprons 2-course Set Lunch | Co+Nut+Ink Ice Cream
Tour: Sentosa Island Bus Tour

Free Admission for 53rd Birthday Babies

Guests* who are 53 years old in 2018 get to enjoy free admissions to:
  1. Singapore Cable Car (Adult Cable Car Sky Pass round trip)
  2. Sentosa Merlion (Adult ticket)
  3. Wings of Time (Standard seat)
*Applicable to Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of Employment Passes, Work Permits and Dependents’ Passes and Malaysians. Redeemable at Singapore Cable Car and Sentosa Merlion ticketing counters.

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