Sentosa was back at ITB Asia to promote its latest attractions, offering visitors unique nature and wellness experiences while meeting high sustainability standards…
Sentosa celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Previously used as a British military outpost to protect Singapore, the island was returned to the state of Singapore in 1967 and later transformed into a leisure destination. In 1972, the Sentosa Development Corporation was established and turned the area into a fully fledged resort with world class attractions over the next 50 years. And development is still ongoing – let the beat go on! ITB Asia visitors can learn about some of the latest add-ons to Sentosa’s portfolio at the stand.
Featuring more than 10 unique guided tours, SentoSights is an initiative under the Sustainable Sentosa strategic roadmap which showcases the island’s authentic offerings while helping visitors gain insights into the importance of sustainability and conservation programmes.
Guests immerse themselves in rich history and natural wonders while exploring a different side of Sentosa, with tours to extraordinary destinations such as Fort Siloso, Fort Serapong, Tanjong Rimau, and the Imbiah and Coastal Trails. Unique activities such as game-based exploration, magic demonstrations, and night time forest walks are incorporated into selected tours, allowing tourists to delve into the heritage and sustainability in a fun and engaging way.
Extending the exotic getaway, the collection of SentoSights tours also come with the chance to explore the nearby southern islands, with activities including a sunset cruise and sustainable fishing experience in the waters around St John’s and Lazarus islands.
Guests can choose between three categories of SentoSights tours – Island Nature, Island Heritage and Island Play – each representing a key element of the island’s charm. For more details, visit sentosa.com.sg/SentoSights.
SkyHelix Sentosa is Singapore’s highest open-air panoramic ride and the first carbon-neutral attraction on Sentosa. Situated at the Imbiah Lookout zone, the vertical 40m tall helix-like structure is a short stroll from Singapore Cable Car’s Sentosa station.
At 79m above sea level, SkyHelix Sentosa is one of Sentosa’s highest vantage points. Each ride lasts 12 minutes, including 10 minutes of rotating at the peak. The outdoor attraction provides both day and night experiences. Guests can enjoy 360 degree views stretching from Sentosa to the Keppel Bay area and the developing Greater Southern Waterfront with a cool drink in hand. All tickets come with a choice of one non-alcoholic beverage – soft drink or slushie – or an exclusive SkyHelix Sentosa souvenir.
Scentopia aims to educate guests on the history of Singapore’s floral heritage – from port to nation – on a botanical exploration through fun and interactive activities. There are four free interactive tours throughout the day, each lasting about 15 minutes. The exhibition provides a combination of more than 300 Augmented Reality (AR) enabled artworks and a state-of-the-art digitised contactless perfumery where visitors can craft perfumes, inspired by their personalities, which is theirs to take home. Scentopia further extends its activities and services to team building activities.
New : Central Beach Bazaar and The Palawan @ Sentosa
Launched in September 2022, Central Beach Bazaar is a day-to-night carnival beach experience. Poised as the ultimate beach side destination, the concept comprises of attractions and a multi-F&B concept and includes the 80m high Sentosa SkyJet, the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia. Another attraction will soon be revealed…
Coming in the second quarter of 2023, the Shangri-La Group announced the creation of The Palawan @ Sentosa, its very first standalone lifestyle and entertainment precinct. The beach playground will comprise of HyperDrive, Southeast Asia’s sole gamified electric Go-Kart circuit, as well as two beach clubs including one in the shape of a sandcastle with wet play area and several lagoon pools. The second club will feature a swim-up bar in the main pool as well as 12 terraced private cabanas, each with their own infinity-edge plunge pool.