For those coming to Singapore on leisure holiday, Resorts World Sentosa should definitely be at the top of your list of places to visit. Billed as Asia’s Ultimate Destination, this integrated resort on the island of Sentosa has something for everyone, with several world-class attractions that will keep the fun rolling.
Universal Studios Singapore
Taking pride of place within the resort is Universal Studios Singapore - the first Hollywood movie theme park in Southeast Asia. Spread out across 20 hectares, Universal Studios Singapore consists of seven zones, each featuring its own unique rides, attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas.
Be sure to experience the fantastic rides and shows based on blockbuster hits, many of which are unique to Singapore. The young ones will be thoroughly delighted by the highly entertaining Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure and more. For those seeking something a little more exciting, be sure to check out Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle and Revenge of the Mummy, two of the top thrill rides this theme park has to offer.
Resorts World Sentosa is also home to mega-attraction Marine Life Park, of which one of the key components is the S.E.A Aquarium. This world-class oceanarium is full of the wonders of the aquatic world, with more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. Containing 45 million litres of water, the S.E.A Aquarium is one of the world’s largest and comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats.
The centerpiece of the S.E.A Aquarium is undoubtedly the Open Ocean Habitat, seen through the world’s largest aquarium viewing panel that measures an astounding 36m wide, 8.3m tall and 70cm thick. Here, guests can experience what it’s like on the ocean floor, immersing themselves in the enthralling views of the Open Ocean, which contains more than 18 million litres of water and is home to more than 50,000 marine animals.
Maritime Experiential Museum
If history is your passion, then a visit to the Maritime Experiential Museum is in order. Visitors will experience Asia’s rich maritime history and discover Singapore’s past as a trading port in this fully-interactive and multi-sensorial attraction. Be transported back in time to the ancient Maritime Silk Road, with recreations of the bustling bazaars of the day, precious artefacts at the Maritime Archaeology Gallery, and life-sized ship replicas from the docks at the Historic Ship Harbour.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
For a splashing good time, there’s always the Adventure Cove Waterpark, which makes up the other half of the Marine Life Park. This outdoor aquatic adventure park features a whole host of wet and wild thrills, with six waterslides including Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster Riptide Rocket.
If things get too hot, you and your friends can always kick back and chill out at the Bluwater Bay wave pool or relax while tubing along the Adventure River. The 620-metre long ride is one of the world’s longest lazy-rivers, meandering through 14 themed scenes of tropical jungles, grottos, a surround aquarium and more.
There’s also the chance to get up close and personal with the magnificent Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Island. This attraction offers a variety of unique programmes that allow visitors to interact with the fascinating marine mammals, while learning more about them from the trainers and hosts. Find out just what is being accomplished in areas of research and veterinary care to protect the dolphins and create a more sustainable marine environment.
The Trickeye Museum is the latest addition to Resorts World Singapore’s impressive stable of top-notch attractions. Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the Eye’, an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Opened in June 2014, this fascinating three-dimensional art gallery is the first overseas venture of the renowned South Korean gallery.
The Trickeye Museum in Singapore features 80 paintings and optical illusion installations, with more than 50 unique artworks that were specially created and adapted for the attraction. Visitors stepping through the various galleries will find themselves amidst spectacular three-dimensional visual wonders that will simply amaze.
Did you know?
Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore have both received the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014. The accolade honours excellence in hospitality & tourism and is awarded to establishments that have consistently achieved outstanding reviews on the TripAdvisor website.
So Much to Explore, So Much to Love
With so many quality attractions, it’s no wonder that Resorts World Sentosa has being named “Best Integrated Resort” for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013) at the TTG Travel Awards, which recognises the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry. If you are visiting Singapore, be sure to set aside a few days to fully enjoy what this fantastic integrated resort has to offer.
Did you know?
Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions welcomed its 20 millionth guest on 17 July 2014. The winning guest and his family passed through the doors of S.E.A. Aquarium, and won a gift hamper, annual passes to the aquarium and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the attraction.