Sentosa, which translates to “peace and tranquility” in Malay, is a popular island resort 15-minutes away from the city centre that is visited by an estimated five million people a year. Attractions include a two-km long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, five star hotels and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.
The 12-minute cable car ride from Vivo City to the resort of beaches and rainforest is not only convenient, but has the added bonus of providing astounding panoramic views.
Original established as a naval base during the British colonial era, Sentosa Island has a range of historic buildings and more modern attractions such as Underwater World, a marine oceanarium, zip line rides, and a luge course.
There are a number of hotels on Sentosa offering three-to-six star accommodation. Among the most luxurious is Capella, the former British Naval HQ, which was redesigned by one of the world’s greatest architects; Sir Norman Foster. Dating back to the 1880s, this British colonial building has been restored to retain its rich cultural heritage and history.