Singapore Tour Plan for Sentosa Island:
A Day of Fun with Kids


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An enjoyable Singapore tour to Sentosa Island taking in:

  • Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
  • Sentosa Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon
  • Encounters with animals and birds on Palawan Beach
  • Sentosa Luge & Skyride
  • 'Songs of the Sea' Laser-Musical Show

Print out this Singapore tour plan for a hassle-free day on Sentosa Island, Singapore. You should be enjoying your time with the kids, not figuring out where to go! ;-)

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[Sentosa Tour Itinerary] [Tips for Visitors] [Kids-friendly Sentosa Hotels]

Singapore Tour Itinerary to Sentosa Island

Time
Things to Do
8am-9am

Breakfast & Monorail to Sentosa Island

  • Breakfast at hotel or Vivo City Shopping Centre
  • Then Sentosa Express (monorail) from Lobby L Level 3 of Vivo City to Imbiah Station on Sentosa Island

9am-10am

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

  • Location: Imbiah Lookout
  • Over 1500 butterflies from 50 species
  • See butterflies at different life stages
  • Over 3000 insect species, including the 16cm Hercules Beetle

10am-10.30am

Blue Line Bus (free) from Imbiah Lookout to Underwater World

10.30am - 11.30am

Sentosa Underwater World

  • Touch pool near entrance: starfish, rays, baby sharks
  • Travellator through the Tunnel
  • Don't miss the latest - giant octopuses!
  • Admission includes the dolphin show at Dolphin Lagoon

    Sentosa Underwater World - Jellyfish.
    (Jellyfish @ Sentosa Underwater World)

11.30am-12pm

Red Line Bus (free) from Underwater World to Palawan Beach (Dolphin Lagoon Stop)

12pm-1pm

Lunch at one of Palawan Beach's eateries.

  • Koufu Foodcourt recommended for delicious local dishes at budget prices.

  • Free! 2 animal shows by the beach during lunch time:
    • 12pm: Encounter with Reptiles
    • 12.30pm: Encounter with Monkeys @ Amphitheatre
1pm-2.30pm

Dolphin Show at Dolphin Lagoon

  • Take a leisurely stroll from Palawan Beach to Dolphin Lagoon.
  • Show starts at 1.30pm. Early arrival recommended for better seats.

    Sentosa Island - Meet the Dolphins, Dolphin Lagoon.
    ('Meet the Dolphins' @ Dolphin Lagoon)

2.30pm-5.30pm

Swimming & Animal Encounters @ Palawan Beach

  • A short stroll back to Palawan Beach

  • Swim, play or laze around by the beach

  • In between catch these animals shows or 'touch-them' encounters:

    • 3pm: Photo-taking with pig-tailed macaques

    • 3.30pm: Parrot show @ Amphitheatre

    • 4.30pm: Close encounter with parrots

    • 5pm: Grand appearance by all the animals
      • macaques, Siberian husky, parrots, hawks, eagles, python
5.30pm-7.30pm

Palawan Beach to Beach Station + Dinner

Journey to Beach Station

  • Take the Palawan-Tanjong Beach Tram if it's not too crowded.
  • Else take the Yellow Line Bus.

Dinner

  • Local dishes at Tastes of Singapore, Beach Station.

  • Cheaper options:

    • Hot dogs at Oscar Oscar
      (combo meal with Songs of the Sea ticket)

    • Local dishes Koufu Foodcourt
      (i.e. dinner before going to Beach Station)

  • If the crowd is thick, secure your tickets to 'Songs of the Sea' earlier in the day at the Imbiah or Beach Station ticket booths.
7.30pm-8.30pm

'Songs of the Sea' Show

  • Lasers, lights, pyrotechnics
  • Live performers
  • A love story of a sea-faring villager and an enchanted princess.
  • A highlight of this Singapore tour.
8.45pm-9.15pm

Sentosa Luge and Skyride @ Night

  • Chair-lift skyride to the top of the hill. Take in the lovely night scenery on the way up.

  • Go downhill on the luge, go-cart style.
Thereafter

Sentosa Express back to Vivo City from Beach Station


Tips for Enjoying this Singapore Tour

  1. First of all, some essential info about these Sentosa Island attractions to help you do a cost estimate for this Singapore tour:

    Attraction
    Admission Charges
    Adult
    Child (3-12)
    Entry to Sentosa Island

    $3

    $3
    Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
    $16
    $10
    Underwater World + Dolphin Lagoon
    $22.90
    $14.60
    Songs of the Sea
    $10
    $10

    Sentosa Luge and Skyride

    $11
    $11
    (> 6 years)*
    TOTAL
    (all prices in Singapore dollars)
    $62.90
    $48.60
    (**$33.60)

    Sentosa Luge and Skyride requirements:

    *Luge
    Minimum age/height to ride alone: 6 years and above, 110cm
    Price for child riding with adult: $2.

    Skyride
    Minimum height to ride alone: 150cm
    Minimum height to ride with adult: 90cm

    ** Total cost for child riding the luge with an adult.

  2. If you are not too particular about which attractions to see, just buy a Sentosa Island promotional package for substantial savings.

    The packages change regularly. However, the current promotional package is as follow:

    Package
    (Valid till 31 March 2010)
    All-in Price
    Adult
    Child (3-12)

    SENTOSA CHOICE PACKAGE

    Choose 3 from:
    Tiger Sky Tower, Images of Singapore, The Merlion, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Fort Siloso, GoGreen Segway

    Choose 2 from:
    Cable Car (1-way Normal Cabin), Sentosa 4D Magix, Sentosa Luge & Skyride

    Note:
    Minimum height requirement applies for Luge & Skyride, 4D Magix and GoGreen Segway.

    $38.90
    $26.90

    (all prices in Singapore dollars)

    Both these packages represent hefty discounts of up to 50%.

  3. As you've already realised, doing everything on this Singapore tour itinerary can be very tiring! Consider checking into a hotel on Sentosa Island. The following are kids-friendly Sentosa hotels. I have stayed with them and have had positive experience.

    • Shangrila's Rasa Sentosa Resort

      • Family-friendly resort hotel.

      • Has an enjoyable children's pool with slide.

      • Delicious buffet breakfast.

      • Sea-facing rooms have balconies overlooking the pool and sea.

      Rasa Sentosa Resort Singapore


    • Treasure Resort Sentosa

    • Costa Sands Sentosa

    So when the heat gets too overwhelming, you could always retreat to your room and rest. Or soak in the hotel pool.


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