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! ;-)

On this page:
[Sentosa Tour Itinerary] [Tips for Visitors] [Kids-friendly Sentosa Hotels]

Singapore Tour Itinerary to Sentosa Island

Things to Do

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


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


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)


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


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

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)


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

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.


  • 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.

'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.

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.

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:

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


    Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
    Underwater World + Dolphin Lagoon
    Songs of the Sea

    Sentosa Luge and Skyride

    (> 6 years)*
    (all prices in Singapore dollars)

    Sentosa Luge and Skyride requirements:

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

    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:

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


    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

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


    (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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