Sentosa must have been an island that went through a lot of changes throughout the years. Back in the 90s, one would simply remember the ferry trip you need to take or the cable car to reach Sentosa Island. Unlike now, you could easily hop on the Sentosa Express, take the bus, or even walk to get to the Island.
Not only did the attraction underwent changes here. Even the land itself had been reclaimed to form a new area. Gone were the days when Sentosa Island consists of only Pahlawan, Siloso, and Tanjung Beach. You can now venture out all the way to Sentosa Cove, a new addition to the beaches.
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Located in the Eastern part of Sentosa Island, Sentosa Cove was built with a vision of becoming a resort residence area. It is the only oceanfront residence that you can find in Singapore.
Getting to Sentosa Cove is easier than you thought. There is a direct shuttle bus from the HarbourFront bus interchange. This white Sentosa Cove shuttle bus will bring you straight to the Sentosa Cove Village drop-off point. This shuttle is open to the public, and each ride will cost you SGD2.
Alternatively, you can make your way into Sentosa and hop on the complimentary orange Sentosa bus B at Beach Station. This bus will bring you directly to W Singapore - Sentosa Cove hotel.
As mentioned earlier, Sentosa Cove is a residential area with at least 2,000 properties- a mix between landed properties and condominiums. Despite being mainly an area of residence and so-called the rich and famous playground, you can still marvel at the non-residential area. Explore the yacht club, the marina, and even the resort hotel. Let us lay it down for you the things you can do and see around Sentosa cove!
Disclaimer: Singapore is currently in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 situation. Some of the activities/places mentioned might be affected in one way or another. Do adhere to the safety measures when you are out and about. Information is correct at the time of writing.
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ONE°15 MARINA is an exclusive marina and yacht club in Sentosa Cove. Opened in 2007, it is the first in Singapore and one of the few in the World to be able to accommodate large vessels in its berth. But it doesn't only cater to members, here's what you can do and see in ONE°15 MARINA.
Address: 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
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Quayside Isle is the only place for your one-stop dining and shopping in this resort residence area. This picturesque venue has been a favorite hangout spot for business partners, families, and even couples.
Don't forget to stroll down along the Marina and snap a picture or two here as a memento! A walk here promises you some serenity and tranquility that you can never get in the bustling city. Do some yacht watching and probably wait for sunset to witness the most spectacular view.
Unfortunately, there is no known Halal restaurant found here. The nearest Halal outlets would be at Siloso Beach, which is the Marrybrown. You can also check out Good Old Days, which is near Beach Station. So, do remember to eat first before making your way here, or you can always pack some snacks and drinks from the nearest convenience stores.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
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Located just next to Quayside Isle, this 5-star luxurious hotel promises you an unforgettable stay. W Singapore doesn't only consist of a hotel, but also private residential and commercial establishments. It has also been reviewed to have an excellent service provided by the staff, adding up to a great experience staying in this hotel.
Address: 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374 Singapore
It could be just one of those days where you feel like walking and exploring. Then this is the time for you to do it! This track is known as the East Track, used for recreations such as jogging and cycling. Along the way, you can expect to pass by Mount Serapong, homed to Fort Serapong, and also Allanbrooke Road, a pathway lined with trees, making it serene and tranquil. As you continue down the trail, you should be able to witness our second heritage tree, the ficus tree, also known as the Johore Fig. The backdrop of the Tanjong Golf Course and the lotus pond make it stunning for a photo, which is why it is a popular spot for a wedding photoshoot.
But before you start on the trail, be prepared and brace yourself to walk down a 4.4km trail. But I bet it would be worthwhile to see nature when you are stuck in your own country.