Lovely gardens, beautiful beaches and a plethora of restaurants and eating places all contribute to the islands popularity with tourists and locals alike. Many prefer to skip the theme park attractions and head straight for Sentosas beaches Siloso, Central and Tanjong where a wide range of watersports is available. These were built with imported white sand and are often crowded, especially at weekends.
The Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum :
The Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum is one of the largest collections of butterflies in the region with some 2,500 butterflies, and insects from more than 50 species including rhino beetles and scorpions. In an environment replicating nature as closely as possible, it is a monument built in remembrance of the hundreds and thousands of these tiny creatures lost due to increasing urbanisation and deforestation worldwide.
The Merlion :
At 37 metres tall, the mystical Merlion stands guard over Singapore's good fortune. Different from the 8-metre tall statue standing at the Singapore River, this Merlion is a 12-storey high viewing tower and also one of the tallest free form structures in Asia. The Merlion also reveals many secrets from the sea-scores of beautiful tropical fish, a mysterious sunken pirate ship filled with treasure, and a huge array of surprises.
Art finds a home at Sentosa
Artists have found a new place where their creative juices can flow freely. Sentosa Artists Village is now home to five resident artists: Milenko Prvacki, Tay Bak Koi, Tan Kay Nguan, Teh Chan Kerk and Max Kong Kum Chuen.
This new art studio and gallery on Sentosa is the location where these men create and showcase their art works for the enjoyment of Singaporeans and foreign visitors alike.
Apart from its natural advantages including sandy white beaches, there are numerous man-made attractions and lots of beach activities such as pedal cars, aqua-bikes, fun bugs, canoes, windsurfing and swimming. There is also fascinating flora and fauna, historical enclaves, adventure theme parks and golf.
With several five-star hotels, romantic dining under the stars and night time entertainment including a musical fountain, a night market and the Enchanted Grove of Tembusu, Sentosa has everything a visitor could desire in a holiday venue.