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A quarter mile way from the southern coast of the main island of Singapore lays Sentosa, a 5 square kilometer island. The island is mostly covered by secondary rainforest that serves as a home for a number of native flora and fauna. The island also has 3.2 kilometer long sandy beaches stretching across Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong.
Sentosa is a prime destination in Singapore, baring panoply of attractions and activities to cater different kinds of guest. The island is known as a cultural heritage centre, a nature park and a recreational haven for tourists and Singaporeans.
As the prime tourist destination in Singapore, Sentosa Island Resort offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to endow a whole range of breathless experience.
In the vicinity of Mount Imbiah, Imbiah Lookout offers 11 attractions that will appeal to its visitors. The Sentosa Nature Discovery Gallery, which opened recently, is a place for nature lovers. Located on the fringe of the forest in Sentosa, this attraction is housed in the former monorail station. Here visitors can observe an interactive exhibition of interesting facts and colourful displays placed in the two storey indoor information gallery.
The Lookout offers immense attraction that visitors will surely enjoy. The Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum, provides an impressive display of more than 50 species of butterflies and 3,000 species of the world’s rarest insects including the 160 mm Dynastes Hercules beetle. Admission cost S$12 for adult and S$10 for child. The park opens from 9 am to 6 pm. Within the Palawan Amphitheatre is the Animal and Bird Encounters show, this is another delightful attraction of the island where the menagerie of small animals thrill children of all ages. No admission is needed to see the show.
Want to know more about history, then a visit to the Images of Singapore and Fort Siloso is a must. The Images of Singapore museum offers life-sized dioramas and wax figures showcasing Singapore’s history, customs and traditions while Fort Siloso, was the largest British coastal artillery battery of the Singapore’s Fortress. Built in 1880s to guard the narrow western entrance to Keppel Harbor, Fort Siloso is the only preserved British coastal fortification that allows the history and its role as a concentration camp for prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation to relive. The fortress gives visitors a great account of World War II memorabilia as well as the largest collection of original naval guns in Asia. Admission to the museum is S$10 for adult and S$7 for child while for the fortress it is S$8 for adult and S$5 for child. It opens daily from 9 am to 7 pm and 10 am to 6 pm respectively.
If you are looking for thrilling and breathtaking adventure Sentosa offers different entertainment and experience for the whole family. The Imbiah Lookout has the largest Southest Asia’s 4-D theatre known as Sentosa 4D Magix. A state of the art equipment and the most advanced motion-based hardware in the world that offers a whole new generation of movie magic. Admission cost S$18 for Adult and S$11 for Child.