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About Sentosa

Aerial view of sentosa
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Before it was known as Sentosa, this island just off Singapore’s southern coast was a British military fortress. After the Japanese Occupation in World War II, Singapore returned to British rule, and the island was renamed “Sentosa” which translates to “peace and tranquility.”

Attractions on Sentosa include beaches, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore's two casinos.

Tourist Attractions

Mega Adventure World

S.E.A Aquarium

Universal Studios

There are a wide variety of attractions on Sentosa including Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium, Butterfly Park, Mega Adventure Park, and beach activities. Click on the links below to find out more:

Flora and Fauna on Sentosa Island


Although there are many buildings and other man-made structures on Sentosa island due to its tourist attractions, a wide variety of flora and fauna can still be found on the island:

  • Sentosa has 26 heritage trees, as well as insect-eating plants, migratory birds and stunning butterflies.
  • 70% of Sentosa is covered by secondary rainforest, and is home to animals such as monitor lizards, peacocks, and monkeys. 
  • There are eight different types of habitat found on Sentosa, including some of the rarest: coastal rainforests, rocky seashores and wetlands.
  • Tanjong Rimau – located at the far end of Siloso Beach, next to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resorts and Spa – is home to many marine creatures.

Did you know?

Most hawksbill turtles are found in the Caribbean, but occasionally the critically endangered species lays its eggs on Sentosa. Watch the video to find out more!