There are 2 low cost ways to get to the island (besides using the taxi and the cablecar):
- Stroll across the boardwalk for an entrance fee of $1 (now free until end 2018) or
- Take the Sentosa Express, a light rail that will provide 3 stops on the island for a fee of $3.
Our aim for this walk was to explore the jungle trails on the island and traverse the three beaches. We chose to take an easy walk on the Sentosa Boardwalk from Vivocity to the Sentosa Island. It used to be called Belakang Mati or the Island of Death. The Sentosa Boardwalk has canopy-covered two-way travellators to speed up the walk and provide shelter from the hot afternoon sun and rain. It has tropical landscapes and provide a beautiful view of the bay.
|Malaysian Food Street|
The trails are short but provide shade from the sun. They generally circle around Mount Imbiah. The coastal trail facing the mainland has totem poles.
|Sentosa Coastal Walk|
After exiting the Tempinis Trail onto Silosa Road, we moved on to the Coastal Trail. Here we could see on the opposite shores on the mainland Labrador Park, Marina at Keppel Bay and the Reflections, a high-end condominium.
|Megazip Adventure Park|
After finishing with the jungle trails, we accessed the beaches near Rasa Sentosa at Siloso Beach. A road runs along this beach and the other two i.e. Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach. For those who do not like to walk you can take the beach tram at any of the stops. Along Siloso Beach are a number of attractions such as recreation halls, f&b and retail outlets, etc. This is also where the Flying Trapeze (an adrenalin filled adventure hanging from a cable) end on an island off the beach. There are 3 resorts along this beach.
|Palawan Beach and Palawan Island|
The next beach is the Palawan Beach. This is where we aim for the Koufu Food Court for rest and food at reasonable prices (for Sentosa). Here is Palawan Island connected to the beach by a rope suspension bridge. My favourite past-time here is purposely causing the bridge to sway with calculated foot stomping. The island claims to be the southern most point but when I checked with Google Maps I found that Sentosa Cove is more southerly. I am confused!
The next beach is Tanjong Beach. As it is the furthest east, it is also secluded and there are less people here. So if you want to be away from the crowd, this is the place. The Sentosa Cove, a high end residential development cum marina is not accessible from the beach unless you are a resident. When it was less developed with empty bungalow plots, we managed to access Tanjong Beach from Sentosa Cove at low tide but those days are over. After traversing this beach and back to Palawan Beach we were tired and took the tram to the Beach Station and the monorail back to Vivocity
Mount Faber to Berlayer Creek and Bukit Chermin Boardwalk
Tanjong Rimau and Fort Siloso at Sentosa Island
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