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Singapore Travel Guide

Sentosa Island

Sentosa, which means "peace and tranquillity" in Malay, is far from tranquil these days. Located to the south of the main island, and connected to it via a causeway, this former fishing village was converted into a holiday resort back in 1968. These days it’s filled with pristine artificial beaches, golf courses, the hotel-and-casino hub Resorts World, and various other hotels, bars, and restaurants.

Singapore is made

up of 63 islands, and they have several other spots that are well worth a visit. A ride to Pulau Ubin offers a glimpse of what Singapore was like before modernization; ferries can also get you to to Kusu and St. John’s, two of the Southern Islands, both of which have some especially good sights on offer.

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