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West Singapore possesses numerous
great sites. Especially Sentosa island, a lively corner of the
world that is truly worth an exploration once in a lifetime.
Another place not to be missed is Jurong Bird Park, including
other several attractive spots lie in West Singapore.
The grand resort for
full-recreation activities consisted of swimming lagoons, wax
museums, butterfly parks, two beaches, several golf courses,
musical fountains, and an underwater world. With these
amusements, Sentosa Island can be rated as Singapore's most
enticing spot. You should explore Sentosa Island that opens
daily from 06.00 - midnight thoroughly as follows:
- The Cable Car Ride: operates
daily 08.30 - 21.00
Center and Vicinity
- The Monorail Ride: a free ride to survey Sentosa Island's
- Merlion Statue: an official mascot of Singapore.
- Volcanoland: an excitement that can be felt by watching its
eruptions erupting every 30 minutes.
- Musical Fountain: operates at 10.00, 10.30, 16.00, 16.30,
17.00, 17.30, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, and 21.00
- Orchid Fantasy: the heavens of flowers.
- Fantasy Island: includes 6 swimming pools and 32 water slides.
- Asian Village: represents the regions of East, South, and
- Butterfly Park: features about 2,500 butterflies of over 60
- Underwater World: an exploration of lives living underwater.
- Nature Walk: a 1.5-km trail for nature lovers.
- Fort Siloso: built in 1880s to defend Singapore harbor.
- Rare Stone Museum: imported from Taiwan presenting over 4,000
stones in natural images.
- Maritime Museum: exhibits the collection of ship models in
- Beaches: 3 beaches on the western side of Sentosa Island for
you to enjoy.
- Golf Courses: opens for club members only.
- Coralarium and Nature Ramble: provides natural lives both land
animals and aquatic animals.
World Trade Center serves as both
international exhibition and convention center. It operates as
the access point for Sentosa and the Indonesian islands yet a
few attractions are there such as Guiness Book of World Records
which opens daily at 10.00 - 19.00; Singapore Maritime Showcase
located on the Harbor Promenade, open daily at 10.00 - 18.30
except Mondays; and Alkaff Mansion constructed between 1910 and
1930 for a wealthy family who owned Hotel de L'Europe but was
purchased by the Singapore Tourism Promotion Board in 1986. The
Alkaff Mansion is currently opened as the most expensive
Peranakan restaurant in Singapore.
Villa Dragon World (Tiger Balm Gardens)
Haw Par Villa was built in 1935 by
"Tiger Balm King" Haw Boon Haw as a residence for his
own younger brother, Haw Boon Par who had helped him running the
analgesic balm business. The villa was unavoidably ruined during
the World War II, yet it was reconstructed by Haw Boon Haw and
he himself declared it as a public property. Subsequently, it
was acquired by the government and leased to Times Publishing.
It was then reconstructed again in 1990 to be Haw Par Villa
Dragon World with a modern style and new technologies. Today,
Haw Par Villa Dragon World features various kinds of Chinese
mythological themes and animated attractions, particularly the
big dragon that is rated as a true highlight of this complex
One of Singapore's grandest
attractions, Jurong Bird Park is rated the biggest bird sets in
Southeast Asia. The exploration should be taken at dawn as birds
actually do their activities before the sun shines too strong at
Location of Jurong Bird
2 Jurong Hill,
Sited adjacent to Jurong Bird
Park, Jurong Crocodile Paradise features more than 3,000
crocodiles subdivided in a variety of landscaped settings. There
are also underwater viewing areas and a breeding enclosure. The
Jurong Crocodile Paradise opens daily from 09.00 - 18.00 while
the crocodile shows features daily at 10.45 am, 11.45 am, 14.00,
15.00, and 16.00.
Location of Jurong Crocodile
241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim,
A great theme park where amazement
and delight could be strongly felt as it was surrounded by a
life size replica of the Great Wall of China and there are over
2,000 of the terra-cotta warriors statues discovered in China in
1920's. It is a very fascinating place that should not be missed
at all if you would like to trace back to ancient era and feel
like you were there really. Tang Dynasty City opens daily at
09.00 - 18.30.
Location of Tang Dynasty
2 Yuan Ching Road,
Some say it is the most beautiful
garden in Singapore. There are some incredibly beautiful bonsais
in Chinese garden (Yu Hwa Yuan), as well as a fish pond and
other several interesting sights such as arched bridges, a tea
gallery, twin pagodas, rockeries, and classical Chinese
architecture. You can also find Chinese herbs planted in the
Herb Garden. And if you walk across the Bridge of Double Beauty,
the Japanese Gardens will be discovered. The Japanese Gardens
look simpler than the Chinese Gardens yet is rich in
Location of Chinese &
Science Center and Omni Theatre
Yuan Ching Road, Singapore
Right across the Chinese Gardens
stand two interesting places, especially for children's
education, yet for some adults as well. Singapore Science Center
opens for a variety of science educations stressing on human
anatomy while Omni Theatre presents some films such as Space,
The Hidden Universe and Africa, and the Serengeti.
Location of Singapore
Science Centre Road, Singapore
Opening Hours: daily except Mondays at 10.00-18.00
Location of Omni Theatre:
Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore
More Interesting Sights in
- Ming Village and Royal
Selangor: Singapore's largest porcelain center
- CN West Leisure Park: Singapore's largest fun park
- Singapore Mint: a place of coin world
- Tiger Beer Brewery: a place where you can try some free sample
This article is authored and
Royal Exclusive Travel