Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is one of the two integrated resorts (IR) in Singapore. Besides the casino, there are plenty of things to see and explore in RWS. Read on after the jump to find out more.
Resorts World Sentosa, as the name implies, is located on Sentosa Island. Besides the casino, other key attractions are the Universal Studios theme park and Marine Life Park, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium.
RWS can be reached via Sentosa Express monorail or a shuttle bus from VivoCity, and by walking along the Sentosa Boardwalk! The Boardwalk was recently opened. It features travelators and sheltered walkway. Normally, I prefer to walk along the Boardwalk as there are many interesting things to capture.
Once you get into the island from the boardwalk, you will see a giant Romero Britto palm tree sculpture. Due to its vibrant colors, many folks like to take photos at this location.
As one walks along the bay front promenade, one can see more of Romero Britto’s artwork.
Due to the extremely hot and humid weather, the ice cream seller is one of the most popular people around.
One newly-opened attraction is the Maritime Experiential Museum, which houses a 360-degree multimedia theater where visitors can trace the history of the maritime Silk Route from the 9th to the 19th century
Hmm, I wonder what they are up to outside the Maritime Experiential Museum.
Of course, the main attraction here is the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) theme park, which is the first Universal Studios in Southeast Asia.
When one is tired after having all the fun, there is one newly-opened place to refill. Malaysia Food Street is situated next to USS. The food street consolidates famous street fare from various parts of Peninsula Malaysia under one roof. It does have the retro look and feel. Look at the photos below and let me know if you feel the same.
After coming out from Malaysia Food Street, you will bump into another Romero Britto sculpture.
A short walk away is the 37-metre-tall gigantic replica Merlion. This is one of the 5 “official” Merlions recognized by the Singapore Tourism Board.
They make it fun for children, there are various cartoon-ish statues placed around the fountain.
In summary, even if you don’t gamble, it is still worth it to make a trip to RWS as there are a wide variety of activities catering to everyone’s needs!