Spent My Holiday in Sentosa Island

I took leave on a Friday and the following Monday was a public holiday. Naturally, with a four days long break, people would think that I have taken the opportunity to visit overseas. When I replied that I planned to visit Sentosa Island on Friday on my own, they thought I was joking.

I wasn’t.

The merlion looks a bit old.

Most of the time my wife and I take leave together. We would likely end up chilling in our new home. Since my wife had to work on Friday and the weather was nice – not too sunny and no rain – I have decided to take public transport and visit Sentosa Island.

I always end up having a meal and a drink in this bar next to the beach.

Two train stations from my home and I have reached Harbourfront. Directly above the train exit and on the third floor of Vivocity is the monorail station to the island.

I thought of doing Bungee. Maybe next time when my stomach is not so full.

The difference between driving to the island and taking public transport is that when we drive, we tend to visit the area not too far away from where we park (and there ain’t that many parking facilities in the island). Since I was taking a monorail train, I had the opportunity to explore the island.

Those are the stairs I did not take. Instead, I took a lift to the rooftop.
Up at the rooftop is a view around the island.
A lovely bridge that is quite similar to one of those in Mount Faber Park.
The island is full of cannons!
I am not sure if you could call this wildlife. But this one is not shy around people. We were really close to each other!
I wonder if this one is real.

There is an exhibition at the Siloso Breach. A history of Singapore back in the WWII era. The exhibition is well above my expectation. A strong recommendation for those who visit Singapore. The indoor exhibition ‘Surrender Chamber’ is amazing.

In the outdoor, these are engine wreckage from the Japanese warplanes.
There is a tunnel to the gun post.
Yet another cannon.

Leaving Siloso area was a nice walk by the beach followed by a short hike to the Sentosa Imbiah trail.

The cable cars that shuttle people between Harbourfront and Sentosa Island.
There are mozzies in the trail. It is good to bring insect repellants.
Nice artwork.
Did you see a … dragon?

I could have taken a monorail train from Imbiah Station back to Vivocity. Instead, I walked towards the Resort World and took the monorail from Waterfront Station. That concludes my visit.

Those must be hotel rooms.
And I was looking for a bar to quench my thirst.
A bird flew by as I took this picture.
From a distance, there is the Merlion.
Happy Hour at Hardrock Cafe!
What a contrast to other parts of the island, this area was full of visitors.
I had fun. Looking forward to bringing my wife back to Sentosa in the near future!

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