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What About Palawan – in Sentosa, Singapore?

Amidst of the on-going disputes on several islands near the coast of Palawan province in the Philippines between the governments of Philippines, China and other South East Asian nations, here is a blog that will somehow divert this tension into a dimension of amazement and excitement. Read this and you’ll surely think twice on why choosing to become peaceful is still the best means to live beautifully.

Welcome to Singapore, the little red dot in Asia! Palawan Beach is one of the famous places in Singapore for leisure and fun. The water is clean, the air is clean, and swimming or kayaking will bring you in bewilderment.  It is located in the island of Sentosa – one of the top tourist destinations in this country. The popular Universal Studios, Resorts World, Merlion Plaza, Imbiah Lookout, and Siloso Beach are all inside this tiny island. Southern Most Point of Continental Asia,  have you ever heard of that island? Well, take a look on these photos below and figure out why Sentosa is such a little paradise for many.

On the Photos: Sentosa Island Attractions

The Boardwalk


Visitor Center








Universal Studios Globe Icon


Resorts World Sentosa






Merlion Statue

How to get here? How much would it cost you? What are the things to do inside Sentosa? These questions might be running on the top of your mind right now. Okay, then read more below for the brief answers to these questions. As a heads up, getting into Sentosa is not expensive at all. Start your day bright, you’ll end it brighter – at Sentosa!

Going to Sentosa
You can read a lot of blogs guiding you on how to go into this place. You can find and read some of them but here is the simplest guide to sum them up.

Sentosa Board Walk – Go to Vivo City at the Harbour Front MRT Station. Simply follow the direction going to the boardwalk entrance and you can start your 10 to 15 minutes journey to Sentosa island. As soon as you reach the main entrance to the island, you’ll pay SGD 1 and it’s then time to explore the paradise.

Sentosa Express – This is just like the Singapore MRT except that this is exclusive to Sentosa tourists only. Inside Vivo City, find the train terminal and pay SGD 3.5. There are 3 main terminals after this terminal where you can alight. They are the Waterfront, Imbiah and Beach station. This is the most exciting thing about taking the Sentosa Express. Once you get inside Sentosa, you can ride back and forth on these three stations for free all day. Yes, for free! Just don’t go back to Vivo City as you will have to pay again if you decide to enter Sentosa once more.

Cable Car – The most thrilling way to get into Sentosa is via the cable car. Go to The Jewel Box at Mount Faber near the city. It is around SGD 30 for a one way ride to Sentosa but it is so worth it. It is your chance to take the best photos ever of the Sentosa island and its surrounding ocean. You will alight at Imbiah Lookout station and from there you all have the time to tour the whole island.

By car, taxi or bus – Depending on your tour plan, travelling by land vehicle is a very convenient way. You can arrange such tour with the hotel you are booked in. Riding on a taxi is always an option. If you have your own car or perhaps your friend’s car, go ahead and travel to Sentosa. Just pay the entrance fee at the Sentosa Gateway and there is almost no limit on wherever you want to go.

Other options – Renting a boat is also an option. You can check out at Sentosa main website on how to take this one. Of course, it would be more fun and exciting riding a boat or a yacht. Circumnavigating the island is truly remarkable!

How Much to Spend  in Sentosa
Trams, buses and the train express are for free inside Sentosa so transportation would not be a problem. There are hundreds of restaurants inside Sentosa that have the cheapest up to the most expensive menus. Buy a drink for SGD 2 and you’ll be refreshed. You can own Sentosa depending on your money on hand. As a tip, going to the Universal Studios will cost you around SGD 70 to 80.

What to do in Sentosa
The best thing to do before going to Sentosa is to grab a map. You can download one from Sentosa’s main website or you can get one from the entrances – at Vivo City, at the Boardwalk or at any Information & Ticketing stations anywhere in Sentosa. That map will surely guide you on the what, when, where, who and how. There are hundreds of attractions and they’re all in the map. The Universal Studios is a one-stop-shop. The Imbiah Lookout will bring you to the highest point of the island – a skyscraper! Walk around Siloso and Palawan beaches and you’ll see the white sands and the colourful flags dancing with the wind. Ride the trams and buses and witness the nature’s beauty of Sentosa. Visit the theatres, museums, and other recreational centers and there is no reason to become bored. Go for a shopping galore at the nearby boutiques and shops and it’s truly an experience you’ll never forget. At Sentosa, imagination is the limit on what you can do. See more photos below and these will surely entice more your imagination.

On the Photos: More Attractions at Sentosa Island
 
Sentosa Express








Imbiah Lookout - Skyscraper



Siloso Beach




Palawan Beach



Bridge to Southermost Point of Continental Asia

 

Palawan, Like Any Other Islands
It is my humblest opinion that Palawan in the Philippines and Palawan Beach in Sentosa, Singapore are very much alike it terms of nature’s beauty. You can check one of my blogs related to Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan, Philippines. The Southern Most Point of Continental Asia near Palawan beach is a nature’s wonder. Walking on the hanging bridge in order to get there is thrilling and adventurous. The surrounding waters are clean and so are the plants and trees, they’re so green and fresh. It would be bothering if you’ll witness heritage places like these caught in between disputes and tensions. No way!
On the Photo: Map of Asia Higlighting Southern Most Point Near Palawan Beach


On the Photo: Map of South China Sea Highlighting Disputed Claims on Islands Near Palawan

On the Photo: The Banner of Palawan Beach at Sentosa Island, Singapore


I am dedicating this blog to all blog readers, environmentalists, global leaders, peacemakers, and to all who wants to put an end to the on-going tensions in the South China Sea. Different opinions, various claims, and maybe thousands of comments have been exchanged online about this issue. For nature and life’s sake, let this end peacefully. Just simply imagine a Palawan Beach in Singapore full of happy people. That is simply what we aim.

For more information about Singapore, read my blog entitled "When Philippines Becomes Singapore, What Would it be Like?". If you have questions or concerns about this blog post, you may write your comment below or you can directly contact the author Noriel Panganiban. This blog is brought to you by Project Noriel Online Marketing Group.

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