Half-day itinerary at RWS’s Little Korea

Insadong Korea Town RWS

Fans of all things Korean, here’s a little secret. There is a slice of Korea right here at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront.

The unofficial Little Korea at RWS is located on the stretch of walkway facing VivoCity. Here, you can spend half a day to get your fix of Korean cuisine, purchase Korean skincare products, visit a Korean optical illusion museum and watch holographic K-pop stars on stage. Here’s how:

But first, where’s the RWS Waterfront?

Korea RWS

If you are coming right from the Singapore main island, the easiest way to reach is via the Sentosa Boardwalk. You’ll get to exercise and save the S$4 price taking the Sentosa Express (monorail) or S$2 bus ride from VivoCity.

Although the Boardwalk is shaded, it can get a little warm. If you prefer other methods of coming to RWS, then walk towards Slappy Cakes next to Malaysian Food Street. The first recommended stop is right next to it.

 

11:30am to 1pm Have brunch at Insadong Korea Town

insadong korea town entrance

The first spot to drop by is Insadong Korea Town, for a leisurely brunch/lunch. Pick from three types of Korean dishes: traditional Korean, Japanese-Korean, and Chinese-Korean. It’s self-service so place your order at the kiosk and collect them when they’re ready.

Tip #1: An interesting dish to try is the Xiao long bao in Kimchi soup. This Chinese-Korean dish has small pork buns swimming in sour Kimchi soup. A surprising combination.

Xiao Long Bao in Kimchi soup
Xiao long bao in Kimchi soup from Insadong Korea Town

Tip #2: The Carbonara spaghetti in pumpkin sauce is a good choice too. Spaghetti is drenched in creamy, pumpkin sauce which has the texture of salted egg yolk sauce–slightly salty with a touch of graininess.

Insadong Korea town pumpkin spaghetti
Carbonara spaghetti in pumpkin sauce from Insadong Korea Town.

 

 

1pm to 3pm Take photos at Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum Singapore

After your meal, head to Trick Eye Museum by walking down the Waterfront stretch, a quick 2-minute walk away.

Trick Eye Museum is not your usual museum. Originally from Korea, the optical illusion museum features artworks for you to pose and take pictures so you look like you’re in a make believe world.

It can get crowded on weekends, so plan for spending some time waiting for your turn.

Tip: Selfies don’t quite work here, so you’ll need to a buddy to help. Best come in a group of three or more. Don’t be shy to ask other people to take photos of you.

Trick Eye Museum Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Trick Eye Museum Tickets

Ticket
Type
Adult
(Ages 13 to 59)
Child
(Ages 4 to 12)
Senior
(Ages 60 and above)
Admission Ticket S$25 S$20 S$20

Get your tickets online.

3pm to 4pm Dessert time at Insadong Korea Town

After exhausting your camera battery and your energy at the Museum, come back to the Korean restaurant to rest your feet and for a tea break.

Tip: Choose Gelato and Mixed Fruit Bingsu (shaved ice) on a warm day or hoddeok (sweet red bean paste pancake) if it’s cooler weather.

Recommendation: Gelato and mixed fruit bingsu (S$12)
Gelato and mixed fruit bingsu from Insadong Korea Town.
insadong redbean-pancake
Hoddeok (sweet red bean paste pancake) at Insadong Korea Town

The alcoholic watermelon soju is also a good choice to cool down (this is obviously not for the under aged). This cocktail is served in half a watermelon. Inside you’ll find watermelon juice, ice and a good serving of soju–Korean rice wine.

Watermelon Soju at Insadong Korea Town
Watermelon Soju at Insadong Korea Town

 

4pm to 5pm Hologram concert at K-live Sentosa

K-live sentosa

Next stop is to go for a K-pop concert. Hologram concerts, that is.

The hologram theatre screens concerts of K-pop stars including Wonder Girls, 2PM and GOT7. During the 40-minute show, you’ll see the singers projected onto a 270-degree panoramic screen, accompanied by lights and music to make you feel like you’re at a real-life concert.

Tip: There is an interactive section where one of the audience sits on a swing and is projected onto the screen as if he/she’s in the concert too.

Check out the review of K-live Sentosa from KPressSingapore.

K-live Sentosa Tickets

Ticket Type Adult
(Ages 13 to 59)
Child
(Ages 4 to 12)
Senior
(Ages 60 and above)
Full Package S$48 S$24 S$24
Hologram Concert S$39 S$19 S$19

Get your tickets online.

Student Pass (Ages 13 to 19) on-site purchase wuth valid student ID
Full Package S$38 Hologram Concert S$32

5pm to 5:30pm Shop at Missha

Missha at RWS

Before you end the day, drop by the Korean skin care and cosmetics shop to stock up.

Tip: For the ladies, check out the MISA Cho Gong Jin anti-aging series. There’s also MISSHA For Men Refresh All in One Treatment for the guys.

 

That’s the end of our itinerary. We’d suggest going back to Insadong Korea Town for dinner but you might have had enough of Korean. So here’s a list of restaurant promotions at RWS.

Check out Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar

If it’s a weekend and you’re leaving RWS for VivoCity, we recommend walking back using the Boardwalk and check out the Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar. Take your time and stroll to VivoCity while doing some shopping to support small businesses.

Saturdays : 4 pm to 11.30 pm
Sundays : 2 pm to 9.30 pm

Have you experienced any of the Korean outlets listed above? Do you have other recommendations? Let us know!

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