7 reasons to take the Sentosa Boardwalk

Can’t stand queuing for the shuttle bus into Resorts World Sentosa? Or would like a more enlivening entry to take in the sights of the waterfront? Then check out the Sentosa Boardwalk.

At only 670 metres, the Sentosa Boardwalk links VivoCity to the RWS Waterfront (where you can find Trick Eye Museum and Crane Dance).

Unconvinced? Here are seven reasons you should take the Boardwalk:

Sentosa Boardwalk: Free entry to Resorts World Sentosa

1. Free

It’s free. In line with SG50 celebrations, the S$1 charge is waived till 31 Dec 2015. Even at its usual price, it’s the cheapest way to get into Sentosa.

2. Sheltered, so no fear of rain

Moving walkways to help you during your walk on Sentosa Boardwalk.
Moving walkways to help you during your walk on Sentosa Boardwalk.

Come rain or shine, day or night, the boardwalk’s got you covered – with canopies sheltering you from the elements. Well, there’s a section on VivoCity’s side that’s not covered but plans are underway to fix that; explaining the construction going on.

It’s also wheelchair-accessible so anyone can get to experience crossing the boardwalk.

3. Fast

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During peak hours, there’s no need to queue for the Sentosa Express or the RWS8 bus. Have you seen how long that queue can get?

We walked the Boardwalk four times each way and found that it takes slightly over five minutes for a brisk walk. A leisurely stroll will take 15 minutes. In that time, you might still be waiting in queue.

4. Easy access to attractions

Welcome to Trick Eye Singapore

The Sentosa Boardwalk leads to the RWS Waterfront so you can easily access attractions such as Trick Eye Museum, Crane Dance, S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark, and restaurants such as Seafood Republic and the Malaysian Food Street.

5. Dining choice along the way

Do drop by dining outlets such as The Wine Company when you take the Sentosa Boardwalk.
Do drop by dining outlets such as The Wine Company when you take the Sentosa Boardwalk.

For those looking to unwind before or after your visit to the Resort, head to The Wine Company located at the halfway mark of the boardwalk. Sit back, order some wine and food and savour a scenic view.

6. Shopping choice in the weekend

The Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar happens during the weekend.
The Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar happens during the weekend.

On weekends, take a stroll out and indulge in a little retail therapy at the Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar.

Open from 4pm – 11.30pm on Sat, 2pm – 9.30pm on Sun, there’s a wide variety of new and pre-loved items on offer.

7. Romantic lights at night

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After the sun sets, the boardwalk changes – the sweeping views and mesmerising lighting combines to provide a setting for a romantic night of star-gazing.

A comparison of the different public transport to reach Resorts World Sentosa

Public transport Time Price Pro Cons
Sentosa Boardwalk All-day entry Free*
(until 31 December 2015)
  • Free
  • No need to queue
  • Sheltered but not air-conditioned.
  • Need to walk.
RWS 8 Bus 6am to 11:30pm S$2 for entry
Free when exiting RWS
  • Cheaper than the monorail
  • Accessible from several bus stops
  • Need to queue for bus
Sentosa Express monorail 7am to 12 midnight S$4 for entry at Sentosa Station.
Free when exiting Sentosa Island.
  • Air-conditioned
  • Easy access from VivoCity
  • Pricey when compared to the other transportation
  • Long queue when leaving RWS during peak hour

 

 

What is your favourite way to come to Resorts World Sentosa? Let us know in the comments section.

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