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:
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
|Sentosa Boardwalk||All-day entry||Free*
(until 31 December 2015)
|RWS 8 Bus||6am to 11:30pm||S$2 for entry
Free when exiting RWS
|Sentosa Express monorail||7am to 12 midnight||S$4 for entry at Sentosa Station.
Free when exiting Sentosa Island.