Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Sentosa Island

Sentosa-Island-Singapore-Palawan-Beach-suspension-bridge.jpg, Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do
suspension bridge at Palawan Beach
Sentosa, which means tranquillity in Malay, is a popular resort island at the harbour in Singapore with beaches and countless of rides, attractions and things to do

How to get to Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is located near the Harbour Front to the south of downtown Singapore. It can be reach via Sentosa Express and a walking across Sentosa Boardwalk from VivoCity Shopping Mall. VivaCity has a MRT station for the Circle Line (CC29) and North-East Line (NE1).

Sentosa Express
Sentosa Express is a Monorail that leaves from Level 3 of VivoCity to Sentosa Island. There are 3 stops on the island: Waterfront Station (access to Resorts World Sentosa), Imbiah Station (in the centre of the island) and the Beach Station.
Operating Hours: 7am - 12mn daily
Admission Fee: S$3.50

Sentosa Boardwalk
Sentosa Boardwalk is a nicely landscaped walkway across to Sentosa Island. There are even travelators installed along most of the way.
Operating Hours: 24hrs daily
Admission Fee: S$1

Singapore Cable Car
The Singapore Cable Car is spectacular, yet pricy, way to get to Singapore from either Mt.Faber or HarbourFront Tower 2.
Operating Hours: 8.45am - 10pm daily
Ticket Price (2-way trip): S$29 (S$18 child)
 

Links:

Sentosa (Official Website)


beach tram
the beach tram commutes on 2 lines along the beach front and is free of charge


Monorail and Boardwalkd
view from VivoCity to Sentosa Island with the Monorail and the Sentosa Boardwalk


Getting Around on Sentosa Island
With so many things to do and see all around the island, it is very convinient that there are free means of transport available. There are 3 bus lines (Blue, Yellow and Red Line) which connect Tanjong Beach, Beach Station, Resorts World Sentosa, Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Point. The buses operate from 7am - 11pm (on weekends and public holidays to midnight). Along the beaches operate 2 Beach Trams running from 9am - 11pm (midnight). View the map below for details:

map of Sentosa Island
click on the map to open a bigger version as PDF, courtesy of Sentosa Island


Things to do and Sentosa Island
There are so many things to do  at Sentosa that is too much to list here. Check out the Sentosa website for detailed information. The cheapest way to enjoy Sentosa is to just visit the beaches and cruise around the island using the free buses and trams. However, Sentosa can get expensive once you start using the many fun rides and activities. You can either pay at each attraction or buy play passes. There are 4 options:

Day Play Pass
access up to 16 attractions
9am - 7pm
price: S$65.90 (child S$49.90) / weekends & PH: S$71.90 (S$53.90)

Noon Play Pass
choose 4 out of 16 attractions
2.30pm - 7pm
price: S$42.90 (child S$36.90) / weekends & PH: S$44.90 (S$38.90)

The attractions are: Unlimited Skyride, Fort Siloso Combat Skirmish, The Flying Trapez, Sentosa Cineblast, Skyline Luge, Sentosa 4D Magix, Images of Singapore, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Bi-pedal Cicycle, Desperados in 3D

2-Day Play Pass
1 day of Universal Studios Singapore
and 1 day of Day Play Pass attractions
price: S$129.90 (child S$95.90) / Fri - Sun: S$134.90 (S$99.90)

Evening Play Pass
choose 3 out of 12 attractions
6pm - 10pm
price: S$26.90 / weekends & PH: S$28.90


Singapore Harbour
Singapore Harbour as seen from Sentosa Express (Monorail)


Palawan Beach
Palawan Beach is one of 3 beaches on Sentosa Island (the others are Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach)


Southernmost Point of Continental Asia
Southernmost Point of Continental Asia at Palawan Beach


Skyline Luge Sentosa
Skyline Luge - the downhill cart ride with cable car is one of the many fun ride and activities

Related Flyers / Brochures

Sentosa Island, Singapore

quick guide brochure for Sentosa Island in Singapore including map
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © Sentosa Development Corporation It was released sometime around 2009. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right