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10 Fun Things You Can Do In Sentosa (With Halal Food Options!)

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Faruq Senin  •  Jul 17, 2020

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[Updated 24 June 2021] If there's one place that Singaporeans love to go for some fun, it has to be Sentosa. Since it's located off mainland Singapore, visiting Sentosa will guarantee you a day of enjoyment, especially since you can't travel right now 🤗 What's better is that they're having Sentosa staycation promotions in 2021. But if staycations aren't your thing, this article is for you! From halal food in Sentosa to free things to do, here's your Muslim-friendly guide to Sentosa 😊

1. Universal Studios Singapore

One way to get your adrenaline pumping is by spending a day at Universal Studios Singapore (USS)! USS reopened on 1 July 2020 and what's great is that they have an adjusted rate for admission tickets too. It costs just $59 for an Adult One-Day Ticket and this includes priority entry too 🤗 With thrilling rides like the Battlestar Galactica, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers and meet-and-greet sessions with the Minions, you'll definitely have a great time at USS. Be sure to check out our article to find out what you should look out before visiting USS during this period! Looking for halal food? These halal-certified restaurants are open: Friar's, Mel's Drive-In, Goldilocks. Price: $66 Opening hours: Thu-Sun; 2PM-9PM Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. S.E.A. Aquarium

Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, it’s never a dull day at the S.E.A. Aquarium. Once you enter the Aquarium you’ll come face to face with over 100 sharks across 12 species in the Shark Seas Habitat! The Aquarium smoothly transitions from habitat to habitat to display its wide variety of marine life, but we’re especially in love with the huge Open Ocean Habitat (OOH) located deep within the Aquarium 😍 During this period, you can only buy your tickets online and there's limited availability. Those of you who are pass holders or with open-dated tickets, you'll need to make reservations before your visit. Do note that all shows, public feeding sessions and character meet-and-greet will not be available until further notice. Price: From $41 Opening hours: Sat-Tue; 10AM-5PM Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Skyline Luge

 A visit to the Skyline Luge Sentosa is a thrilling activity for all ages and the attraction reopened on 11 July 2020. The best part of the Luge is that it’s a gravity ride – meaning it’s the rider who gets to control how fast they descend! So if you’re raring to go and you can’t wait for the rest of your group to catch up, you can definitely fly down the track with no hesitation 😉 The Luge has 4 tracks to choose from that zoom through Sentosa’s rainforest, each of which are full of their own unique combination of hairpin turns and long straight paths. This is definitely one unique way to see the greenery of Sentosa! Price: from $25 Opening Hours: Thu-Mon; 11AM-7.30PM Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Love outdoor activities? Check out these 9 outdoor activities in Singapore near halal food!

4. Singapore Cable Car

 This one's not exactly in Sentosa but if you want to travel to Sentosa in style, there's no better way to take in its scenic sights than onboard a cable car high up in the air! While on the Singapore cable car, you'll be greeted with a stunning 360-degree view of the iconic Mount Faber Park, USS, Resorts World Sentosa and more! Currently, the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line have reopened. With the safe distancing measures, there will be no sharing of cable car among different groups of visitors and each group has a maximum capacity of 5 people. This means that your ride on the cable car will be more comfortable 😊 You'll also need to book your tickets in advance on their website as the physical sale of tickets will not be available. Price: $25 (Skypass) Opening hours: Daily; 8.45AM-8.30PM (Find out more on their website) Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Fort Siloso

The big guns of Fort Siloso
Credit: Michael_Spencer on Flickr Sentosa isn't just about Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa - history and heritage buffs will love the hidden gems across this island! Fort Siloso is the only preserved coastal fort remaining on Singapore, and houses Singapore's largest collection of WWII-era artifacts. Even if you're not a history buff, you'll definitely have fun exploring and climbing up on the different military structures, and reliving Singapore's history with a video exhibition in the Surrender Chambers. If you're looking to spend educational time with your kids, be sure to bring them here! Do note that tours and programmes will not be available till further notice. Price: Free Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-6PM (Indoor exhibits open at 10AM, Last entry at 5.30PM) Website

6. Fort Siloso Skywalk

 After that informational time at Fort Siloso, why not take a scenic walk at the Fort Siloso Skywalk? This newly-built attraction is 11-storeys high and 181-metres long giving you a scenic view of Sentosa as you walk towards the fort. It's a great place to spend the outdoors with your kids or your significant other 😊 Price: Free Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-6PM Website

7. Sentosa Nature Discovery

A nature trail in Sentosa? We kid you not! Located near Imbiah Station, the Sentosa Nature Discovery brings you through more than 30 of Sentosa's heritage trees and flowers. Be wowed by the interactive exhibits, sculptures and there's even a lookout point here. Take this time to spot some insect-eating plants, migratory birds and stunning butterflies! A perfect activity to do with your kids! Price: Free Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-5PM Website

8. Madame Tussauds Singapore

Credit: Madame Tussauds Singapore on Facebook Say hello to your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Singapore! Well, we don't mean it literally 😅 But here's where you can see wax figures of famous personalities like Queen Elizabeth II, Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Cristiano Ronaldo and more. With other experiences like the Ultimate Film Star, VR Racing, the Spirit on Singapore boat ride and more, you'll definitely have loads of fun! Price: from $30 Opening hours: 11AM-7PM (check their calendar for opening hours) Website

9. Mega Adventure

Price: from $55 Opening hours: Mon, Thu-Fri; 1PM-7PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-7PM Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Beaches

 Last but not least, what's a visit to Sentosa without heading to its awesome beaches? Sentosa's famous beaches - Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beach - have reopened but guests are limited to 5 people per group as per Singapore's social distancing measures. There should also be no mixing of groups. As for Tanjong Beach, it is also cordoned off with only 3 entry points to the beach to limit its capacity. 

Halal food in Sentosa:

1. Universal Studios Singapore

If you’re heading to Universal Studios Singapore, halal food isn’t scarce around the premise. Here’s a list of halal-certified restaurants that are currently open:
  • Mel’s Drive-In (American diner)
  • Goldilocks Fried Chicken (Western food)
  • Friar’s Good Food (Seafood)
Halal status: Halal-certified Check out their opening hours here!

2. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)

If you're visiting S.E.A. Aquarium instead or just sightseeing around RWS besides USS, there are various halal restaurants that you can look forward to:
  • Streats Asian Cafe (Dim Sum, Chinese Food, Fusion)
  • Malaysian Food Street (only Kampung Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai & Nasi Briyani are halal)
  • McDonald's
  • Krispy Kreme
Halal status: Halal-certified Check out their opening hours here!

3. Good Old Days

 Located near Beach Station, Good Old Days dishes out a wide range of local cuisines for every palate and even has desserts options available to satisfy your sweet tooth. Make sure to get their signature Hainanese Chicken Rice for an authentic taste. It’s difficult to find halal versions of their Chinese Double Boiled Black Chicken Soup and fusion Hainanese Chicken Chop elsewhere, so don’t miss your chance to try something completely new and exciting! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Daily; 11AM-8PM Address: 60 Siloso Beach Walk, 098997 Website

4. Marrybrown

Looking for fast food with a Malaysian twist? Marrybrown's your answer! It has earned a reputation for serving fusion dishes. Their Nasi Marrybrown consists of fragrant nasi lemak with Western-style fried chicken and they also have their own take on chicken rice called the Nasi Ayam MB. The eatery is located at Siloso Beach, so you can conveniently drop by after sightseeing! Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-8PM Address: 43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-03 iFly Singapore, 099010 Website Check out other halal eateries like Subway, Old Chang Kee, McDonald's and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the Sentosa website.

Sentosa prayer room:

With the COVID-19 pandemic, most prayer rooms in Singapore require you to bring your own prayer mats and garments so do bring them when you head to these prayer rooms at Sentosa.

1. Universal Studios Singapore

Location: Next to the Battlestar Galactica rollercoaster Opening hours: Thu-Sun; 2PM-9PM (Same as USS)

2. Beach Station 

Credit: Shafiee Barahim on Facebook Location: B1, Carpark, Beach Station  Opening Hours:  Open daily; 9AM - 9PM We hope this makes planning your day out to Sentosa easier! Whether you're visiting with kids, friends or your partner, there's plenty of fun at Sentosa's attractions 😊 Remember to SHARE this with your loved ones!