Explore Sentosa Through The Mount Imbiah Trail


Qistina Roslan •  Nov 04, 2023

Singapore's reputation as a Green City is not just a placeholder, as the island is covered in a ton of flora. With that comes a lot of trails that you can explore to walk around the hidden parts of Singapore! The trail is relatively easy and takes you about 2 hours around Sentosa. If you've wanted to see Sentosa through a different lens, these trails are the best way to do so! The path is mainly flat and has a mix of urban and jungle areas so you'll be able to have an interesting but comfortable experience while walking around Sentosa!

PS: There is a section with stairs that are in the 'jungle' which may be a little slippery and hard to navigate.

Some of the highlights of the route are: Imbiah Hill, Imbiah Falls, Mega Zip Adventure Park and Fort Siloso. You can also walk further down ahead of the trail to get to Fort Siloso Skywalk/Site. Or branch off to the Sentosa Nature Discovery Gallery and Trail!

#HHWT Tip: After a long day of hiking, drop by Vivocity to grab some delicious halal food on the way home!

This trail covers a lot of historical sites and some of the new attractions near Imbiah Station.

How to get there

The trail starts at Imbiah Station, where you'll follow the signs to the 225-metre-long bridge to the start of the trail. This used to be the old monorail track that got converted into the bridge today. You can get to Imbiah Lookout Station by taking the Monorail from Vivocity and dropping off at the station itself.

What can you see

There are a ton of attractions that are near to the trail. From ziplines to historical sites, this trail leads you through famous attractions and unseen parts of Sentosa!

PS: If you're into learning about the flora and fauna of Sentosa, the Sentosa Nature Discovery Gallery and Trail will be perfect for you!

Mega Zip Adventure Park

This park is one of the main attractions that you can find along Mount Imbiah Trail. With 3 different adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from, you'll be able to get some thrills from either: Megazip, Megaclimb or the Megabounce. With smaller versions of these activities available, you can rest assured that everyone is able to partake in these thrilling activities! Their zipline is 450-metres long and takes you from the main island all the way to a small island opposite, taking you over the jungle, beach and the sea! Megabounce is a large trampoline area where you can fly up to 8-metres high in the air! Megaclimb allows you to choose between 3 types of high elements that you can finish with an optional 15-metre jump!

Admission rates: Starts form $20. You can find out more here!

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 6PM)

Address: 10A Siloso Bch Walk, 099008


Birdwatching Tower

At the top of the Mount Imbiah trail, there is a birdwatching tower that you can climb up and get an amazing view of the scenery there. It's a 10-metre tall tower that both bird-lovers and bypassers will be able to enjoy.

Fort Siloso Skywalk:

This huge treetop walk gives you an unobstructed view of a large chunk of Sentosa and Singapore, just across the sea. You'll be able to see the many boats that are on the sea and a great view of Siloso Beach as well. The cooling wind that comes from the sea breeze will invigorate your spirit and is a much-needed respite from the heat. If the sun is out, there are sheltered areas of the walkway that you can hide under. If you're lucky, you can see the occasional hornbill or cockatoo flying past!

#HHWT Tip: There are a ton of halal eateries around that you can drop by at Sentosa!

Fort Siloso Heritage Site

Fort Siloso is not directly on the trail but if you walk further down from the end of it, you will be able to reach this historical site. With old cannons, tunnels to explore and a plethora of history to uncover, you'll be able to walk across the famous fort that was built to fend any attackers from the sea.

In Fort Siloso you can find the Tunnel Complex which is a large group of tunnels that run under the fort, with figurines and equipment to simulate what it would have been like back then. It is dingy and quite tight in some areas so if you're claustrophobic do be aware! You'll walk past alarms that simulate a bombing to reach the Battery Command Post. This is right at the edge of Sentosa and overlooks the sea. You can head down to see what it was like under the post as well! The stairs here are narrow and steep so do be careful when exploring! There are chains that lead you to the path back.


There's a charm to the many waterfalls that you can see along the trail. The names of the waterfall have some meaning to them. Some more blatant than others such as the Rock Dragon waterfall which is a literal stone dragon made into a waterfall. There's the Tampines Connection Waterfall that was named after the Tempinis tree that is right across the waterfall.

Along the trail, you can find the iconic lion statue that has been on the Imbiah Trail for more than a decade. This unique statue with its 100-yard stare has been an icon of the trail and you'll encounter it on your journeys. The massive bugs that used to line the trail have been removed so only the lion stands now as the remaining statue.


Being prepared for any outdoor activity is always important, and hiking the Mount Imbiah trail is no exception! Despite the relatively flat surface and plenty of crowded areas, here are some tips for you to stay safe while exploring the trail!

  • Bring an umbrella! The weather is unpredictable as ever before and there will be times when downpours will occur. So it's better to be prepared! You can also use it to shield yourself against the sun.
  • Bring a portable fan. Those handheld fans will be a lifesaver whilst going through the vegetation-heavy areas as it can get quite humid. A fan will help you cool down while you're on the trail.
  • Wear proper shoes! This is important when planning on going for a hike as there can be areas where it's slippery after rain or in general. It'll give you a better walking experience as well.
  • Download Sentosa's app "Summer" which helps you navigate your way around the island. It is specifically built for the island itself so getting lost won't be a big issue.
  • Wear sunscreen! Singapore has a high UV index so it's important to have sunscreen on at all times. Even in the shade! Reapply it often as sweat will take it off.
  • Head there when it's cloudy if you want a cooling hiking experience!

You're now all set to experience the Mount Imbiah Trail at Sentosa! Have fun!