Exploring Sentosa, Singapore

After our visit to the S.E.A Aquarium, our family decided to explore Sentosa for a few hours. We stayed at the Festive Hotel which is on the island and part of Resorts World. Resorts World is a connected series of hotels, restaurants and theme parks in Sentosa. Universal Studios and many of the attractions in Sentosa are part of this group.

Our hotel was reasonably comfortable, we were initially disappointed as we were meant to be in a room which could accommodate the 4 of us, and the hotel put us in a smaller room. After this issue was sorted we were in a large room, which was comfortable although my girls had to share a double bed (I am not a fan of my kids sharing, they fight a lot). However moving rooms meant we lost the fabulous view we had in the first room.

Our hotel stay included breakfast daily which was at the Hard Rock Hotel next door. This hotel was really nice. The pool in this hotel is amazing!! As we stayed at Festive, we were also allowed to swim in the HRH pool, which we did in the afternoons during our stay.

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So, after the aquarium visit, we explored Sentosa a bit. We had monorail passes that enabled us to go between the different places. Sentosa has 4 monorail stations.

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We decided to take the Cable Car and check out what was around.

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There were some spectacular views from the cable car of Sentosa and Singapore. The cable car flies over Singapore and takes you to Faber Peak where you can enjoy the view. There is also a museum showcasing the history of the cable cars.

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Yes, it’s a LEGO Cable Car!

 

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Even the toilets had a view!! Yes these are the Ladies toilets at Faber Peak!

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Adventure Cove (where we went the next day!)

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S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

During our Singapore holiday in January 2016, we visited the amazing S.E.A (South East Asia) Aquarium in Sentosa, Singapore. It was an amazing experience for our family.

The aquarium was a short stroll from our accommodation in Sentosa, the Festive Hotel.

The aquarium was filled with massive tanks of all sorts of sea creatures!

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My husband was in his element. He loves showing nature and animals to our kids.

At first we were saying this aquarium is similar to Sydney Aquarium, however it wasn’t long before those comments stopped. This place was truly epic!

There were tropical fish, freshwater fish, sharks, touch pools, a lot of interactive parts. A shipwreck, a HUGE glass walled fish tank. The girls enjoyed glow in the dark fairy floss! IMG_0377

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Have to also share this t-shirt we bought Miss H at the aquarium!!! LOL

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If you come to Singapore, this aquarium is definitely worth a visit. Allocate about 2-3 hours to visit here. Lots for the kids to see and interact with.

Universal Studios Singapore

Once off the Mariner, we embarked on our week long adventure in Sentosa, Singapore. Our first mission was laundry! We had to go on the mainland to find a coin operated laundry or risk paying more than $100 to have things washed! The cruise didn’t have a self-serve laundry and neither did our hotel. Apart from this and a mix up with our transfer off the ship, it was the only thing I could fault about our stay!

Anyway, once disembarking off our ship, we checked into the Festive Hotel in Sentosa.

It’s central to everything in Sentosa and we got given monorail passes for the duration of our stay. The monorail gets you around the island, it’s the main form of transport.

So needless to say, first stop was Universal Studios Singapore! Was a short 5 min stroll from our hotel…

I don’t have a lot of photos from this day. We were on a lot of rides!

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The girls loved the rollercoasters! One of them was in Far Far Away land (all Shrek-themed rides). In the middle of the day, it started to pour rain, but this did not stop the ride running and they rode the rollercoaster in pouring rain! They loved it (my husband, not so much!). IMG_0321

As Miss O had a fractured toe, getting around was an issue. So we hired a “stroller” for her. Turned out to be a blessing! We were able to store all our stuff in it and not have to carry it around. Plus it didn’t stop Miss O, she went on everything!!

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We had a fab day. After the park closed we went to the Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa for dinner. Universal Studios is located next to a whole area where there are shops and restaurants all nearby. A bit like Downtown Disney in California. The Hard Rock was just across the road from the park. Was lovely to not have to think about anything. Then a short walk later we were back in our hotel!

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