Sentosa Cove is an integrated residential-cum-marina resort development on the eastern coast of Sentosa island, to the south of mainland Singapore. It is largely a residential estate, featuring Singapore’s first and only gated residential community. When fully developed by 2014, it will have about 2,100 homes, which will range from high-rise condominiums to luxury bungalows with adjoining private berths for boats. The development also offers an exclusive marina club with berthing facilities for mega-yachts as well as a hotel and retail outlets in a centralised commercial precinct. The master developer is Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), a statutory board.
Sentosa Express Stations
Sentosa is redefined into different distinct zones with three Sentosa Express stations on the island and by way of efficient, linear public mover systems employed to transport people to different parts of Sentosa:
Waterfront Station: The northern part of the island will feature the 49-hectare family-themed resort which includes a theme park, casino, accommodation, restaurants and other facilities.
Imbiah Station: Sentosa’s green spine with its unique heritage buildings and secondary forest houses the Tourism Academy, a luxurious all-villa resort called The Knolls, a boutique resort called Amara Sentosa, a mid-tier resort called Siloso Beach Resort and a small health spa getaway. Also within this zone is the Imbiah Lookout attractions cluster that provides entertainment for the entire family featuring a host of visitor attractions including the cable car, Carlsberg Sky Tower, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Sentosa Luge, Images of Singapore, Merlion, Sentosa Herb & Spice Garden and Sentosa 4D Magix.
Beach Station: The beach precinct of Sentosa boasts Singapore’s three most pristine beaches: the revitalised high energy Siloso Beach, the family-friendly Palawan Beach and the more tranquil Tanjong Beach. The beach arrival plaza housing this station with underground car parking facilities serves this zone. A variety of food, beverage, retail outlets as well as accommodation and leisure amenities abound along this 3.2km stretch of beach.
Family-themed Resort: A Family-themed Resort cum casino will be developed at Sentosa. To be built at a private projected investment of S$3 billion, the expanded resort concept including a theme park is targeted to be complete by 2009.
Sentosa Cove covers an area of 117-hectares mostly made up of reclaimed land, including 5 artificial islands namely Coral, Paradise, Treasure, Sandy and Pearl. Most of the land is designated for residential accommodation, with the 5 islands reserved for bungalows. The residential developments are clustered in three main areas, namely the northern precinct (North Cove), the southern precinct (South Cove) and the central marina precinct
As of April 2009, about 1,700 people were already living in Sentosa Cove. This number is expected to grow to about 10,000 by 2014 and it is believed that more than half of these residents will be foreigners. While foreigners do not face any restrictions in buying the condominiums here, they have to obtain government approval for purchases of terrace houses and bungalows just as in other parts of Singapore. However to make it easier for foreigners to buy landed homes in Sentosa Cove, the government had cut the time taken for their applications to be approved, reflecting the strategic value that it placed on the project. The processing time for applications by foreigners to buy landed properties in Singapore usually takes several weeks, but this has been shortened to just two days for purchases in Sentosa Cove.
In addition to the residential estates, there is also an exclusive marina club in Sentosa Cove called One°15 that is already in operation. The marina at One°15 has 270 wet berths including 13 for mega-yachts, making it the first in Singapore and one of the few in the world that can accommodate such large vessels, which are at least 85ft long. Complementing the residential and marina developments are a 320-room five-star hotel and a three-storey commercial complex offering a wide range of shops, food and beverage outlets and other amenities. One°15, the proposed hotel and the upcoming commercial complex are located in the central marina precinct, which lies between the northern and southern residential precincts.
CENTRAL MARINA PRECINCT:
Straddling between the two coves is the central marina precinct, which includes The Residences at W Singapore Sentosa Cove (228 units by City Developments Ltd), W Hotel, ONE°15 Marina Club and The Marina Collection (124 units by Lippo Group).
Within the North Cove, there are a total of 829 units in the 4 condominiums, namely The Azure (116 units by Frasers Centrepoint Homes), The Berth By The Cove (200 units by Ho Bee Group), The Coast At Sentosa Cove (249 units by Ho Bee Group) and The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove (264 units by City Developments Ltd &. TID Pte Ltd).
The landed housing on the North Cove includes Coral Island (21 villas by Ho Bee Group), Paradise Island (29 villas by Ho Bee Group), Treasure Island (19 villas by private owners), Kasara Lake Collection (13 villas by YTL Corporation), Ocean 8 (8 terraces by DM Properties Sdn Bhd), The Berthside (8 terraces by Ho Bee Group), Villas @ Sentosa Cove (8 terraces by ACT Holdings Pte Ltd) and others.
Over at the South Cove, there are a total of 563 units in another 4 condominiums, namely Turquoise (91 units by Ho Bee Group), Seascape (151 units by Ho Bee Group &. IOI Properties), Cape Royale @ Sentosa (280 units by Ho Bee Group & IOI Properties) and Seven Palms Sentosa Cove (41 units by SC Global).
The landed housing comprises of Sandy Island (18 bungalows by YTL Corporation &. LP World), Pearl Island (19 bungalows by Ximeng Land Pte Ltd), Elevation Golf Villas (20 strata-landed by Elevation Developments) and others.
GET INTO SENTOSA
Board the white Sentosa Cove shuttle bus at HarbourFront Bus Interchange and alight directly at Sentosa Cove Village drop-off point, a 3-min walk from Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove. The shuttle service is open to the public at $2 per ride, available daily from 6.15am to 11.30pm at 30-minute intervals during peak hours.
Alternatively, make your way into Sentosa, board the complimentary orange Sentosa Bus 3 at Beach Station and alight at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove hotel, less than 1-minute walk from Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove. The shuttle service within Sentosa is free, available daily from 8am to 10.30pm at 30-minute intervals.
Getting into Sentosa Cove
Take the North-East Line or Circle Line and alight at the HarbourFront Station. From there, you may either walk via the Sentosa Boardwalk or go to the 3rd level of VivoCity shopping mall and transfer onto the Sentosa Express. Train fares vary.
The Sentosa Express, located at VivoCity (Lobby L, 3rd level), provides easy access to Sentosa.
Ticketing : $4 per entry (Adult and Child aged 3 and above)
Take a bus and alight at HarbourFront Station along Telok Blangah Road. From there, you may either walk via the Sentosa Boardwalk or go to the 3rd level of VivoCity shopping mall and transfer onto the Sentosa Express. Bus fares vary.
Bus Service Numbers : 10, 30, 65, 80, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 188, 855
A flat gantry admission charge is applicable to each taxi entering Sentosa. Admission charges vary with each time period. The flat charge covers all passengers aboard the vehicle.
Mount Faber Line Stations
- Mount Faber Station (Faber Peak Singapore)
- HarbourFront Station (HarbourFront Tower 2)
- Sentosa Station (Imbiah Lookout – next to Gift Shop)
Sentosa Line Stations
- Merlion Station
- Siloso Point Station
- Imbiah Lookout Station
Choose your stop at the Merlion station, Imbiah Lookout station and Siloso Point station to enjoy the sandy beaches, Underwater World Singapore, Madame Tussauds, Megazip Adventure Park, Skyline Luge Sentosa, 4-D AdventureLand, Tiger Sky Tower, Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Resorts World Sentosa Private Limited is the leisure and gaming company that owns and operates Singapore’s biggest Integrated Resort, a 49-hectare development called Resorts World Sentosa. The mega resort is located on Singapore’s holiday island of Sentosa.
The S$6.59 billion must-see destination will welcome its first visitors at its soft opening in early 2010. Resorts World Sentosa starts operations with the Resorts World Casino, four hotels, the Universal Studios Singapore® family theme park and MICE facilities that include one of Asia’s largest Grand Ballrooms. It also offers a wide range of entertainment and shows, as well as celebrity chef restaurants, brand-name boutiques and a half-kilometer long shopping and dining Strip named FestiveWalk.
Two more hotels, the Marine Life Park and the Maritime Experiential Museum will be added in subsequent phases of the resort’s growth.
Resorts World Sentosa is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Singapore Public Limited Company (PLC), a leisure and gaming company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. Genting Singapore PLC is part of the Genting Group that is listed in Malaysia.
Sentosa Nature Discovery
Did you know?
- There are eight different types of habitat found on Sentosa, including some of the rarest: coastal rainforests, rocky seashores and wetlands
- The Magpie Robin is an endangered species but it is commonly seen on Sentosa due to its highly suitable habitat
- Sentosa is home to over 30 Heritage Trees, as well as insect-eating plants, migratory birds and stunning butterflies
Sentosa Cove Attraction:
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Thrilling slides and encounters with marine life – all in one place. At Adventure Cove Waterpark, you can take high-speed water slides, laze the day away drifting on a lazy river, snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish over a colourful reef, wade among rays and even come face to face with sharks!
Animal & Bird Encounter
Come down to the Palawan Amphitheatre to see awesome displays of intelligence, agility and responsiveness from our animal friends. Nimble monkeys, amazing reptiles and colourful parrots all get in on the act! Enjoy a daily show of delightful tricks and antics by our exotic parrots, mischievous macaques and majestic birds-of-prey at Palawan Amphitheatre, Palawan Beach.
Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Surrounded with lush tropical greenery, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom showcases the stunning beauties of mother nature. With a great variety of fluttering butterflies and exotic insects, this tamed wilderness is sure to delight you. With the scents, sights and sounds of an authentic tropical rainforest, it’s a multi-sensory, interactive experience that’s guaranteed to engage you from start to finish.
Madame Tussauds Singapore
Commence your full experience at Images of Singapore LIVE as you uncover the red dot’s extraordinary story. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear in this 45 minute actor-led adventure which features 15 immersive areas, live actors and special effects. Meet the everyday people and pioneers of Singapore across a period of nearly 200 years.
Begin the journey by travelling back in time to discover Asia’s maritime heritage at The Maritime Experiential Museum™. Then enter and explore the marine realm of S.E.A. Aquarium™, home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across into 49 different habitats, each one as fascinating as the next.
Universal Studios Singapore®
Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at Universal Studios Singapore. Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, and more!
Hotels and SPA:
Fine cuisine come together to create an extraordinary dining experience in over 50 bars and restaurants.
Retail & Services:
One Degree 15 Marina Club:
Conveniently located just 10 minutes away from the Central Business District of Singapore, the ONE°15 Marina Club development spans 142,000 sq m, including a water-site. By 2008, it will have a total of 270 berths, including 13 purpose-built Mediterranean mooring berths for mega-yachts up to 80 metres in length.
There are yachts, and then there are megayachts. These vessels are the ultimate in sea going comfort and style. With an entrance of 40 metres useable width (50 metres minus low water apron) and a 5.6 metre datum depth, ONE°15 is among the few marinas in Asia to have the full facilities to accommodate mega-yachts of up to 200ft within its shelter of natural, deep water.
Wine & Dine
Whether you fancy dining al fresco, or in the epitome of refined elegance overlooking the panoramic views of the marina, ONEº15 seeks to provide connoisseurs with true dining and celebratory experiences to be savoured.
For those with a passion for celebrating life, ONE°15 offers a plethora of exciting club activities and nautical adventures.
Sentosa Golf Club:
The State of Fun guarantees a perfect day out on the 58th Greatest Golf Course in the World for golfers and golf enthusiasts with Sentosa Golf Club – a world-class, award-winning golfing arena.
Home of the SMBC Singapore Open, the HSBC Women’s Champions, and the Asian Tour, this exclusive club boasts two of the most scenic and challenging championship 18-hole golf courses in the region. The State ensures a visit to the Sentosa Golf Club is a golfer’s dream come true. The Club’s state-of-the-art conference facilities, combined with first-class dining options ensure that every meeting or banquet is as enjoyable and memorable as spending the day on the green.
Dining // Entertainment // Shopping
Indulge in the finest dining and shopping experiences at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, located in the luxurious enclave of Sentosa Cove.