SENTOSA ISLAND AND ETHNIC DISTRICTS IN SINGAPORE
In a nutshell A magnificent excursion into the nature and traditions of Singapore with a visit to the lovely island of Sentosa, its beaches and famous aquarium followed by a tour of the lively ethnic districts from Little India and Arab Street to Chinatown to discover the thousand shades of Singapore that make it a truly cosmopolitan city.
Good to know
- Cable car ride to Sentosa from Mount Faber
- Visit to the SEA Aquarium home to over 800 species
- Free time for photos, swimming or visiting one of the island attractions
- Coach transfer to Singapore and visit to the ethnic districts
- Little India: aromas and flavours, stalls selling exotic fruit, various temples
- Chinatown: maze of alleyways, shops, bazaars and restaurants, temples
- Arab Street: shops and bazaars, Arab restaurants, Sultan mosque
- We leave the port behind us on a coach and reach the foothills of Mount Faber, where we board a cable car suspended over the sea to Sentosa island, an atoll covering almost 500 hectares on the southern top of Singapore whose name literally means “peace and tranquillity”. In addition to being a relaxing refuge for the locals, this island is a sort of amusement park boasting all kinds of amenities that attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year.
- Once at the Imbiah Lookout, we get onto the local coach to the magnificent SEA Aquarium home to over 100,000 specimens of sea animals covering over 800 species** divided into 49 habitats.
- After visiting the aquarium, we have some free time available to spend in Sentosa and take photos of the lovely views of Singapore, reach one of the amazing beaches for a dip or visit one of the fantastic sights such as the Tiger Sky Tower offering amazing views from a height of 110 metres or the Butterfly Park with its 15,000 butterflies.
- After leaving the island and returning to Singapore by coach, we visit the city's famous ethnic districts.
- We start with Little India, one of the city’s most chaotic districts and a real rush of aromas and flavours, with stalls selling exotic fruit and all kinds of goods. As we explore the main roads and side streets, we will discover the true essence of this district and the community that lives there. The temples there include the Hindu Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple with its distinctive tower, the Chinese Leong San See Temple, and the Buddhist temple, Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, with a 15-metre-high statue of Buddha.
- Our next stop is Chinatown, a real maze of narrow, intricate streets, traditional restaurants that serve rice and chicken, countless shops and bazaars where we can find all sorts of goods, and also several temples including Sri Mariamman temple and the magnificent Buddha Temple with a museum attached.
- We continue with Arab Street, the heart of the Muslim district dotted with shops and bazaars selling linen, precious stones, ostrich feathers, diamonds, golden filigree, silk and organza, as well asrestaurants serving dishes in the Arab tradition. The district is also home to the amazing Sultan mosque with its majestic golden dome.
- After touring the districts, we return to the port and the ship.
Good to know
- Itinerary sequence may vary.
- Comfortable shoes, a hat and casual clothing are recommended.
- It takes approximately 10 minutes on foot from the ship to the coach.