Discover exclusive insights and hidden stories of Sentosa at these tours, trails, and nature walks
What comes to mind when one mentions Sentosa? The beaches, and attractions. But did you know that this tiny island is also rich in history and biodiversity? And when it comes to attractions, there’s so much happening behind the scenes to keep you entertained. So come join us off the beaten tourist track to see behind the curtain.
Amara Heritage Trail
Highlights: Get side-tracked (literally) with tales of the past where the British military once resided during World War II. The Amara Heritage trail opens up the path to discover the hardships during the war times and the ways our heritage has been crafted by the surrounding nature. The hour-long journey takes you through the tranquillity of the one-of-a-kind trail and some hands-on experience with herbs and spices that give life to our local cuisines too! Finally, end off with a complimentary drink tied to the heritage of the Royal British Artillery.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday at 10 am | $18 (public), $12 (Amara Sanctuary guests)
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Be mesmerized with the scenic views this trail as to offer. Unlike our white-sand beaches that you are familiar with, the Coastal Trails brings you along to see new sights such as rocky and sandy shores, and coastal rainforests.
Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort, Fort Siloso, boasts rich memorabilia of pre-WWII and WWII-era guns and remains of military structures and tunnels.
Fort Siloso Skywalk
Enjoy panoramic views of Sentosa’s coastline on this 38m high skywalk.
Dragon Teeth Gate
In the 18th and 19th centuries, sharp-edged rocks were aplenty around the island. The Chinese believed these rocks were the Sea Dragon King’s teeth and named the maritime gateway to Sentosa (then known as Pulau Blakang Mati) ‘Long Ya Men’ or ‘Dragon’s Teeth Gate’.
Sentosa’s coastal forests are one of a few that are left in Singapore. The forests are home to endangered plants like the Seashore Mangosteen and the Dracena Minyagi, which is the oldest tree species on Sentosa at 200 years old. The forests also support a variety of local wildlife, including bats, squirrels, snakes, birds, and macaques.
The Imbiah Trail allows you experience a more tranquil side of Sentosa. Immerse yourself into nature and greenery as you venture into this trail. Pay close attention to the wildlife around you, as you may spot some of our endangered and rare species including the Magpie Robin.
Sentosa Nature Discovery
Explore fascinating interactive exhibits and forested wilderness at this gallery, transformed from an old monorail station.
Converted from an old monorail track, this 225m elevated boardwalk links Sentosa Nature Discovery to the heart of the Imbiah forest.
Located at Mount Imbiah’s summit, the defense post was built in the 1880s to serve as an examination battery, to inspect all merchant vessels entering Singapore.
Mount Faber Gai Gai Tour
Highlights: Go behind the scenes with Mount Faber Gai Gai Tour. Now you can take a guided tour around Mount Faber Part to Faber point to get to know the rich history surrounding the mural wall and mini Merlion. Whats more- Venture back-of-house for an exclusive tour of how Singapore Cable Car operates.
When: 18 August 2019 – 31 Dec 2019
Admission: $15 – $20
Round Trip cable car ride on Mount Faber Line
2 hours English guided tour
Flash your Gai Gai Tour Tickets to enjoy the following discounts: 10% off dining at Arbora Restaurant | 10% off purchase from Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop
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Mt Faber & Sentosa Heritage Tours
Highlights: Organised by My Community, you can uncover the lost heritage of the Southern Ridges, and Sentosa during this guided tour. Take a journey through off-the-beaten trails of Mount Faber, Sentosa and the ruins of Fort Serapong. Discover the ways which the British used to defend their naval base in Keppel at the military encampments, tunnel complexes and hidden reservoirs. Steeped with history, these sites are opened for the first time to the public since the 1940s.
When: 2nd weekend of every month
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Sentosa Nature Heritage Walk
Highlights: Home to more than 30 carefully conserved heritage trees and buildings, Sentosa also houses Singapore’s only fully restored military fort, Fort Siloso. The Sentosa Nature Heritage Walk is an 8 km trail routes, where you can explore and learn more about Singapore’s heritage.
Starting from Sentosa Boardwalk and ending at the Beach Station, this self-guided walk features historical sites such as the former British Hospital (now Madame Tussauds Singapore) and Mt Imbiah Battery which served as a defense post in the 1800s at the summit of Mount Imbiah, among others. Look out for heritage trees such as the Jambu Laut — Singapore’s only heritage tree of this species found on Sentosa.
Siloso Headland Intertidal Walk
Highlights: Start your day with the refreshing morning sun, air, and sea at Siloso Headland (aka Tanjung Rimau), where corals, seagrass, and a wide variety of marine wildlife peak out from the low tides to say hello! While development has reduced the total number of species around Sentosa, let us appreciate the beauty of the ecosystem of one of the last remaining coastal cliffs and rocky shores around.
When: Sentosa holds regular guided walks during low tides.