[Update 14Oct14: Battlestar Galactica may re-open this year: 8 of the world’s best roller coaster rides]
Resorts World Sentosa(RWS) or 圣 淘沙名胜世界 is one of the two integrated resorts (the other being MBS)located at the tourism island of Sentosa and the first to go operational in Singapore. Resorts World Sentosa is a collection of casino, hotels (including Hard Rock Hotel), resorts and attractions, including South east Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park and the world’s largest oceanarium.
[Updated 16 Jul 2014: Universal Studios Singapore has been ranked the top amusement park in Asia by online travel site TripAdvisor, beating the likes of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.]
Packed with 24 attractions, 18 of them new or adapted for Singapore. The theme park boasts a collection of many world firsts: the world’s biggest single collection of DreamWorks Animation attractions; the world’s first Far Far Away Castle from the world of Shrek; the world’s first Madagascar theme park ride (which makes its debut on the 16 May 2011); the Transformers ride which made its debuts since Dec 2011;
the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster Battlestar Galactica (right), the world’s first Sci-Fi zone, and more. The ticket prices for passes to Universal Studios Singapore starts from a weekday rate of S$66 (weekend $72) for an adult and S$48 (weekend $52) for a child, it has the lowest entrance fees compared to other Universal Studios around the world.
Marine Life Park
The Marine Life Park will be the world’s largest oceanarium and will house more than 100,000 marine animals.
These include 25 dolphins, which will be part of the park’s interactive programme that starts from 2013. It has opened its door to the public on 22 Nov 2012 ahead of its official grand opening on the 7 Dec 2012 with the 25 dolphines. The attraction will open from 10am to 6pm daily.
Tickets to the S.E.A Aquarium are priced at $29 for each adult and $20 each for children and senior citizens.
Entry to the Adventure Cove Waterpark is the same price.
Please take note to dress appropriately, no slippers, shorts and singlets are allowed just like any casino in other parts of the world.
You can get to RWS from the tourist belt and most hotels in the city quite conveientlyvia a combination of MRT and bus:
All shuttle services have been withdrawn with immediate effect from 10Sep2010, the free service was barely in operation for a few months and aborted due to regulatory concerns. See more here.
Public Bus Services
RWS8: Take the MRT to HarbourFront station and board at bus stops outside VivoCity, Merrill Lynch HarbourFront and before Seah Im Road. Flat fare of S$2.00applies when entering the resort. There will not be any fee charged during exit. Most convenient and highly recommended!!!
RWS 88:Take the MRT to City Hall MRT Station (NS25/ EW13)and Board at bus stop next to City Hall MRT Station, opposite The Adelphi on Coleman Street. Flat fare of S$2.00 applies for both entry to Resorts World and exit from Resorts World. Available on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays.
963R: For Malaysian visitors coming to Singapore by public transport, take the MRT to Woodlands MRT station and board at Woodlands Bus Interchange. Fare range: S$1.50 – S$2.35. Fare will be charged for both entry to Resorts World and exit from Resorts World. Available on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays.
NR1: Board/ alight at selected bus stops from Marina, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Orchard, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio & Yishun. Flat fare of S$3.50 applies. Fare will be charged for both entry to Resorts World and exit from Resorts World. Available on Fridays, Saturdays & eve of public holidays.
NR6: Board/ alight at selected bus stops from Marina, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Orchard, Serangoon, Yio Chu Kang & Sengkang. Flat fare of S$3.50 applies. Fare will be charged for both entry to Resorts World and exit from Resorts World. Available on Fridays, Saturdays & eve of public holidays.
Frequency of 5 to 7 minutes during the peak period and 10 to 15 minutes during the non peak period. Refer to this map for directions.
Click here for the updated information from the official website on how to get to RWS.
- Official website Getting to Resorts World Sentosa
- Malaysian Food Street @ Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) : Is The Food Really Good? (alternate review)
- Save with Sentosa’s ‘Day Play Pass’
- Promotions and packages at RWS
- Almost a year later, Battlestar Galactica back in action
- First junket operators for casino
- S’pore’s first kids’ beach club opens in Sentosa
Last Updated on Jul 2014