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Volcano Island – an artificial volcano in Sentosa, Singapore.




Sentosa featured an artificial volcano along with Mayan motifs and scenery. It was closed down to make way for the new integrated resort.

Overview of Volcano Island

• Volcano land was artificially created to give the impression of a volcano in the midst of Mayan motifs and scenery.
• It would give out the feel of ancient Mayan Civilization and the legendary Mount Prospero.
• It would take you to the centre of the earth for further explorations of the origin of the world and its evolution process.
• The aim is to meet the God of Fire at the final stage of your journey.
• In short, it is a fascinating journey to the Kingdom of fire.
• Children and elders equally enjoy this journey in the company of a mythological explorer and his robot.
• Firstly, you will get to see an ancient excavation.
• Then, you will walk past a shaky rope bridge.
• When you look down you will get to see the bubbling waters of the pool.
• The beauties of nature will be revealed to you.
• You are sure to be mesmerized by the sight of the underground waterfall.
• They sparkle and radiate colors of multiple hues.
• It is indeed very exciting to listen to the narration of the explorer at the Volcano Land in Sentosa.
• He will share the stories of his adventure with you.
• He will also warn you about the impending dangers that lie beyond.
• The sheer thrill of entering the interiors of the earth is unexplainable.
• If you are an adventure lover there is nothing more exciting than trekking through the subterranean caves to reach the core of the earth.
• Here, you will get to see many fossils and bones that date back to the prehistoric era.
• When you enter the twilight zone, the story of the Universe is revealed to you.
• The show at the Volcano Land in Sentosa finally ends with a volcanic eruption.
• The visit to the Volcano Land in Sentosa promises to be a very memorable experience.

Some more attractions of Sentosa Island

• Sentosa 4D Magix
• Sentosa CineBlast
• Fort Siloso
• MegaZip Adventure Park
• Azzura Beach Club
• Sentosa Luge & Skyride
• Tiger Sky Tower
• Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
• Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon

Beaches at Sentosa

• Palawan Beach
• Siloso Beach
• Tanjong Beach

Other facilities
• There are six hotels and resorts in Sentosa.
• Spa Villas.

Events at Sentosa

• Barclays Singapore Open
• Sentosa Balloon Hats Festival
• Beach parties
• Sentosa Flowers
• The SWATCH-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2007

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Sentosa?

• Basic admission to the island will set you back at least $2 per person.
• This is included in the transportation fares from the mainland to Sentosa.
• The island itself is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, although many of the attractions are not.
• The best way is in to take the North-East Line of the MRT to HarbourFront and then make your way to Level 3 of Vivocity.
• Here you’ll find the Sentosa Express monorail to the island.
• The train operates every 5-8 minutes from 7AM to 11:45PM daily, and a round-trip ticket costs $3 (island admission included, EZ-Link accepted).
• The cheapest way though, is to take an SMRT bus for $2.
• RWS 8 from VivoCity/HarbourFront MRT.

1. By taxi or private car
• You’ll need to pay $2 to $7 per vehicle to enter, and a $3 taxi surcharge also applies on the way out.
• It is now possible to walk across the bridge via the Sentosa Broadwalk ($1, EZ-Link accepted).

2. The Cable Car
• This is between Sentosa, HarbourFront and Mt. Faber.
• Return ticket on Cable Car costs $26.

3. By Bus
• Three colored shuttle bus services — Yellow Line, Red Line and Blue Line.
• They connect Imbiah Station to various points on the island.
• Buses run from 7AM-11PM on weekdays and until 12:30 AM on Fri/Sat.

4. By Tram
• Beach trams supplemented by minivans shuttle people along the beaches every 15-20 minutes.
• One service connects Beach Station to Siloso Beach; another connects Beach Station to Palawan and Tanjong Beaches.

5. By Train
The new Sentosa Express, can also be used to shuttle between the beaches and Imbiah Station (near the Merlion).

How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about Singapore – Sentosa – Volcano Island in Sentosa

Blogs at members.virtualtourist.com
Blogs at tripadvisor.in
Blogs at streetdirectory.com
Blogs and reviews at sentosa.com.sg

Images and photos of Singapore – Sentosa – Volcano Island in Sentosa

Images at google.com
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Images at sentosa.com.sg
Images at images of streetdirectory.com

Videos of Singapore – Sentosa – Volcano Island in Sentosa



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