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Visit the Southern Islands of Singapore
By:Travel Expert

The southern Islands of Singapore are part of an entire urban plan that belongs to the central Region of Singapore. Hence, some of the most important southern islands are: Lazarus Island, Kusu Island, Sentosa, Pulau Seringat, Pulau Tekukor , Pulau Tekukor as well as the two Sisters' Islands. Together they make a total of 5.58 square kilometers.

Out of all the islands, Sentosa is known to be the most developed one. In addition, after 2000 the Singapore Tourism Board also had in mind to develop the other islands as well, however in 2007 the board decided to postpone the entire process.

Sentosa Island, one of Singapore‘s most entertaining places to enjoy a vacation, is being visited by over 5 million tourists annually. Regarding attractions on Sentosa, feel free to esteem the numerous 5 star resorts, a theme park entitled Universal Studios Singapore, as well as the 2 massive golf courses.

In addition, travelers around the world would love to have a better look at the island from the top taking a trip to Sentosa Tiger Sky tower, from where the panorama is simply breathtaking.

Among other attractions worth exploring throughout Sentosa Island are the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, the thrilling Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon, Sentosa 4D Magix, Fort Siloso, MegaZip Adventure Park, Sentosa Luge & Skyride, as well as all the gorgeous beaches.

After continuous development over the years, Sentosa is today one of Singapore’s first places of entertainment. Featuring an area of 5 sq km, Sentosa is Singapore’s 4th largest island. Regarding habitat, on the island there are plenty of indigenous species of animals and birds like monkeys, lizards, peacocks and parrots. With abundant vegetation, the place is famous for being natural and full of life.

Over $S420 million from a private capital was invested in Sentosa Island, and more than $S500 million from public government funds. Such tremendous sums of money had an essential role in the history of Sentosa; after the creation of the cable car in 1974, after a series of attractions were built( Surrender Chamber wax museum, Fort Siloso, Underwater World, Musical Fountain, etc.) the place simply exploded from the financial and economical point of view. Sentosa Island became an entertainment venue where millions and millions of travelers have started to spend their holidays and just have fun.

In Malaysian Sentosa means peace and tranquility. Therefore, on the island tourists will find various attractions to keep you entertained; however, the main item to draw people’s attentions is the Sky Tower. Entitled the Tiger Sky Tower, originally the Carlsberg Sky Tower, the impressive loom is the perfect observation point to tourists who want to appreciate Sentosa and Singapore from a distance. It stands 113 meters above sea level and 100 meters above the ground level. The imposing tower has 36 floors and it’s truly a distinctive landmark of the entire Singapore. The tower is owned by C. Melchers GmbH & Co and it has managed over the years to gather hundred of tourists who want to admire the panoramic view of the city from the top.

Other Southern Islands of Singapore worth exploring are: Saint John and the two Sister Islands. Saint John's Island is an extremely traditional place mostly visited for its secluded beaches and traditional surroundings. It’s always great to have a place in Singapore that is not filled with people. Choose to relax by the shores of Saint John’s Island and make your trip to the Southern Islands truly soothing

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