Today, I'll continue our exploration of island resort communities by traveling to Sentosa Island, which is linked to Singapore by a causeway.
Sentosa Island's attractions include Universal Studios (the first in Asia), Fort Siloso, Underwater World, the Skyline Luge, and the Southern most tip of the Asian continent. Images of Singapore, tracing the history of Singapore with life-sized characters and facades of full-sized buildings, and the spectacular sound-and-light show at the Sentosa Merlion are not to be missed.
Development has been extensive since I started traveling there in the year 2000 and there is now a wide variety of beach resorts from which corporate groups can select.
In 2010, 10 months and SG$80 million were invested to full renovate the resort. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, the 454 guest rooms give stunning views of the South China sea. The 581-square-meter Siloso Ballroom can be subdivided into 3. There are 9 other meeting rooms and a boardroom.
Set in 27 lushly landscape acres and water gardens, the art deco design of The Sentosa makes guests feel like they are stepping on to a stylish movie set. The 2-story, 1,300-square-meter conference centre has 2 ballrooms and 8 function rooms with names like Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Spice. Most can be re-configured and subdivided. There are additional meeting rooms next door at the Sentosa Golf Club.
In a rainforest and garden setting, this luxurious 140-room boutique hotel is a secluded oasis blending modern amenities with colonial architecture. For meetings, there are 7 function rooms and the Grand Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and space for 500 for dinner. The Glass Pavilion is an ideal setting for outdoor events. The spa offers truly unique treatments including "Fish Reflexology" in which tiny fish exfoliate the feet.
For more information about Sentosa Island, also read Singapore and Sentosa Sparkle with Stunning New Developments.
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