I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Madame Tussauds and Merlion etc. in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.) [This article]
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: City Hall/Marina area & Return Home
Go to Sentosa Island
It was the third day of my Singapore trip. To begin with, I will had breakfast at Grand Park City Hall where I stayed.
As I mentioned in the past article of the second day morning, breakfast of Grand Park City Hall is very delicious.
On the third day, I am going to Sentosa Island. I moved to Clarke Quay station of North East line.
There were several distinctive-looking buildings on the way to the station. For example, this was “Central Fire Station”.
Here is “Old Hill Street Police Station”.
I arrived at HarbourFront station, the last stop of North East line.
Monorails (Sentosa Express) and cable cars are available to move from HarbourFront to Sentosa, and I chose cable cars.
Here are views from a cable car. The tallest buildings over there were “Reflections At Keppel Bay”, a luxury condominium.
I wish it had been sunny, but it was cloudy.
Tiger Sky Tower
After I reached Sentosa Island, I visited “Tiger Sky Tower”, which was located near the cable car station.
“Tiger Sky Tower” is the highest observation tower in Singapore and stands at 131 meters above sea level.
When I entered into “Tiger Sky Tower”, it started to rain.
However, it was sunny over there.
After I left “Tiger Sky Tower”, I ran across peacocks.
Perhaps, these peacocks might be parent and child, as their body sizes were different.
Madame Tussauds Singapore
I came to “Madame Tussauds Singapore”.
“Madame Tussauds Singapore” is a Wax museum and tourist attraction at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore. It officially opened on 25 October 2014 as the seventh Asian branch of the Madame Tussauds chain of wax attractions worldwide.
When I entered into the building, I soon found a waxwork of Singapore Airlines’ cabin attendant, called “Singapore Girls”, near the ticket counter.
After I passed the ticket counter, there was a world leader zone. To begin with, Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, and his wife Kwa Geok Choo.
Their son and the current Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom.
Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement.
From here, sport athlete zone. Cristiano Ronaldo.
Then, entertainment zone. Bruce Lee.
I regularly go to gym and he is one of my ideal figures.
I watched “Roman Holiday” when I was in junior high school, and I was surprised at her beauty.
Beyoncé. When I used to live in the US for six months from 2006 to 2007, I knew her and since then she has been one of my favorite singers.
From Asian section, Andy Lau.
And last but not least, Tom Cruise.
Wax artworks were main exhibits at Madame Tussauds, but there were other attractions.
One of them was “Images of Singapore LIVE”.
Actors showed history of Singapore live and I found the show very interesting. However, taking photos were not allowed, so I just took a photo at the entrance.
The other one was “Spirit of Singapore boat ride”.
Major tourist spots in Singapore were reproduced as a replica and visitors went through with a boat. Here are snaps.
In addition, F1 cars replica were exhibited.
After I left “Madame Tussauds Singapore” and moved to the next destination, I reached Sentosa Merlion on the way.
Regarding Sentosa Merlion, I visited its observation deck two years ago (see the related article), so I took just several photos this time.
Luckily, I was able to take a photo of Sentosa Express.
Good Old Days
Now I will have a lunch. I stopped by “Good Old Days” near Beach Station.
In the restaurant.
“Good Old Days” served Singapore local food and I ordered Chicken Biriyani.
Then, I will move to Palawan Beach.
That’s it for the article about Madame Tussauds and Merlion etc. in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.
I enjoyed Madame Tussauds more than expected. Wax artworks were so elaborate that I was impressed with them. The only problem was the admission was relatively expensive (- the official rate was S$42). I managed to buy the ticket for S$20. If you would like to buy discount tickets, please see the “Buy tickets reasonably at Voyagin” section below.
In the next article, I will write about Palawan Beach in the Sentosa Island as part of Day 3.
1 Tiger Sky Tower
2 Madame Tussauds Singapore
3 Sentosa Merlion
4 Good Old Days
Grand Park City Hall
SENTOSA: Singapore’s Top Tourist Attraction
Singapore Cable Car
Tiger Sky Tower
Madame Tussauds Singapore
Good Old Days
[Buy tickets reasonably at Voyagin]
In this article, I used several paid attractions and arranged all of the tickets with “Voyagin”, which offered discount tickets as follows:
(1) Cable Car
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(2) Tiger Sky Tower
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(3) Madame Tussauds Singapore
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