, 2022-09-18 05:30:00,
Sentosa Island–Singapore’s waterfront playground where homeowners park yachts outside front doors–turns 50 years old this year. Formerly known as Pulau Belakang Mati, the nearly two-square-mile isle sits at the southern end of mainland Singapore–minutes away via cable car, auto, public transport, bicycle, moving walkway, or a garden-themed boardwalk.
Singapore’s government has infused Sentosa (“peace and tranquility”) with $1 billion-plus in development since it unveiled a master plan in 1972. Now, the lush island’s awash in diversionary delights–from marinas, mint beaches, golf courses, and spas to Resorts World Singapore with its casino, waterpark, Universal Studios Singapore, and S.E.A. (South East Asia) Aquarium, one of the world’s largest.
Some call Sentosa the “Monte Carlo of Asia.”
Thirty years ago–given land-scarce Singapore–it made sense to reclaim land on the isle’s eastern edge and pop in five more islands. Islands within an island? Welcome to Sentosa Cove, Sentosa Island’s palmy enclave of…
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