I'm glad everything went according to plan today, even the weather was nice and cool all day. We set off at 7.30am. After breakfast at the food centre, we drove into Sentosa. I haven't been there for several years and the idyllic Sentosa that I knew has certainly undergone major changes.
For a start, half the island is undergoing major redevelopment, from the building of the integrated resort to upgrading work everywhere. It's still a work-in-progress, I wouldn't say this is the best time to visit Sentosa.
We saw some new attractions like the Song of the Sea and a whole lot of new retail and food outlets, but somehow we couldn't feel the excitement. Sentosa has always marketed itself as a fun and exhilarating place to be at but I think it is too manicured and contrived, lacking in character and spontaneity found in other island resorts in S.E.Asia.
Since we were only going to spend the morning there, it didn't really matter. Judging by the neglected state of the jungle trail, I can say that it is obviously not very well used. It's a short one though which took all of 10 minutes to complete! We went and sat by the coast after that.
While Sentosa is trying so hard to make this little island into a world-class resort, the only thing that we never get tired of doing is sitting under the shady palm trees, enjoying the breeze, watching the clouds and hearing the sounds of waves pounding against the shore.
We don't need swanky clubs and fancy restaurants, just the simple pleasures will do.
Jungle trail entrance.
The dragon trail -meant to add a touch of legendary mystery to the natural surroundings. Quite cheesy.
They've added a little man-made waterfall too.
The luge - a kind of gravity ride that was supposed to be very exciting but...