I love going to Sentosa. Although I have been there countless times now, going to Sentosa is still refreshing for me. Even though I can walk into the Sentosa “island” through Sentosa boardwalk (which I always do) it appears to be so different from rest of Singapore. Sentosa island is dedicated to tourists only. Whole lot of excited tourists takes me into a tourist stride even at home location. And then there is so much to see and do. As a tourist, I can bet, you can not see it completely in one day.
Last weekend I decided to get a dip in one of cleanest beaches of Singapore. Palawan Beach is a family friendly beach and perfect place to get drenched. An amazing lagoon of clear water best describes Palawan. The sand on this beach is the best sand you can find in Singapore. Trust me I have seen almost all beaches of Singapore. If your kids want to play in sand, I would recommend this beach any day because of cleanliness and nearby washing facilities and changing rooms. Beach is monitored by life guards so one can feel safe while taking a dip. Also the beach is in shape of a lagoon covered by both ends so waves are really small, and you can keep a eye on your kids, if they run around. A 7×11 store near the beach can cater any drinks or snacks if needed.
Palawan has got another kids’ attraction – Port of Lost Wonder. It’s a pirate-themed water playground for kids and also boasts a foam pool just for kids. Indeed an amazing place for picnic.
A suspension bridge connects Palawan Beach to Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. This point is Asia’s closest point to the Equator. A five minutes climb using stairs on the watching tower will give a nice view of setting sun along with ships lined horizon on one side and view of Palawan beach on the other.