Sentosa extends free entry promotion till next year, 31 March 2022

Free entry to Sentosa extended for another year till 31 March 2022

Sentosa has again announced that they will be extending the free entry promotion to the island. Previously, visitors were granted free admission to the island till 30 September 2021. Visitors can now enter Sentosa via Sentosa Express or drive in for free until 31 March 2022.

This is the fourth time Sentosa has extended the free admission promotion as borders remains closed to visitors from most countries.

Free island admission to Sentosa till 31 March 2022

Visitors can get to Sentosa via the following modes:

(A) At Sentosa Express

Guests with Ez-Link Card, simply tap and enter for free.
Guest without Ez-Link Card, please approach our Service Ambassadors for free entry.

(B) At Sentosa Gantry

All vehicles with locally registered IU can simply drive through for free.*
All vehicles with non-locally registered IU can drive in by tapping or inserting your Autopass Card on the card reader at the booth to enter for free.

*No entry for motorcycle. Goods & Services vehicles are allowed free entry on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) from 8 am to 6pm. Admission charge of $10 is payable for any entry outside of this timing unless accompanied with a valid service order or delivery order.

For more information on how to get to Sentosa, click here.


4 Places That Celebrate Singapore’s Yuletide Festivities

The glittering trees and the glistening streets mark the Christmas Eve in Singapore. What are your plans for the holidays? Do you fancy a crowded night out or a peaceful night in?

I, for one, was showered with gifts from generous clients and friends. Not to mention, I bravely partook in a holiday spree. There were great deals everywhere! The exhilarating feelings of Christmastime brings happiness to people of all ages. Celebrate the Yuletide spirit by visiting one or all of these amazing places:


It is difficult to resist the retail bargains found islandwide! As I have mentioned above, I embraced the volume of people to accomplish my holiday spree. The crowds were truly overwhelming. I noticed that they condensed in one place – Orchard Road’s Christmas Village. The Christmas Village includes Santa’s house, amusement rides, and a pop-up market.

The “Endless Wonder — Christmas on A Great Street” market is located at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. You can expect an array of retailers such as Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tiffany & Co., Casio, SK-II, Fish & Co., and Haagen Dazs. You do not want to miss the Christmas Countdown concert as well as the gorgeous street lights!

Location: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
Rate: Free admission
Duration: Open daily at 11 am until December 25, 2017


Let your neon dreams come to life as you enter the largest retail playground in Singapore – the Flashbang! A variety of food stalls, game booths, and craft workshops await you at daylight. When night dawns, neon installations designed by the local artists will light up the place. You are sure to snap Instagram-worthy pictures in every corner! Boosting your social media profile is important during the Millennial era, right?

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My sister and I began our Flashbang stroll with a sip from our cocktails. We were enticed by the old-school arcade games, the live music performances, the unique food stalls, and the luminous LED-light balloons. Our experience was concluded by a restful nap at the Airmocks’ hammocks.

Location: Grange Road Carpark
Rate: Free admission
Duration: Open daily at 3 pm until December 30, 2017


Gone are the days when you visit a Christmas event mainly for its festive market. At Gardens by the Bay’s Christmas Wonderland, you will be delighted to see an action-packed area. This place is filled with live performances, light sculptures, carnival games, and snowfall shows. You will be greeted by the quaint wooden huts containing artisinal products and quirky crafts. It is recommended to see and snap Santa’s well-lit grotto!

My family and I decided to explore its cinematic wonders tonight. We are looking forward to witness the Vokatones perform their Christmas Carols as well as the Luminarie Light Sculptures at 7 pm. Buy your tickets online (at least one day in advance) to get the discounted price of S$4 to S$8 instead of paying S$6 to S$10.

Location: Gardens by the Bay
Rate: S$4 to S$10
Duration: Opens daily at 4 pm until December 26, 2017



With hundreds of online reviews, who would not be curious about the largest carnival in Singapore? The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival spans about 3.5 football fields. It hosts over forty rides including the Star Flyer, Mach 5, and Das Fun Schiff. The Star Flyer gives a sensation of flying with its 35-meter tower. The Mach 5 swings its riders round and round at an outstanding 55 meters high. Lastly, the Das Fun Schiff is their take on the classic Vikings ride.

Ease your throbbing heart as you check out the selection of local and international food such as chicken rice bowls and chendol soft serves. Top your thrilling experience with a carnival staple such as the candy floss or cotton candy.


Perhaps one of the most interesting stories about the carnival is the viral article that narrates a writer’s experience with a stranger. The writer invited a senior taxi driver to the carnival out of spontaneity. They happily strolled the entire area and talked about life (in general). He wisely said: “I learnt in business that we can’t abandon people during hard times…”

Read the entire story, here.

Location: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Rate: Free admission (Rides cost between S$4 to S$10)
Duration: Open daily at 3 pm until April 1, 2018

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Gardens By The Bay: Free Admission to Christmas Wonderland (27 Nov – 27 Dec 2015)

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, is back for its second year in 2015. It will open to public on Friday, 27 November 2015, from 4pm to 12 midnight daily.

Spanning 35,000 square metres, across four main areas: the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures which begin at the Golden Garden and extend throughout the festival site; the Festive Market at the Supertree Grove; the Fairground near The Meadow; and the Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome.

There are various attractions and rides that you should be looking forward to:

1. Luminarie

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)

Be dazzled by more than 50 picturesque light sculptures spread throughout the Gardens.

Lending a festive air to the Gardens, the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures, delicately handmade by Italian skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy, will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period. As many as 56 enchanting sculptures – the tallest towering over 20 metres – will nestle amidst the greenery within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge and Flower Dome.

Not to be missed is the majestic 20.5-metres high and 24-metres wide Spalliera that will frame the Cassa Armonica gazebo at the Supertree Grove, providing a stunning backdrop for the Christmas Carols and Yuletide sessions, as well as the crowd-favourite Blizzard Time, that will take place here.

The Luminarie are on display from 27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, 7:00PM to 12:00AM daily.

2. Spiegeltent

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)


Dine in an exquisite assembly of the century-old travelling ‘Mirror Tent’ from the Netherlands

The ornate century-old Spiegeltent or “Mirror Tent” is a large travelling tent constructed in wood and canvas complete with brocade draperies, stained glass and beautifully handcarved artwork. This 6-metre high and 18-metre wide tent comes in 1000 pieces, which are expertly assembled in just 2 days! Originally built in the late 19th and early 20th century, only a handful of them remain in existence and are used as a feature attraction at various festivals around the world.

Dine at the spectacular Spiegeltent for a unique culinary experience and savour a range of food and beverage options specially curated by Harry’s.

The Spiegeltent is open from:
Mondays to Sundays: Dinner from 4:00PM to 11:00pm (Last order at 10:30PM).
Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas: Brunch from 10:30AM to 3:00PM.
The Spiegeltent will be closed for dinner service on 27 Nov, 3, 10, 15 and 17 Dec for private events.

Food menu

3. Ice Palace

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)

(Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay)

Making its debut at the festival this year, step into the Ice Palace, a 20.3-metre wide indoor chamber that delivers an arctic experience sure to be enjoyed for both the young and old. Bundle up and play at the Snow Playground, or don your skates and glide around the Ice Skating Rink.

The Ice Palace is open from 27 November 2015 to 27 December 2015, 4:00PM to 11:00PM daily.

Snow Playground – S$12.00 per child/adult, for one 30-minute session (inclusive of boots)
Ice Skating Rink – S$14.00 per child/adult, for one 45-minute session (inclusive of skates)
Tokens must be purchased for the Snow Playground and Ice Skating Rink attractions.
Token booths are located around the event site. Socks are available at an additional cost of $2 each and gloves are available at an additional cost of $4 each.
More info here.
4. Santa’s Cottage

Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Santa! Here’s a chance for little ones to meet Santa Claus and tell him their dearest wish. Come to the Santa’s Cottage and have a memorable photo-taking moment with Santa.

Charges apply for photo-taking sessions.

Visit Santa at his Cottage from Thursdays to Sundays, 5:00PM – 10:00PM.

5. Christmas Toyland


Toys reign supreme in this brand-new floral display in the Flower Dome

A brand-new Christmas Toyland floral display blooms in the coolness of the Flower Dome. This year, toys reign supreme amidst yuletide floral favourites like the poinsettia, Christmas rose, winter heather and holly.

Towering over the enchanting floral display is the centerpiece of Christmas Toyland – an 11-metre tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys. This multi-tiered traditional German wooden carousel will transform into a ‘live’ stage, hosting a series of festive performances for the very first time in the Flower Field.

The Christmas Toyland is on display at the Flower Dome from 21 November 2015 to 5 January 2016, 9:00AM to 9:00PM daily. Conservatory charges apply.

For more details, please visit Gardens by the Bay.

6. AIA Trickart


Visit the AIA TrickArt and let your imagination run wild with the original 3D optical mirror-illusion!

Snap a picture at the AIA TrickArt with your family and friends, and use the photos as personalised Christmas e-greetings for this festive season!

What’s more, AIA gives you MORE reasons for having real moments of joy with your family this Christmas. Simply share your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #AIARealLife, #RealMomentsofJoy and #ChristmasWonderlandSG to stand a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of a 3D2N Family Stay at the Festive Hotel @Resorts World Sentosa and many more! Contest ends 31 December 2015.

7. Rides

Featuring all-time favourites from Christmas fairs around Europe, these Carnival Rides, including some never before seen in Singapore, will certainly delight the little ones.



What’s a Christmas fairground without the vintage Carousel! The Carousel has become an ultimate fairground icon that is as recognisable today as it was in Victorian times. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the British fairground was the most fantastic cocktail of cutting-edge engineering; the flair of the artist, the skill of the carver and the achievements of European organ builders – and the Carousel was at the heart of this, with all the elements coming together.

Be sure to have a ride on the iconic British funfair attraction, suitable for all the family.

Carousel – S$10.00 per ride

Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Carousel ride.

Swinging Chairs


Take a gentle spin and feel the wind breeze through your hair in this child-friendly Swinging Chairs ride.

Swinging Chairs – S$8.00 per ride

Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Swinging Chairs ride.

Helter Skelter Slide


Never before seen in Singapore, let your child play merrily on the Helter Skelter, another iconic attraction in Christmas fairs around Europe. The word Helter-Skelter literarily means ‘hurried and confused’, ‘in haste’ or ‘disorderly’ and the lighthouse-like structure with a high spiral slide offers you more-or-less the same experience. Climb up the insides of the 14-metre high tower amidst darkness and with cracks of lights penetrating through the gaps in the outer spiral wall. Having reached the top, be greeted with a majestic view over the Fairground, before spiraling back down.


Helter Skelter Slide – S$8.00 per try

Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Helter Skelter Slide.

Christmas Train


Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas Wonderland from a charming ride around The Fairground on board the Christmas Train.

Christmas Train – S$6.00 per ride

Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Christmas Train ride.

8. Carnival Games

Challenge your family and friends in a good game of chance and skills, including Extreme Basketball, Can Smash 1 and Roll-a-ball at the Carnival Game stalls located at the Fairground  (near The Meadow). You might just walk away with attractive prizes including toys from your favourite Disney and Warner Brother characters, such as Baymax, Minions, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Drake the Dragon, Paddles the Duck and many more.

Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Carnival Games.

Exciting Games

Basketball Extreme   |   Block Buster   |   Can Smash 1   |   Lobster Pot 1   |   Roll-a-ball   |   Stick a Card

9. Programme Line-up

Blizzard Time @ the Spalliera & Fun with Bubbles @ The Fairground


Revel in the wonder of ‘snow’ in the tropics with the nightly Blizzard Time set to enthrall all ages at the Spalliera. Also adding to the snowfall line-up this year is the new Fun with Bubbles, located at The Fairground. Be sure to join in the snowy fray and witness the fluffy little flakes or soapy bubbles floating in the air during the two snowfall shows – a beautiful backdrop for family photo memories. More info here.

Garden Rhapsody


In the evenings, the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay come to life in a spectacular light and sound show. Soak in the beautiful experience of lights dancing in the daily shows! More info here.

There are also various programmes and performances such as Yuletide sessions, Theatrical & Magic Shows, Christmas Parades and Christmas Carols held during the period. Visit the Christmas Wonderland’s page here for more info.

10. Festive Market


Get ahead with your Christmas shopping or enjoy the festive atmosphere around a European-style Christmas Market

Weave your way around the Supertree Grove, where the charming European-style Festive Market will feature a collection of 19 specially designed wooden huts adapted from renowned Christmas markets throughout Europe, such as those in Hyde Park in London and the Avenue des Champs-élysées in Paris.

Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts such as Luminarie souvenirs, crafts, boutique goods and vintage finds, or indulge in tasty treats and specialty food and beverages, from a traditional Christmas dinner to Mediterranean dishes, European desserts and wines.

More information on the Festive Market vendors will be available in the coming weeks.

The Festive Market is open from 27 November 2015 to 27 December 2015, 4:00PM to 11:00PM daily.

More info on the participating merchants here.



River Safari: Free Admission for Kids Aged 7 & 8 Years Old (1 – 30 Sep 2015)

River Safari Free Admission Panda Party

Celebrate the birthdays of the Giant Pandas this September!

Kai Kai will turn eight on Sept 14 and Jia Jia will turn seven on Sept 3.

River Safari will be holding a Panda Party from 5 – 13 September 2015. There are exciting activities lined up such as meet & greet sessions, arts & crafts lessons, panda awareness booth and more. Visitors can also catch the cute antics of the pandas chomping down their birthday treats from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Giant Panda Forest during this period.

If you have kids that are aged 7 and 8 years old (born in 2007 and 2008), they will enjoy free admission for the entire month of September. This applies to all Singaporeans, PRs and long-term visit pass holders.

Panda 7 8

(Image credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

More info available here.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Valid for all Singaporeans, PRs and long-term visit pass holders.
  • Proof of age required for kids’ complimentary tickets purchased online or at ticketing counters.
  • Tickets exclude boat rides. Not valid with other discounts, promotions or rebates.


Science Centre: FREE Admission to Science Centre & 6 Other Attractions (7 – 10 Aug 2015)

Science Centre Free Admission

Celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee at Science Centre with FREE admission to Science Centre and six other attractions.

From 7 – 10 August 2015, Singapore citizens (Pink NRIC holders) get to enjoy free entry to the following:

  • Science Centre Singapore
  • Omni-Theatre
  • Snow City
  • KidsSTOP™
  • Human Body Experience
  • Interplay: Where Science Meets Art
  • The Cliff @ Snow City

Attraction SCS

Each Singapore citizen who presents his/her pink NRIC will be admitted along with up to four accompanying children (aged 16 years or below).

Permanent Residents, S-Pass Holders, Work Permit Holders and tourists can purchase a special SCS SG50 Day Pass at $25.00 that gives access to all SCS attractions.

(Note: The purchase of this Pass is applicable to visitors aged 3 years and above. The Pass will be sold at the Ticketing Kiosks at Science Centre, Annexe, Omni-Theatre and Snow City.)

Admission to all attractions is strictly by queue, on a first-come-first-served basis for entry to the various attractions during the Golden Jubilee Weekend. At any point in time, admission is limited to the maximum capacity of each attraction.

Operating Hour

Operating Hour SCS

For more info and important things to note, visit Science Centre’s website here.

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