Sentosa Celebrates Sandsational Fun this September with S.E. Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival!

Sentosa Sandsation 2017

This September school holidays, come down to Sentosa and you will be treated to a stunning display of sand sculptures at Sentosa Sandsation 2017! This is Southeast Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival featuring 3 zones of sand sculptures.

Zone 1 : Our Sandsational Singapore (Singapore, Ho Say!)

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Former Singapore National Theatre which was opened in 8 August 1963. 

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Jiak Zua

Visitors will be able to see sand sculptures that are related to our local culture like “Jiak Zua”. It literally means to eat snake which is to slack off. 

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So Jialat

At night, the sand sculptures will be even more spectacular with colourful lights! Zone 1, visitors will see 15 3-D sand sculptures that were inspired and created based on local culture, quirks and colloquial slangs like Jiak Zua (slack off), So Jialat (sapping energy or tiring), Lia’h Boh Kiew (I don’t get you), So Kiasu (Fear of losing out) and more!

There will be explanation displayed besides the sculptures, you can read about what it means to have better understanding of the sculptures and audio elements is included too. 

Zone 2 : Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship 2017

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At this zone, visitors will be able to view sand sculptures for Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship, created by 14 sand masters from all over the world! 

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 Pedro Mira

World renowned sand sculptor Pedro Mira from Portugal won the first Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship. Congratulations to Pedro Mira! He has won the Golden Shovel Award and cash prize of USD$5,000. Togo’s Bob Atisso and Poland’s Wiaczeslaw Borecki were presented with the Silver Shovel Award (and USD 2,500) and the Bronze Shovel Award (and USD 1,500) respectively.

Well done to all the 14 sand masters for your awesome sculptures! The sculptors had spend a total of 28 hours over three and a half days to create these amazing works of art.

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 Pedro Mira Portugal

“Broken Heart” by the winner, Pedro Mira showcases an intricately-carved organ that represents the strongest muscle in one’s body, synonymous with how imagination is the strongest tool one’s mind can possess. It was chosen by a panel of four judges comprising globally-renowned Singapore sand artist JOOheng Tan; Mr Tan Hee Teck, Chief Executive Officer, Resorts World Sentosa; Mr Ignatius Low, Head of Media Solutions, Integrated Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings; and Mr Quek Swee Kuan, Chief Executive Officer, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).

Zone 3 : Shifting Sand 2 featuring interactive sand art pieces by JOOheng


JOOheng Tan giving a tour of Shifting Sand 2

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JOOheng Tan giving a tour of Shifting Sand 2 during the media preview. 

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 JOOheng Tan

JOOheng Tan is an internationally-acclaimed Singapore sand artist. His first solo exhibition was held at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach back in 2010. We are very impressed with his work and are very proud that Singapore has such a talented and creative sand artist like JOOheng Tan. He has the ability to transform ordinary sand to remarkable work of art! Do come down to Sentosa to view his impressive work!

Sentosa Sandsation 2017 Sentosa The State of FUN

Sentosa Sandsation 2017, is a 3 weeks sand sculpture festival taking place at The State of Fun from 1-17 September 2017. Operating hours from 10am – 9pm daily and admission to the event is free.

This school holidays, come down to Sentosa, bring your family and friends to Sentosa and look at these large-than-life international creation by 14 sand masters and local sand sculptures which showcase Singapore’s unique blend of culture, humour, quirks and colloquialism, as well as one-of-a-kind art pieces by JOOheng Tan.

In addition, Singapore residents will also enjoy free entry to Sentosa with a waiver of charges for the Sentosa Express monorail and gantry fees for cars, as well as free rides on Sentosa’s on-island cable car line which brings guests directly to the Siloso Point Station where the event is. The free cable car ride starts from the Merlion Station at Imbiah (opposite the Sentosa Express Imbiah Station).

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Event Listing: Sentosa Celebrates Sandsational Fun this September with S.E. Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival! – First published on 21 August 2017

This September, get ready to visit Sentosa for Sandsational Fun, S.E. Asia’s Biggest Sand Festival!

Anchoring the three-week festival will be Sentosa Sandsation 2017, featuring more than 30 intricately-carved and larger-than-life sand sculptures of some five metres in height. Spread over 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach, guests can journey through three zones showcasing different experiences, from 10am – 9pm daily. 

From 1-17 September, Sentosa’s Siloso Beach will be home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, featuring a plethora of exciting activities set to delight guests from all over.

Also, between 4-10 September 2017, Singapore residents will enjoy free entry into Sentosa via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gateway!

Mark down the dates in your calendar and head down to Sentosa with your family and friends for Sentosa Sandsation 2017! 


Date : Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 17

Time : 10am – 9pm

Venue : Siloso Beach

To find out more, please go to

Enjoy MEGA FUN at Sentosa this June School Holidays 2017

MEGA FUN at Sentosa

Media Invite: Enjoy MEGA FUN at Sentosa this June School Holidays 2017

School Holidays is here!

Let Our Parenting World brings you to Sentosa where all the fun begins! At Sentosa – The State of Fun, you can look forward to spend a fun-filled and exciting time with a line-up of activities with the new installations of huge inflatables on the beachfront, returning crowd favourites like movies by the beach, the iconic Merlion Magic Lights showcase and expect mega deals available across the island. What’s more, many of these MEGA Fun activities will be free!

Newly revamped Fort Siloso, Revamped Surrender Chambers

Visit the Fort Siloso and embark on a trip to discover more about Singapore’s history on a self-guided tour. You can begin your journey at the Fort Siloso Skywalk and choose from two trails, Heritage Trail and Gun Trail to explore Singapore’s World War II history!

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Visitors will be brought on an interactive journey with immersive show that comes with lights, sound, video effects starting from the Japanese invasion at the Surrender Chambers.

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Visitors will follow through the historical moment all the way to Japanese’s eventual surrender at the end of World War II. It is a meaningful and educational tour for all to understand Singapore’s history and ultimately how valuable world peace is. 

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Share your Peace message and paste it at In Pursuit of Peace’s wall. 

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Find out more about Fort Siloso and how it has evolves over the years. 

MEGA FUN Experiences and build memories beginning from dawn till dusk

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Upsized Photo Props

Have fun taking lots of photos with upsized photos props including a 2 metre tall giant deck chairs and mega pinwheels on Palawan Beach. 

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Palawan Pirate Ship (Formerly from Port of the Lost Wonder)

The Pirate Ship from the Port of the Lost Wonder is now known as ‘Palawan Pirate Ship’. Many of us have been to Port of the Lost Wonder which has ceased operation and the water play area has reopened and free for public. Even though it is free, Palawan Pirate Ship is fully manned. 

Look out for gushing fountains, splashing water, slides and a pirate-head which sends buckets of water downwards at regular intervals that will thrill everyone!

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Not forgetting to have bubbly fun time at the foam pool at Palawan Pirate Ship.

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Mega Inflatables Playground at Palawan Beach

This is one of the biggest highlights, Mega Inflatables Playground, have endless enjoyable time sliding down at Singapore’s largest inflatable slide which measures 10m in height which is 3 storeys high!

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This is one place where we spend a lot of time playing at the mega ball pool with more than 200,000 balls. Whether you are a kid or an adult, you will enjoy dipping into the ball pool and have tons of fun playing and tossing the balls.

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Feeling hungry after having an awesome time at Sentosa?

Sentosa has many dining options at the State of Fun. During our media tour, we had our dinner at Good Old Days, the restaurant looks like a British Colonial house and diners can look forward to indulge in good old days of Singapore through our favourite local dishes like Chicken Rice.

To find out more about Good Old Days at Sentosa, please go to

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After a hearty meal, we moved on to catch the very popular Merlion Magic Lights! show at night starting at 7.45pm with 30-minute show intervals until 9.15pm. There will be two additional shows on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays. It is located at Merlion Plaza outside Imbiah Station. Be entertained by the colourful and dazzling light show that is newly curated for June holiday-themed showcase.  

In addition, you can choose to round off your day at The State of Fun with movie nights on Palawan Green. Back by popular demand, a series of family-friendly blockbusters will be featured from Thursdays to Sundays between 8 and 25 June, starting from 7.30pm.

From 12 June to 2 July, the Singapore Cable Car will also feature a special escape game in collaboration with The Escape Artist. Taking the escape game outdoors, participants will have to race against time and solve challenging puzzles against the stunning backdrop of Sentosa Island, while traversing the on-island Sentosa Line.

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Mega Deals for Mega Savings

This June will also see mega deals that give you maximum fun for your buck. Dads can celebrate Fathers’ Day with special promotions at various attractions such as KidZania Singapore, where they can enjoy quality time bonding with their kids.

Children will also find dining delights with exclusive menus and special discounts just for them. With over 120 dining options in The State of Fun, everyone is sure to find something to delight their palette.

Exploration FUN across Sentosa

Learning and having fun need not be mutually exclusive as Sentosa offers plenty of other fun adventures on the island.

Guests can begin their island exploration at Fort Siloso, Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort, through the Fort Siloso Skywalk, a treetop trail set 11 storeys above ground. With a newly revamped Surrender Chambers that opens for free admission on 8 June, explorers can immerse in an experiential journey through history, guided by light and sound effects through the six interactive zones.

Families can also check out Sentosa Nature Discovery, where they can embark on a hands-on journey of discovery teeming with birds, insects, other wildlife and plants in all manner of different habitats. Don’t forget to check out the free performance at Animal & Bird Encounter where exotic parrots, mischievous macaques and majestic birds-of-prey delight with tricks and antics.

For more information and updates on Sentosa’s June programme line-up and promotions, please go to or call the hotline at 1800-SENTOSA (7368672) for more details. 

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