From Tranquil Outpost to Popular Destination
Sentosa, which means peace and tranquillity in Malay, was once a modest fishing village and military base. It has since been transformed into one of Asia’s leading leisure and lifestyle destinations.
Located minutes from the Central Business District (CBD), the 500-hectare island resort combines its natural environments with exciting attractions to make the island a must-visit for all.
Among the main highlights on the islands are Singapore’s first integrated resort Resorts World Sentosa, award-winning championship golf courses, The Serapong and The Tanjong, and three beaches that are home to a buzzing beach lifestyle.
With more guests visiting the island, Sentosa is gaining a reputation as a one-stop destination for all to live, work and play at.
About Sentosa Development Corporation
Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) was established on 1 September 1972 as a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Its main mission was to oversee the development, management and promotion of the island.
Under the care of SDC, the island went through a makeover to become a premier getaway with multi-faceted appeal. From business conventions to beach parties, Sentosa caters to an extensive range of needs and interests.
In 2003, SDC re-aligned its corporate structure and transferred its day-to-day operations of the island to Sentosa Leisure Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SDC.
Besides Sentosa Leisure Management, SDC oversees the following business and commercial units –Sentosa Golf Club, Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd, Sentosa Cove Resort Management Pte Ltd and Mount Faber Leisure Group (MFLG). Reflecting our core leisure business, SDC & its subsidiaries are referred to as the Sentosa Leisure Group which is helmed by the statutory board.
- Sentosa Leisure Management handles the day-to-day operations on the island. This includes attractions development and management, marketing and communications, maintenance, landscaping and retail
- Sentosa Cove Private Limited and Sentosa Cove Resort Management are responsible for the prestigious residential and commercial district on the island’s waterfront. It also manages leisure and sailing activities in the marina
- Sentosa Golf Club manages two award-winning 18-hole, 71-par championship golf courses on the island, The Serapong and The Tanjong. These courses and the club set the backdrop for the Singapore Open for eight years running from 2005 to 2012. It is also the host venue for HSBC Women’s Champions 2013.
- Mount Faber Leisure Group operates Singapore’s sole cableway system and encompasses five other key businesses, namely attractions management, food and beverage, ground handling, retail and inbound tour services
- Southern Islands Development manages the day-to-day operations of a cluster of nine islands south of Sentosa. It is also responsible for the conservation of their greenery and heritage