1972

The Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) was formed to bring the vision for Sentosa Island to life. One of its key focuses was to develop services, facilities, and amenities on Sentosa to attract both locals and tourists.




1974

The $6 million cable car transport system linking Sentosa and Mount Faber started operations with 43 cabins.

1979

Plans were completed for the vision for Sentosa Island. Construction of a musical fountain on a reclaimed site as well as a seafood restaurant on the kelong started.


1982

A stylish new logo for Sentosa was officially launched.




1983

The $10.5 million electrical monorail system was officially opened on 1st January. This train system was designed to transport 1,000 passengers per hour on an elevated six-kilometre track.







1984

The Musical Fountain was enhanced with another rock wall of cascading water. In addition to the live performances held on stage, it attracted a total of 441,000 visitors throughout the year.

1986

The "Sentosa – Singapore's discovery island" tagline was introduced, along with the four colours of yellow, orange, green, and blue symbolising sun, fun, nature, and history.




1987

Sentosa's new ferry terminal was officially opened by PM Lee Hsien Loong, then the Minister for Trade and Industry and Second Minister for Defence of Singapore.

1994

The Festivals of Singapore opened. It was grouped under the Images of Singapore together with the Pioneers of Singapore and Surrender Chambers.




1996

The 37-metre tall Merlion was unveiled on 2 January, creating a majestic and awe-inspiring landmark on the Sentosa skyline.

1997

Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong Course was rated the number one course in Singapore for two consecutive years by the Asian Golf Review.




1999

Pink dolphins started performing at Underwater World, thrilling audiences from around the world.

2002

Sentosa's new magical "Sentosa Show" replaced the musical fountain show.







2004

The refurbishment of Fort Siloso was completed, making it a one-stop centre for an introduction to Singapore's World War II history.

The Carlsberg Sky Tower opened, offering 360 degree views of Sentosa, Singapore's city skyline, and the southern islands.


2005

Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course hosted one of Singapore's most celebrated sporting events, the Singapore Open, with a US$2 million prize money.

2006

The Palawan Beach reopened after a major $11 million revamp, offering more recreation, food and beverage, retail and entertainment offerings, as well as improved amenities for beach-goers.



2007

Sentosa's $140 million light-rail system, the Sentosa Express, replaced the Sentosa Monorail, enhancing transportation links between mainland Singapore and Sentosa.



2008

The Barclays Singapore Open's purse prize was raised to US$5 million, making it the Asian Tour's richest golf tournament.

2009

Wave House Sentosa opened at Siloso Beach with a thumping non-stop, three-day party.

Sentosa opened a second vehicular bridge to ease incoming traffic, and converted the existing causeway bridge to a three-lane carriageway for outgoing traffic.

The MegaZip Adventure Park opened at the top of Mount Imbiah, promising sky-high excitement for locals and tourists alike.




2010

Singapore's first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa, opened together with the accompanying Universal Studios Singapore (USS) theme park.





2011

The Sentosa Boardwalk, a 700-metre footbridge connecting Sentosa and mainland Singapore opened. This promenade features garden themes set against lush landscapes and canopy-covered travellators.

iFly Singapore, the world's largest and Singapore's
only indoor skydiving simulator, opened at Siloso
Beach in May.





2012

The Port of Lost Wonder, Singapore's first-ever beachside children's club, opened on Palawan Beach in April, featuring an epic ship-themed waterplay area.

Sentosa celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a series of exciting activities from May to September. The island also welcomed its 150 millionth visitor in June.

Sentosa Cove got a new addition to its suite of luxury offerings when Singapore's first W Hotel, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove and W-branded private residences opened its doors in September.



2013

Quayside Isle opened in Sentosa Cove in March, offering a wide array of premium international dining concepts and specialty retail stores.




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