SentosaTM, where discovery never ends, is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway and Asia’s leading leisure destination.
Formerly a fishing village and British military base during World War II, Sentosa (meaning peace and tranquillity in Malay), was transformed into an idyllic island resort in 1972 as a recreational space for Singaporeans to enjoy. Today, Sentosa has become a premier leisure destination welcoming both local and international visitors from all around the world.
This 500-hectare resort island is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats and resort accommodation, alongside lush greenery, golden sandy beaches, world-renowned championship golf courses and even a deep-water yachting marina and luxury residences - making it a compelling destination for business and leisure for millions of visitors from all around the world. Sentosa is also home to Singapore’s first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa, which operates Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios theme park.
Unique among leisure destinations, Sentosa is situated on the fringe of Singapore’s city centre, just minutes away from the central business district. The island is easily accessible via various modes of transport including the Sentosa Express from VivoCity and the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network which offers an aerial view of the HarbourFront precinct. Visitors can also choose to take a leisurely stroll into the island via the Sentosa Boardwalk.
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 charter since inception has been to oversee the development, management, marketing and promotion of the island of Sentosa as a resort destination for locals and tourists.
As part of its business subsidiaries, SDC wholly owns Sentosa Cove Resort Management Pte Ltd and Sentosa Golf Club Pte Ltd. SDC also owns the Singapore Cable Car Network, managed by Mount Faber Leisure Group Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary which operates as an autonomous commercial arm.
Situated on the eastern end of Sentosa Island, Sentosa Cove, is an exclusive oceanwaterfront and residential enclave bustling with some 2,500 homes, quayside restaurants, retail and specialty shops. The island is also proud to be home to Sentosa Golf Club and its two acclaimed golf courses, The Serapong and The New Tanjong, with a number of high-profile professional and amateur tournaments being hosted at the club, including the Singapore Open and HSBC Women’s World Championship.
As a testament to its commitment to sustainability, SDC has been conferred with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – For Destinations (GSTC-D) certificate, making Sentosa the first island destination in Asia to receive this accolade.
Vision, Mission & Values
To be the world’s best loved leisure and lifestyle resort destination
To create and deliver the One-Sentosa Experience through outstanding service and world class offerings
Sentosa STAR Values
Sentosa continually strives to enhance its level of service to offer our guests a memorable experience. The Sentosa STAR values reflect our commitment in providing service from the heart.
- Service: Serve from the heart and enjoy it
- Teamwork: Care for one another & build trust and respect
- Acting with Integrity: Be professional and honest
- Results-Oriented: Be innovative and decisive to make things happen