This year-end holiday period, driving into Sentosa Island via Sentosa Gateway on weekends will only cost you SGD2 during lunchtime and after 5pm.
The revision of island admission fees were part of efforts to “deepen Sentosa’s engagement with the local community,” said Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) in a press release on Monday, November 12.
The weekend drive-in rates for cars used to be $7 during lunchtime and S$3 after 5pm, Todayonline reported.
However, visitors who take a taxi into Sentosa will have to pay SGD1 more between 7am and 12pm, as well as between 2pm and 5pm.
The latest adjustments to the admission fees will be in effect for an initial period of two years. They will complement the simplified car-park charges that was previously rolled out at Beach Station, Imbiah, Tanjong Beach, Palawan Beach and Sentosa Cove Village in August last year.
These efforts help to enhance "the affordability of (the) island’s experiences", said SDC's assistant chief executive Chin Sak Hin. This is especially since the island is a one-stop holiday destination for Singaporeans.
Visitors who prefer not to pay for admission can still get to Sentosa for free or at lower rates, said SDC.
Those who can enter for free include: cyclists, users of personal mobility devices, Child Concession Card holders entering via the Sentosa Express, as well as guests strolling in via the Sentosa Boardwalk.
Organised school and community groups on chartered coaches can also enter Sentosa without having to pay admission fees on weekdays, excluding public holidays. Guests entering on SBS Transit’s bus 123 need pay only the prevailing distance-based bus fare.
Moreover, island admission rates via the Sentosa Express have also been halved for selected TransitLink Concession Card holders. They include senior citizens, persons with disabilities, workfare income supplement recipients, as well as primary school, secondary school, junior college and Institute of Technical Education students.
“Once on the island, all guests enjoy free travel on the Sentosa Express, Sentosa buses, and beach trams,” SDC added.