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Sentosa Heritage Trail

by Sentosa Development Corporation
2 May • 10:00am

The Sentosa Heritage Trail will be the 22nd national heritage trail co-created with SDC and endorsed by the National Heritage Board as part of their ongoing efforts to document and present the history and social memories of places in Singapore.

Trail Brochure

Reminisce and reconnect with those who have worked, lived, played or witnessed the changes and historical events at the various parts on the island. The trail will also serve as a useful source of information for visitors and new residents.

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Softcopy available for download on Sentosa website via this link.

Suggested Short Trail Routes

1) Kampongs and Barracks (2 hours; public transport, 3km)
From the Orang Laut and kampong settlers to British Army personnel, a diverse range of people and communities have called Pulau Blakang Mati home. This trail explores the lives and livelihoods of the people of Blakang Mati, as well as their living spaces that spanned kampongs, barracks and luxurious bungalows.

2) Forts (2 hours; on foot, 4km)
Pulau Blakang Mati had been identified as a potential defence outpost since the 17th century. However, it was only in the late 1800s that the island was militarised, with artillery batteries, forts, barracks and other infrastructure constructed by the British. This trail explores the extensive fortifications on Sentosa, including Fort Siloso, Imbiah Battery and Fort Serapong, and how they featured in the defence of colonial Singapore.

3) Memories of Sentosa (1 hour; on foot, 2.5km)
Since the 1970s and following its reinvention as a leisure destination, Sentosa has continually refreshed its attractions to adjust to shifting visitor preferences over the decades. A number of former attractions including the Musical Fountain and the monorail helped define Sentosa in the 1980s and 1990s, and still feature significantly in the social memories of Singaporeans. This trail revisits some of these locations and the memories associated with them.

All activities subject to prevailing Covid-19 situation and adjustment will be made based on prevailing measures. 

Sentosa Development Corporation
Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s premier island resort getaway, located within 15 minutes from the central business and shopping districts. The island resort is managed by Sentosa Development Corporation, which works with various stakeholders to oversee property investments, attractions development, operation of the various leisure offerings and management of the residential precinct on the island. The Corporation also owns Mount Faber Leisure Group which runs Singapore’s only cable car service.

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