Sentosa island harnesses the power of the sun, sand and sea this September with an exciting calendar of events that will be fun for the whole family. From grandma and grandpa down to the little ones, everyone will be awed by larger-than-life sand sculptures, enjoy relaxing at the beach and make some unforgettable memories. All Sandsational Events are free admission, subject to Sentosa Island admission fees.
Sentosa Sandsation Festival
Visit the Sentosa Sandsation from September 1-17 and be amazed by Southeast Asia’s largest sand festival. Located at Siloso Beach, the festival will feature JOOheng, an award-winning Singaporean sand sculptor who has been turning sand into art for over two decades!
The exhibition space at Siloso Beach will be divided into three zones with JOOheng and his team contributing their talents to Zones 1 and 3. Bring the whole family for a stroll through Zone 1, Singapore, Ho Say! which explores the quirky traits that make Singapore unique. There are even a few sculptures inspired by Singlish expressions!
Get ready to be wowed in Zone 2 where fourteen sand sculpting masters from around the world will be competing in the Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship for their share of the $12,000 in prizes.
Over in Zone 3, look for JOOheng’s sculpture Shifting Sand 2, an interactive work that harkens back to his first exhibition in Singapore back in 2010.
In total, Sentosa Sandsation will feature nearly three dozen sand sculptures, some of which will tower five metres over the beach! Make sure you visit during both the day and night time to enjoy two completely different experiences amongst the sand sculptures.
When: 1 September – 17 September 2017 | 10am – 9pm
Where: Siloso Beach
Besides the Sentosa Sandsation Festival, there are still other fun-filled family activities happening this September at the State of Fun!
Bring Your Kid’s Imagination to Life!
From now until 28 August, children 5-12 are invited to use their imagination and enter the Sandsation contest. All they have to do is draw what they think Singapore will look like in the year 2040. The drawing that wins will be brought to life as an interactive sand sculpture by JOOheng and displayed at the Sentosa Sandsation from 15-17 September.
How to enter the Sandsation Contest
- Take a photo of your child’s drawing
- Post the picture to your FB or Instagram with the hashtag #SandsationalContest. Make sure your FB/IG post is public!
- or email [email protected] with the subject “Sentosa Sandsation Children’s Drawing Contest”.
Movies by the Beach
After successful stints in July and August, Movies by the Beach returns to Palawan Green for two weekends in September. During the previous events, mums and dads loved sitting out under the stars with the kids and ending their day with a family-friendly film. Follow Sentosa’s Facebook page to find out films what they’ll be screening!
When: 2 and 3 September 2017 | 16 and 17 September 2017 | 7:30pm.
Where: Palawan Green
Merlion Magic Lights
Visit Sentosa’s statuesque Merlion after dark and be dazzled by the nightly sound and light show. Sentosa’s towering 37-metre tall Merlion will be lit up for the Merlion Magic Lights show. Expect to see the Merlion like you’ve never seen him before during this illuminating art installation!
When: 1 September – 29 October 2017 | 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm and 9.15pm (weekdays), two additional shows at 9.45pm and 10.15pm (weekends and PH)
Where: Merlion Plaza
Free Entry to Sentosa Island
From 4-10 September 2017, Singapore residents will enjoy free entry to Sentosa Island via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gantry.
Visit the Sandsational Fun at Sentosa website for more information and we can’t wait to see you there!