- Get up close to larger-than-life ‘Uniquely Singaporean’ sand sculptures at Sentosa Sandsation 2017;
- Marvel at creations by world-renowned sculptors at the International Sand Sculpting Championship; and immersive sand works from internationally acclaimed Singaporean sand artist – JOOheng Tan
- Local residents to enjoy free entry to Sentosa from 4 – 10 September, on top of sandsational activities & promotions island-wide
Come September, immerse yourselves in Sandsational Fun at Sentosa under the sun! From 1-17 September, the island’s Siloso Beach will be home to Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, featuring a plethora of exciting activities set to delight guests from all over. Plus, between 4-10 September 2017¹, Singapore residents will enjoy free entry into Sentosa via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gateway, as part of the resort island’s 45th anniversary celebrations!
Ms Lynette Ang, Chief Marketing Officer at Sentosa Development Corporation said, “In our continuing engagement with the local community and tourists, we are constantly looking to enhance our ‘always-on’ calendar of events and build signature events that will put Singapore on the world map. Capitalising on Sentosa’s unique assets of sun, sea and sand, the sand festival is a befitting way to celebrate the island’s 45th anniversary. We are delighted to keep our gates open for all locals to come celebrate with us at The State of Fun!”
Anchoring the three-week festival will be Sentosa Sandsation 2017, featuring more than 30 intricately-carved and larger-than-life sand sculptures of some five metres in height. Spread over 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach, guests can journey through three zones showcasing different experiences, from 10am – 9pm daily. Admission is free.
“The local sand sculpting scene can trace its roots to Sentosa Sandsation, which made its debut in 1999. The appeal of sand sculptures has since persisted, evident in the popularity of Sands of Times, which was held to celebrate SG50 and attracted more than 80,000 visitors to Siloso Beach over four days in 2015. We are excited to bring this event back, bigger and better than ever before. By extending the exhibition to 9pm, guests will have the added visual treat of viewing the sand sculptures amid lighting effects and enjoy the pleasure of a scenic stroll by the beach in the cool evening breeze,” Ms Ang added.
Sentosa Sandsation 2017
Singapore’s only sand sculpture exhibition is back with a bang, bigger and better! Head down to Siloso Beach at Sentosa to discover more than 30 intricately-carved sand sculptures (up to heights of 4.9 metres) created by award-winning Singaporean sand sculptor JOOheng and his team of international sculptors! Spread over 2,400 square metres, you can walk through three distinct zones showcasing different experiences, from day to night.
For more information, visit Sentosa Sandsation 2017.
People’s Choice Awards
As they tour the exhibition, guests can take part in the People’s Choice Awards and pick their favourite sand sculpture by simply taking a photo with their favourite sand artwork, posting it on Instagram with the hash tags #SentosaSandsation and #SandsationalContest, while stating the reason(s) for their choice. A winner will be drawn from the entries featuring the most popular sculpture, and he/she will walk away with a 2D1N Sentosa staycation package. Results of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced after 20 September 2017.
Exciting Programming from dawn till dusk
When night falls, not only can visitors take in the sights at Sentosa Sandsation with lighting effects, they can also head over to the Merlion Plaza and be entertained by the dazzling Merlion Magic Lights. This iconic and ever-popular light and music show will feature a new neon theme starting 1 September. Be sure to catch it daily until 29 October, starting at 7.45pm, with 30-minute show intervals until 9.15pm. Two additional shows will be held on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
From 2-3 and 16-17 September, guests can also choose to wind down the day at The State of Fun with beach-themed films at Movies by the Beach sited at Palawan Green.
Getting to Sentosa Sandsation 2017 will be a breeze with special Sandsational Fun Ride deals. On offer are special deals including 50% off a one-way ride onboard the Segway miniPro from Beach Station to the event site, and 20% off the unlimited Cable Car Sky Pass (50% off for local residents). These tickets can be purchased here or onsite.
In addition, guests will also get to enjoy an additional 10% off at the event’s food kiosk, Wavehouse Sentosa and Good Old Days by flashing any of the above mentioned Sandsation Fun Ride tickets.
After soaking in the sun, sea and sand, guests can cure their hunger pangs with thematic food & beverage offerings at the event’s kiosks and beachside establishments. Gelatissimo at the Beach Station, for example, will introduce a special combo deal for its “sandsational flavour of the month” – the Pineapple Carnival Gelato, from 1-17 September.
Elsewhere on the island, the month of September will continue to thrill with various activities including ONE°15 Marina Club’s 10th Anniversary Celebration on 10 September, The Great Food Festival at Resorts World Sentosa from 21-24 September, as well as the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championship (28-30 September) at Palawan Beach.
To find out more information about Sandsational Fun at Sentosa 2017, please visit here or call our hotline at 1800-SENTOSA (7368672).