Not all of us are ready to hop on the VTLs just yet.
But sitting out doesn’t mean missing out; Singapore has no dearth of things to do this year-end, from luxurious staycations and festive dining to otherworldly Christmas experiences. Even better, you’ll find all these and more in one place: Resorts World Sentosa.
This December, the integrated resort is brimming with Christmas spirit as its collection of luxury hotels, fine restaurants and world-class attractions put out their festive best to give you an indulgent and unforgettable holiday without leaving the country. Ahead, we let you in on the best offers at Resorts World Sentosa, whether you’re looking to be wowed by the five-star accommodations, have a fun day out for the entire family or host a dinner party in your own home. Go ahead, spoil yourself and your loved ones!
Things to do
A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore
Meet your favourite characters in their festive best at Universal Studios Singapore this holiday season. Follow the Universal Rockin’ Railway and be awed at the blockbuster-inspired Christmas trees in between thrilling rides. Be amongst the first to meet Otto from Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (in cinemas 2022) as he makes his festive debut at the park. Make time, too, for Guy Diamond, Poppy and Branch from Trolls, plus your furry friends from Sesame Street. All will be in their Christmas best for plenty of photo ops!
What is Christmas without some shopping? Whether you’re picking something special for someone or looking to indulge yourself, you’ll be hardpressed to leave Universal Studios Singapore’s first-ever festive market empty-handed. Sweets and gifts aside, refresh and restore with juices, smoothies and handmade baked goods by Le Matin Patisserie, Indochin and many more. And if you’re lucky, you might walk away with staycations, too, in A Universal Christmas Giveaway.
Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Ticket comes with free vouchers and is priced from $59. Or, get more perks with the $100 Festive Package that includes a One-Day Ticket, a special Christmas meal, Universal Express for two rides, a $50 retail voucher (if you purchase the package with Mastercard®) and $5 F&B voucher (applicable at selected food carts).
Please note that participating brands may vary during the event period. Visit rwsentosa.com/universal-christmas for more information.
Universal Studios Singapore It’s Showtime! Premium Christmas Experience
The Sundays before Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore are special. The park will be closed to all but “It’s Showtime!” ticket holders for exclusive fun, food and festivities from 5.30pm. Start the evening taking mischievous wefies with Gru and the Minions in their colourful festive costumes, then watch North Pole’s best dance troupe bring the gingerbread house down in the dance performance “Ready Set Snow”. Go on a Festive Gourmet Journey and tuck into Christmas dinners at three different restaurants while being entertained by pre-dinner performances. Look forward to “A Very Naughty Christmas” at Jingle Mel’s featuring Mr. Christmas and our Santarinas, “A Miserable Christmas at Bar Humbug” at KT’s Grill starring Scrooge and the Chimney Sweeps, and “Tinsel Tavern” with Santa’s elves at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor. Post meals, head down to New York to celebrate with Universal stars and Christmas characters as they take to the streets in A UNIVERSAL CHRISTMAS Spectacular. There’ll be dance, free-flowing complimentary drinks, a whimsical snowfall and grand fireworks show to end with a bang.
Tickets are priced at $248 each, and ticket holders can visit the park as soon as it opens. Each ticket comes with a Universal Express Unlimited Pass, so you can skip the queues and experience all the rides.
It’s Showtime! Premium Christmas Experience is now completely sold out. Universal Studios Singapore thanks everyone for the incredible response and their interest. Stay tuned for the next edition of “It’s Showtime!’ happening in Jan and Feb 2022. Visit rwsentosa.com/uss-its-showtime for more information.
S.E.A. Aquarium x Pinkfong Baby Shark The Fin-tastic Friends’ Jolly Adventure
Join the Shark Family for a jolly adventure in the deep at the S.E.A. Aquarium. Dance along with Pinkfong and Baby Shark, skip along a special interactive musical walkway to get a hit song playing, and be camera-ready in the photo zones for memorable keepsakes. In fact, look out for Pinkfong and the Shark Family who will be holding meet-and-greet sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 11:45am, while Manta Mascots will meet and greet visitors in the afternoon on weekdays (1:30pm and 4pm) and weekends (1:30pm, 3pm and 4pm).
What’s more, learn about sharks and their cousins, rays, by flipping boards, and give marine animals the gift of life in an interactive multiplayer game. A blue Christmas is just as splendid as a white one, don’t you think?
S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day Ticket comes with a free treat and voucher and is priced from $23. Or, dance along with Pinkfong and Baby Shark with the $79 Dance and Meet Bundle that includes One-Day Ticket for an adult and child, Dance and Meet for two persons and $10 retail voucher.
Visit rwsentosa.com/PinkfongatSEAA for more information.
What to eat
Be it at the resort or in the comfort of your own home, Resorts World Sentosa is offering a smorgasbord of lavish culinary delights that will make your festive get-together a hassle-free, memorable one. Each restaurant on the property has its own Christmas dining menu, so there’s something for every taste.
At new Italian establishment CURATE CUCINA PISANA, Chef de Cuisine Davide Bizzarri has prepared a sumptuous spread that will transport you to Pisa, Italy, with rustic dishes like the Cervo e Castagne, a classic Venison Striploin Christmas dish made with a secret recipe by Chef Davide’s grandmother using luscious dark cocoa and chianti wine sauce.
Savour the finest of the land and sea at Osia Steak & Seafood Grill, where gatherings are a little more intimate with sharing platters of grilled succulent meats and divine seafood. For a Christmas feast with an Asian flair, consider the exquisite Japanese fusion Yuletide menu at Syun, which includes seared Bakkafrost salmon with yuzu karashi-sumiso and poêle Hokkaido scallop sauce beurre blanc. From one Michelin-starred restaurant table65 comes a slew of fun, modern European plates like a BBQ duck from a local farm with blueberry aigre doux, foie gras and confit of chestnut, foie gras kombu-jime with seaweed broth and umeboshi, as well as a chocolate balloon with blackcurrants and speculaas.
For hosts with the most, impress your guests with the massive 3kg Festive Tomahawk Roast and the beautiful Ruby Chocolate Yule Log. There’s also traditional plates like turkey wellington, whole roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham (all served with a side of cranberry sauce) for bigger parties. Not hosting this year? Pick up a gift set packed with delicious treats that’ll guarantee a smile.
Enjoy up to 30% off with Mastercard (up to 20% off will start from December 13 onwards).
Visit rwsentosa.com/tasteofjoy for more information.
Where to stay
For nature lovers: Equarius Hotel
Situated along the fringe of a tropical rainforest in Sentosa, the Equarius Hotel boasts stunning views of verdant surroundings and the picturesque sea from its breezy deluxe rooms and suites. Staying true to its locale and green philosophy, large glass panels are used to usher in more natural light and reduce electricity consumption, while ceiling fans are made with the wood from the trees removed during the hotel’s construction. Spend the day hiking or at the island’s numerous attractions nearby. Then return for a relaxing bath, which has double vanity areas, separate bathtub and shower, followed by a restful slumber on luxe mattresses outfitted with the softest Egyptian cotton bed linen. Love being by the pool? The Deluxe Pool Suite is mere steps away from the hotel’s pool where you can clock in your daily laps.
For villa enthusiasts: Beach Villas
Escape to a secluded tropical sanctuary at the Beach Villas, which offers spectacular views, personal butlers and all the luxurious comforts you can expect of a world-class resort. The 1-Bedroom Villa opens out private timber sundecks and verandahs that frame the stunning free form pool. Within, amenities are fit for royalty, with duck feather pillows, superior mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen on the bed and gorgeous bathrooms boasting luxurious in-room amenities, rain showers and free-standing tubs. If you want more space and your own personal lap pool, the 2-Bedroom Villas features a spacious living room, two oversized bedrooms, mini gardens as well as private timber sundecks.
For marine aficionados: Ocean Suites
Fall asleep and wake up to incredible underwater views of over 40,000 marine fishes in the famous Ocean Suites. Designed to offer guests the best of both land and sea, each of the two-storey townhouses has an open living area with an outdoor patio and jacuzzi on the upper level, as well as stunning aquarium features on the lower level. There, room lights automatically dim when the viewing panel is raised, just like in the movie theatre. To complete the marine experience, guests can be ferried to the nearby S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark – simply send a request through your butler to have that arranged.
Make your reservations at rwsentosa.com.
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