Though only just off the south coast of the main island of Singapore and linked to it by a bridge, Sentosa still has something of an out-of-town feel to it, and locals treat it as a kind of resort for full-day trips or weekend breaks. Don’t expect a quiet, unspoilt deserted isle, though – this is effectively one giant theme park, as epitomized by Universal Studios, and its three beaches are decidedly ordinary. That said, if you have kids in tow you’ll find plenty to keep them entertained for hours. Other, much smaller, islands lie further south within Singapore’s territorial waters, including St John’s and Kusu. They’re easy enough to reach by ferry, and while not blighted by development, they are hardly unspoilt either, having become somewhat manicured in true Singapore style.

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