From Oct 17, visitors to Sentosa’s beaches must make reservations during peak periods

Visitors can begin booking their reservations seven days before their visit on the Sentosa website

Celeste Lim

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Published: 23 September 2020, 7:50 PM

Relaxing at Sentosa is the perfect respite after a long and tiring week. However, there are now some things you have to do before heading down to the beach.

Sentosa Development Corporation (STC) announced on Wed (Sep 23) that from Oct 17 onwards members of the public who wish to visit Sentosa’s beaches during peak periods will have to make a reservation first.

Peak periods for Sentosa include weekends and public holidays. During regular weekdays, beachgoers can proceed to the beaches as usual.

Visitors can begin booking their reservations seven days before their visit on the Sentosa website.

Sentosa Beach zones
Visitors can also book one of the 15 beach courts across Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches. PHOTO CREDIT: SENTOSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


Visitors may choose from two time slots to visit: Morning (8am to 1pm), or afternoon (2pm to 7pm). The hour-long interval in between the slots helps reduce the risk of intermingling between beachgoers.

They may also choose which of the seven zones to book for their stay at the beach, with the capacity limit of each zone ranging from 100 to 350 people.

Sentosa Visitor Registration
As per Phase 2 measures, visitors may make reservations for up to five persons per booking. PHOTO CREDIT: SENTOSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


Visitors will still have to adhere to safe distancing measures, such as wearing a mask at all times except for eating and drinking.

According to SDC, the beach entry booking system will be in place for a trial period of three months.

As crowds and queues have been observed during peak periods, this system will help give visitors a peace of mind.

Sentosa beach tower
Safety rings have also been put on the beach, indicating where groups of up to five may gather. PHOTO CREDIT: SENTOSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


“The launch of a reservation-only beach entry during peak periods will help us ensure that Sentosa remains safe for all guests and staff as we welcome more guests back,” Ms Thien Kwee Eng, the chief executive officer of SDC, said in a press release.

“We also seek the cooperation of our guests to continue being socially responsible so that Sentosa continues to be a place where all visitors will have an enjoyable experience.”


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