SINGAPORE – Members of the public who wish to visit Sentosa’s beaches (Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso) during peak periods (weekends and public holidays) will soon be required to book their entry into the beaches prior to visiting, as part of efforts to enhance guest experience and safety. The enforcement of this safety measure will take effect from 17 October 2020.
The reservation-only entry into the beaches is aimed at facilitating safety management measures as well as reducing queues and waiting time to enter the beaches, as crowds and queues have been observed forming during peak periods.
The beach entry booking system will be trialled for an initial period of three months, during which Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) will monitor guest behaviour and feedback, regularly review the reservation and redemption process and make adjustments where necessary.
In addition, Safety Rings have been put in place on Sentosa’s beaches, indicating spots where small groups of up to five may gather. When using these Safety Rings, which are demarcated by rope squares in the sand, groups should keep within the allocated space and observe a minimum safe distance of one metre from other groups and guests.
Beach reservation and entry process
In line with the safe distancing measures, Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches have been segmented into a total of seven zones, each with a capacity limit ranging between 100 and 350.
Key things to note while making reservations:
Bookings are to be made via www.sentosa.com.sg/beachreservations.
Guests may pre-book their entry up to seven days before their intended beach visits, subject to capacity limits. For its initial roll-out, the reservation system will begin accepting bookings from 10 October 2020, for visits commencing from 17 October 2020.
Guests may choose from two time slots to visit: Morning (8am – 1pm), or afternoon (2pm – 7pm).
Guests may make reservations for up to five persons in each booking. Upon successful booking, guests will receive an email confirming their selected beach zone and time slot.
On the day of the visit, guests should approach the Beach Entry Kiosk of their selected zone, and present their confirmation email for verification. Guests may access the selected beach zone anytime during the reserved time slot.
Upon successful verification of the booking by staff at the Beach Entry Kiosk, guests will be issued with wristbands for admission into the beach zone.
Guests will be required to leave the beaches at the end of their selected time slots, or at any time prior at their convenience.
Guests who decide to change their plans after making a booking are reminded to cancel their reservations and give up their slots to other guests.
On weekdays, guests may enter the beaches without a reservation, subject to the capacity limits. Guests should also note that Sentosa’s beaches will be closed between 7pm and 8am daily.
Reservation of beach game courts
A total of 15 beach courts across Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches will be made available for booking, for guests who wish to play court-based games such as beach volleyball.
The booking process for beach game courts are similar to that for general beach entry. Guests who have booked beach courts are not required to make another booking for beach entry.
For the safety of guests, only up to five persons are permitted to play in each court-based game. There should be no intermingling between groups of players or cross-court games.
Guests strongly encouraged to make prior reservations at other offerings
Guests who wish to visit other offerings in Sentosa such as food and beverage establishments and attractions are also strongly encouraged to make prior reservations, and pre-purchase tickets online where appropriate, before arriving. This will reduce queuing time for guests and enhance safe distancing.
Guests may make their reservations with the respective establishments directly or via their booking platforms.
For more information, go to www.sentosa.com.sg/beachreservations