The Sentosa-HarbourFront recreational precinct is envisaged as an expansive state of the art leisure destination. The island of Sentosa has acquired the status of being Singapore’s foremost resort attraction and a leading recreational destination in Asia, drawing in excess of 6 million guests each year.
The well known HarbourFront, which formerly functioned as the World Trade Centre, draws many visitors travelling to Sentosa, those intending to visit the Bintan and Batam Islands, and travellers who wish to take the cable car which connects Mount Faber with Sentosa. It is also an attraction in its own right, with numerous fascinating exhibition halls and monuments.
Just opposite the exhibition halls at HarbourFront you will see the Telok Blangah Johor State Mosque, which dates to the 1840s. It is well known as one of the features of interest of Singapore’s former Malay royalty. In the vicinity you will see the tomb of the famous Temenggong Abdul Rahman, who contributed towards the consolidation of Singapore as a trading post, by negotiating with Stamford Raffles. The royal family of Johor made their residence in Telok Blangah, as the environs was then known, for a period of time.
In the hub of the expansive HarbourFront Precinct you will see the attractive HarbourFront Centre, a well-designed shopping mall often frequented by locals as well as foreign visitors. The three storey retail centre offers a diverse array of merchandise, including fashion apparel, accessories, electronic items, sports equipment and a number of food and beverage outlets. There is something on offer for all visitors irrespective of age or preferences. The centre also features a cruise centre and several levels of offices. Visitors will also able to access VivoCity, Singapore’s biggest lifestyle and retail complex, from HarbourFront Centre through walkways on Level 1 and link-bridges on Level 2.
Optimally positioned on the picturesque waterfront, the centre offers sensational views of the bustling harbour and the sea beyond. With all of these attractions on offer, the HarbourFront should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Singapore.