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Sentosa day out for less than $100

The Jewel Box
The challenge:Spend $100 or less for a trip to Sentosa with a family of 4
It's the Vesak Day holiday.We wanted to do something we have not done before, so we decided to head down to Sentosa with a budget of $100 for a family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids age 2 and 6) with the sole purpose of seeking new experiences.

Ding ding ding, let the challenge began
The agenda

Sentosa for less than $100 for a family of 4?

With transportation, parking, entrance to various attractions and food, a day out at Sentosa would probably cause an arm and perhaps a leg too. To be honest, we did not quite set the agenda, but we managed to spend a whole day in Sentosa, visiting 4 attractions, filling our stomachs and topping it off with a day of new experiences for us.
Let the challenge began!

Jewel box
The day began with a drive up Mount Faber. We intend to travel in style and 'fly' into Sentosa on a cable car ride. However the sky turn dark and began to pour.

Early lunch

Faber Bristo
Situated a few steps away from The Jewel Box, the Faber Bristo offers a one of a kind dining with a hill top view of inland Sentosa. Clad within lush greenery, we felt that we were transported to a French Rivera. Er ok it is a little far fetch, but a Bristo on a hilltop with a view does hold similarities akin to a mini riveria.

As we are a little famish, we shared a hearty breakfast consisting of toast bread, 2 sunny side up, 2 hotdogs , hash brown, bacon and tea (for mommy). The adults have their breakfast earlier and skipping this meal as they save their stomach for lunch.
Cost : $16.05

Breakfast at Faber Bristo
I even had time to draw what I see from my choice seated location. Can you guess what it is?

Reflection and Telok Blangah view
Attraction 1 : Cable car

Our first attraction is the Sentosa Cable Car. I have been to the cable car back in 2009 when they have the 2nd generation of cable car. This is the 4th generation jewel box edition. So technically it is a new experience for me. As for Louis, this is his 1st trip on a cable car. He was a little hesitant but he managed to pluck enough courage to take the flight with us.

Angry Birds Cable car
We managed to snag the limited Floral Cabin on your way to Sentosa. It is basically a cabin decorated with Flowers.

For the month of may, there was a special promotion. Ticket price is at 50% off per adult at $13, kids from 4 to 12 rides at $10
Cost - $36

Flying into Sentosa
Attraction 2 : Cable Car museum
This museum was spotted on the right when we exited from the cable car ride. It's another first for us. The museum does tell the history of cable cars pretty well.

Cable Car Museum
It was a blast exploring the different generations of cable cars. It was so fun that we decided a review is warranted. Watch for it!
Cost : Free for cable car ticket holders , normal $3

Ice cream
We were still a tad hungry after the cable car ride and the museum and decided to indulge in a cone of ice cream for each of us.
Cost :$7.20
Attraction 3 : Images of Singapore

Images of Singapore
Our next stop, the Images of Singapore is another unplanned agenda . We initially toyed with the idea of visiting Butterfly park, but due to the continued rain, we decided to head to an indoor spot .
The Imbiah Lookout is a nifty spot to land on Sentosa. With 11 attractions like Butterfly park, Skyline Lug, The Merlion, Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa 4D, Images of Singapore and lots more.
Rain or shine, there is always something to do at the lookout.

Images of Singapore
The Images of Singapore is another first for us. With its realistic models, you could call this the Mdm Tussad's of Singapore. Except it is full of anomyous characters save for a few recognisable models.
Given that this is not the first spot parents would think of for a visit at Sentosa, we thought a potential review for this spot would be in the cards for future reference. Mark this spot!
There was an ongoing promotions where kids get in free with accompanying adults. This promotion will be extended till 30th June. As for adults, passion card members gets 20% off.
Cost : $16 ( $8 per adult after passion card discount )

Lion dance
By this time, the adults are hungry , so they made a pit stop for lunch at Tastes of Singapore at Images of Singapore. Food and drinks cost about $10 per person. Although we ate earlier, we did take a bite here and there.
Cost :$20

Tastes of Singapore
Attraction 4 : Palawan Beach

Palawan Beach
The rain has stopped, it's time for us to play!Our next stop was at Palawan Beach. We are no strangers to Palawan. One of our favourite spot at Sentosa, the Port of Lost Wonder is located there. This time, we decided to skip the POLW and head to the beach next to it. Another first for us!

Beach bums
The beach is free to use and there are changing facilities nearby. Palawan beach is touted as a family beach and rightfully so. There are many liked minded families with us there.
We don't need fancy rides , just give us sand and sea and we can still have oodles of fun.
Cost :Free

We took the Sentosa Express from the beach station to Impiah Station. It was our first time on the Sentosa express as well!
Tip- if travelling from within Sentosa, the Sentosa Express is free!
Cost : Free
The Merlion
It was a memorable trip for us. We had ate, explore and play in new places that we have yet explore. Furthermore it does not take a bomb to explore Singapore attractions. Compared to the Singapore play pass, we had managed to save a couple for bucks with meals thrown in. We may experience less attractions, but the fun of exploring something new at Sentosa is worth it!
The total cost for our escapade , a grand total of $95.25

It just shows you can have a great time in Singapore ,discovering new places on a shoestring budget ,if you look beyond the usual fare of attractions.

Ging Back to Singapore!
We took the cable car ride back to Mount Faber. The cable car ride is a round trip ticket that entitles you to ride from one location for one full loop ( means you can stop at any location as long as it goes one full round) We spotted the Superstar virgo on the way back. We still remembered our cruise holiday at Superstar Virgo and was elated to view the ship from a different angle.

Star cruise
In 15 minutes time, we were transported back to mainland Singapore.
Total time spend for this trip was about 8 hours from 10am to 6pm. In case you are curious about parking fees, parking at Mount Faber is free. Our advice is to park at Carpark B. it is the nearest carpark to the Jewel Box. Alternatively valet parking is available at The Jewel Box for $5.

Parking : Free

Have fun at Sentosa !

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