Soon You Can Take A Bus To Sentosa From Orchard Road

Sentosa Island may not be far from Harbourfront MRT station, but it’s always seemed to be half a world away, thanks to the chore and extra expense to get there — you either need your own wheels, shell out for a cab/Uber/Grab or take “special” modes of transport like shuttle buses, the Sentosa Express monorail or cable cars to get there. Or you can walk.

Well, from July 30 that will be over, and SBS Transit bus service 123 will head to Sentosa straight from Orchard Road. Better still, there will be no extra charge to do that!

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A Cheaper Option

Those taking the bus will only be required to pay the distance-based fare for their rides without any additional admission charges.

In comparison, a ticket to take the Sentosa Express into the island costs $4, while the entry fees for taxis and cars are as follows:

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And if you go in via Uber, you may have to pay an entry fee of at least $7. Ugh.

Singaporeans React

Netizens are already seeing this as a good move, especially since Singaporeans are already finding Sentosa admission expensive.

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A Direct Connection

In separate press releases by Sentosa, SBS Transit and the Land Transport Authority on Monday (Jul 17), it was stated that the bus service will no longer stop at the bus stops outside Vivocity and end its journey at HarbourFront Bus Interchange. Instead, it will continue into Sentosa and stop at the following places:

  • Resorts World Sentosa
  • Merlion Plaza
  • Opposite Merlion Plaza

The service will end at the Beach Station bus terminal.

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Furthermore, it will provide the island with a direct connection to various areas in mainland Singapore, including these MRT stations:

  • Tiong Bahru
  • Somerset
  • Fort Canning (upcoming)
  • Havelock (upcoming)

Take Advantage of That August Sun

It’s about time we finally got a regular bus service directly into Sentosa.

Perhaps it’s time to head to Universal Studio once again, or hit Siloso Beach to get that sweet tan.

Good luck trying to get on board the bus during the weekends, though.

Are you glad about the move? Will you be visiting the island more often? Let us know in the comments.

Unless you’re this guy.

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Featured images from businterchange.net and Facebook