The “Beverly Hills of Singapore,” as some would call Sentosa Cove, where some of the country’s richest reside. As one of the most exclusive residential areas in Singapore, access is of course limited. However, visitors—not the guests of residents—may catch a glimpse of the glitzy Sentosa Cove lifestyle by visiting Quayside Isle and its row of restaurants and shops. Read more…
Sentosa Cove is an exclusive mostly-residential enclave located in Sentosa Island. Aside from being a resort-themed community, what lures millionaire and billionaire locals and expats to invest is that it offers the “first and only oceanfront residence available in Singapore.”
But for locals and tourists alike who may not have the millions to acquire a property there, Sentosa opened a portion of Sentosa Cove to the public, even offering a shuttle bus that connects it to the more touristy portions of the island.
What forms the public areas of Sentosa Cove, aside from the arrival plaza, are W Singapore Sentosa Cove, which offers some of the most luxurious and upscale hotel rooms in the country, and Quayside Isle. One Sunday, we decided to meet up and have lunch at the latter.
Unlike the residents who supposedly drive around the cove in top-of-the-line sports cars from Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bentley, just to name a few, my choice of ride was the rather unglamorous shuttle bus, which has a pickup point right across my hotel. I met up with one of our friends from Sentosa dressed plainly in shorts and loafers.
Yet I wasn’t underdressed, as the mix of residents and visitors at Quayside Isle were mostly clad in laidback clothes. The strip of restaurants and shops, it seemed, is a quiet, chill place to eat, drink, and shop, although unlike the typical Sunday hangout places, the backdrop is Sentosa Cove’s marina and its yachts. Talk about lifestyle of the rich and famous.
We went to Miska Café, one of the few places in the island that offers Halal food. We sampled their tasty yet reasonably-priced Mediterranean fare, which included baked Cypriot Halloumi cheese with pita and Kalamata olives on the side, Greek salad, veal kebab, and BBQ chicken pizza.
Afterwards, we simply took a walk along Quayside Isle and across the boardwalk, taking time to check out the shops and admire the yachts. At one point, I actually imagined myself living there—but I snapped back to reality and realized I might not be able to afford it ever!
How to get there: From the Sentosa’s Beach Station, take Bus 3 and alight at the Sentosa Cove Village stop from which Quayside Isle is a breezy five-minute walk away. Fare is complimentary, and the service runs from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM at 30-minute intervals.
|Sentosa, one of Singapore’s top attractions, is only 15 minutes away from the city, easily accessible by train and bus. Know more about The State of Fun here, and find out how to get to the island through this post.|
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