The famous Sentosa Island has a rich history. Its location was important in protecting the waters of Keppel Harbour, and that’s why some forts were built on it. The island then became a military fortress maintained by the British during World War II. When Singapore became independent in 1967, the island was used as a naval base.
Eventually, the island was developed into a resort to attract local and foreign tourists, and its name was changed from Pulau Belakang Mati, which in Malay means the island after death, into Sentosa, which means tranquility. Today, it has been developed into one of the [Read more…]