Sentosa Island is the most southerly point in mainland Asia. When I saw this sign on my first visit many years ago, I was confused. How could an island be the most southerly point of the mainland? Then it was explained to me that because Sentosa is attached to the rest of Singapore by a bridge, and Singapore is attached to Malaysia by the causeway (now there are two) it is possible to start walking from Tanjong Beach and walk all the way to Mongolia.
There are so many things to do and see on Sentosa that just one day is a bit of a teaser. There are several hotels on Sentosa if you can afford 5* luxury, Costa Sands Sentosa Kampung Hut is the exception being a bit more like camping. There are plenty of budget hotels near Sentosa but remember to factor in that there is an admission charge to get onto Sentosa each time.
There really is something for everyone, from active, outdoor activities like the Wave House, and bungee jump at AJ Hackett, to indoor pursuits like Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and the Resorts World Sentosa casino.
Many people go to Sentosa for the Universal Studios theme park, but many others just go for the beaches.