Sentosa Island

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The geographical location of Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island, which is now a tourist resort, is located on an area of ​​5 square kilometers off the southern coast of Singapore. Sentosa Island is half a kilometer from the main island of Singapore. It is also ranked fourth in terms of being the fourth largest island in the country. Sentosa until the fourteenth century, when the map of Sentosa first appeared on the globe, which is a very old island, and British colonists arrived in it in the early nineteenth century, and its inhabitants depended on collecting turtle eggs, fishing, and navigation.

The designation of Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is called (Pulau Belakang Mati), and in English (Pulau Belakang Mati), and this name translates to (Island of Death from behind); it is indicated that the reason for this designation is the following:

  • The Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore (Timothy Barnard) suggests that the island was a pirate, and along the Sentosa Island road a number of ships were raided and pirated.
  • Some historical studies show that the name of the island is derived from malaria, which spread among the population of the island in 1840, and killed a large number of the population.
  • Sentosa has been translated in Malay to peace and tranquility.
  • The origin of the name refers to the Sanskrit word (Santosha), which means satisfaction.

Tourism in Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island, located in the Port of Singapore, has been developed and has become a major recreational area. It has been connected to Mount Faber by cable car, and can be accessed via a boat, and it is indicated the availability of beaches, golf courses, and amusement park for visitors to Sentosa Island, and there are a number of Various trees and animals in this island, and examples of their animals include: monkeys, parrots, peacocks, and so on. It must be noted here that this development occurred in 1972 AD, and in 1994 CE Sentosa Island won the ninth tourism prize, due to its ability to attract tourism


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