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Sentosa Island Lights with Sanrio Characters

Update: Sentosa Island Lights with Sanrio characters has been extended until 10 January 2021. Visitors can also make bookings for up to 8 persons for visits from 28 December 2020 onwards, when Phase 3 commences.

Your favourite Sanrio characters have landed on our shores, literally. From now to 10 January 2021, catch Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody, Little Twin Stars and more at Sentosa Island Lights with Sanrio characters. Here’s a look at what you can expect at the free-entry event, happening at Siloso Beach. 

The installations

Look out for giant light installations featuring your favourite Sanrio characters alongside various recreations of classic Sentosa icons to take you down memory lane. 

sentosa archSentosa Gateway arch

Every trip to Sentosa starts at the iconic Sentosa Gateway arch.

sentosa-island-lights-sanrio-hello-kittyImage courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

Likewise, let Hello Kitty welcome you to Island Lights with a recreation of the Sentosa Gateway arch. Snap a wefie of yourself with the larger-than-life feline against a colourful backdrop of heart-shaped lights. 

sentosa-island-lights-sanrio-my-melodyImage courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

There’s no doubt that ’90s kids in Singapore will remember Fantasy Island, the waterpark located in Sentosa that closed down in 2001. Reminisce about the good old days when you splashed around with your friends without a care in the world at the 8m-tall installation of the colourful waterslides, this time with My Melody for company. 

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The ‘Siloso’ word block is a prominent landmark on Siloso beach, one of those spots where lost souls can arrange to meet their friends.

sentosa-island-lights-sanrio-pompompurinImage courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

Now, the word blocks have an additional backdrop featuring some of Pompompurin’s favourite things, as well as a massive version of the doggo itself. 

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There will also be a mini-maze, where explorers can discover bygone landmarks like the Ferry Terminal as they try to find My Melody. 

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LED outlines

If you prefer to light up your IG feed with more minimalist backdrops, head to the 12m-long feature panel along Siloso Beach made up of LED neon light outlines of the adorable Sanrio characters. 

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My Melody makes yet another appearance.

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As does Pompompurin, who will also help you channel your inner Emily in Paris with his beret.

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It wouldn’t be complete without Hello Kitty, of course.

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Kiki and Lala, aka Little Twin Stars, round up the panel.

How to register

Even though the end-of-year celebrations are in full swing across Singapore, safe distancing is still essential. Before making your way down to Island Lights 2020, you will need to book a slot on Sentosa’s Island Lights website

You can register up to 5 persons per visit from now to 27 December 2020, and up to 8 pax for visits from 28 December 2020. Choose from 3 hourly sessions every night. The first session starts at 7.30pm, followed by 8.30pm and ending off with a 9.30pm slot. 

Sessions are available for booking 5 days in advance. On the day of your visit, head to Siloso Beach (the entrance at Sapphire Pavilion) and show your email confirmation to enter the event. 

As mentioned above, admission is free for the event. And, you can also enjoy free admission into Sentosa itself from now till 31 December 2020. Visit Sentosa’s Island Lights website for more details.

Previous years

This is the fourth edition of Sentosa Island Lights. 

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The 2019 edition was based on the theme, Celebration. The 7 installations included see-saws, murals and LED lights created by local and international artists. 

Aside from the beautiful LED lights, 2019’s Island Lights saw yachts flaunting static light displays and a row of boats setting sail together at sunset. 

island lights 2018 collageSource, source

In 2018, the second run of Sentosa’s Island Lights consisted of 10 photo-worthy installations by local artists spread around Palawan Beach. There was also a Pikachu Night Parade, the first to be held outside Japan. 

Sentosa Island Lights Lets You Close The Last Chapter Of 2020 Together With Your Favourite Sanrio Characters

2020 may not have been easy for many but hey, now you can look forward to Sanrio coming to town. Bring your family and friends to Sentosa Island Lights with Sanrio characters to end your 2020 or start 2021 on a high note. 

Cover: Image courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation
This post was first published on 3 December 2020 and last updated on 23 December 2020.

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