Sentosa unveils reservation-only beach entry during peak periods

TD Editor

With effect from 17 October 2020, members of public who wish to visit Sentosa’s beaches (Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso) during peak periods (for example on weekends and Public Holidays) will be required to book their entry into the beaches prior to visiting, as part of efforts to enhance guest experience and safety. The reservation-only entry into the beaches is aimed at giving guests peace of mind by facilitating safe management measures as well as reducing queues and waiting time to enter the beaches, as crowds and queues have been observed forming during peak periods.

The beach entry booking system will be trialled for an initial period of three months, during which Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) will monitor guest behaviour and feedback, regularly review the reservation and redemption process, and make adjustments where necessary.

In line with the safe distancing measures, Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches have been segmented into a total of seven zones, each with a capacity limit ranging between 100 and 350.

Guests may pre-book their entry up to seven days before their intended beach visits, subject to capacity limits. For its initial roll-out, the reservation system will begin accepting bookings from 10 October 2020, for visits commencing from 17 October 2020. Guests may make reservations for up to five persons in each booking. Upon successful booking, guests will receive an email confirming their selected beach zone and timeslot.

On the day of visit, guests should approach the Beach Entry Kiosk of their selected zone, and present their confirmation email for verification. Guests may access the selected beach zone anytime during the reserved timeslot.

Upon successful verification of the booking by staff at the Beach Entry Kiosk, guests will be issued with wristbands for admission into the beach zone.

Thien Kwee Eng, chief executive officer of Sentosa Development Corporation said: “The launch of a reservation-only beach entry during peak periods will help us ensure that Sentosa remains safe for all guests and staff as we welcome more guests back to our diverse and exciting array of leisure offerings. We also seek the cooperation of our guests to continue being socially responsible so that Sentosa continues to be a place where all visitors will have an enjoyable experience.”

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