Join the quest to discover the Explorers of Sentosa
Our memories of Sentosa include soaking up the sun at the beach, spending a day at Universal Studios Singapore, or visiting the SEA Aquarium. Check out the 4 massive art installations which are not only whimsical but also have a sustainable meaning if you’re going there anytime soon. Located in secret locations around Palawan, they have been titled Explorers of Sentosa. Be welcomed to the island by the Wild Things by unleashing your inner Max. Here’s what you need to know first:
Copenhagen-based artist unveils new sculptures
Palawan Beach will soon be home to 4 new statues created by recycling artist Thomas Dambo. It features flora and fauna that were created in collaboration with children from an orphanage and displayed in all corners of the world.
His 97 other sculptures around the world are made from reclaimed wood and other recyclable materials – talk about upcycling!
Besides the interactive map, you can search for the statues using an interactive map. Find the Eternity flower at Palawan Kidz City to begin the Explorers Quest. In order to continue your quest, you must scan the QR code for the interactive map and follow the clue.
You may be wondering, where are these statues located? From Beach Station, you can walk to Palawan Beach in eight minutes. There is a famous rope bridge connecting the beach to Palawan Island, which has become a symbol of the place on Instagram.
Palawan Beach will become the next family hangout spot thanks to its exciting lineup of upcoming attractions like UltraGolf, an 18-hole golf course, and a go-karting arena. It’s also home to Hydrodash, Singapore’s first inflatable water amusement park, and Mediterranean restaurant FOC Sentosa.
Free access until 2024
These giant statues can make learning about recycling fun for the kiddos – and who knows, they might just inspire their next artistic creation.
The first exhibition of Dambo’s art is taking place in Southeast Asia for the first time. Folklore and fairytales are woven into the sculptures. By encouraging people to explore nature and appreciate trash, they raise awareness of trash’s value.
Despite being part of a family, the giants will have their own personalities and stories to share, with a message to spread: we all have the right to a clean environment. Ocean trash is very real to islands like Sentosa with diverse but vulnerable biodiversity, and I hope that these installations can serve as a powerful visual reminder of how to use materials responsibly and how it impacts the environment around us,” Thomas explained.
The journey of discovering these sculptures in lesser-known areas of Palawan Beach will be filled with a sense of mystery, and we are eager to invite international and local visitors to discover the giants and the sustainability-themed stories behind them. Ms Thien Kwee Eng, Chief Executive Officer of SDC, said, “We are increasingly looking to provide sustainable offerings and activities.”.
Installations will be open to the public for free.
And now that Sentosa is offering free island admission until 31st December 2022, there’s no better time to go. All you have to do is put on some comfortable walking shoes and go exploring.
Learn more about the Explorers of Sentosa
Opening hours: 9am-12pm, Daily
Contact: Palawan Beach website
By Sentosa Express: Alight at Beach Station and take the Beach Shuttle to Palawan Beach
By Public Bus: Board Bus 123 and alight at Beach Station. Then, take the Beach Shuttle to Palawan Beach