At least you'll know there won't be track faults

SMRT may be giving us grief at the moment, but SBS is determined not to disappoint. The transit operator recently announced a new extended bus route that will take you straight from the city into the heart of Sentosa.

From Jul 30, SBS Transit’s bus 123 will provide direct connection to Sentosa from multiple points in central Singapore, including major MRT stations such as Tiong Bahru, Orchard, and the upcoming Fort Canning (DTL) and Havelock stations (TEL). The service will call at three stops within Sentosa, including Resorts World Sentosa and Merlion Plaza, before terminating conveniently at the island’s Beach Station.

Also, if you abhor paying the $4 Monorail Express ticket, but then are too lazy to drag yourself across the free boardwalk into the island, you probably shouldn’t be heading to Sentosa in the first place. But regardless, you’ll appreciate the new bus service because if you enter via bus 123, you'll only have to pay for the distance-based fare—no additional island admission charges will apply. 

The free intra-island bus services will be updated—the current bus services 1, 2 and 3 are being replaced by eastbound and westbound ones that will run more frequently and till later (7am-12:10am daily), which is perfect for anyone staying late for night events and programs. Parking rates will also be standardized at $1.20/hour from 7am-5pm daily, and $2.40 per entry after 5pm.