Sentosa Island, also simply called Sentosa, is an island located at the Central Region, Singapore. It had been once used as a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In 1972, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned to be a preferred holidaymaker destination. It is now home to a popular resort that receives more than twenty million visitors per year. Attractions embrace a two metric linear unit (1.2 mi) long secure beach, Fort Siloso, 2 golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and therefore the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore’s 2 casinos.
The name Sentosa interprets as “peace and tranquillity” in Malay, that was successively derived from the Sanskritterm Santosha, which means “contentment, satisfaction”. Sentosa was also known as Pulau Blakang Mati that in Malay means that the “Island of Death Behind”.