Sentosa - Singapore
The word "Sentosa" means peaceful Malay. First used by the British as a garrison for the not-too-peaceful purpose of guarding Singapore from naval attack, Sentosa has been the subject of intense development for a number of years. Initial development seemed targeted towards the local market as a place to go for the weekend or school outing. British military installations were transformed into museums and eductional sites and a number of leisure attractions were added.
However Sentosa is now emerging as a destination in its own right. This especially true for convention and meeting planners who want the convenience and efficiency of Singapore but in a beach resort.
Although not a theme park per se, more international calibre attractions have been added over the years including an Underwater World, two 18-hole golf courses.