After checking out the gardens, we had a booking down at the Tanjong beach club for the afternoon. The way this place works is they have a pool, a bar, a restaurant and some daybeds, tables and cabanas. You can have the space for free for a few hours as long as you spend a minimum of $100 ($200 on weekends). Being Singapore, you will hit that with a couple of drinks easily.
We were lucky our seating was mostly in the shade as at midday the sun was punishing. Not all the cabanas had shade that was working. Go later in the afternoon or evening to avoid the sun.
Interesting place, looking out over Singapore straight you can see all the ships queued into the port. It’s a bit like visiting a beach club at Kurnell. We spent most of the time in the pool. I had expected the club to have showers but unfortunately only had change rooms. Towels could be hired for $8 for the day.
The simplest way to the club would have been a taxi, but we decided to take the cable car across to Sentosa. To do that we took a cab up to mount Faber, got the cable car and then once across got a cab to the club. Cable car isn’t exactly cheap, $35 for a ticket but you can use it all day. Great views, it’s worth doing at least once.
I think the best part of the club was the Pina Colada in a frozen pineapple. My theory is you are not on a beach holiday until someone hands you a drink in a pineapple.