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Finding The Wooden Giants ‘Explorers Of Sentosa’ At Palawan Beach In Singapore

Next time you’re in Singapore and heading over to Sentosa Island, make sure to check out the four wooden giant sculptures known as the ‘Explorers Of Sentosa’ located on Palawan Beach!

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The four giants, or ‘explorers’ were created by Thomas Dambo, the internationally renowned artist from Copenhagen who specialises in making huge impressive art installations made out of recycled materials.

The Explorers Of Sentosa are known as Curious Sue, Little Lyn, Reef the Chief and Dreamer Dee. They are a relatively new Instagram spot in Singapore, only unveiled at the end of 2022.

You’ll find the family of giants spread out across Palawan Beach. They’re made from 5.5 tonnes of recycled wood and plastic materials and are several metres tall so they are not hard to spot!

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The Explorers Of Sentosa signify that we need to look after our planet more – man-made materials can really disrupt the environment, and even trash has value and can be reused and repurposed.

They are really impressive to see, and took an average of 700 hours each to make! The great thing is that it is free to see the giants – perfect if you want to explore Singapore but you’re on a budget!

Little Lyn

If you’re coming from Siloso Beach, Little Lyn is the first giant you will come across, just behind Palawan Beach. You’ll find her holding a plastic ball. Here is her Google maps location.

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Curious Sue

Curious Sue is located next to the path in the middle of Palawan Beach. She is lying on the sand next to a cargo container she has found.

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Dreamer Dee

Dreamer Dee can be found at the end of Palawan Island, lying on his back. You can’t get up super close to him, but you can see him from the beach or from the suspension bridge, where the photo below was taken.

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Reef The Chief

Reef The Chief is found at the other end of Palawan Beach to Little Lyn and is holding up a plastic creation he has made.

And if you’ll be posting your photos of the Explorers Of Sentosa onto social media, don’t forget to add one of these Singapore quotes or captions!

Where Else Can You Find Thomas Dambo’s Wooden Giant Sculptures?

Thomas Dambo has over 100 giant troll sculptures located around the world, including throughout the USA, in Denmark, France, the UK, Mexico and also in Australia.

I visited Thomas Dambo’s 4 giant sculptures in Mandurah, Western Australia, known as the Giants Of Mandurah. They are more spread out than the Explorers of Sentosa, with a drive needed between each one, but they were equally so impressive!

Or if you’re in Perth, Western Australia and can’t make it down to Mandurah, you’ll find one giant named Billie Bob lying down in the suburb of Subiaco, very close to Perth CBD. It makes for a great photo location when visiting Perth!

Giant Billie Bob Subiaco Perth Giants of Mandurah

Other Things To Do At Palawan Beach In Sentosa

Palawan Beach is a lovely beach, and is a popular place for both tourists and locals to visit.

With its beautiful white sandy beach, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and many things to do, its a great place to keep the whole family entertained. 

Even if you only have 2 or 3 days to spend in Singapore, Sentosa is a great place to squeeze into your Singapore itinerary.

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Relax on the beach, swim in the shallow waters with gentle waves (perfect for families with children!), or head to Underwater World Sentosa where you can see sharks, dolphins and colourful coral reefs.

Alternatively, get your adrenaline pumping with some water sports activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding or jet skiing, or go on s zip line adventure at AJ Hackett Sentosa.

Palawan Beach is also home to the southernmost point of continental Asia, and so a must-do when here is to cross the iconic suspension bridge to reach the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia sign!

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When you’re on Palawan Island, make sure to climb up to the viewpoint you can also get some great photos of the surrounding Indonesian islands, as well as stunning views over Palawan Beach and the rope bridge.

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There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants at Palawan Beach so you can really make a day of it! Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, family fun or exploration, there’s something for everyone at Palawan Beach.

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How to Get To Palawan Beach

It’s easy to get to Palawan Beach thanks to Singapore’s efficient transportation system. 

  • By MRT: Take the North-East Line or Circle Line to HarbourFront MRT Station. From there, transfer to the Sentosa Express monorail and alight at Beach Station. Palawan Beach is just a short walk away from Beach Station.
  • By Bus: Board the Sentosa Bus 1 or Bus 2 from various locations across Singapore, including VivoCity and several hotels. These buses will take you directly to Beach Station, where you can easily access Palawan Beach.
  • By Car: If you’re driving, you can park at the Beach Car Park located near Beach Station. From there, follow the signs to Palawan Beach. Entry onto Sentosa Island by car costs $6 ($2 at lunchtime and during the evenings).

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