It might surprise you that the southernmost point of continental Asia is in Singapore. I have read a lot of debates online, saying that this claim is invalid, as Singapore is not linked to the continent, it is linked to Malaysia via a bridge. Hence, the southernmost point is in Malaysia. While I can’t deny the logic, I have to say kudos to my people for claiming it first! Singaporeans are known to be kiasu (Hokkien for ‘fear of losing’) and extremely competitive. We have the best or tallest thing in the world.
Anyway, the southernmost point of continental Asia is located in our entertainment island Sentosa (Malay for peace and tranquility).
How to go there:
- From Vivo City, take Sentosa Express monorail.
- Alight at Beach Station
- Walk about 2 minutes to Palawan Beach (the bus takes longer)
- Cross the bridge, voila!
Palawan stems from the Malay word “pahlawan” which means “hero” or “warrior”. From the beach, you can see a small island linked to Palawan Beach via a bridge. See those two huts? You can climb up and enjoy the tranquility of the ocean!
Expect to see a lot of trees along the beach, as you make your way to the bridge. You might want to know that you’re stepping on a reclaimed land. The sand…they’re fake, imported from neighbouring countries!
Ahh…here we are! The bridge is a bit narrow, but it’s pretty cool. I have always loved it!
Not gonna show you what’s on the other side, so…explore it for yourself!
Oh yes, you can swim over too.
Here are some comments I came across in the net:
“The southernmost point of continental Asia is Cape Pilai (Malaysia) and the southernmost point of Asia is Pulau Dana (Indonesia), this is a gimmick.” – Okay, so go to Cape Pilai then. I heard it’s nothing but a large mangrove with a boardwalk that stretches out to the coast.
“Avoid June and December, as these fall during the school holidays and there will be influx of kids and teens flooding the area” – True, but if you can’t change the dates, this place is still worth going. How many of your friends or family members have been to the southernmost point of continental Asia? I guessed so. Be the first!
“Water is so warm! Singapore is warm…not worth the swim” – Hmm…if you’re here to escape winter, I don’t see any issue with that. Besides, it depends on the time of the day. It makes sense, right? So make a wise decision!