Sentosa offers virtual escape to the island

Singapore’s Sentosa Island is planting a flag in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a popular Nintendo Switch video game that has sold 13.41 million copies since its launch in March 2020.

Homebound players of the game craving an island getaway can ‘visit’ Sentosa Crossing, a digital re-imagination of the holiday island launched by Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).

Sentosa launches virtual island getaway on Animal Crossing

In the game, Sentosa Crossing will feature a recreation of Sentosa’s iconic attractions and offerings, including Skyline Luge Sentosa, Capella Singapore, beach bars, nature trails and movies by the beach.

Players can register for one of the 36 free slots available each day to visit Sentosa Crossing. Each visit will be limited to 30 minutes, with each session having four visitors on the virtual island.

Lynette Ang, CMO, SDC, said: “We would like to encourage everyone to make time for an ‘island getaway’ during these challenging times. In addition, while exploring these leisure experiences, guests can also be inspired with ideas for future outings to Sentosa. We are planning to offer more novel leisure options for our guests.”

Sentosa Crossing is part of a series of free online leisure offerings by SDC, which has also rolled out other Sentosa Stayhomecation activities such as Sentosa Beats Party, Sentosa Cocktail Club and Virtual Yoga by the Beach.

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