Sentosa Sandsation 2017

Sentosa Sandsation 2017

Sentosa Sandsation 2017
Sentosa Sandsation 2017 - By Tan Joo Heng

Amazing Sand Sculptures

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Sep-2017


As Southeast Asia's biggest sand festival, Sentosa Sandsation 2017 features over 30 intricately-carved sand sculptures (up to heights of 4.9 metres). Carved using nothing but sand and sea water, the artworks are spread across 3 distinct zones.

In Sentosa Sandsation 2017, Zone 1 - Our Sandsational Singapore (Singapore, Ho Say!), spot 15 three-dimensional sculptures inspired by local culture, quirks, and colloquial slangs, hand crafted with a good dose of Singaporean humour by local professional sand sculptor Tan Joo Heng, who is celebrating his 20th year of sand sculpting.

In Sentosa Sandsation 2017, Zone 2 - Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship, 14 sand sculptors from across 13 countries hand crafted artistic sand masterpieces for the 'Imagination' themed competition. Sculptor Pedro Mira from Portugal won for his piece, 'Broken Heart', while Bob Atisso from Togo / Togolese Republic took the 1st runner-up for his piece, 'The Drive Of Illusion', with Borecki Wiaczeslaw from Poland taking 3rd place for his piece, 'Evolution'.

Complete the visit to Sentosa Sandsation 2017 at Zone 3 - Shifting Sand 2, which features interactive, immersive sand art pieces by Tan Joo Heng. Here, guests can become part of the artwork! If you're planning a visit, do note that admission is free, and allocate between 30 minutes - 1 hour to view all the sculptures. Sentosa Sandsation 2017 is held from 1st - 17th September 2017, and viewing hours are from 10am - 9pm daily.


Blur Like Sotong, Gabra Like Zebra
Blur Like Sotong, Gabra Like Zebra - By Tan Joo Heng

Jiak Zua
Jiak Zua - By Tan Joo Heng

Chope! - By Tan Joo Heng

So Kiasu
So Kiasu - By Tan Joo Heng

Tropical Splendor
Tropical Splendor - By Michel Lepire (Canada)

Game Over
Game Over - By Sergio Ramirez (Spain)

Smog City
Smog City - By Leonardo Ugolini (Italy)

Evolution - By Borecki Wiaczeslaw (Poland)

Way / Uay
Way / Uay - By Calixto Molina (Mexico)

Sand Castle
Sand Castle - By Tan Joo Heng