Singapore is not all shopping malls and tall buildings. If you really hunger for some beach life, Sentosa Island will give you a fix. The island is connected with both a bridge and a cable car and everything is artificially made, though the palms are real. The blue horizon is dotted with huge tankers, and though Sentosa means peace and tranquillity in Malay, it's not quite a Robinson Crusoe beachcomber experience. Nevertheless, it is a nice break from the air-con world of downtown Singapore, and a view into how Singaporeans take a break.