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Celebrates JOOheng's 20th Anniversary
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Zone 1 Sandsational Sentosa 2017. Photo courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

Marvel at larger than life sand sculptures at Southeast Asia's largest Sand Festival! It is free entry for all from now until Sunday. Singaporean sand sculpture artist JOOheng is also celebrating his 20th anniversary. His works have been showcased in over 70 cities across in the span of 20 countries. His artworks can be seen at Zone 3.

The festival took more than 6,000 man hours from 200 staffs in transporting, compacting and sculpting the sand showcases. Spread over 2,400 square meters on Siloso Beach, the exhibition is divided into three distinct zones showcasing different experiences from day to night.

Zone 1 - Our Sandsational Singapore
In this zone, visitors can find 15 three-dimensional sculptures inspired by local culture. Through the multi-sensory exhibits, it depicts different facets of Singaporean's everyday life. Do pause for a minute or not while admiring the artworks. Some of the exhibits are equipped with sounds of conversations and music.

Have your photo taken at Zone 1 and 2, upload it to your Facebook account, set it public with hashtag #SandsationContest and state the reason why you like it. You may win yourself a 2D1N staycation at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.

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Photo courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

Zone 2 - Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship
This zone houses the masterpieces of 14 International Sand Sculptors who painstakingly sculpted their art inspired by the theme "Imagination" transforming ordinary sand into incredible artworks! The competition was held earlier on August 31st. The winner is Pedro Mia from Portugal. He impressed judges with his sculpture titled "Broken Heart" which is fantastic.

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Pedro Mia (Portugal) and Broken Heart. Photo courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation

Zone 3 - Shifting Sand 2
Conclude your Sentosa Sandsation experience with a showcase of interactive sand art pieces by JOOheng. The artist, who is celebrating his 20th-year career, is the first sand sculptor in Singapore to hold his own sand sculpture exhibition at Sentosa's Palawan Beach in 2010. Visitors can find out more about the career of JOOheng and his artworks. Shifting Sand 2 is a unique showcase of interactive sand sculptures created by the local master sculptor.

Sentosa Islander Privileges include exclusive access to Shifting Sand 2 Photo Area from Fridays to Sundays12pm - 9pm. Just flash the membership card and have one individual or group photo taken with JOOheng's interactive sand art. The photograph sent to you instantly once you included your mobile number or email address.

Download MixGo from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store and you can watch the sculptures come to life with various Augmented Reality effects such as behind-the-scenes video features, simulated photo frames and filters, as well as gamification features.

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Shifting Sand 2 Photo Area created by JOOheng

Visitors can also to enjoy many discounts available during this festival. Get 15% discount on Siloso Firstlight or Sunkiss Dreams at Ola Beach Club or Peachy Beachy drink at $10 from Coastes. For a full listing, please check out here.

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beach themed drinks from Ola Beach Club

Sandsation Fun Ride Tickets are available at Gogreen Segway and Singapore Cable Car. Save 50% off Segway miniPRO Ride 1-way trip to Sentosa Sandsation. Original price is $16 per person. Tourists can enjoy 20% off Cable Car Sky Pass Unlimited from its original price of $43 per adult and $32 per child while locals can enjoy 50% discount. Those who have fun ride tickets can enjoy 10% off valid at Good Old Days, Wave House Sentosa, Sentosa Sandsation F&B Kiosk, or pay only $20 for 2 Jumbo Cups of 'Sandsational' flavour of the Month: Pineapple Carnival Gelato with a bottle of water at Gelatissimo.

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Segway miniPRO Ride

To maximise your fun times at the beloved island, opt for 2D1N Sandsational Staycation at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa or Le Meridien Singapore. MasterCard holders get to enjoy special dining deals and attractions too. Click here to find out more.

Treat yourself a free $50 voucher from Better Vision Singapore when you take a photo at the Police Eyewear Photo Booth located near the F&B area in front of Siloso Point Cable Car Station.

Come experience Southeast Asia's biggest sand festival with family members and friends. The sand festival ends this Sunday.

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Why? Witness marvelous sand sculptures created by local and international artists. Free entry for all
When: 1-17 September 2017 from 10am to 9pm
Where: Siloso Beach Sentosa
Cost: Island admission and parking charges apply
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