It used to be known as Pulau Blakang Mati. Some translate the name politely as "the island of woe," but the most cited translation is "the island behind which lies death."

Now, it's called Sentosa, from the Malay word for "peace and tranquility." Filled with theme parks, beaches, luxury resorts and other amusements, it's Singapore's primary island for staycations and is one of the city's most popular destinations for international tourists.

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