To the south of the main island of Singapore is the harbour. The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in harbours and which handle Singapore's shipping. Currently the world's second-busiest port in terms of total shipping tonnage, it also trans-ships a fifth of the world's shipping containers, half of the world's annual supply of crude oil, and is the world's busiest trans-shipment port. It was also the busiest port in terms of total cargo tonnage handled until 2005, when it was surpassed by the Port of Shanghai. Thousands of ships drop anchor in the harbour, connecting the port to over 600 other ports in 123 countries and spread over six continents.
Further to the south is Sentosa, a popular island resort, visited by some twenty million people a year. Attractions include a 2 km long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Universal Studios Singapore.
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|Looking toward the Marina Square area, where the Singapore River enters the Singapore Strait|
|The Merlion is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a creature with a lion's head and a body of a fish. In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.|
|Part of the pleasure gardens on the Sentosa Island.|
|Looking from Sentosa Island towards Singapore Island and one of the harbours. The Sentosa Gateway causeway can be seen running across the photo.|
|Looking South from Sentosa Island out to sea towards some of the smaller islands. The Sentosa Merlion can be seen in the centre.|