Port of Lost Wonder: BBQ Under the Stars!

Monday, 26 August 2013

We have always loved Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) at Sentosa since our first visit there. The Mookid loves ships, slides and wading pools, and this is his favourite water park because it has all those and more!

BBQ under the Stars at the POLW was initially only slated for the weekends during the school holidays, but the Pirates at the Port have decided to make it a once a month affair due to popular demand. Held on the first Saturday of every month, it promises to be a destination where you can enjoy a sunset BBQ while the kids have a splashing good time!

We arrived at about 5.30pm in glorious weather. The sun was setting and there was a cool breeze to combat the humidity. The BBQ starts at 6.30pm, and the pirate ship closes at 6.00pm for the general public. This means that from then on, the ship is reserved exclusively for those who are there specifically for the BBQ!

The Mookid was all excited, and all smiles as he waited for Daddy to change.

Thereafter, the two boys disappeared to the bowels of the ship, while I walked around to see what the BBQ has to offer.

I totally love the 'resort' feel of the place. The ticket price includes a buffet spread (appetizers, local dishes, and dessert) and a barbecued main course of your choice.

Main Course


Sausage Platter with Beer Sauce (Pork, Veal or Chicken sausages)
Marinated Beef Rump with Mushroom Sauce
Boneless Chicken Thigh with Mushroom Sauce
Sambal Dory


Mini Burger Patty
Junior Sausage Platter

Complimentary Drinks

Red or White Wine
Apple or Orange Juice
Soft Drinks

I decided on the slider for the boy, while the hubs wanted the Sausage Platter. Just for variation, I decided to go for the Beef Rump although I admit I am such a snob when it comes to steak. I always have my beef blue, and there aren't very many places who can serve it perfectly so without the beef being either too underdone (bloody, metallic taste) or overcooked (leather slipper, anyone?).

I requested for the mains to be served half an hour later because I doubt that the kid will be too happy to be dragged out to have dinner just as he was getting started!

The buffet spread was pretty enticing too, especially since I spied some of my favourite dishes on the line.

Salad Bar
Curry Station
Mee Siam
Dessert Selection (The bread and butter pudding was YUMMY!!)
Meanwhile, the BBQ chefs were working on some of the orders for the early diners. The aroma interspersed with the sea breeze was absolutely delightful. Makes me feel like I was in some beach resort! 

It was getting pretty chilly by then, and off I went to find the boys. The crowd had thinned out, and as dusk settled in, the place took on an almost magical, surreal hue.

The kid refused to come out, even though when I asked him to, he answered: "N..n...n...oo..o..ooo...! P..p..i.sh Mah...mee!" through chattering teeth.

I told him 5 more minutes, and no negotiations will be entertained. Word of note for those with young children - it gets VERY cold when the sun goes down, especially with the water sprays and the sea breeze! The kid was in long sleeved rash guards, and he normally is totally cool with cold weather.

Our food orders came promptly at the requested time, and all that water play gave the boy quite an appetite! He not only ate his burger, but also half of Daddy's sausages.

The boy isn't much of a burger fan, but he finished this one. Maybe it was something in the air?
The sausages were well cooked, and met with the boys' approval. They didn't care for the regular hot dog sausage, though.
As for my beef rump, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was perfectly blue as I requested. Kudos to the chef for being able to get it right, especially on a barbie!

It doesn't look promising, but it tastes great!
I had a salad platter to start, while the hubs had two helpings of chicken curry. 

As night descended, the place transformed into quite a magical sight. It was easy to forget we didn't actually fly out of the country!

After a hearty dinner, we headed to the decks where they were screening Despicable Me on a projector screen. The boy, even having seen the movie many many times before, sat transfixed throughout. I am convinced it was really something in the air :)

It was a perfect ending to a wonderful evening, thanks to the Pirates at the Port and the Wonder Crew!

BBQ Under the Stars at The Port of Lost Wonder

Date: Every first Saturday of the month
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Price: $35 Adults, $30 Child (with one alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverage)
(POLW Members enjoy $5 off!)

Email <polw@sentosa.com.sg> to book a table!


Palawan Beach (near Beach Car Park)
From Beach Station, take a short 5-minute walk towards Palawan Beach. Alternatively, you may take the Palawan-Tanjong Beach Tram and alight at the first stop outside POLW.

Tel: 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672)

Opening Hours:
10am to 6.30pm daily, except on BBQ nights.


  1. Replies
    1. Let's do one. Without the rain this time!!

  2. oh my!!!! Would love to just chill under the stars after that bbq meal!

    1. Shermeen, we enjoyed it so much the hubs wanna go back this weekend!

  3. Mmm the sausages and the curry looks good! and what in the world is a blue steak!

    poppy jiejie went to POLW once and has declared that she never ever wants to go again. she doesn't like any of water places with the big bucket pouring down kind of thing. like the one the zoo has. i can't blame her. i'm not a fan either

    1. Blue = V. Rare :)

      I'm not a fan, but the boys are! Haiya... I need me a Poppy-girl!



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