History Of The Tiger Sky Tower In 1 Minute

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Tiger Sky Tower — Singapore’s tallest tower — can be found on Sentosa, an island resort located off Singapore’s southern coast. The island, visited by over 20 million people a year, is a major attraction in Singapore; the largest feature being Resorts World — a sprawling 50-hectare complex that includes Universal Studios, an aquarium, a water park, half a dozen hotels, and the Tiger Sky Tower.

Tiger Sky Tower holds the distinction of being the tallest freestanding observation tower in Asia. First opened in February 2004, the tower was originally branded as the Carlsberg Sky Tower. Four years later, in 2008, the sponsor changed to locally brewed Tiger beer. Tiger Sky Tower can be found in the Imbiah Lookout Zone in the centre of Sentosa and is accessible by cable car, the Sentosa luge chairlift, the LRT that connects Sentosa to the main island, and by the internal bus service.

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Tiger Sky Tower is unique from other observation towers in the sense that it is essentially a giant, circular glass elevator. Visitors enter a cabin, which then slowly revolves as it makes the gradual ascent at 1.2 meters/second to a height of 110 meters above the ground. Standing tall at 131 meters above sea level, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Sentosa island, the bustling Central Business District of Singapore, as well as Southern Islands Kusu and St. John’s. On a clear day, you can see as far as parts of Malaysia’s Jurong Bahru and even the Indonesian islands Pulau Bintan and Pulau Batam.

Tickets: $18 adults/$10 children under 12

Hours: Daily 9am – 9pm