A giant playground for all ages, Sentosa Island – just off Singapore’s southern coast – is unashamedly geared up for holiday thrills and spills. This land of adventure parks, zip lines, aquariums and Asia’s only Universal Studios, is built around beautiful beaches and forest walks – meaning you’re in for a good time, whatever your idea of fun.
Thought beach days were all about relaxing on the sand? On Siloso Beach, the Skypark provides three adrenaline-fueled activities, all with a view of the Singapore Strait. Take a leap off Singapore’s first and only bungee jumping station, in an exhilarating plunge of 50m. Skypark’s other two vertigo-inducing experiences are the Giant Swing – which you can do in a group – and the Skybridge. When all is said and done, treat yourself to a cold one back down on the beach.
If you’ve got a taste for thrills, take on the Mega Adventure Park’s MegaZip, which is the steepest zip line in Southeast Asia. At 450m long and 75m high, it builds up to a speed of 60kph. Located at the top of the rainforest-covered Imbiah Hill, you can either take a buggy up or hike along the marked trail. The zip line deposits you at Fox Finish Point, an island off Siloso Beach.
Steer around hairpin corners, whip through tunnels and whizz down slopes on this family-friendly luge ride at Siloso Beach Walk. The purpose-built carts give you total control over speed and steering, with an easy-to-use handlebar mechanism. For a luge ride with a difference, take part in the world’s first Night Luge experience, on Fridays and Saturdays after dark, when the tracks are illuminated with multicoloured lights.
Explore the mesmerising underwater world of the S.E.A Aquarium, home to around 100,000 marine animals across 1,000 species and 45 habitats. Looking up at its main viewing window, which measures 36m (118ft) wide and 8.3m (27ft) tall, gives you the feeling of being on the ocean floor – the panel was the world’s biggest of its kind until 2014, when an aquarium in China took the title.
The only Universal Studios in Southeast Asia, you don’t have to be a kid to be struck by the magic of this iconic theme park. Enjoy the Battlestar Galactica ride or cruise along with the Transformers 3D Enterprise, which allows you to experience the fantasy in hyper-realistic fashion. Meet your favourite characters from popular shows like Sesame Street or just delight in the fireworks that light up the sky later in the evening.
If you’re visiting Sentosa on a day trip, the most fun way to get there is on the sky-high gondola from Faber Peak, which will whisk you across the harbour. It’s a chance to take in a 360-degree, birds-eye view of Sentosa Island and its landmarks, from a comfortable, weather-protected seat. Keep your eyes peeled for the dolphin enclosure as you pass above Adventure Cove.
It gained a name for itself as site of the prestigious Singapore Open tournament, but the Serapong course isn’t just reserved for pros. Members-only play was scrapped, so now anyone can rock up for a round, to enjoy its recently extended yardage of 6,675m. One of the top five championship courses in Asia, its challenging greens, undulating contours and huge lakes give you a sense of achievement as you swing your way around its 18 holes.
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