THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR THRILL SEEKERS: THINGS YOU CAN DO IN SENTOSA
For thrill seekers with a natural thirst for adrenaline-pumping fun, we've lined up 5 must-visit attractions in Sentosa that are well worth the time.
I’m teetering on the edge of a platform that stands 50m above the ground. My heart is pounding and my pulse is racing. There is nothing but a swimming pool and beachside sand below.
Then I jump. I scream. The cord attached to my back recoils, tugging me to safety. I have just bungy-jumped for the first time. #achievementunlocked!
There are many activities on Sentosa to cater to all sorts of different people, daredevils not excluded. If you’re looking for your adrenaline fix in the s of fun or simply want bragging rights to having done something truly crazy, here are some activities to try. We’ve ranked the activities below in ascending order of thrill factor.
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Skyline Luge Sentosa is a wheeled gravity ride that allows riders full control over their descent on a specially-built track. Adrenaline junkies can navigate the Skyline Luge’s Jungle trail or seek out the more challenging Dragon trail. In 2017, two new Luge tracks were unveiled — Kupu Kupu, spanning 638m, and Expedition, spanning 658m; both weave in and around lush jungle areas. Feel the wind in your face as you zoom down the track! The luge is fun, moderately thrilling, and suitable for families.
Where: Skyline Luge Sentosa
Skyline Luge Sentosa
Finally, the scariest of them all: AJ Hackett’s bungy tower, the first and only one in Singapore. Sitting on Siloso Beach, it stands 50m above the ground and there’s nothing but a pool of water beneath you. You can tailor the jump so as to avoid or touch the water below, but regardless, the scariest part is always going to be the moment when you’re teetering on the edge of bungy tower, stealing a glance at the ground as you push yourself off the platform.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for less vertiginous thrills, there’s always AJ Hackett’s Giant Swing (which, to be fair, is still pretty high up).
Note: AJ Hackett reopens on 18 Jul 2020, with Bungy and Swings only at $49 each
Where: AJ Hackett Sentosa
Always wanted to skydive but too chicken to jump out of a plane? Now you can get the thrill of skydiving — without the risk factor. At iFly Singapore, you get to experience free-fall conditions, just as you would if you were skydiving. You’ll get to enjoy two skydives in what is the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel — the tunnel is almost five-storeys high. And while you won’t see the ground closing-up before you, you’ll get to enjoy a view of the South China Sea. iFly Singapore uses the proven training and safety system from the International Bodyflight Association, and it’s safe enough that even kids can experience it for themselves.
Where: iFly Singapore
Unless supernaturally endowed, none of us can fly. But riding Mega Adventure Park’s MegaZip zipline is the closest thing we’ll get to experience. At 75 metres high, 450 metres long, and with speeds that go up to 60 km/h, MegaZip is the first three-wire zipline in singapore that allows you to ‘race’ family and friends as you embark on an adrenaline-fuelled journey that will take you from the jungle canopy of Mount Imbiah to the pristine Siloso Beach finish point. Feel that whoooooosh! of the wind as you zip down the line!
Where: Mega Adventure Park
Are you the water-inclined sort thrill seeker? You’ll want to take flight with Ola Beach Club’s Jetpack, a water-propelled device that launches you as high as 9m above water at speeds of 40km/hr. And if you become skilled at manoeuvring this device, you can even plunge up to 2.5m through the water, before re-propelling yourself back up. Alternatively, you can try out the jetblade, a device armed with water thrusters that’s strapped to your feet — it propels you up to 15m up in the air. Have fun gliding in the air while working up a sweat!
Where: Ola Beach Club
Ola Beach Club
Looking for a ‘Chill-Thrill’? Hydrodash is a family-friendly inflatable playground that offers excitement and joy to people of all ages. Test your balance and skills as you go through ‘obstacle courses’ on water. Take up the challenge as you compete with your family and friends!
HydroDash - Floating Aqua Park
By Arman Shah
Arman Shah is a former travel writer with fond memories of solo adventures in Southeast Asia. His work has appeared in print and online in publications such as Expat Living Singapore, AsiaRooms.com, SG Magazine, and HungryGoWhere.com among others. He now manages The Everyday People, a website featuring people stories and lifestyle content.
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