HOW TO: MAXIMISE A WHOLE DAY OF FUN ON SENTOSA
On the island with a day to spare to have some fun? Here are a few easy itinerary ideas to make the most of your time
Can you take a whole day out of your busy schedule to kick back, relax and have some fun? Whether you are spending it with the whole family, with young kids or with your special someone; here are a few nifty ideas to make the best use of your time. From all-out adventure to a day spent on a shoestring budget. We have it all!
A WHOLE DAY OF ADRENALINE
Some people get their R&R by dialing down and getting lots of rest; others need their thrills and excitement to be truly rejuvenated. If you are the second kind, make time to try all the adrenaline-boosting activities that the island has to offer. Remember to fuel up with a hearty breakfast, take breaks in between and stop for meals and in-between meals.
11am: Free fallin’
You can take a dive off the 50-meter high AJ Hackett Bungy to kickstart things or drop, swoop, and scream on the Giant Swing. Or do both, if you and your crew are made of strong stuff. Jumpers and Swingers get a finishers certificate, and access to the Skybridge to admire the view from, post-jump.
12pm: Beach nosh and watersports
Make your way to nearby Ola Beach Club. Take a breather and grab some lunch: their Hawaiian-inspired eats are child-friendly and adults can have their fill of Tiki Cocktails and grub like the teriyaki-flavoured Huli Huli Chicken and the Kalua Pork Pizza. The beachside spot is also a watersports centre watersports where you can try paddleboarding, kayaking with water-propelled jet packs, banana boat rides and more.
4:30pm: Mega fun stuff
Heads to Mega Adventure Park, you could soar above the island a 450m zipline or test your balance on the 36-obstacle treetop ropes of MegaClimb. You could try free falling 15 meters on MegaJump, or just bounce around on a trampoline at MegaBounce. Or do all of the above.
6:45pm: Riding High
Make your way to the Skyline Luge where you can take a sky ride before zipping down four different tracks on a luge ride.
8pm: Flying High
Right beside the Luge, is iFly Singapore where you can do an indoor skydive in a wind tunnel with a view of the South China Sea
Right beside all of the action are several options to refuel after all that adrenaline. From good ol’ McDonalds and Marrybrown or if you are in the mood for something specific, browse the many dining options on the island.
A COMPLETELY FREE DAY
9am: In and around for free
Coming into Sentosa from the mainland? Did you know it's completely free to walk, scoot or bicycle into the island via the 670m shaded boardwalk? Once you are on the island all ground transport is also free. Familiarise yourself with the buses and beach trams and get around for free.
Sentosa’s several kilometres of pristine coastline and three separate beaches offer numerous ways to entertain yourself. Pack a picnic basket from home and pick a shady spot and settle down. Go for a swim, and for that we like Tanjong Beach’s clear and safe waters best. Run, jog or walk with the sand between your toes. Go exploring to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, or trek ‘off the beaten track’ to the rocky slope behind Rasa Sentosa to Tanjong Rimau where you will chance upon small caves, a tiny strip of beach and naturally rugged coastline.
1pm: A historic fort
End your beach-hunting over at Siloso Beach, where only a short walk away is Fort Siloso. A small fort, an on-site military museum and an 11-storey, 181 meters long Skywalk trail can easily be accessed via a nifty glass elevator. The walk along the skybridge provides guests with a scenic trek among the treetops en route to the Fort Siloso. It’s a doable walk, with enough space to stop and take in the view. The trek is also wheelchair and stroller accessible.
3:30pm: One with nature
Set off on a 1.8-kilometre trek through a tropical rainforest, on Sentosa Nature Discovery where you can spot up to 20 different species of birds, insects, plants and even cute squirrels and geckos.
7pm: End with a show
For a spectacular end to your free day of fun on the island, make for Siloso Beach for Magical Shores, which is outdoor, interactive light-and-sound spectacle. It’s completely free, and a lot of fun.
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