Let the Adventure begins!
The city life in mainland Singapore can be stifling. And if you think that Singapore is boring, think again. Sentosa might be the answer to our boredom. It isn’t just an island for tourists but a short getaway for us locals too.
After multiple visits to the island, I’ve discovered that there were so many attractions which I’ve not experienced before. This includes Mega Adventure, Madame Tussauds, Sentosa 4D Adventureland and Tiger Sky Tower. These are fun-filled worthy attractions which have been frequented by many travelers from all over the world. Now wouldn’t it be a pity if, as a local, I didn’t get a chance to try any of these? And indeed we did, by spending an entire Saturday to explore Sentosa. Here we go!
Remember to read on to find out more about the available promotions in the month of July!
1. Mega Adventure
You shouldn’t leave this island without doing a MegaZip across Siloso Beach. It could be the most exciting activity on this island. Besides zip-lining across the beach, you could also do MegaClimb, MegaWall, MegaJump, and MegaBounce at the adventure park itself.
Make your way to Beach Station via Sentosa Express and walk along the Siloso Beach to Mega Adventure booth. First, head over to the counter to purchase your tickets. Currently, they are offering various promotional combo packages which allow you to try out a few activities at a discounted price.
Things to Bring
From the booth itself, they will ferry you to the adventure park with a buggy. Staff will advise you to keep all your belongings in the locker because you don’t need anything and water is provided. The locker rent starts from $5. A cheaper alternative is to rent the lockers near the showering area opposite the booth itself, which only cost $2.
Can you bring your camera along?
Should you need to bring your camera, phone or wallets along, you can carry a small and light backpack with you. Small backpacks are permitted if they do not hinder your movement when you are doing the MegaClimb or MegaZip.
MegaZip only allows the use of camera devices which are strapped to your body. We carried our GoPro stick that had a wrist attachment, so it was all good. The footages we got were nothing short of amazing, and we highly recommend that you film your MegaZip experience for keepsake!
MegaClimb is a high-element obstacle course. There are three different of challenging rope courses of varying difficulty levels. Level 1 challenge course, which is closer to the ground, proves to be the easiest. The hardest, of course, is Level 3. Each person is given two attempts at MegaClimb.
Do not be afraid!
We planned to complete both Level 2 and Level 3 courses. We started off with Level 2 first, but we took a really long time to complete the course as there were many people ahead of us, with some having phobia at various stations. It was quite fun overcoming some of the challenges, but overall, it wasn’t too challenging. And most important of all, it is very safe. Even if you fall or miss a step, you can zip line or swing across from one end to the other. We saw a kid doing that, and we were like, ‘Woah’!
By the time we completed the Level 2 course, we were so exhausted from the heat and the long wait. Thus, we headed decided to complete our Mega adventure experience with MegaZip. The station is one level above MegaClimb. We took the stairs up and waited for our turn to MegaZip down across Siloso Beach to the beach coast, close to where Mega Adventure booth is.
The crew there were amiable and helpful. They lent us a small backpack when we needed one to keep our Go Pro while doing the MegaClimb. There’s was also a really enthusiastic and fun-loving photographer who took photos of us. The crew just made our experience so much more memorable!
Check this out! The view was just breath-taking and thrilling. You practically don’t really have to hold on to anything and swing down hands-free! I would definitely love to have a go at it again if I had a chance!
The Adventurer Package, which includes MegaClimb and MegaZip, is offered at a promotional price of $55. This is $20 off the usual Adventurer package (U.P $75).
Enter MEGAJULY18ADV at Mega Adventure’s cart page to get $20 off this package. This promotion is valid until 31 July 2018, and it is not valid in conjunction with other promotions. Please bring the confirmation email to counter to redeem your ticket.
10A Siloso Beach Walk,
Open daily 11am-7pm
2. Madame Tussauds Singapore
This is another attraction which took us by surprise. Having visited Madame Tussauds in Bangkok and New York before, I thought it wouldn’t be any different here. But I was proven wrong because it turns out that Madame Tussauds Singapore was pretty unique on its own. What made it really special was the additional boat ride which showcases Singapore’s cultural heritage and famous local landmarks. We also got to catch a short Marvel 4D film in the cinema and went through a virtual reality racing experience. It made the whole wax museum experience so much more enriching, enlivening and interactive.
Currently, the tickets for Singapore residents start from $28. It is definitely cheaper to purchase your tickets online on their website.
Of course, you won’t be able to ‘rub shoulders’ with our Singapore leaders and celebrities elsewhere except here at Madame Tussauds Singapore.
3. Sentosa 4D AdventureLand
If you’re a thrill-seeker, Here’s another attraction for another heart-racing experience. Over here at Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, you can watch a 4D movie, play an interactive shooting game at Desperados or go for a thrilling Extreme Log Ride.
We enjoyed the shooting game at Desperados the most because it was fun sitting on the galloping horse and shooting all the villains on screen. There are points given, and the top performing shooter enjoys a minute of fame as their picture of them sitting on the ‘horse’ will be captured and displayed on screen.
Sentosa 4D AdventureLand
51B Imbiah Road
4. Tiger Sky Tower
We couldn’t believe that we’ve not been up Tiger Sky Tower before because it was so awesome. I swear that the view up here is way better than the views we get sitting on Singapore Flyer or anywhere elsewhere in Singapore.
The best part is that you don’t have to walk around the tower because the cabin revolves 360 degrees. So you could literally just sit comfortably on the chair and enjoy the breathtaking view of Singapore and Sentosa as the cabin rotates.
The best time to take ‘a ride up into the sky’ is between 6.45pm to 7.15pm when the sun starts to set. How amazing would it be to see the city skyline of Singapore against the golden-hued sky! Do remember to take a photo with the cute Tiger plushie they have onboard.
Currently, there are having a promotion. All children age 12 and below get to ride for FREE! Free rides for children starts from now til 12 August 2018. Terms and conditionsapply.
Tiger Sky Tower
41 Imbiah Road
From Tiger Sky Tower: The End of an Era for the Tiger Sky Tower at Sentosa
28 December 2018 marks the last day of operations for Tiger Sky Tower. For the past 14 years, Tiger Sky Tower has welcomed almost 5 million visitors to marvel at the breathtaking and ever-changing sights from the peak of Sentosa – 131 metres above sea level.
To thank everyone for the support over the years, admission prices will be reduced to an unprecedented low of $4.80 (Child) and $8.80 (Adult) with effect from 01 November 2018. The usual price is $10 (Child) and $18 (Adult).
The local community stands to benefit even further with 20% discounts given to card members of NTUC, PAssion & SAFRA – an effective rate of $3.80 (Child) and $7.00 (Adult). Tickets can be purchased at Tiger Sky Tower ticketing counter.
Grab the opportunity to take the scenic ride at an amazing value one last time before the final rotation on 28 December 2018!
Date: 01 November to 28 December 2018
Time: 9 am to 9 pm daily (Last admission at 8.45pm)
Venue: Tiger Sky Tower @ Imbiah Lookout
Getting to Sentosa
One of my favorite ways to get to Sentosa is via Sentosa Express. You can get your tickets at the ticketing booth located at level 3 of Vivocity. It is the most convenient way to get there from Harbourfront MRT station. You could also enter Sentosa for free via Sentosa Boardwalk (until end of 2018) if you have some time to spare.
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