Except the cable car, how could I forget that? It’s still one of the ways to get to the island.
Straight through a building.
For some bizarre reason, the cable car currently has an Angry Birds theme, including large plush toy Angry Birds in the cars themselves, and annoying Angry Bird music playing.
The Merlion is a mythical creature – half lion, half mermaid and is the tourism symbol of Singapore. This Merlion on Sentosa is 37 metres tall and is on one of the higher points of the island, which offers views from the Merlion’s mouth and head, back over Singapore.
This particular part of Sentosa holds funny memories for us. When we visited here when Queenie was three years old, a Singaporean family was taking lots of family photos. Queenie was quite a blonde child, and they insisted on her being in all their photos. My brother video-ed the whole scene and we often wonder where those family photos are now, and whether generations on, someone will puzzle over who the blond-haired, blue-eyed member of the family was?
Sentosa is now a place where you can have a bit of extreme fun (i.e scare the bejeezus out of Fairlie).
The chairlift to the downhill luge.
The downhill luge was actually fun, as you can control the speed of your luge going as fast or as slow as you like. I didn’t mind that.
The Megazip zipline however? Arggghhhhh. See that island in the water? That’s where we ended up, after being strapped into a harness and hurtling down the line at speed. This is soooooo not my thing. But sometimes if you push yourself outside your comfort zone, you have an amazing sense of achievement at the end. (And this was so far from my comfort zone you would need a packed lunch and a compass to reach it.)
The really funny part though, is I even did it with my handbag over my shoulder.
The details:Megazip Adventure Park
Imbiah Hill Road Sentosa Island
Telephone: +65 6884-5602
Facebook: MegaZip Adventure Park
Telephone: +65 6274 0472
Facebook: Skyline Luge Sentosa