Attractions at Skyline Luge Sentosa

Aug 08

It is your rest day and you are thinking of worthwhile things to do. You can finish your work in the house so you will not worry about it in the future but where is the fun in it? You have to make good memories. There are many activities here in Singapore that you can consider. For sure you can make good memories if you consider the Skyline Luge located in Sentosa.


Recently, you do not consider the Skyline Luge because it is under renovation. Well, here’s the good news for you – it has a new look now after eighteen months of renovation. You will surely enjoy its new look. The renovation incurred over S$ 4 million. The renovation included widening the aisles of the ticketing counters. There are also numerous sun-shelters and more railings to meet the standards of ride safety.

The renovation does not end here because there are future plans. The management is thinking about allotting another S$2 million to create additional luge tracks. At present, there are only two tracks – the Jungle and Dragon Track. In the next few years, there will be four tracks. If you want to visit Skyline Luge right now, you should know some information. You can consider this:


  • Admission: The rate depends on the package you will choose. For example, if you decide to have the Luge & Skyride Combo, expect to pay from S$ 15 to S$33. Visit the website of Skyline Luge for more information.
  • Restrictions: There are some restrictions. Passengers with sickness cannot ride the luge. Those who have heart conditions, back problems, motion sickness, vertigo or epilepsy cannot ride. Pregnant women are also discouraged to ride. There is also age and height restriction. Only 6 years and above can ride as long as they reach at least 110 cm.
  • Opening hours: Skyline Luge is open from 10am to 9:30pm every day. Going there on weekends or Public Holidays will not be a problem.
  • Getting there: You should decide whether you commute or drive your car. If you commute, you can ride Sentosa Bus numbers 1, 2 or 3. You can also consider the Sentosa Express at Imbiah and Beach station. Sentosa Beach Tram is another alternative.

You can choose to ride the day or night luge. Regardless of your choice, you will surely enjoy it at the end of the day. You will not only experience the thrill but you will also see the city skyline and harbour. It is a nice way to spend your rest day. Many visitors come to Singapore for the thrill.



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The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Jun 05

The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is a remarkable and breathtaking architectural masterpiece. This one of a kind engineering work of art, which was designed by the visionary Moshe Safdie, is located 200 metres into the sky, on top of the three high rise Marina Bay Sands hotel tower. The park’s length can fit two Airbus A380 Jumbo jet or a laid down Eiffel Tower.


It has an awe inspiring 12,400 square metres of floor space and can host a maximum of 3900 people. This gravity-defying giant structure is one of the largest of its kind around the world. The Sands SkyPark can also function as an observation deck wherein hundreds of visitors can feast their eyes on the visual banquet that the remarkable panoramic view offers.


The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark houses luxury rooftop lounges and restaurants. The park offers high-class perks, privileges and a taste of living a life in luxury to hotel guests and some lucky visitors. The park is home to landscaped gardens that houses 250 types of tress and 650 types of plants.

The SkyPark also features a 150 metre infinity pool (the largest around the word at that altitude) and an observation deck. Regardless if one comes for a refreshing cocktail, a gourmet feast or to simply take pleasure in the marvelous views of the country, the new National Gardens by the Bay in particular, any visitor will be eternally be held at awe by the mesmerizing Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.


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The Marina Barrage

Jun 02

The Marina Barrage is a dam that was constructed at the joining together of 5 rivers spanning the Marina Channel, going between Marina South and Marina East. It was inaugurated on November 1, 2008. The barrage was the country’s 15th reservoir. The dam provides flood control, water and a new lifestyle and tourist attraction. In 2009, the infrastructure won an AAEE Award.

Marina Barrage (43)

This 226 million Singaporean dollar project turns Kallang Basin and the Marina Bay into a new downtown reservoir of fresh water. The dam keeps out seawater and is the 15th reservoir in the country but first reservoir in the city. The Marina Reservoir along with the planned Serangoon and Punggol reservoirs will increase the country’s water collection areas from one half to about two thirds of the country’s whole land area.

The infrastructure also functions as a tidal barricade that prevents seawater from getting into the city, aiding in preventing flooding of low lying areas in the city such as Jalan Besar, Chinatown and Geylang.


In cases of heavy rain during low tide, the dam’s apex gates will be lowered to let go of excess water from the reservoir into the sea. On the other hand, if it rains heavily during a high tide, the apex gates will remain closed and enormous drainage pumps are set into motion to pump out excess water into the sea.

The dam will keep tides from entering the Marina Basin keeping the water level steady; thus making the latter ideal for different kinds of recreational activities such as windsurfing, boating, dragon boating, and kayaking among others.

Marina Barrage (aerial view)

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