The most child orientated destination in Asia
This summer we are off to Thailand and Singapore and there are so many things for us to look forward too. One of the things the little adventurers are most excited about is spending time on Sentosa. Sentosa called “The State of Fun”, is literally packed from corner to corner with an fantastic array of attractions, rainforests and sandy beaches so there is something for all ages and tastes. We are on the resort for 3 days and we know that we will have an action packed few days. We have previously visited Sentosa in 2007, before the little adventurers arrived, and I cannot believe all the additional activities, features and choice that the last few years has brought to the resort. Foreign visitors to Singapore often miss out Sentosa or spend a handful of hours on site and I think they are really missing out, especially if you have little (our young at heart) adventurers in tow.
So what is there to do on the Sentosa?
Just a simple click on the Sentosa website shows the awesome choice of activities, you can fly through the sky on a zip wire, go on nature trails to explore the amazing rainforest and wildlife, zoom down on some of the best water slides or be dazzled with amazing night shows. The list is fantastic and experiences that you can have in such a small area are astounding! We haven’t finalised on our list but we would love to try:
We have visited Universal Studios in LA, but it was at the end of our 3 month trip and it was raining, miserable and we didn’t have a very good day. So this on the top of my list, and it sounds like a fab day out with cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions. I think our favourites will be TRANSFORMERS, Sesame Street, Shrek and Jurassic Park.
MegaZip Adventure Park
This is on Maya’s list and it looks great. The Adventure park houses extreme zip wires, an aerial rope course and a free-fall simulator. The one that we would love to try is the flying fox, which is over 450 metres long and at 72 metres above sea level, and lets you whizz over the jungle canopy and the buzz of Siloso Beach. That sounds like great fun for the whole family. A few other attractions in the adventure park include the thrilling simulated parachute landing and MegaBounce which is trampoline which let adventurers leap to heights of 20 feet.
The Adventure Cove Waterpark is an aquatic adventure park with something for everyone, from thrilling waterslides such as hydro-magnetic coaster. we love the sound of Chill out grabbing a tube and journeying down Adventure River, passing through 14 stunning scenes including a tropical jungle garden and a grotto inhabited by whimsical sea creatures. You can also snorkel over a colourful coral reef with 20,000 friendly fish or wade amongst dozens of rays as you touch their velvety wings. In the heat of the Singaporean summer, it will be a great day in the water.
They do have Segways across the globe, but I love the sound of the Segway Eco Adventure. The Segway Adventure is a scenic ride along the beaches of Sentosa and will get to explore the wonderful sights of the island while effortlessly travelling. I love that they have the options for younger adventurers to also get involved in this fun activity.
The Luge is amazing fun and we loved having a try in New Zealand and Raihan cannot wait to give this a try. Luge is a fun-filled gravity thrill ride which is safe for all ages. With a unique braking and steering system, you can choose to take a leisurely cruise or race down the 688 metre Dragon trail or 628 metre Jungle trail. The experience is complete without the Skyride back to the top.
KidZania is opening throughout the world and the latest opening will be happening at Sentosa in the second half of the year. We are hoping this is opened by our visit in August as it sounds perfect for our adventurers. Our little adventurers spend significant amount of their time dressing up and I think they will have an amazing time at KidZania. I love that children can experience role-playing activities, earn salary and pay for goods and services. The activities on our wish list include piloting an airplane, putting out fires and being a surgeon.
Doc is a true scientist and loves the look of this. The Trick Eye Museum originates in Korea and isrecognised for its art technique to transforms 2D paintings and sculptures into the effect of 3D optical illusion. Visitors can express their imagination by being a photographer taking the most creative photographs or become an object of a realistic masterpiece. How awesome does that sound? As an optical specialist Doc will be in his element explaining and showing the little adventurers how it all works! There are a total of 90 artworks in Trick Eye Museum and consists of six zones in different themes ‘World of Masterpiece’, ‘Safari Kingdom’, ‘Star of Circus’, ‘Dream of Fairy Tale’, ‘Love In Winter’ and ‘Adventure Discovery’. I can imagine us spending several hours here 🙂 Butterfly and Insect Kingdom
Our little adventurers adore butterflies and I know they will love this as the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom has scents, sights and sounds of an authentic tropical rainforest, it’s a multi-sensory, interactive experience that’s guaranteed to engage you from start to finish. The attraction houses hundred of butterflies, birds and creepy crawlies that all children will love to see! My sister is a huge butterfly fan and cannot wait to see them.
Wings of Time
The night shows in Sentosa are spectacular and set outdoors against the backdrop of an open sea. The show is an awe-inspiring display of water, laser and fire effects, set to majestic music and a panorama of breathtaking vistas. We have seen the previous show, Songs of the Sea and we still rave about the show when we talk about our past adventures. We cannot wait to watch the newest show.
We are now eagerly counting down till our holiday and we all cannot wait to explore the most child orientated destination in Asia, the fantastic Sentosa! It promises to be a fantastic, fun few days! Have you ever been to Sentosa? We would love to hear from you!