FAMILY FUN ON SENTOSA
One of the oldest attractions on the island, Underwater World still draws the crowds for its daily dolphin shows. Featuring two rare pink dolphins and a couple of adorable seals, this 30-minute show is sure to be a hit with the little ones. Watch as these intelligent mammals interact with their trainers, showing off a range of tricks that include incredible balancing skills, speed swimming, acrobatics and even dancing! Apart from the show, Underwater World also features just that, with an impressive collection of aquatic life including sharks, rays and much more.
At feeding time, the tunnel that winds through the aquarium is quite a sight as the feeder grapples with a frenzy of hungry fish. Other highlights include viewing tanks of a range of species from the tiny Sea Angels to dreamlike Sea Dragons and the giant Arapaima. Underwater World, 80 Siloso Road, tel: 6275 0030, underwaterworld.com.sg
Madame Tussauds Singapore and Images of Singapore
One of the newest attractions in Sentosa is Madame Tussauds, the latest opening in their empire of waxwork museums across the world. Like all Madame Tussauds, there is an impressive collection of wax figures, depicting famous politicians, sports personalities and A-list actors. On display here are some Singaporean heroes, as well as popular favourites from across the region like Bruce Lee, Yao Ming and Jackie Chan.
Selfie addicts will have a field day with so many willing participants – you can even create your own special photo moment by dressing up with the provided accessories! Feel like wheeling ET out for a ride? Go ahead! The newest figure on show is the Singapore Girl, the second time this much-loved iconic figure has graced the halls of Madame Tussauds, but the first time in Asia.
The current model still works for Singapore Airlines, so you never know when your paths may cross. Some figures on display here are more lifelike than others – we were sure there was an actor posing in one of the halls to fool visitors but of course, we were mistaken.
If you plan to visit Madame Tussauds, we highly recommend enjoying the connected Images of Singapore attraction during your visit, preferably beforehand. This interactive actor-led journey through the history of Singapore, tracing its growth from muddy swamp to world financial capital, is great fun, informative and timed perfect to entertain even the most easily distracted children. Madame Tussauds Singapore, 40 Imbiah Road, tel: 6715 4000, madametussauds.com/Singapore
MegaZip Adventure Park
If you’ve enjoyed the adrenaline thrills available at the Luge Skyline Sentosa but want to (literally) take it up a notch, head up to MegaZip Adventure Park. Here you can practice your climbing skills, experience a ParaJump and elevate yourself in an acrobatic extravaganza on the MegaBounce trampoline. The highlight though is the MegaZip ride from the summit of Imbiah Hill to the beach. Travelling at speeds of up to 60kph over the jungle canopy, this is a sure way to reawaken your spirit of adventure and should definitely be tried. If you’re not content with only one ride, do it again straight away for only $20! – Terms and conditions apply. MegaZip Adventure Park, Imbiah Hill Road, tel: 6884 5602, megazip.com.sg C Side
After all the thrill and excitement, where better to enjoy a few cold drinks and a casual meal than at the C Side. Taking up one of the island’s better stretches of beach at Siloso, C Side offers an eclectic assortment of coastal treats including the lively Bikini Bar (the only bar where you can get a cold Bintang on the island), the casual eatery Coastes, and the aptly-named Sand Bar. Hire a sun lounger at Coastes to watch the sunset, play some pool at the Bikini Bar and then enjoy some live music at the Sand Bar to round off your day on Sentosa in fully relaxed fashion. C Side, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, tel: 6631 8938, cside.sg
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