Skyline Luge Sentosa (On Track)

Attractions | Written By, NOW!Singapore | September 6th, 2017

Sentosa is fast becoming the adrenalin capital of South East Asia with an ever-growing selection of activities and attractions designed for the adventurous at heart. As the ranks swell, it’s important to also salute the pioneers whose efforts have been instrumental in the transformation of the island. One of these is the Skyline Luge, which this year is celebrating ten years in operation on Siloso Beach during which time ten million riders have made the descent.

With major upgrades completed in 2014, we were excited to test our downhill driving skills on the improved circuit and experience this iconic attraction firsthand.

Located on Silosa Beach, Skyline Luge offers two routes, the Jungle Track and Dragon Track, both which wind down the hill through the trees towards the beach below.

Beginners should start with the Jungle track to get the hang of controlling the luge itself, which is essentially a small go-kart styled like an alpine luge bobsleigh. Once the Jungle is mastered, the Dragon offers a longer and more exhilarating series of chicanes and turns to test your skill.

The fun starts well before you get in your luge though. To get to the summit, the ‘skyride’ chairlift takes you on a breathtaking journey over the trees, revealing panoramic views not only of Sentosa but stretching all the way to the CBD and beyond.

Suspended slowly above the dense tropical tree line, with only birds for company, this is a very relaxing way to travel, very different from the high-speed thrill that awaits at the top. Amongst the choice of Sentosa attractions visible from the skyride, we spotted the futuristic soon-to-open cable car station hidden in the trees – this will connect the west and east of the island later in the year.

There are numerous ways to enjoy the Skyline Luge. As their slogan “once is never enough” points out, this is a ride that needs to be tried at least three times for maximum enjoyment. The Skyline Luge is available on the Sentosa Fun Pass but we’d recommend the Multiple Ride tickets available at the reception office.

If you can, we’d advise going in a group or family and doing as many rides as possible. There are both three and five-ride packages available with the price going down the more you do. Not only is this much more affordable, it’s also a lot more fun!

Once you’ve arrived at the summit and collected your helmet, first-time riders are given a quick lesson in steering and stopping the luge before being waved through the starting gates to begin the descent.

Controlling the luge is easy, braking is a simple pull on the handlebars, which also respond with ease to the twists and turns of the course. Speed demons will enjoy pushing themselves to the limit although the course is never steep enough for drivers to lose control. It’s all over in a matter of adrenalin-fuelled minutes with the immediate reaction, much like ski-ing, is to queue up to have another go.

There are numerous ways to enjoy the Skyline Luge. As their slogan “once is never enough” points out, this is a ride that needs to be tried at least three times for maximum enjoyment. The Skyline Luge is available on the Sentosa Fun Pass but we’d recommend the Multiple Ride tickets available at the reception office. If you can, we’d advise going in a group or family and doing as many rides as possible. There are both three and five-ride packages available with the price going down the more you do. Not only is this much more affordable, it’s also a lot more fun!

Skyline Luge Sentosa
45 Siloso Beach Walk,
2 minutes walk from Sentosa Express – Beach Station
tel: 6274 0472, www.skylineluge.com

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