FOR YOUNGSTERS & YOUNG-AT-HEART
Take away those gadgets and engage their attention with these exhilarating attractions
Morning: Ola Beach Club
Start your day with this beach paradise. One of Sentosa’s newest hotspots, the Ola Beach Club at Siloso Beach packs in plenty of gastronomic delights and water activities. Fuel up for a fun-filled day with a scrumptiously hearty Hawaiian-inspired breakfast or brunch. After that, skip over to the water sports centre, where you can enjoy banana boating, kayaking and stand-up paddling, among other highlights. For daredevils, slip on a Jetpack and let the water pressure propel you 30ft up into the air! There’s no time like the present to make your Iron Man flying fantasies come to life.
Ola Beach Club, Siloso Beach; 10am-7pm (Mon-Fri), 8am -7pm (Sat & Sun)
Afternoon: Mega Adventure Park
Post-lunch and re-energised, it’s time to put both brain and brawn to the test. Mega Adventure Park, founded by former British Army officer Alexander Blyth with a goal to build confidence, courage and self-esteem, is an outdoor obstacle course on Imbiah Hill. Mega Adventure Park operates MegaZip, Southeast Asia’s steepest zip wire that spans 450m, for an adrenaline-pumping experience where you fly at 60km/h over the jungle and beaches of Sentosa Island. There are also three other activities that will get you excited, namely the MegaClimb (a 36-obstacle treetop ropes course), MegaJump (a 15-m free fall simulator) and MegaWall (a 15-m rock-climbing wall).
Mega Adventure Park, Siloso Beach; 11am-7pm
Evening: Siloso Beach Resort
Round off your day of family fun and bonding with some R&R at the Siloso Beach Resort. Bask in the soothing sounds of a cascading waterfall at the natural spring water landscape pool — with a cocktail in hand and the stars above. For dinner, get over to the Eco Alfresco Cafe for one of its all-time favourites prepared with home-grown herbs, or order in-room dining for some intimate family time. There are 184 rooms, each with bay windows that overlook the beach, along with 12 villas immersed in the natural rainforest. To make your stay especially memorable, get a rooftop garden suite, with a rooftop bath to complete the niceties. Since this is an eco resort, take the opportunity to be a part of its green initiatives. As part of its mission to help preserve the natural environment, Siloso Beach Resort also conducts Eco Tours to give guests a better understanding of environmental issues and sustainable construction techniques, among others.
Siloso Beach Resort, Siloso Beach; Tel: 6722 3310/3312
FOR BIG & LITTLE KIDS
Enrich your time together with activities that are both interactive and invigorating
At Singapore’s first interactive digital family edutainment park, imagination is the order of your day. Using state-of-the-art multimedia technology from Japan, MOSH! (pronounced “Moshi”) comprises five digital exhibits — Land, Air, Sea, Space and Fantasy. Land features a multi-touch detection display where kids can interact with a myriad of virtual characters through a game of Hide & Seek. Then, head over to Air to launch paper airplanes that can transform into unique aircraft such as propeller planes or jumbo jets, transporting you to different dreamscapes. Jump in at Sea, where hand-drawn aquatic creatures come alive in a colourful digital aquarium. After this, everyone in the family can take turns to have fun at Space, where you’ll set off a display of fireworks with your body movements. Don’t leave without a visit to Fantasy, where your tot gets to colour his or her very own MOSH!cot and meet the rest of the MOSH! family.
MOSH!, Palawan Kidz City; 10am-9pm (Last admission 8pm)
Afternoon: iFly Singapore
With the sun blazing in the afternoon, take the fun indoors at iFly Singapore, where young and not-so-young can experience the buzz of skydiving. Suited for ages seven and above, it is set in a safe environment and supervised by fully certified instructors. iFly Singapore uses wall-to-wall airflow, multiple overhead fans and other cutting-edge technologies to create unforgettable indoor skydiving experience for flyers of different proficiencies. Its vertical wind tunnel, at nearly five storeys high, is sealed within an acrylic glass wall and offers unparalleled views of the South China Sea while you are in-flight. Flight photos and videos are also available for purchase at the lobby.
iFly Singapore, Beach Station; 9am-9:30pm (Mon, Tue & Thu – Sun), 11am-9:30pm (Wed)
Evening: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
Winding down doesn’t get any more fancy than at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. Located conveniently near attractions such as Mosh!, iFly Singapore and Universal Studios Singapore, the property also has its own line-up of programmes for guests. Drop off the kids at Cool Zone, where they can enjoy a multitude of activities under the supervision of an experienced team, while you check in for a pampering treatment at CHI, The Spa. Families that love to eat together — while recounting the day’s many activities — will enjoy the varied dining options at Casserole, which serves delectable casserole specialities from around the globe including Morocco, India and Southeast Asia. Kick-start the next morning with a buffet breakfast at the Silver Shell Cafe, before stretching those muscles with a nature walk and garden tour.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, Siloso Road; Tel: 6275 0100
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