Going for a holiday in Singapore? If you are looking for “out-of-this-world kind of fun,” there’s only one place to be: Sentosa. Dubbed as “Asia’s favorite Playground,” this resort has everything that any thrill-seeker would want – Jetpacking, Zip-lining, indoor skydiving, and a plethora of exceedingly fabulous and world-class attractions, golden beaches and extreme sports to make their adrenaline rushing and satisfying their inner wimp.
To this day, this integrated resort continues to lure some 20 million tourists a year. The secret? It understands the way to a tourist’s heart: reinvention. This much was said by Maggie Hiufu Wong in the CNN –News/Travel Section’s How to find the biggest thrills in Singapore. Wong writes:
“Despite being more than four decades old, Singapore’s Sentosa Island is a tourist attraction that knows the importance of reinvention.
In recent years, it’s become the top destination in the city for those in need of a fast adrenaline fix, thanks to a huge cluster of adventure activities, from surfing to indoor skydiving.
It also presents a great opportunity for someone like me — fainthearted, petrified of heights — to conquer their fears.”
The blog enumerated dome of the resort’s scariest thrill rides. To give the readers/adventurers an idea how thrilling the rides are, Wong gauged her “terror” she calls “ad hoc nausea level,” the normal level being 0/5. Here are the rides and the corresponding nausea levels:
- MegaZip: Nausea level of 2/5
It is Singapore’s first three-wire zip, which allows several people to zip together down the 50-meter zip line. It gives the adventurers an exhilarating view along the zip ride that launches from an elevation running across a forest cover, over the beach and finally onto a raised platform over the water.
“Conclusion: This one’s addictive…”
- Jetpack: Nausea level is 3/5
There are two water-powered jetpacks that can send you 10 meters high into the air. The start can be a real challenge, but once you find your balance, all you need to do is press a button to “soar.”
“Conclusion: You’ll have to conquer your fear of drowning before you tackle your height issues.”
- Flying Trapeze: Nausea level is 2/5
With instruction from an expert instructor, you can live your acrobatic fantasy. Learning the basics and a few tips will help make your dream a reality with ease.
“Conclusion: Listen to their advice …”
- iFly Singapore: Nausea level is 1/5
With the right balance, which can be a challenge to find, you can fly like a pro skydiver. The iFly Singapore 17-meter/5-meter wide simulator is the largest indoor skydiving simulator in the world. It has a tunnel that can accommodate 20 flyers to sky dive at one time at an average airspeed of up to 300 km/hour.
“Conclusion: This is the best way to train before jumping out of a plane.”
- ClimbMax: Nausea level is 4/5
This is a 45-minute secured, rope-climbing course to the summit of a Sentosa hill, It has three levels with heights reaching 12 meters.
“Conclusion: This is an intense exercise to combat fear of heights…”
- ParaJump: Nausea level is N/A
Why N/A? Wong writes “No, my heart didn’t stop in terror. I wimped out. I couldn’t do it.”
The ParaJump entails being strapped into a harness “and trusting the safety wire to keep you from splattering to the ground at the end of a 50-foot freefall parachute jump.”
“Conclusion: I’ll consider taking that leap next time. Baby steps.”
These are not the nausea factors for every rider/adventurer in Sentosa. If you want to know how you’ll fare in these extreme sports, Sentosa awaits.