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Sentosa Skyline Luge Singapore – Celebrating a 10tastic 10 years!
August 23, 2015

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The Skyline Luge is a major attraction on Sentosa, a recreational island in Singapore.  Why do I say major? Because in the 10 years it has been here, it has welcomed more than 10 MILLION riders!! 10 million!!! If you were not 1 of these 10 million, let me show you what you have missed out.

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About Skyline Luge

The luge is a three-wheeled gravity ride that allows the rider to control the speed of the cart as it rolls down the hill.

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Skyline Luge has 5 locations in New Zealand, Canada and Singapore.  The original luge was opened in 1985 at Rotorua, New Zealand.

Skyline Luge Rotorua New Zealand

Due to its popularity, Skyline opened another luge at Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island.

Skyline Luge Queenstown New Zealand

Skyline subsequently went international, opening two luge locations in Canada at Mount Tremblant and Calgary.

Skyline Luge Canada

Their desire for a location that could be operational throughout the year brought them to sunny Singapore!

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Can kids ride the luge?

This family-friendly attraction allows for toddlers who are above 85cm in height to join in! The little one can ride on the lap of his or her parent, and there is even a tiny handle just for them to hold on to.

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Age and height restrictions for children

Skyride:

  • Min. height 85cm to ride with an adult
  • Min. height 135cm to ride alone

Luge:

  • 6yrs and 110cm or taller to ride Luge alone
  • Children under the age of 6 years can ride tandem with an adult

Sentosa Skyride

At Sentosa, the luge course runs down the hill between 2 stations. The top station is located near Imbiah Station, and the lower station is located near Beach station on the Sentosa Express.  If you arrive from the lower station, catch a ride to the top via the Sentosa Skyride!

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The skyride is similar to chairlifts used for skiing.  They do not stop while you are boarding / alighting.  The staff would help to carry little children onto the chairlift.  But if necessary, they would stop the chairlift to allow for the young ones to board / alight safely.

Sentosa Skyline Luge Singapore Skyride

Photo credit: Ashlyn Thia

 

Shortly after you board the skyride, look out for the huge banner asking you to smile for the camera!

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Look at the camera and give a huge SMILE!

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Continue the ride up and enjoy the scenery of the beach, the sea and the cable cars!

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Before you know it, you would have arrived at the top station for the luge!

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The kids LOVED the Skyride!!

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If you ride in the evening, you would be able to catch the sunset.  (Provided it is not super cloudy like when we were there. >_< )

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If you ride while the ‘Wings of Time‘ show is going on, you can even watch snippets of the light show on board!

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Currently the show is at 7.40pm and 8.40pm daily.  The show is about 25 minutes long, and at the end of the show, there are fireworks! So time your Skyride well to catch the fireworks from high up!

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Once you arrive at the top station, the first thing you do is to grab a helmet.

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If you are uncomfortable with the thought of sharing helmets, I spotted someone wearing his own bicycle helmet.

The helmets come in different sizes, so dig around for the little ones (green colour) for the little kids.

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Be sure you find one that fits well!

Photo Credit: mmlittlee

Photo Credit: mmlittlee

 

Once you’ve put on a fitting helmet, you are ready to go! The boys couldn’t wait!

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There are two queues.  The one on the right are for first timers without a hand-stamp.  The one of the left are are riders who have a hand-stamp, members or riders with the express pass.

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So remember: If you are riding more than once, once you have gotten the hand-stamp after your first ride, join the left queue for your second ride (and onwards)!

The hand-stamp is your passport to join the express queue for subsequent rides!

The hand-stamp is your passport to join the express queue for subsequent rides!

 

The queue on the right for the 1st luge ride for the day can be extremely long.

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If you do not wish to queue, you can purchase an express pass.  But before you decide to purchase an express pass, you may want to check the queue timing.  We were there all day, sometimes there was a snaking long queue, sometimes there was no queue.

After completing a quick course on how to use the luge, you are ready to go! Choose between 2 trails: Jungle Trail or Dragon Trail.  The jungle trail is 628 metres long and the dragon trail is 688 metres long.

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And off we went! We successfully completed our first ride and the kids LOVED it!

 

Both trails were well shaded by the surrounding trees.  But still, this is Singapore.  We were sweating like crazy after 2 rounds in the morning!

Just what I need to cool myself down on a hot day!

Just what I needed to cool myself down on a hot day!

 

So what did we do? We came back in the evening for Night Luging!

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I LOVED the night luge! Why?

  1. No baking in the hot hot sun on the Skyride.
  2. As I mentioned earlier, we managed to catch bits of the ‘Wings of Time’ light show and fireworks from the Skyride.
  3. The blinking coloured lights added to the adrenaline rush!

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I found the lights along the Jungle Trail to be more colourful than the Dragon Trail.

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I was so glad I stayed until the night time to enjoy the night luging! As their slogan goes, “Once is never enough”.  I recommend purchasing multiple rides combo to enjoy both daytime and nightime luging!

Skyline Luge Sentosa 10-Tastic Carnival

In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, Sentosa Skyline Luge is holding a 10-tastic carnival from now till 30 August 2015.   During this period, the carnival will be held at the following timings:

  • Weekdays 2pm to 6pm
  • Weekends 10.30am to 2.30pm

Kids can enjoy themselves at the carnival games.

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There will also be balloon sculptor, caricaturist and magician to entertain the whole family.

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And to sweeten the deal even further, free popcorns!

 

Which Little Emma refused to share with the boys… LOL!!

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Photo Credit: Ashlyn Thia

 

You can also get a glimpse of 4 prototypes of Luges from past to present.

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Skyline Luge Sentosa 10-Tastic Birthday Promotion

In line with their 10-tastic Birthday celebrations, look out for the following promotions as well!

Sentosa Luge 10th anniversary promotion

Image Credit: Ashlyn Thia

 

If you haven’t tried Sentosa Skyline Luge, hop down this coming week to join in the fun!

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Information on Sentosa Skyline Luge:

Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099003

Map: Click here for google map location

Getting There:  Imbiah Station or Beach Station on the Sentosa Express.  (Click here for details.)

Opening Hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily.
*Adverse weather conditions may force a temporary closure of the site during these hours.

Prices:

Luge & Skyride $18 / Person
Three Luge & Skyrides $25 / Person
Four Luge & Skyrides – SPECIAL OFFER* $28 / Person
Five Luge & Skyrides $38 / Person
Seven Luge & Skyrides $41 / Person
Child Doubling**
$3 per ride
  • Prices displayed in Singapore Dollars
  • Combo tickets are valid per person only, Luge rides can not be shared
  • Per person rate applies to ages 6 years and taller then 110cm riding solo
  • *SPECIAL OFFER valid only with use of promo code MAY2017 at checkout. Full price $33 / Person. Full terms & conditions here.
  • ** Children under the age of 6 years or under the minimum height of 110cm can ride in tandem with a full paying adult (aged 16 years and over).

Family combo deals:

Take the Skyride to the top of the Luge trails then Luge down. Our family combos let you share the ticket amongst your family members.

Four ride family pass
(Share 4 Luge rides & 4 skyrides)
$50
Eight ride family pass
(Share 8 Luge rides & 8 skyrides)
$68
Twelve ride family pass
(Share 12 Luge rides & 12 skyrides)
$84
Child Doubling** $3 per ride
  • Prices displayed in Singapore Dollars
  • Family combos can be shared with any number of people within the same family group, providing at least one family member is aged 15 years or younger
  • ** Children under the age of 6 years or under the minimum height of 110cm can ride in tandem with a full paying adult (aged 16 years and over).

Official Websites:  Homepage | Facebook Page

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12 Comments

  • Lydia C. Lee says:

    That looks fun all lit up! We always squash in a turn while waiting for our slot at ifly – so much fun! And good for families with teens and tots like us….

  • We visited Sentosa Island when my son was a toddler so didn’t try out the Luge. But now he is 7 I really wan to go back there are so many more activities that we could enjoy like the Luge.

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yeah, I feel more and more adventurous as my kids grow older. When they were young there was so much we couldn’t do. Love it when they are more grown up, at least where traveling is concerned. Do try the luge the next time you’re in Sentosa!

  • Crysta says:

    We went there in 2012. It was SO much fun! I love activities that the whole family can get into, from the small ones to the not-so small. 😉

  • Crysta says:

    Oops, I mean we went to the Rotorua one in 2012. Hit return too soon!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Ah… You only went to Rotorua? Didn’t go to the one at Queenstown? We did a South-to-North NZ trip and went both! I totally forgot I went for the Rotorua one, only remembered the Queenstown one because it was soooo scenic. Until I was digging through my old NZ photos for this post, that I realized I did go for the Rotorua one too! Lol… Didn’t realize I was such a luge addict that I went for 2 luges in one trip.

  • Great review and information about the Skyline Luge. I have wanted to go for so long now – everytime I see posts on this I get jealous! The kids looks like they loved it! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  • eastwestlovestory says:

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s not something I have ever considered doing, but you make it look fun. Maybe we will give it a try sometime.

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I tried the luge in New Zealand many years back and it was great fun! But I never thought of bringing my young kids there. Glad I eventually did it = the kids had so much fun riding in tandem with the adults!

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