An artist's impression of the new attraction.
Hold onto your hats if you're in Singapore because there’s brand new family entertainment heading your way. The city's official 'State of Fun' is readying for the launch of SkyHelix Sentosa.
SkyHelix Sentosa will be Singapore’s tallest open-air ride, boasting 360 degree views of Sentosa as a gondola gently rotates its way up a vertical, helix-like structure until passengers are suspended 79m above sea level. It's also set to be Sentosa’s first carbon-neutral attraction.
During each ‘flight’, guests will be seated in an open-air gondola for a 12-minute ride, including ten minutes soaking up the views over Sentosa and the Greater Southern Waterfront at the highest point. All passengers will receive a soft drink to enjoy as part of the ticket price.
An ‘attraction host’ will accompany riders, pointing out surrounding views and landmarks as the gondola ascends.
As night falls, LED lights will light-up SkyHelix Sentosa, creating a new addition to the Singapore skyline.
According to Sentosa management, SkyHelix Sentosa is one of a pipeline of new and upcoming experiences for the island. These include wellness experiences at Oasia Resort Sentosa, a perfume experience known as Scentopia and Southisde, a new lifestyle destination.
“SkyHelix Sentosa will be an important milestone as we emerge stronger and better from the pandemic,” said Thien Kwee Eng, chief executive of Sentosa Development Corporation. “We look forward to welcoming more guests to Sentosa, as we bolster our position as Asia’s leading leisure destination.”
SkyHelix Sentosa opens on December 15 and is located amongst the clutch of attractions at Imbiah Lookout and adjacent to Singapore Cable Car’s Sentosa station. It will be open night and day.
Passengers must be vaccinated and accompanying children under 12 years. Children must meet the minimum height requirement of 1.05m. Tickets cost S$18 per adult and S$15 per child aged between four and 12 years.