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SG Summer Escapade: Sentosa Night Experience

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
After the boring city tour and the quick lunch at a fastfood joint near the hotel, we headed to Vivo City for the Sentosa tour. To get there, we rode the MRT from Little India Station to Harbor Front Station where Vivo City is. There are several ways to get to Sentosa Island and one of them is through cable car ride which we want to experience. So after going around the mall and after buying some souvenir items, we went to the ticket booth to buy tickets for the cable car ride. In the ticketing area, we saw some flyers that showcase different package tours to Sentosa Island. One of these package tours is the Night Experience Package (SGD38) where we can save up to 43% off the ticket price. The catch? We have to wait for 5PM before we can purchase it. If I remember it right, it was just past 3PM then, a lot of waiting time yes but since we're looking for a package where we can save money, we waited for it. To pass the time, we went back to the mall and window shop. I also went back to the perfume store I checked out before to buy a friend's request (a friend gave me money to buy her a perfume). 

And then came 5PM, we went to the ticket booth again and bought the Night Experience Package. The package includes round trip tickets for the cable car, a ticket to luge car, skyride, Songs of the Sea, and a choice between Desperados in 3D or Sentosa 4D Magix; we chose the latter. And then off we go to the cable car station, excited with the cable car ride!

The Sentosa Cable Car

This cable car ride is one of my unforgettable experience in Singapore. I am afraid of heights and though I knew it before I hopped in, I never thought I would be so consumed by it. During the cable car ride, it feels like everything is in slow motion, I am so afraid I couldn't even move in my seat. I was so frozen with fear I started crying. Yes peeps, you read it right, I cried! And because of that, I never get to enjoy the magnificent view of Sentosa Island below. I was not able to take pictures too...tsk tsk!

Singapore Cable Car (photo courtesy of GB)
With this experience, you think I wouldn't ride this cable car again. But you're wrong! I am a masochist I rode with it again back to Vivo City. *wink* That, or I'll be looking for a bus ride on my own. Anyway, the second time around is not as fearful as the first one, I was able to somehow control my fear I didn't cry again. And I was able to take pictures too. Too bad, the pictures are blurry...pfft!

Sentosa 4D Magix

Sentosa 4D Magix is an interactive movie experience with 4D effects; that is, a 3D movie with special physical or natural effects. If I'm not mistaken, the movie they're playing that time is The Pirates (I don't know if it's the same as the movie played in the big screen or just an adaptation), so we experienced being  sprayed with water as if we're in the same boat with the characters, our seats were shaken and moved as if we're part of the movie, and we were tickled too (there are leg ticklers underneath the seats). This movie experience is probably for kids, but we enjoyed it very much. It's fun! Try it when you visit Sentosa too! :)

The Luge Ride and the SkyRide

I had experienced luge ride before during our Paradise Ranch/Zoocobia Tour and it was fun, a bit scary at first but when you get the hang of it, it's exciting and thrilling. I am excited for this ride but am a little bit worried too because the track is longer, I'm worried that I might not be able to make it to the finish line without stalling, just like what had happened in Paradise Ranch. But maybe because this was the third time I had done this, I was able to fully control the cart, I made it to the finish line without a goof...yey! :D

Sentosa's Luge and Skyride
Skyride is a twin adventure of luge ride. It is a ride on a 4-seater chairlift (lower-right photo in the collage above) back to the hilltop where the luge ride begins. On board the skyride chairlift, one can have a panoramic view of the island and its coastline. But I never had the chance to enjoy it. If on the cable car I cried silently, here on skyride I'm crying and screaming and calling my mom's name and praying all throughout the ride; at that moment, I thought I'm gonna die. Skyride is like sitting on a bench floating 12 storeys high above the ground with only a safety bar protecting you from falling. And it's super slow, I thought the ride would never gonna end. Thank goodness it was nighttime then, had it been daytime, I might have fainted out of fear. Skyride is really really scary, super duper scary, I would never ever ride with it again, NEVER...EVER!! (PS: Skyride is not advisable for people with fear of heights!)

Songs of the Sea

Songs of the Sea is a multimedia show set in the sea (of course) and held in Siloso Beach in Sentosa Island. It is a fantastic show of fireworks, laser and flame burst display as well as live performance from the casts. The show revolves around Li, (the main character) and his discovery of Princess Ami, a sleeping princess, as well as his quest to awaken her through his songs.

Songs of the Sea - live casts performance
Songs of the Sea - kelong
Songs of the Sea - light show
Songs of the Sea - light show
Here's a short video of Songs of the Sea, enjoy watching! :)

video

~ oo00oo ~

SG Summer Escapades 2012:
* - Singapore Flyer and the Glittering Cityscape

29 comments:

  1. what an experience for you. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Galing ng last part:)

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    1. experience of a lifetime ms Joy, hehe! thanks din po for always visiting here. :)

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  2. kakaingit naman SG talaga. nice photo, Tal. ;-)

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    1. welcome po ;-) bz kapa bah sa SG tour mo? dropping by lang.

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    2. hi Phioxee, last summer pa 'tong SG trip namin, ngayon ko lang nai-post. ;)

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    3. dropping by,Tal. happy halloween

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  3. huhu..wala na ang SG birthday ko.. anyways atleast kahit sa picture na lang muna magtatyaga ako.. congrats naman sa luge ride mo hehe..gusto ko i-try yan katakot kasi yung track dun sa bukidnon pero jan sa SG mukang keri lang..madilim, kaya hindi ko nakita yung exact itsura nyang skyride pero sa feeling ko naman pareho lang tayo ng reaksyon pag nakasakay na rin ako jan hehehe...

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    1. keri mo yan gurl, mukhang di ka naman takot sa heights eh, nakapag-zipline ka nga di ba? marami pa naman bday na susunod eh, saka pwede ka naman mag-SG kahit di birthday, timing lang. :)

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  4. Eto pala ang iniyakan mo ng 2 beses ah! Haha! Grabe naman ang fear mo, pero proud pa rin ako sayo kasi kahit natakot ka, ginawa mo pa rin.. Pero kung ako yan sa cable car, lalo na sa skyride, super enjoy, hehe! Sarap siguro panuorin ng light show!

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    1. grabe ang takot ko sa heights eh, tinatawanan nga ko ng mga kasama ko ang ingay ko daw...hehe! pero wag ka, sumakay pa ako ng roller coaster ng lagay na yan haha.. ;)

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  5. WOw! galing ng mga images mo. Like ko yang cable car at isang beses pa lang ako nakasakay nyan..hehehheh..pero ang sarap ng experience.

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    1. thanks Mhie! pwede pa ko umulit ng cable car, wag lang talaga skyride, hay, maloloka ako! hehe...

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  6. hi there, smiling as I read that part of you being afraid of heights...I am too and would have also cried :-) thanks for the virtual tour...watching the video again after I hit publish....blessed day :-)

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    1. hehe...embarrassing nga eh. actually I've partial fear of heights, if it's a slow ride like cable car/skyride I am really scared I can't control my fear. but I can do roller coaster rides and the likes, maybe because they're fast, I've no time getting scared...hehe!

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  7. Natetempt akong mag SG next year dahil sa Piso sale ng Cebupac..hays gusto ko din maexperience to e, hanggang Changi airport lang kasi ako

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    1. mag-SG ka na pag-uwi mo, kahit 1 or 2 nights lang, nag-stopover ka rin naman dun eh.

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    2. mahal pamasahe Oslo-Singapore one-way e, pero if Galing ako ng Cebu-Singapore-Cebu medyo mura then two-way ticket yung Oslo-Cebu-Oslo ko if you know what i mean.

      Katakot pala yang cable car i thot masaya, i have same fear as yours e.

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    3. Ay ganon ba? mag-book ka na ngayon, baka may abutan ka pa promo, 75% off ang cebupac to all international destinations eh, habol ka. :)

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  8. Gusto ko din mag SG!!! Baka sa 2014. Ang tagal no? d kasi kami pwede next year e. Natawa naman ako sayo. Matatakutin ka pala. hehehe! Di pa nga masyadong scary yung halloween post ko. Yung sister ko talaga ang mahilg sa mga creepy halloween food. lol!

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    1. Ay naku gurl, dami mga post na di ko tiningnan, pag-roll nya at nakita ko yun title pa lang, dedma na muna. maybe after ng halloween pwede ko sila basahin, not now na kaliwa't kanan eh horror post ang nakikita ko, pati tv horror din, yay!! ;(

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  9. Tara sa singapore!!!
    Tagal ng promo hehehe,
    Ganda ng mga pics sis:)

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    1. may piso-fare ang cebupac gurl, sana kumuha ka.
      pero meron pa ngayon, 75% off na nga lang, di na piso-fare. :)

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    1. di naman po, nagtitipid lang para makagala. hehe.. :)

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  11. I wish I can go to SG! :)

    Nice pics and post!

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    1. Hi Rene, thanks for visiting and following, followed you back just now. Anyway, you can visit SG too, if you want and you're determined to. :)

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  12. di ko pa natry yang luge and skyride at kung maka NEVER EVER ka naman hahaha wagas!

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    1. heh...nakakatakot kaya, di kaya ng powers ko! ;(

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