Skyline Luge Sentosa unveils new luge tracks, skyline ride

Gabriel Choo
Riders of the luge on the two new tracks. (PHOTO: Gabriel Choo / Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Visitors to Sentosa can look forward to two new luge tracks and a new skyride, which were unveiled by Skyline Luge Sentosa on Monday (16 October) afternoon.

As the first luge ride in South-east Asia, Skyline Luge Sentosa has hosted over 13 million rides to date. To meet the strong demand, the new tracks and skyride have been implemented to enhance ridership experience and reduce waiting time.

“The boost in infrastructure will mean shorter waiting time, a wider variety of options and generally more fun for everyone,” said Danny Luke, general manager of international luge development. “Set in Sentosa, the attraction stands proud as one of the best-loved experiences in Singapore,” he added.

The luge experience involves sitting in a self-driven car-like vehicle steered through a gravity-fuelled downhill ride. The luge is uniquely designed for a full-filled gravity ride which provides riders full control over their descent.

The two new luge tracks have been specially designed with hairpin corners and exciting slopes. Named “Expedition” and “Kupu Kupu” (which means “butterfly” in Malay), the rides are over 600 metres long. Riders can hop onto the luge at the Imbiah Station starting point where they can choose from among the four different tracks, including the existing “Jungle” and “Dragon” options.

The skyline ride. (PHOTO: Gabriel Choo / Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Meanwhile, the new skyride, which features a four-seater chairlift, offers riders a bird’s eye view of Sentosa, the Singapore city skyline and even the South China Sea. It is set to be a scenic free-top adventure from 16 metres above the ground and spans 315 metres.

The new facilities have been upgraded for $14 million, which came as an investment from diversified tourism company SkyLine Enterprises.

To celebrate the new additions, Skyline Luge Sentosa will set aside 700 tickets – worth S$15,400 in total – for local charities and community organisations. Local residents can also enjoy $3 off the “4 Luge & Skyrides” combo till the end of the year, by flashing their identity cards at the ticketing counter.

Other combo prices are available from $23 per person for two luge and skyrides, while family combos start at $50. Skyride-only prices start at $11 per person. Children under six years old or under the minimum height of 110cm can ride in tandem with a full-paying adult aged 17 years and above. The Skyline Luge Sentosa is open daily from 10am to 9.30pm.

The Skyline Luge Sentosa opens daily from 10am to 9.30pm. (PHOTO: Gabriel Choo / Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

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