29.02.2012 27 °C
So an other day has gone by and we got to experience something new and exciting!
To start off the day, we decided we would take the Singapore Cable Car out to Sentosa Island. It cost us 26 dollars each for a round trip, but I we all agreed that it was money well spent! The scenery from such great heights was unbelievable and I don't think we would have gotten a chance to see that side of Singapore had we taken an other mode of transportation. Once we arrived on the island, we decided to go over to the MegaZip Adventure Park! This had an incredibly scary, but fun high ropes course that was a challenge for all of us.
They actually had this zip line with 3 wire side-by-side so all of us could do the megazip together. I think I was frightened more by the screams coming from Dalyce and Raelene, instead of the fact that we were 75 meters high, and traveling down a wire at 50 MPH for 450 meters! At the end, you land on the white sand beach which was a nice way to wind down off an adrenaline high.
We ended up getting what was called the tiger package which included that megazip, the climbmax and the parajump. This cost us $60.00 dollars each. The climbmax is a high ropes course, with 3 different levels which was 40 feet high and kept our hearts racing. I personally enjoyed this the most since I had to just trust in the wire that was holding me safe, and also push myself to go forward and know I had the strength to get through it.
The final component was the Parajump AKA a leap of faith. This gives you a replicated feeling of a freefall parachute jump without the plane ride! It is a 50 foot drop, and well I think that was the hardest part of all 3 activities was just convincing yourself to walk off the plank to a free-fall. I can't even describe to you the feeling I had and how my body and brain were resiting what I was just about to do!
Lets just say it was a good thing we did all of that before lunch and gave ourselves the rest of the day to walk it off and get adjusted because it was quite the exhilarating, and frightening experience.
We decided to take a walk around the beach grabbed some food and walked down to the Southern most Point of Continental Asia.
They have these two hut type buildings there that are connected by a suspension bridge, and it was really nice to just soak in the scenery and relax for while.
Southern Most Point of Continental Asia
Dalyce has always been interested in history and since she agreed to do my crazy high ropes adventure, I agreed to go to Fort Siloso.
This was more interesting than I had anticipated because we were not only shown a real deal of stuff that they have left over from WWII, but it was so well done the place even had some of the same aromas to help you better imagine and picture what it was like during that time. They say that Fort Siloso has the nations largest memorabilia from WWII which is pretty impressive. Dalyce was glued to the guides who were through out the tram ride. She can't get enough of the history and this sort of thing. We learned about how the Fort played an important role in preserving the Malayan region. I am glad Dalyce is along otherwise I don't think I would have chosen to go see this fort.
After an eventful morning, we decided to enjoy the rest of the day at the Siloso beach. This seemed to be the busiest beach where there were several other young adults our age. I was able to join in on some beach volleyball and then ended up bar hopping with the girls were we ended up meeting some other backpackers as well. There was even this neat man made wave machine where I got to do a little bit of surfing and then we all ended up in the whirlpool right on the beach! It was awesome! Apparently they have these giant beach parties but sadly we won't be here for the next one. I am not too sure if we will be returning to the island tomorrow, but I can tell you one thing, we hardly got to start of all attractions that were available to do. There is easily a 3 more or more of activities to do for all ages. This was an excellent place to go, and if I have the chance to come back, I certainly would.