From the Waterfront Station, we boarded the monorail to Beach Station, the center of the fun for children. The monorail was quite packed, but most people alighted in Imbiah Station. There were no trams after 12pm on that day, so we had to walk to Palawan Beach. It was crowded in Beach Station when we arrived, and we were greeted by these icons:
On the right, we saw the Sandy Treasures exhibition. Sandy Treasures is a transformation of Sentosa over 40 years in a unique showcase, a sand sculpture standing at 2.4m and 20m long, depicting the stories of Sentosa’s milestones and success. We thought there were gonna be at least 20 pieces of artwork…but actually the exhibition area (outdoor which was very hot) was small and we only saw 6 or 7 pieces of these sandy treasures. My sister and my mother decided to sit under the shades, hahaha…….while the three of us took photos under the hot sun.
Then we walked to Palawan Beach to play in “Ice Playground by the beach”.
The first ever ice slide by the beach in Asia! The ‘Ice Playground by the Beach’ is located next to Sentosa’s latest family attraction, ‘Port of Lost Wonder’ and will feature two ice slides, measuring five-meter and eight-meter.
I kept wondering if they built an ice castle with slides on it…..which I was totally wrong. I thought the slides were going to be 5 and 8 meter in height! What an imagination………turned out to be 5 and 8 meter in length and not in the ice castle for sure!
Actually, we had to pay $10 (40% discount for Islander and POLW members) and chose 3 items to play with our tickets, and the options were: Ice Slide 5m, Ice Slide 8m, Bouncy Castle, Bouncy Birthday, Face Painting, Clay Fun, and there was one more thing that looked like a small bouncy slide for toddler (I forget the name). There was 40% discount for Islander membership on that day, and of course we registered our family. We had to pay $30 instead of $50 for 5 family members. And the playground discount was applied directly. So we paid $6 to play in the playground. Here are the three plays that lil boy chose:
And…..the ice slide
And that was what they called “Ice Playground by the Beach…” There was also an ice cart and ice signing “Sentosa 40th”, but when we arrived the ice cart and ice signage was half melted and half ruined……so we didn’t take photos with both of them
There was also bubble play. We brought our own bubble play, but turned out they provided it for free….Yippe……
Then, it was very good to play in the water in such a hot day……Run into the water play and get wet!
During the day, there was an emcee who walked around and gave quiz (easy questions, if you didn’t know the answer than he would whisper the answer to you……), and also gave small presents. He also guided the buskers show during the day, reminded us the schedule events for the day, the fireworks in Merlion, etc…..
We also watched 3 shows: Pirates Magic Show (not too good), Loony Balloons (very funny that children laughed all the time including mine), 3 Sauce Bang (very interactive that children came to the stage to trick one of the personnel….)
We had early dinner too…..because we were so hungry and still wanted to continue the journey to see the fireworks in Merlion. The monorail was super crowded, but the queuing was not so long. We hopped on the second train to Imbiah Station.
(to be continue….)