Call Your Daredevil Friends: It's Time to Try Singapore's First Bungy Jump by the Beach
Who's that one friend who's been wanting to take a leap of faith?
(SPOT.ph) Singapore is known for its charming blend of the old and the new—from the towering business centers to repurposed historic sites. To invite more tourists to fly to this Southeast Asian destination, the island city constantly comes up with exciting attractions. Take, for example, the AJ Hackett Sentosa, a 50-meter high bungy tower in Sentosa.
Developed by the New Zealand entrepreneur who popularized the extreme sport of bungy jumping, AJ Hackett Sentosa offers five activities that thrill-seekers can choose from: Bungy Jump, Giant Swing, Vertical Skywalk, Skybridge, and Top Swing. The construction of the tower—complete with a restaurant and a bar—took over six years, so imagine the excitement when it finally opened in November 2017. The view from the top, especially as the sun sets, is an attraction in itself.
The Bungy Jump (U.S. $199) lets tourists take off from a height of 47 meters. The Giant Swing (U.S. $79), the world's only dual swing where up to three people can ride side by side, lets you drop towards the ground at speeds over 100 kilometers/hour; but if you want to fly solo, there's the Top Swing (U.S. $119) for an experience of a lifetime. The Vertical Skywalk (U.S. $59), the first of its kind in Asia, allows adventure-seekers to walk vertically (obvs!) starting at 44 meters above ground. The Skybridge (U.S. $16), perfect for people of all ages, lets you cross an exposed bridge that's 47 meters high. You can also step on the Glass Cube to get over your fear of heights...or not.
AJ Hackett Sentosa is in Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore. For more information, visit AJ Hackett Sentosa's website.