According to AsiaOne, Sentosa’s beaches were packed last weekend.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the weather was good and stable, which is a rare commodity these days. There were no sudden showers, no ominous rumbling in the sky. Also, everyone probably had that announcement on 23 September in the back of their minds. You know, that announcement about having to make a booking in advance, should they want to enjoy some time on the beaches of Sentosa.
If you haven’t heard, visitors to Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong beach zones will have to make bookings up to seven days ahead of time on Sentosa’s website. There are two time-slots, 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Reservations can be made for groups up to five people.
Or perhaps, the crowd was there in part to take advantage of ongoing promotions. Such as Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa’s Daycation package. For just $75, those over 18 years of age can enjoy a range of activities ranging from very stationary to very kinetic. The $75 package includes $50 of dining credits which you can make use of to fill your stomach after some kayaking or paddleboarding. Or you can simply choose to lounge on the beach with a good book and a cocktail.
Adrenaline junkies can also choose to check out Singapore’s only bungy tower at Siloso Beach. That would be AJ Hackett’s Giant Swing, which is 50m tall and can take up to 3 people per swing. Be warned though, this swing is perfectly capable of barrelling you and your friends skywards and back towards the ground at speeds of above 100km/h. One ticket costs $49. Two can take the swing for $99.
Of course, it goes without saying that safe management measures will have to be taken at the beaches. No fun can be completely guiltless, after all, in this strange new pandemic world. Visitors can expect familiar measures in place to protect them, capacity limits in each zone and designated entry and exit points. Plus, something that seems quite unique to Sentosa for now: “safety rings” where groups of up to five people may gather.
Sort of like an imaginary box drawn on the ground with tape.
Will you consider spending some time at Sentosa with your people? Why not take some time away from the main island to enjoy some sea, sun and sand?