Singapore is set to open three new tourist attractions to prepare its hard-hit tourism sector for recovery. Focusing on the future of the industry, these attractions are set to include the colourful Museum of Ice Cream, Slingshot thrill ride, and SkyHelix Sentosa rotating platform.
Slated to open in the second half of this year, the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore will feature multi-sensory installations themed around the frozen treat, which visitors will get to try during their visit. Located in the Dempsey area, it will be the museum’s first foray outside of the United States, and visitors can expect similar attractions such as the sprinkle pool, a pit filled with colourful bits resembling the confectionery typically used to decorate desserts.
Also set to open in the second half of this year is the Slingshot, a thrill ride located in Clarke Quay next to the GX-5 Extreme Swing attraction. The Slingshot will be the tallest in Asia and see riders being catapulted almost 70m into the air, reaching a speed of 160km per hour. The ride, which can also be found in 70 other locations, will replace the G-Max Reverse Bungee, a similar ride that stopped operating about two years ago.
Visitors who are not adrenaline junkies can look forward to the SkyHelix Sentosa, an open-air rotating gondola that will ascend 35m above ground and offer views of Singapore’s southern coast. Scheduled to open in 2022, the rotating platform will be the first of its kind in Singapore and located just a short walk from Sentosa’s cable car station.
There are also plans for a new attraction at the vacant site between Somerset Skate Park & Killiney Road, as part of a proposal to test-bed new concepts in Orchard Road.
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