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Wave House Sentosa

Although Singapore doesn’t have any real waves, you can still get your surf on at Wave House on Sentosa Island.

Wave house has two surf rides, Flowrider and Flowbarrel. The Flowrider is for beginners, with a consistent, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing at 20mph (32 km/h) over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. Once you’ve tackled that, you can try the bigger Flowbarrel, which pumps 100,000 gallons of water per minute flowing as fast as 30mph (48 km/h) to create the perfect endless barreling wave.

Sessions are per hour and start on the hour. You can book ahead or just show up on the day and try your luck. Up to 10 people can be booked per session, and riders simply take turns on the waves.

Wave House also has a bar (with some food, not many veggie options) and a surf shop. They have events throughout the year too, so check their website to see what’s on.

Located on Siloso beach right near the water. Take the Sentosa Express and alight at Beach Station (the last one) and walk straight down the hill, along the road until you see Wave House on the left, about a 5min walk.

Flowrider 1 Hour S$35 (weekdays) S$40 (weekends), Flowbarrel 1 Hour S$45 (weekdays) S$50 (weekends). Check their website for promotions.

Wave House (Bar & Shop)
Daily – 10:30 ~ 22:30

DOUBLE FLOWRIDER
Daily – 11:00 ~ 22:00

FLOWBARREL
Mon – Tues, Thurs – Fri – 13:00 ~ 22:00
Wed, Sat – Sun – 11:00 ~ 22:00

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Universal Studios Sentosa

Universal Studios Sentosa is the newest branch of the theme park with the grand opening in 2011. It was also the first branch to get the Transformers 3D ride, which is great and probably the best use of Stereoscopic 3D I’ve seen (Shrek 4D at Universal being the worst). Battlestar Galactica offers two different, co-running roller coasters, The Mummy is a coaster-in-the-dark thrill-ride and Jurrassic Park Rafting will get you nice and wet. There are more rides but these are the best. The Waterworld Show is also pretty good, lots of stunts and no animals involved.

I suggest you visit during the week and early in the day, where you will have minimal waiting. On a weekend or public holiday, you will spend most of your time in queues, whereas during off-peak periods you can go on every ride two or three times. You can buy an express pass to speed things up, but this is per-person and only works once per ride.

Surprisingly, the food inside the park is not bad for vegans. The pricing is reasonable, and the park map even lists which restaurants have vegetarian options. I visited the Indian restaurant inside the Ancient Egypt area, and they had a number of vegan choices.

Tickets are S$75 for adults, S$54 for children. Express pass additional S$30.

Take the Sentosa Express (S$3.50, return is free) from Vivo City at Harbourfront MRT station, and alight at Waterfront Station. Or you can take the Bus RWS 8 from Vivo City for S$2 return.

Daily 10:00 ~ 19:00