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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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Rain Oculus

Rain Oculus is a large whirlpool fountain by Ned Kahn, that sits just outside MBS shopping centre. Water in the 22m diameter acrylic bowl is turned on for about 15min every hour throughout the day, flushing water two stories below to the canal inside the mall. People have taken to the installation as a wishing fountain, attempting to roll or throw coins through the hole at the base of the bowl.

As a result of its design, sound easily carries across the bowl (when water is not flowing), meaning you can speak normally and someone standing directly opposite can hear you clearly, give it a try!

Bayfront MRT at MBS

Reusable Water Bottles

 

Everyone should have a reusable Water bottle, whether they are hiking to Machu Pichu or sitting behind a desk. There are countless environmental problems caused by the use and discard of plastic water bottles, (taking 1000+years to bio degrade and releasing toxins into the soil, huge carbon footprint from production and shipping etc), not to mention the cost per bottle over tap water and potential health risk as toxins can leak from the bottle into the water. View “The Story of Bottled Water” for more information.

BPA Free Stainless Steel canteens and reusable plastic bottles are a great solution. They are rugged, stylish, often come with carabiner clip to hang on your backpack, be fitted to bikes etc. Filling these with tap water will save you money, help the environment, and will not leak toxins into your water.

Klean Kanteen & Glogg Stainless Steal bottles and Nalgene Plastic Bottles are all great brands. SIGG are now BPA free too. There are also a wide range of designs and colours beyond the classic look. Take your pick, just make sure its BPA free check screw threads are about 2-3 turns. A one-turn screw thread may open too easily, and too many turns just gets annoying every time you want a drink.

If the tap water really is not drinkable in your location, think about buying a water filter system, or try to refill from a water cooler. If you must purchase bottled water, try larger bottles from a company that reuses the containers, and when disposing, always recycle.