Singapore’s newest attraction and highest open-air panoramic ride, SkyHelix Sentosa, is now open and we went to experience the ride.
The SkyHelix takes over the spot where the Tiger Sky Tower uses to sit. While the Sky Tower is more an observatory tower, the SkyHelix has an open concept, leaving your feet dangling in the air as you rise above the ground, making it much more thrilling.
On the 12-minute ride, you will be seated on an open-air gondola that gently rotates 35 metres above ground
along a vertical helix-like structure. The SkyHelix is more thrilling than a bubble lift or or a glass elevator for sure, but it is definitely not in the rollercoaster category of thrilling. This makes it ideal for a family of all ages to enjoy the ride together, including the little ones and the timid ones.
Look at how stiff my son Asher was throughout the ride – he could barely move due to fright. Even so, he got off okay without any tears or fuss:
At the peak, you get to enjoy an unparalleled 360° sight of Sentosa and the developing Greater Southern Waterfront while dangling your feet in the air with a cool drink in hand.
The ride’s apex is 79 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest vantage points on Sentosa.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $18 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of four and 12. Each ticket will be bundled with a choice of one standard non-alcoholic beverage or an exclusive SkyHelix Sentosa
Visitors can grab a bite and drinks at the open-air snack bar before boarding and enjoy them on the ride. The bar features a reasonably wide selection of food options and beverages that range from juices and slushies, to cut fruits, soft serves, and pastries.
For those who want to get a little more tipsy, ready-to-drink cocktails ($16 each) created by the team at Dusk Restaurant & Bar located at Mount Faber Peak are available too. You can select and enjoy the Helix Sky Party, a refreshing tropical concoction or indulge in a rich, creamy Helix Xpresso Martini, blending caffeine and alcohol. The Helix Singapore Sling, an iconic Singaporean classic familiar to many, is available too.
As an opening promotion, visitors can enjoy a Pastry Combo ($8) that comprises of 1 savoury pastry and one refreshing Slushie in Lemonade or Sjora Mango Peach flavour for a limited time. You can also top up an additional $1.50 for a vanilla soft serve with any purchase of pastry.
Singapore Cable Car and SkyHelix Sentosa Bundle (Redeemable with SingapoRediscovers Vouchers)
Fly high and enjoy the scenic views on two of Mount Faber Leisure Group’s panoramic attractions – the
new SkyHelix Sentosa and the iconic Singapore Cable Car. The bundle can be redeemed by 31 December 2021 using the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers and utilised by 31 March 2022.
Price: $40 Adult | $25 Child
This bundle can be purchased here
Singapore Cable Car and SkyHelix Sentosa Bundle (For Tourists)
For a seamless journey from mainland Singapore to SkyHelix Sentosa, tourists can enjoy a Cable Car Sky Pass (unlimited rides) and a SkyHelix Sentosa ticket at $50 per adult and $40 per child. The bundle is available for purchase at the Singapore Cable Car ticketing counters from 15 December 2021 to 31 March 2022.
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A VIEW
Celebrate the New Year in style with the SkyHelix Sentosa New Year’s Eve bundle. Each bundle includes a SkyHelix Sentosa ticket (inclusive of an exclusive SkyHelix Sentosa souvenir), a Round Trip on the Singapore Cable Car – Mount Faber Line, and a complimentary mocktail (choice of Passion Fruit Helix Fizz, Wildberry Helix Fizz, Lychee & Yuzu Helix Fizz, or Watermelon Helix Fizz).
Price: $28 per pax (U.P $59)
Exclusive to diners at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining, guests can experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience. The SkyHelix Sentosa New Year’s Eve bundle is only available for purchase at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro on 31 December 2021. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous meal, before embarking to Sentosa via cable car to experience the breathtaking views on SkyHelix Sentosa. Guests who purchase the bundle can also select time slots from 9:30PM to 12:15AM to take the ride on SkyHelix Sentosa, based on availability.
Operations for the Singapore Cable Car – Mount Faber Line will also be extended. The last boarding for guests will be at 1:00AM. Operating hours for the Sentosa Line remain unchanged, where the last boarding for guests will be at 9:30PM.