In the latest pilot under the Sentosa x Enterprise Scheme (SES), Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) teams up with ST Engineering and foodpanda to pilot drone food delivery from Sentosa’s restaurants and eateries to St John’s Island, one of Singapore’s Southern Islands.
The pilot will study the feasibility and operational requirements of such drone food deliveries, including the payment system for the service.
Through the pilot, SDC will also look into offering you more food options in future, as they extend their Sentosa getaway to the other nearby Southern Islands via a short public ferry ride from the Sentosa Jetty @ Cove (Sentosa Cove Village).
The drone food delivery pilot starts today until 9 April 2022, involving a select group of trial participants on St John’s Island. You will be able to order freshly prepared meals from a variety of participating F&B establishments in Sentosa via the foodpanda app.
The meals would be transported by foodpanda riders to the take-off point at Tanjong Beach, from where the meals will take a seven-minute flight to a designated delivery point on St John’s Island.
The pilot utilises ST Engineering’s in-house drone, DrN-35, which comes with a payload of up to 10kg and flight distance of up to 7km, as well as dual redundancy for power and sensors suite for enhanced reliability.
As an additional safety measure, the flight path of the drone will be away from popular areas on Sentosa and St John’s Island.
Interested local enterprises or startups, you may submit your SES applications here.