Here we are again. We are nearing the end of 2014 but yet, it only seemed like yesterday that I bought the boys' new school textbooks and spent tedious hours wrapping them in plastic. And now, the festive season is upon us and I have to do the wrapping all over again???
Luckily though, Christmas season remains one of my favourite times of the year. Simply because along with it comes a bumper crop of holiday activities in Singapore to keep the kids duly entertained. And for a whole day of complete fun, one does not need to look further than the State of Fun - Sentosa.
Among the attractions on Sentosa, the monkies' popular choice has got to be Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium. Me? I've always wanted to avoid the parking charges and jams enroute to Resorts World Sentosa so with the lure of some DC Superheroes this holiday season, I just might fly right into Sentosa.
Well, technically I won't be doing the flying. The Cable Car will.
You see, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman have joined forces to confront The Joker, who has been up to mischief in Singapore. And Faber Peak Singapore has been earmarked as the mission-base of the Justice League.
In celebration of Singapore Cable Car's 40th year anniversary, the Cable Car cabins have also been given an entire superhero makeover. 45 cable car cabins have been decked out in ‘DC Comics Super Hero’ graphic wraps on both the cabins’ exterior and interior and ticket-holders have the power to pick from Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Batman-themed cabins.
But the experience is not merely cosmetic. Once visitors step inside the cabins, Asia’s First DC Super Heroes Cable Car Experience will allow them to 'fly' with the superheroes through in-cabin Augmented Reality technology, by downloading an app prior to boarding.
Various QR codes can be found within the cabins, and all they have to do is the scan the codes onto their smartphones. Then sit back, and watch the DC characters come to life on the smartphone and battle The Joker high up in the skies!
Scan the QR codes that appear on the seats of the cable car and you will be able to snap a selfie with them too!
But no, the fun does not end when the Cable Car reaches Sentosa. In fact, the joyride into Sentosa will only mark the beginning of an action-packed day!
For the first time ever, Resorts World Sentosa and Singapore Cable Car have banded together and offered a kick-ass triple bundle that will be too good to resist. The SCC-USS-SEAA TRIPLE ATTRACTION FESTIVE PACKAGE allows one to enjoy THREE amazing attractions - Cable Car, Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium - for one awesome price!
Frankly, there is no better time to head down to Universal Studios Singapore or S.E.A. Aquarium than now - especially when the entire Resorts World Sentosa is decked out in a festive atmosphere. For starters, Universal Studios Singapore has already transformed into Santa’s Land for a Christmas celebration twinkling with snowflakes.
Happening for the entire month of December with extended park operating hours till 9pm, ‘Christmas at Santa’s Land’ in Universal Studios Singapore will showcase Singapore’s biggest snowfall as Hollywood Boulevard, New York Street and Sci-Fi City will experience magical snow every hour every day. Santa’s Toy Soldiers will also be performing at the New York Public Library, together with Meet & Greet opportunities with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus! The popular Christmas Sesame Street show – Sesame Street Saves Christmas – also returns with a bigger stage for more magical moments at Pantages Hollywood Theater.
What about fireworks, you ask? The Christmas Fireworks Spectacular will light up the night over Lake Hollywood on selected Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a nightly light show and video mapping at the New York Public Library too.
The fishes at the S.E.A. Aquarium are not to be outdone though, as the entire aquarium transforms into a magical marine kingdom for this festive season.
And when the day is done, hop on back to the DC Superhero Cable Car to head back to the main island - for a stupendous end to an amazing fun-filled day!
The Triple Attraction Festive Package includes:
1. One Day unlimited Singapore Cable Car rides
2. One Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Pass
3. One S.E.A Aquarium One-Day Pass.
Adult pays $108 (Usual Price: $151) so that is more than 25% in savings while a child (3-12 years old) saves 20% by paying only $88 (Usual Price: $110)!
You have to hurry though, as the promotion is valid until 31 January 2015. Buy your tickets at www.faberpeaksingapore.com or at Singapore Cable Car ticketing counters.