iFLY literally

iFLY, ie I FLY.

For that 45s when you are in the tunnel, you are weightless, carefree like a bird, with iFLY’s giant turbine propelling you upwards !

For that short moment when you are airborne, you throw away all your worries.
Your mind is blank, and the short 45 seconds feels like 5min of pure adrenalin.

Flyers have to go through an orientation first, learn the correct postures and instructor’s hand signals. (leg straight, leg bend, chin up and most importantly Relax!)
iFly review

Suit up, with goggles and helmet too. No phone and camera allowed inside the tunnel.
iFly dress code

If you are jumping off a plane, 45s is all it takes to fall from 12000 to 3000 feet.
Although we are confined in the tunnel, those experienced ones can drift towards the top at 56.5 feet (5 storeys high), then zoom down for that adrenalin kick (watch the professionals do it)

This must be one of our best experience in 2014.
The whole flying experience still feels surreal, Daddy say he felt like Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible. (Did we mention wind speed is 170MPH! )

Video (Link): Best of all, Daddy and Boon Wee can encourage each other to overcome their fears.

Video(Link) : Attempt 2, thank you to our videographer Boon Kang. It might look like we are iSWIM, that is because the draft is pushing our legs out of control

The instructors will demo their skills during intervals, the experts make it look like a Matrix sequel, spinning upside-down so effortlessly. Our friendly iFLY coach, Josh. Thanks for the coaching !

At iFLY, we step out of our comfort zone, and tandem jump is no longer taboo in Daddy’s bucket list. He is still shaking his head at Bungee jumping.

Oh, remember to smile for the camera 🙂
(your cheeks would be flapping)

I can Fly (iFly) !

More Tips :
– if you find yourself heading towards the window, just slightly push away with feet or hand
– no dress code but you must wear a pair of shoes(rent at reception)
– no cameras allowed, so keep your GoPro at home
– get someone to take your photo or video(recommended) from outside
– you need to book a iFly session 90min before it starts
– ticket pricing starts from $70 and $79, for children (under 18) and adult respectively (super off peak)
– x2 sessions of 45 seconds, we recommend $30 for an extra round
– minimum age limit is 7 years old
– photos can be ordered separately

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Finally, we got a chance to iFLY because we won two tickets from Estella!
Do pop by her iFLY experience too.

Chinese Garden Pagoda

The view from the top is fantastic, it is windy too !
We are talking about the 7 storey Pagoda at Chinese Garden.

Video : Kids were running laps at the Pagoda and shouting at the top of their voice.

Anyway, we are on a tour of 4 iconic Towers or Pagodas in Singapore, starting with Upper Seletar’s Rocket.

Did you noticed the Pagoda kept hiding behind the trees? It is definitely a landmark for the neighbourhood. We always pass this Pagoda from our car or on the MRT, but it never occur to us that we should go up the Pagoda one day.

How tall is Chinese Garden Pagoda

Chinese Garden’s Pagoda is opened from 8am to 7pm. Did we mention that you have to scale the spiraling steps up to the roof?

You will hear the kids’ echoes down the stairway, giggling and laughing as they hop up the steps. We seldom see these type of steps in Singapore.
can we climb up Chinese Garden pagoda

Trust us, the view from the top is worth the perspiration.
View from Chinese Garden Pagoda

These are the other icons in Chinese Garden.

Chinese Garden is not exactly big, but maybe because there is lesser crowd, kids got vast space to run and explore.

They can choose to go slow, catch some tortoise or feed the carps too (Ticketed exhibit).

Perhaps Hide and Seek in the bamboos?

Tons of photo opportunities all around.

Bollywood casting ?

Be it hopping across the pond on big boulders..

.. or throwing pebbles at the smaller Pagodas. We had so much fun!

Before we exit Chinese Garden, kids try to spot more fishes under the bridge.

Do pop by our Fanpage album for more Chinese Garden photos.

There are 4 Heritage towers in Singapore, and we have already covered :
Upper Seletar Rocket
– Chinese Garden Pagoda (this post)

Daddy wondered whether the hexagonal bridge at Toa Payoh garden is still around?

Next on our list :
– Toa Payoh Garden Tower
– Jurong Hill Tower

Additional information :
– Entry to Chinese Garden is free, some exhibit might require tickets
– Chinese Garden’s Pagoda is opened from 8am to 7pm
– If you like Chinese Garden, we suspect you will like Japanese Garden next door
– More details about these two gardens can be found here
– Chinese Garden is 5 min from Chinese Garden MRT

Although we call it Chinese Garden, we see more Filipinos and Indians, Singaporeans are all hiding in JEM or ice-skating at Jcube?