Having Fun with Canon at Sentosa

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Canon invited us to a “Family bloggers shootout” on Sentosa. We all love treasure hunting, and we got a series of tasks to complete for the afternoon.
Merlion Sentosa

The meeting point was at Taste of Asia. After getting our mission brief, we were equipped with Canon cameras and given a short demo on the camera’s functionality.

We got a Powershot G7X, a very powerful and niffy consumer camera. It comes with a wireless feature too. Simply download a Canon app (Canon CW) and you will be able to transmit photo from camera to phone to Social Media 🙂

After getting a quick bite and some useful camera tips, we were ready to navigate Sentosa island with a Japanese language map. We grabbed the wrong map in our haste haha 🙂

#Task 1 – We have always seen Sentosa’s Merlion from far or near, but we never consider going up before. Level 10 would be the Mouth, and if weather permits, you can climb to the Head too.

Canon Powershot G7X performs excellently in low light!

Wishing coin at the top floor.

We need to take a photo of the view from the Merlion’s mouth.

On to our next task, we did not forget to have Fun along our “Race”. Canon Powershot G7x’s flip LCD is really convenient for selfie photos!

#Task 2 – Sky Tower

From the top of Sky Tower, we could see a storm approaching Sentosa Island!

Mission accomplished, wefie from High above 🙂
Canon family event

Sentosa Island is also known as “The State of Fun”.

Some other attractions spotted on Sentosa (iFly woohoo! and Playcation).

Due to the heavy downpour, everyone had to gather back at Taste of Asia. Kids were disappointed that they could not accomplish the last two tasks, Luge (LUGE!) and Segway.

But they did have tons of fun doing selfie and wefie with each other haha. This generation of kids are always ready to embrace new technology.

(image from HTC)

#Task 3 – We waited for the Rain to become smaller before going for the Luge ride. From past experience, Once is never enough!

(right image from HTC)

Video : Fun on Sentosa Island

Thank you Canon and Sentosa for the fun afternoon! Although the rain decided to gatecrash our party, the Canon family bloggers still had a great day out 🙂

All images above are taken from Canon Powershot G7X (unless specified).
Do pop by Canon Website and this Youtube link for more Powershot G7X details.

Skyline Luge is Fun for Families

[ Media Invite ]

Once is never enough.
If you ask the kids, they will tell you Ten Luge rides still not Enough !

For the record, Daddy did 6 and the boys did 8 🙂
Family Luge experience

We were invited to Skyline Luge last week, also known affectionately as Sentosa Luge.
Pick your ride, we meant seat. The chairlift is where your Luge experience begins.

The chairlift will take about l0 minutes to reach the top. Some might hate the sway, or the see-through bench. If you are worried, try to look everywhere (or close your eye) just do not peep down.

Secure your smartphone if you must take selfies.

Kids will be trying their best to dangle their legs to scare their parents. Daddy used to be scared of heights, but he has force himself to overcome his height phobia (thanks to the kids).

We can see CBD and Keppel Reflections in the distance.
Luge lift shaky

Initially, we did not know that Skyline luge is available in the evenings. Gorgeous Sunset envelopes us ! Mesmerising and windy, the lift up can be romantic.

Couples can hold each other’s hand or even smooch (when it is darker).
If you pick the right timing, Fireworks will definitely impress your partner.

best time to luge, sunset Sentosa luge

Go as a family, pretend to let the kids win, we hear laughter and screams echo down the straights. Every Luge ride is different, the adrenalin, challenge, and the overtaking.

Wear your helment, pick your Luge. No U-Turn now 🙂
Sentosa Luge at night

Choose your route, be it Jungle or Dragon, both are Fun.

Remind the kids to go slow around the sharp hairpin corners. First timers please keep left and go slow, and try not to stop in the center for selfie!
luge going downhill

What is Skyline Luge’s motto again? ONCE is NEVER Enough!

Night time serenity, it is so quiet at night you might hear your heartbeat pounding.

Good night Skyline Luge, for those who sleep late or seeks thrills, Skyline Luge stops operation at 9.30pm.

We heard Skyline Luge is Tripadvisor’s Top choice in 2013!

We could not resist showing off our Happy faces. Our kids are all adrenalin junkies.
How to go up to Sentosa Luge

Do pop by these parents for their Fun Luge experience (and tickets giveaway too!) :
Perfect Father

Tips to enhance the Luge experience :
– get an express pass (shorter queue) and unlimited pass for endless Fun!
– go during Sunset, less hot and amazing Orange skyline
– wear a shower cap, the helmets are not exactly dry haha
– secure your helmet properly as accidents can happen
– Luge can reach 30kmh on stretch and the bends can be pretty sharp, slow down
– do not e-Brake! and of course do not tailgate.
– mount a GoPro to your head, get the thrilling POV effect

The luge is simple and easy enough for everyone from 4 to 100 years old.

(image credit Skyline Luge)

More about Skyline Luge :

Luge ticket pricing starts from $15 for a single skyride and Luge.

Skyride (chairlift) :
– Minimum height 85cm to ride with an adult
– Minimum height 135cm to ride alone

– 6yrs and 110cm or taller to ride Luge alone
**Children under the age of 6 years can ride tandem with an adult

Operating hours : 10am to 9.30PM
Location : Beach Station

Get the latest Skyline Luge update from their website or Fanpage.

We have three set of “Family deals” to giveaway
(Each deal is worth $39 and contains 4 rides)

* Family deals are applicable for families with children below 16 years old.
** Children under 6 years or shorter than the required 110cm to ride alone, may ride the Luge in tandem with a full paying adult.
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1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE Skyline Luge and SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us)

4. Share this page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

5. Contest ends 02Jul 11pm, and three winners will be randomly picked

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We would like to thanks Skyline Luge for the Fun invitation, Daddy enjoyed his rides with the boys. More fun Luge photos are uploaded on our Fanpage album.

Checkout our Skyline Luge GoPro videos.

Video : Uphill in the chairlift

Video : Thrilling downhill Luge