You’re in for a crazy journey, so hold on tight. The city is the setting for a flurry of speedster activities, and we’re not just referring to the Singapore Grand Prix. Here, you may enjoy life in the fast lane by riding a death-defying roller coaster, driving a luge off a cliff, or becoming the best racer ever and accelerating a super vehicle to full power.
Battlestar Galactica at Universal Studios Singapore
|8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
|+65 6577 8888
|Daily 10am – 8pm
Battlestar Galactica, named after the venerable science-fiction television program, is the spookiest ride at Universal Studios Singapore (USS). On twin tracks that at one point during the ride twist upside-down and entwine into a helix, two turbo-charged roller coasters race by at 90 km/h. You’ll get a little time to recover your breath at the top of the ride before you plummet 42.7 meters, or a terrifying 14 stories, to the ground.
USS has a variety of rides for children as well if you’re bringing the little ones. The children will “ride” a dragon that transports them through the wonders of the fairy tale paradise on the roller coaster Enchanted Airways, which is located in the mythical realm of Shrek. Revenge of the Mummy is another indoor roller coaster that is ideal for thrill-seekers as it hurtles past frightening mummies and scarab beetles in total darkness.
|1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
|+65 6891 1191
|Mon-Tue 3-10pm; Wed-Fri 1-10pm; Sat & Sun 9am-10pm
Before you see the drivers at this go-kart track, who are all dressed in full racing gear, you will be able to smell the bitumen burning and hear the buzz of the engines as they tear along a course designed by a FORMULA 1 track designer. To join their ranks and reach speeds of up to 110 km/h, you’ll need your own car, although KF1 Karting also provides ‘fun kart’ trips (S$18-S$45).
If you have a driver’s license, you may drive the 18 turns of the course at 30 or 50 kilometers per hour; even kids who are taller than 1.4 meters can get in a go-kart. Do you still have plenty of energy after the race? Visit the neighboring Singapore Turf Club Riding Center to experience the excitement of riding a galloping horse, a different sort of beautiful animal.
Skyline Luge Sentosa
|45 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099003
|+65 6274 0472
At Skyline Luge (S$18), you can ride a toboggan the size of a go-kart down the slopes of Sentosa. Two specially constructed tracks are used in the trip, which starts at the top of Imbiah Lookout and travels 700 meters via twists and turns until arriving at the base of the hill. The luges are easy to operate—gravity is their only power source—and secure enough for kids to test them out on their own. Younger kids can ride a tandem luge with an adult as well.
Visit Skyline Luge after sunset for a more mesmerizing experience. The first Night Luge in the history of the planet takes control at that point, converting the rails into a wondrous forest that shines red, blue, and green. When you ride a chairlift to the top of Imbiah Lookout at the correct time, you might be able to see the Wings of Time light show.Klook.com
|Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard #01-K27, Singapore 039593
Marina Bay Sands
1 Bayfront Avenue, Hotel Tower 3 #01-014, Singapore 018971
|+65 6688 7997
After viewing the top Formula 1 drivers, put yourself in their footsteps and crank up your own super vehicle, even if just for a little while. Supercars like the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Ferrari California, and Porsche 911 may be rented through Ultimate Drive for a short drive around the city lasting up to 15, 30 or 60 minutes (prices range from S$298 to S$968). What’s best? You may zoom by the same places as the F1 stars did because both Ultimate Drive locations are adjacent to the Singapore Grand Prix track. While you must adhere to the posted speed limit of 50 km/h, there is a section of road nearby where your co-driver and facilitator could allow you to go faster. If you are unable to drive, Ultimate Drive also provides chauffeured joyrides.
Singapore Grand Prix
As Formula 1 champions swerve through hairpin curves with the city skyline shining behind them, you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Drivers test their mettle in the Singapore Grand Prix, the first and only night race on the Formula 1 season, while negotiating 23 corners each lap at high speeds of 320 km/h with nothing but the icy floodlights for guidance.
The circuit resembles a crash course on the city’s landmarks if you’ll excuse the pun. Before ending at the Singapore Flyer, it winds around the Padang, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and the National Gallery Singapore. The heart-pounding action continues off the track with a potpourri of musical performances, including appearances by Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, and The Chainsmokers.