Skyline Luge Sentosa Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Record Ridership
Posted on Friday, 28 August 2015
Tourist attraction featuring Singapore’s unique gravity ride commemorates milestone with ten-day carnival and launch of innovative Science educational programme
Singapore, 26 August 2015 - Skyline Luge Sentosa marked its tenth anniversary today at the 10tastic! carnival by announcing a record of 1.5 million rides for the last financial year and unveiling of a new Skyline Luge Education Programme, in the presence of Mark Quickfall, Chairman of Skyline Enterprises.
Established in 2005, the Skyline Luge Sentosa has grown its annual ridership by more than 120% since 2006 and achieved an average revenue growth of about 20% per complete financial year. With 70% of visitors being tourists and with more than 40% of their domestic visitors being repeat riders, the attraction has achieved a strong sustainable business model.
Skyline Luge Sentosa also announced the inception of the Skyline Luge Education Programme, designed to enable students to better grasp science concepts such as vectors, force and velocity, through the gravity-inspired Luge ride. Aimed at reinforcing the school curriculum with practical and fun out-of-classroom learning, the programme features a course for upper primary and lower secondary school students and another for lower secondary, International Baccalaureate (IB) and junior college (JC) students.
At the event, Skyline Luge Sentosa introduced its newly-appointed General Manager, Ryan Williams, who took over the reins from Danny Luke on 3 August 2015. Prior to his current position, Mr. Williams has headed the engineering team at Skyline Luge Sentosa as Chief Engineer since April 2007.
“As one of the top tourist attractions in Singapore, Skyline Luge Sentosa has been privileged to enjoy tremendous growth over the past ten years and will strive towards creating an even greater experience for our riders. As Luge itself is an innovation based on the law of gravity, we are launching the new education programme to inspire the younger generation to take a greater interest in Science and harness it to create wonderful inventions in the future,” said Mr Williams.
“As Singapore becomes an increasingly fast-paced society, we want to offer a truly unique, outdoor experience with just the right level of thrill and fun for Singaporeans to relax and bond with their families and friends,” added Mr. Williams.
Skyline Luge Sentosa Ultimate Stress Survey Results
Completed by 250 Singaporeans of different demographics, the Skyline Luge Sentosa Ultimate Stress Survey aimed to uncover the stress levels of locals and their favourite approaches to deal with stress. Approximately 56% of survey respondents indicated that they go to bed feeling stressed at least once a week. About 38% pointed to work as their main cause of stress, followed by 23% citing the future as the key factor.
When asked about the most effective de-stressing method, about 29% of survey respondents chose fun outdoor activities while 27% preferred to take a break by going on vacations. At 52%, the scenic chairlift was selected as the most popular option for providing the right degree of excitement for de-stressing, followed by a gentle luge ride at 22%.
Running from 21 to 30 August 2015, the 10-tastic! carnival is packed with exciting activities such as games, caricature and balloon-sculpting stalls, magic performances as well as popcorn and exclusive Luge 10th Anniversary sticker tattoo giveaways for Skyline Luge guests. It is held from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am to 2.30pm on weekends at the Skyline Luge itself.
As part of the celebrations, Skyline Luge will also offer the following special deals* from 21 to 30 August 2015:
- All day: 50% off Luge rider license membership at $25 for individuals (UP $50) and $60 for families of four (UP $120
- 10am to 10.30am: Free photo with every purchase of five Luge & Skyride combo (UP $53)
- 12pm to 12.30pm: $10 off each ‘Ten-ride Family Pass’ (UP $79
- 2pm to 2.30pm: $10 for single photo purchase (UP $15
- 4pm to 4.30pm: $10 for two Luge & Skyride combo upgrade+
*Terms & conditions apply. Specials deals cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.
+Upgrade refers to purchase of additional tickets on same day