Asia-Pacific | May 2020
Sentosa Sees Nature in a New Light
Every evening, for three hours starting just after sunset, a 400-meter stretch of beach on the south shore of Singapore’s Sentosa Island is transformed into a multisensory, interactive art attraction with vivid light, sound, and mist.
In “Magical Shores at Siloso,” visitors experience how illustrations on the sand, depicting water and marine creatures, react to movement. The new interactive art experience is produced in real time with data points that include the current wind speed and visitor movements.
Two islets, bathed in lights and a dreamy fog, take center stage in the show, which is divided into four acts. Every quarter hour, a flourish of multicolored projections lights the night sky for three minutes.
“Magical Shores at Siloso” is available to Sentosa visitors and is the part of an initiative by the Sentosa Development Corporation to strengthen the island’s position as a nighttime destination.
Southeast Asia’s First Aerobar Takes off in Malaysia
Located about 45 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in Gamuda Cove’s Discovery Park, the “Cove Aerobar” lifts 16 passengers to a height of 35 meters. They can eat, drink, and chill out along the way. Seats are arranged facing inward, where a bartender or chef can serve riders drinks and food while they enjoy the view.
This 1.2-million-euro attraction is the first Aerobar in Southeast Asia and is the product of France’s Aerophile, which initially made its name with tethered balloons. The Aerobar has a capacity of six cycles per hour. Discovery Park’s “Cove Aerobar” is the ninth Aerobar in the world; a 10th version is currently in production for Dubai.
Discovery Park also offers drift karting, cycling, a Discovery Wetlands Centre, and a “Goosebumps Ropes Course” produced by Germany’s KristallTurm, which stands 16 meters high and 20 meters wide with 57 climbing elements, including a giant swing and abseiling.