Of course, I invited my friend, Lina to join along with me.
As you can see from the picture above, this is what the flying trapeze about? Swing and put your leg onto the bar and let your hands off, hanging in the air and back to the bar. It does not look easy, right?
The Flying Trapeze is located at Sentosa Island, near Siloso Beach. It opens everyday. Costs for the swing: $10 for 1 swing and $20 for 3 swings.
Its opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 2.30pm to 6pm
Weekends and Public Holiday: 2.30pm to 7pm
However if there is bad weather during the opening hours, it will temporary stop operating until it is safe for people to attempt the stunt. Safety is important. Child below 4 years old cannot try it.
How to go to the Flying Trapeze?
You can go Sentosa island via 3 modes of entry, Sentosa Express ($3 entrance), Sentosa bus &/or SMRT RWS 8/18/88 bus ($2 entrance) and walking on the Sentosa Broadwalk ($1 entrance). Upon reaching Sentosa, you have to transfer into one of the internal tram ride at Beach station towards Siloso beach, or Red line at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and drop at Underwater world and walk towards Siloso Beach and look out for this famous sign. Easy to locate right?
If you are not sure, you can look out for the Trapizza shop located near to the Flying Trapeze or look for the Flying Trapeze. Here’s what it looks like.
The instructors at the Flying Trapeze are quite friendly. Once register with them, they will ask the participants to do some warming-up exercise. This pic show the warming-up area. Just put your hands on the bar and they will lift your body up and tell you what to do to perform the Flying Trapeze stunt.
Of course, not all of us can perform this stunt successfully at their 1st try. Need to relax and lift the leg to the chest along the momentum and then put the legs on the bar and hands off the bar and swing and then put hands on the bar and legs hanging onto the air and then drop onto the safety net.
Even people with sweaty palms do not need to worry with their palms as their bars are covered with a layer of leather. Haha.
As you can see from the pic above, my friend was wearing a belt before attempting the Flying Trapeze. The belt is only at the waist level and there won’t be any support on the bum, so people who want to try The Flying Trapeze are advised not to wear swimsuits and advise to wear comfortable clothings. We were asked to breathe in and make our waist ‘smaller’ for them to tighten the belts so that it won’t loosen or drop off while attempting the stunt.
Then have to climb up the ladder. For the children, they will have a rope to attach on their belt while climbing up. For adults, they have to climb up the ladder without any support. It can be quite scary if you look down while climbing up.
Then the instructors will give some instructions for the participants to follow and hold onto the bar and swing off… Wee…..
If you dare, you should give The Flying Trapeze a try. Haha.
I gave it a try and the swinging feeling is great but the photos posted on my blog was taken while my friend was attempting flying trapeze then. Wee…