We just had our first visit to the new Port of Lost Wonder on Palawan Beach on Sentosa, Singapore’s first kids club by the beach. Even though we arrived just before 11, there was already a queue for tickets and it was packed. Not surprising given it is Sunday and it is new.
Armed with Suncream, sunsuit and sunhat, Miss C and her friends made a beeline for the main attraction, the Pirate Ship, a giant ship with slides, fountains and water guns. One of the buckets of water by the edge emptied itself all over me as I walked beneath it unsuspecting, but at least it did cool me down.
We found a shady spot under a tree to sit Baby C. She had a bit of a splash about too. There’s a shop (where I managed to find some sunglasses as mine are en route from the UK), a restaurant and (fake) grassy picnic areas. Some areas had huge beds you could lounge on, but they were all taken.
There’s a schedule of activities that run throughout the day and include a kids’ foam party, playing with plants, a giant parachute, story telling and dancing.
We actually didn’t stay for that long because it was too hot for the babies. If only they could put a shade above the splash play area.
Opening hours: 10am to 6.30pm daily. Tickets $8 weekdays, $15 weekends for children over 3 (they’re doing an opening offer at the moment). Adults are free. Port of Lost Wonder is recommended for children aged 3-10. It’s fine for babies too, but there’s not much for them to do.
The verdict: The children absolutely loved it. It’s great to have something like this so close by and it’s pretty cheap. I do hope they get the ticket queues sorted (I hear the best time to go is on a weekday or Sunday afternoon).
Tickets courtesy of Sentosa Leisure Group
p.s. Grown ups should bring their swimmers too.