Slides, sky nets, mazes and a green natural environment with play and leisure activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors – brought indoors – to be enjoyed by people of all ages in all weather conditions.
We cannot imagine anything more perfect, a vision so totally aligned with our needs as mothers/parents of children navigating hot weather in tropical Singapore ! This has always been our goal from the day we imagined SingaporeforKids – the issue of indoors versus outdoors and energy to be dispelled or channeled !
The following information and photographs have mostly been obtained from Todayonline.
Canopy Park has four different attractions as part of its basic admission ticket, including a petal garden with seasonal floral displays and a topiary walk (showcasing plants and trees clipped into ornamental shapes) that include orangutans and a peacock.
Discovery Slides offers four different slides in one sculptural playscape set in a garden environment. The most thrilling slides – jumping into a gunny sack and sliding down a nearly vertical slide – will require visitors to wear helmets, elbow and knee guards.
Foggy Bowls generates artificial fog emulating clouds that will delight children. A land of make believe !
Canopy Bridge – a 50m-long bridge suspended 23m above ground level, offers breathtaking top-down views of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley. The central portion of the bridge, made of translucent glass panels, lets visitors look right through the bridge to the first floor of the airport.
Manulife Sky Nets are of two kinds – to walk on or bounce on, and have separate admission fees. Fashioned mainly from holed nets, the Manulife Sky Nets – Walking straddles a five-storey-high void (!!), and is curated to feel like a walk in the park but at 25m above the ground. Adventurous visitors can bounce their way along a 250m-long net at the Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing which features an 8m-high lookout at its highest point.
The Hedge Maze offers a leisurely walk through a landscaped environment, to a circular lookout platform upon completion of the maze.
Mirror Mazes – a world’s first in a garden setting – features hanging plants, which created a dappled light in the maze.
Interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits on the fourth floor of the airport provide a new state-of-the-art digital experience.
The Changi Experience Studio is great for kids with a need for speed – the Amazing Runway and a multiplayer ‘cycling’ game that mimics the exciting runway race between a Porsche car and a Boeing 747 aircraft in 2009. (Revisit the race here).
Visitors to the Studio will be given a ‘travel guide’, a 90 sq cm piece of cardboard to interact with the displays, which uses infrared markets and a radio frequency identification chip to trigger displays and record points.
- July 10 onwards, the Canopy Park and the Canopy Bridge will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m. and other attractions from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
- Ticket prices begin from S$4.50 (four of the attractions) for Singapore citizens and residents and S$ 5.00 for other visitors. Prices increase with the number of attractions added on. It will cost S$ 71 per adult and S$ 50 per child to try all the attractions.
- Attractions are sold in packages or individually online – full list of prices here. Visitors are advised to buy their tickets ahead of their visit.
- Visitors will be required to book 30-minute time slots for the Canopy Bridge, and one-hour time slots for Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing.
- All of the attractions can accommodate about 70 to 300 visitors at a time and overall, the Canopy Park, including the attractions, can accommodate 3,000 visitors at any given time according to the management.
- While there is no minimum age for the attractions, children who are shorter than 1.1m will not be able to try the Discovery Slides and Manulife Sky Nets. Those between 1.1m and 1.4m in height will require parental supervision.
Pictures and video from Todayonline. Read the full article.