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     FrontPage Edition: Sat 7 August 2004

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Sentosa to get Asia's first luge attraction


Sentosa’s remaking plans took a step forward as it reached an agreement with Sentosa Luge Company Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Zealand company Skyline Enterprises Limited, to develop a luge attraction on the resort island.

It will be the first attraction of its kind in Asia outside Japan.

Plans are being finalised to build a 650-metre, $5.5-million luge track with an aerial chair lift cableway that will link the cluster of attractions at the hilltop near the Carlsberg Sky Tower to Siloso Beach’s entertainment hub.

“Bringing the luge to Sentosa fits our ongoing efforts to rejuvenate the island with a host of entertaining and fun facilities for our guests. A safe and year-round activity for the whole family, it offers an enjoyable ride for the young and old alike. “ said Darrell Metzger, Chief Executive Officer of Sentosa. “The gentle terrains coupled with the ambient lush surroundings make Sentosa a choice site for an activity like this.”

Using the principles of gravity, riders can either race down or leisurely cruise along a specially-designed paved trail. The luge cart combines a unique steering and braking system that provides the rider with total control.

A two-way chair lift, similar to a ski lift, transports riders through a scenic 320-metre long tree-top ride back to the starting point where they can do it all over again.

The luge on Sentosa is expected to be completed by mid-2005.

There are currently 11 luge sites around the globe, including five operated by Skyline Enterprises Limited in Rotorua and Queenstown (New Zealand), and its latest in Quebec (Canada).

For more information on the luge, please visit

Source: Sentosa Media Release 5 Aug 2004

Subsequent Update:

- Sentosa Luge opens

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