Saturday, April 14, 2012
Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) launches at Sentosa!
Wow, we had a blast this morning! Look at this stunning pirate ship water playground! Water slides, water guns, water spouts, water fountains, tipping cones of water, and a giant bucket that unleashes upon all!
The Port of Lost Wonder launched today at Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island. It's the first kids club by the beach. The pirate ship is super fun. I think we spent nearly three hours there, and the kids absolutely refused to leave! The only thing that "saved" me was the rain and lightning alert. They switched off all the water and got everyone out. Phew.
But the rain also meant we were stuck there since it's a five-minute walk back to Beach Station and we had no umbrellas. Fortunately there were other activities. We had a bite at the cutely named Port Belly restaurant/cafe/bistro, and bought some stuff at the Just Wonder shop which sells edutainment toys along with apparel, beachgear, stationery and souvenirs.
There are also stations like Curiosity Island, which had some animal/bird shows.
And there are indoor games and story-telling at the PlayDen, which the kids seem to enjoy very much.
The Wonder Crew are a specially selected team who have undergone children first aid, child development and psychology. Even the caretakers at the water play area seem good with kids. I took it as a good sign that Nadine spontaneously went to hug one of the PlayDen crew a few times!
Each child also gets a pack of Curio Coins to trade in for activities or surprise snacks. Good way to get young children started on the concept of money. The kids also get a Port Pass in which they can collect ink stamps whenever they complete an activity. Prizes await you when you finish various collections! We got some nice toy pirate swords!
Well, it looks like you can easily spend a whole day at this place. Jolie wanted to get back into the pirate ship water play area after the playden when she saw the water fun had resumed after the rain. She was so sad to leave! I promised her we'll be back.
Port of Lost Wonder opens daily from 10am to 6.30pm (water play area closes at 6pm).
The restaurant stays open til 11pm.
Entrance costs S$8 (weekdays), S$15 (weekends). Or pony up S$90 for an annual pass - it's unlimited admission. Parents get in free when accompanied by kids.
All photos taken on the iPhone. Many thanks to Sentosa for the invitation.
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