Ever since we were invited to the iFly launch party, we had been waiting for invitation to iFly. Finally! We were so excited. And what an awesome experience it was!
iFly is the world’s largest wind tunnel for indoor skydiving, up to 5 storeys high, with state-of-art equipment. Many professional skydivers come here to train since it’s cheaper to skydive indoor than take a plane and skydive. The feeling, we heard, is similar.
Before the flight, you’ll have skilled instructors, certified by International Bodyflight Association, to teach you a couple of flying techniques.
You’d also have a dry run on land:
After the lesson and after suiting up, here we go! (Each person will have two tries at skydiving.)
After the flight, I’d have to say it is extremely safe. Ryan, our instructor, is very professional and careful. He even held on to us and flew us up to the ceiling!
Not only is it safe, the adrenaline rush is also very, very addictive. I keep wanting to go back and do it but what’s stopping me is the price of the skydives. Of course, given the expensive equipment and the qualified instructors, it is understandable that the price is rather steep. You may want to check out the prices at the iFly website.
How to Get to iFly
Take the Sentosa train from VivoCity and stop at Beach Station. iFly is just there. If you drive, head to the Beach Carpark at Siloso beach.
After our skydiving, we went up to Skyloft, the rooftop bar and restaurant that overlooks South China Sea, for brunch. Skyloft has live music in the evenings from Wed to Sat, and if you go at the right time, you may catch fireworks too.
This is our third time here. We were here for the iFly launch and a Kronenbourg event and had some canapes. Chiobu, Yandao, Hookerlily and I all thought the canapes at these events were fantastic, which may be why we were rather disappointed at the food.
Treated to two starters, iWings ($22), based on chef’s secret marinate, tasted like a spicy version of prawn-paste chicken, topped with chicken floss; and the chunky truffle fries ($12), caused an internal fight between the fries and my diet plan. The fries won.
While the starters were decent, the main courses for brunch were less than ideal. For instance, the scrambled eggs were too milky and the sausages were bland for the Big Breakfast; the English muffin was limp in the Eggs Benedict; and for the Laksa, it had too much spice and not enough coconut, making the laksa-curry thin.
Given the delicious canapes we had previously on our visits, this meal may be just an one-off incident. In any case, brunch is not merely about the food but also about the ambience and where else is better than facing the sea as you eat?
Skyloft at iFly Singapore
Ratings: 2.815/5 stars
PS: Special thanks to Joy, Debbie, Jessica, Ryan, Patrick, iFly and Skyloft for the invite.