Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Singapore iFLY up and running

Singapore iFLY up and running
July 13, 2011

Singapore's first skydiving simulator, iFLY, has officially opened after meeting the legal requirement of its Public Entertainment License.

The S$25 million attraction on Sentosa Island was supposed to open last year, but faced delays.

At a height of 17.22 metres and a diameter of 5 metres, the indoor skydiving wind tunnel is said to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Within, visitors can experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at a cost of S$89 per adult.

This entitles visitors to two 45-second sessions of suspension in thin air.

Instructors are at hand to ensure the safety of all participants.

At the recent launch, iFLY Founder and Managing Director Lawrence Koh, told reporters that the $25-million US franchise, which began construction in 2008, was "a dream...finally come true.

Koh himself is an avid skydiver.

Also at the launch was Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo, who delivered a short address about aerodynamics. For the event, the outgoing Minister put on a red, personalised skydiving suit and took a two-minute 'flight' in the wind tunnel.

The iFLY is open to first-time flyers, from as young as seven years old, as well as professional skydivers. Its team of 11 instructors include three who spent two years training in the United States and Great Britain.

Fpr more information go to www.iflysingapore.com 

20th June 2011 - ASIAN ATTRACTIONS BOUNCE BACK AMID MIXED GLOBAL THEME PARKS PERFORMANCE

23rd May 2011 - IAAPA ANNOUNCES ASIAN ATTRACTIONS EXPO HIGHLIGHTS 

9th February 2011 - TRANSFORMING SINGAPORE’S TOURISM AND LEISURE LANDSCAPE

3rd February 2011 - SENTOSA’S BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ROLLER COASTER TO REOPEN

19th November 2010 - FORGET LEISURE: FOCUS ON THE EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 

19th July 2010 - ASIAN ATTRACTIONS EXPO MOVES TO SINGAPORE IN 2011 

16th July 2010 - TAJ MAHAL NAMED IAAPA’S MOST POPULAR ASIAN ATTRACTION 

24th May 2010 - US GAMING COMPANY BETS LARGE ON SINGAPORE AND ASIA

29th April 2010 - GLOBAL STUDY SHOWS RESILIENCE IN THE THEME PARK INDUSTRY

27th May 2009 - HIGH FLYING ATTRACTION FOR THE GOLD COAST


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business