Iâ€™ve always dreamed of having a White Christmas. Iâ€™ve always wondered how it feels to run wild outside and have snowflakes fall on top of your nose. I guess anyone who is living in a tropical country like me, would at one point or another have thoughts like these run in their heads.
Good thing, there is a place within your reach where you can enjoy having a White Christmas not only during Christmas but all year round. If you find yourself in Singapore and have decided to visit the Singapore Science Center, then hop next door and visit Snow City Singapore â€“ the first permanent indoor snow centre in Singapore that covers 3000 sq meters in which about 1, 200 sq meters of the area is totally covered with now. This area is called the Snow Chamber and this is where you can enjoy frolicking in what else but REAL SNOW!
The Snow City Building is conveniently located beside the Omni Theater Building near the Singapore Science Center main building. At Snow City and play with snow to your heartâ€™s content 24/7!
From any of the Singapore hotels, you can ride the MRT and stop at the Jurong East MRT Station and walk towards the Jurong East interchange. Catch an SBS bus number 335 and get off at the fourth stop. You can also take other buses like bus numbers 66, 178, or 198. If you would like to walk instead and burn some calories then you can also do so as Snow City is a mere 10 minute walk from the MRT Station.
Upon arrival at the Snow City, you will be required to dress in proper attire like snow jackets and boots provided by Snow City before you can even enter the snow chamber. Make sure that you are also wearing pants and socks to avoid to be forced to rent a pair of waterproof pants at the reception area. Rental fee for the pants is around S$3.
As for rates, about an hour of play time in the Snow Chamber would cost around S$ 15 per person while a discounted rate of S$ 27 will be charged for two hours. These rates also include a jacket, a pair of boots and the use of snowtubes.
When you enter the snow chamber, you will see snow that is maintained at 400mm deep which totals up to 150 tons of snow. Snow at Snow City is all produced within the center using a specially designed snow gun. If you are wondering what the secret formula is for making lots of snow then here it is: one ton of liquid nitrogen is added to one ton of water to produce about one ton of snow.
You will not run out of things to do in this two-storey snow heaven. At the first level, you will find gift counters where you can buy souvenirs, a shop for photo services, the polar bear gallery and the snow chamber. At the second level, you will find the function room and a Korean restaurant that serves yummy Korean barbeque.
Additional services that are offered by Snow City are booking arrangements for special occasions like birthdays, field trips, etc. A lot of kids spend their birthdays in the park as who would not want to spend his or her special day surrounded by snow and with games like â€œBuild Your Own Snowmanâ€ or gather your friends for some snowball fight. You can enjoy sumptuous food in the Party Room and for sure, your ice lollies will not melt in Snow Cityâ€™s sub-zero temperature.
If you would like to learn something new then you might also want to try a little bit of ski or snowboard lessons! Now thatâ€™s what I call edutainment.
When planning your Singapore trip, there is no need to worry so much about your budget. There are a lot of budget airlines to choose from and there are also less expensive hotels to stay in. Check out the Claremont Hotel Singapore which is located at Little India on Serangoon Road. You can even walk around to nearly shopping areas.
So what are you waiting for? Escape the scorching heat and humid air. Head to Snow City Singapore and make all your childhood snow fantasies a reality in your own winter wonderland.
Address: #21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building, Singapore 609433
Contact Numbers: (65) 6560 2306 (Monday â€“ Friday / 9:00am â€“ 6:00pm) or (65) 6560 4773 (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (9:45am â€“ 5:15pm); closed on Mondays except on Public Holidays
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