20 Places In Singapore That Are Now Gone Forever

Old buildings and infrastructure have to be demolished to make way for the new, in the face of rapid urbanisation and development of contemporary Singapore.

Old buildings and infrastructure have to be demolished to make way for the new, in the face of rapid urbanisation and development of contemporary Singapore.

Here are 20 places in Singapore that no longer exist, some making their disappearances more quietly than the others.

1. Fantasy Island

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Where: Sentosa, where Universal Studios Singapore sits now

What: An iconic attraction in the 90s, the S$54 million water theme park was opened from Dec 1994 to 2 Nov 2002. The water park’s focal point was a huge 8-lane slide with water currents so hasty it could launch riders in mid-air momentarily. The compulsory entrance fee to Sentosa, on top of Fantasy Island’s entrance fee, coupled with inaccessibility due to limited SBS buses going into Sentosa, was a deterrent for many. The park’s demise was eventually accelerated with numerous media coverage of accidents and 2 deaths at the theme park.

If you miss this, you might also like: Wild Wild Wet

2. Volcano Land

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Where: Sentosa, No. 7, Artillery Avenue, before the Integrated Resort appeared.
What: While Singapore may not have natural volcanoes, Volcano Land featured an artificial volcano, complete with Mystic Mayan motifs and scenery. A mythological explorer and his robot join visitors on their journey, which first starts with an ancient excavation. At the end, the Volcano Land show finishes off with a ‘volcanic eruption’.

If you miss this, you might also like: Science Centre, maybe?

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