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Sentosa offers archery lessons for $5/person, shoot like a pro who can survive a zombie apocalypse

ByMary M. Ward

Feb 20, 2022

Target archery program at Sentosa available for $5 per person

If you love zombie thrillers and have a Netflix subscription, chances are you’ve already watched the hit that is we are all dead.

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One of the standout characters from the ensemble cast has to be Jang Ha-ri (played by Ha Seung-Ri), who uses her superior archery skills to fend off the undead attacking her high school. .

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If she inspired you to pick up a bow and arrow, you’re in luck. Sentosa Island now offers a guided target archery program in Sentosa, and it’s all $5 per person.

Go archery in Sentosa with qualified instructors

For $5 you get an introduction, safety briefing, practice rounds, games, and even a souvenir to take home.

You can even take part in recurve archery, which – fun fact – is an official Olympic sport. If you’ve ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an Olympian, now is your chance.

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At the same time, you’ll be guided by trained instructors throughout the course, so you won’t have to worry about shooting your arrow at someone who isn’t a zombie.

Archery lessons take place by the end of March

You can now register for last lesson in Februaryheld on February 24 at the Emerald Pavilion, Siloso Beach.

Then, all remaining classes in March will take place at Palawan Green, where you can hone your archery skills on Siloso Beach’s only green grass while looking out to sea.

Classes are held every Thursday from 6-7pm until March 31 and tickets are $5 per person for 1 session.

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Those interested are encouraged to register early, as there are only 16 people allowed for each session.

On top of that, Islander membership holders can enjoy 15% off when they log on to the website to purchase tickets.

Encouraged for older children

According to the website, these classes are suitable for ages 9 and up. Therefore, it might be best to leave the younger ones at home for this one.

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The website also notes that participants with back, muscle or joint problems are not suitable to participate, so take note if you fall into one of these categories.

Take note of these additional details:

Sentosa Island Target Archery Program
Appointment: Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31
Time: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Address: Emerald Pavilion, 40 Siloso Beach Walk (February) and Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098996 (March)

Here’s how to access the locations:

  • By Sentosa Express: Get off at Beach Station
  • By public transport: Take bus 123 and get off at Beach station
  • Nearest car park: Station Plage

A new way to keep your New Year’s resolutions

While you might not need to yield a bow and arrow to defeat brain-eating zombies anytime soon, there are still plenty of benefits to learning archery.

First, it improves your focus and your ability to stay calm in high pressure situations.

Archery also uses the arms, core, chest and shoulders, especially when practicing how to shoot your arrow correctly. In the long run, this improves upper strength.

Who knows, maybe archery could be the new fitness activity you didn’t know you needed to stick to your New Year’s resolution to stay in shape.

Now that Sentosa has extended its free admission promotion until the end of March, there are even fewer obstacles to getting there.

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Featured image adapted from Sentosa and Screen Rant.