Issue 123, June 2013
Splish, splash, down the water slides!
Alumni and their families enjoy an exciting NTU Alumni Family Day 2013 at Singapore’s latest attraction, Adventure Cove Waterpark

NTU alumni and their families escaped for some hours from the scorching hot weather whilst enjoying water rides at Adventure Cove Waterpark, located at Resorts World Sentosa, at this year’s NTU Alumni Family Day held on 15 June. The park was exclusively reserved for an hour for alumni before opening to public ticket-holders.

For most of the participants, it was their first time visiting the park which opened its doors only at the end of last year. Adventure Cove Waterpark is the only water park in the region with marine life elements. The participants and thrill seekers had a splashing good time enjoying rides, such as Southeast Asia’s first Hydromagnetic Coaster – Riptide Rocket (a slide that takes riders upwards) and the Pipeline Plunge which gives an experience of riding a water tornado in the dark. Alumni who wanted to spend their day relaxing were seen snorkelling at the Rainbow Reef, enjoying up-close encounters with 20,000 friendly fish, or leisurely riding a tube down the Adventure River.

A regular at many alumni events, Mdm Violet Ong (NBS/1994) took part in NTU Alumni Family Day with her 12 year-old-son and some fellow alumni. She said: “We were looking forward to this event as it was being held at a new water theme park that many have not visited. We had always wanted to check it out, but as usual, we kept on postponing our visit as we knew the park was always going to be there. So the NTU Alumni Affairs Office brought the visit date nearer for us! We had a lot of fun as there was so much to do. Other than the many water slides, we could also see dolphins and manta rays. We liked the Rainbow Reef the best as we could spot fishes similar to the ‘Finding Nemo’ animated movie!”

For alumnus Mohammed Jaleesudeen Jalal (WKWSCI/2006), it was his first time attending an alumni event. He was at the water park with his wife and two children aged five and three. “We appreciated the fact that the water park is at a convenient location and that it was opened an hour earlier exclusively for NTU alumni. My kids loved the wave pool and I am definitely looking forward to attending more family-related and networking events,” he said.

Organised by the NTU Alumni Affairs Office, the NTU Alumni Family Day 2013 attracted about 200 alumni and their families.

© Alumni Affairs Office