Despite being more than four decades old, Singapore's Sentosa Island is a tourist attraction that knows the importance of reinvention.
In recent years, it's become the top destination in the city for those in need of a fast adrenaline fix, thanks to a huge cluster of adventure activities, from surfing to indoor skydiving.
It also presents a great opportunity for someone like me -- fainthearted, petrified of heights -- to conquer their fears.
I recently spent a weekend on Sentosa doing just that -- or trying to -- on the scariest thrill rides and adventures I could find.
To gauge my terror during each exercise, I slapped on a Polar FT7 heart rate monitor watch during the trip.
I also devised an ad hoc "nausea level" rating.
These are my normal heart rate readings.
Average resting heart rate: 77 bpm (beats per minute)
Maximum resting heart rate: 87 bpm
Average nausea level: 0/5 (though certain movies and TV shows can push that to 2/5)