Summertime – and that’s all year round here in Singapore – was never meant for staying indoors.
Fly over the waters overlooking the Sentosa beaches and the ocean beyond; certified instructors will guide you through and perhaps even teach you a flip or a roll.
For the true blue water-loving adrenaline junkie who want more, there’s also stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, and more.
SeaBreeze Water-Sports @ Wavehouse, 36 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, 099007
Have a go at natural rock-climbing at the quarry-turned-nature reserve that is Dairy Farm, the only regularly maintained outdoor climbing area in Singapore.
Both beginners and experienced climbers are welcome – there are clear climbing routes mapped out and there are bolts secured for easy belaying. New to the activity? We suggest joining fellow climbers from the Dairy Farm Climbing Group who’ll be happy to guide you through.
Dairy Farm, 100 Dairy Farm Rd, 679057
F1 season or not, the race is always on at The Karting Arena, which boasts electric-powered karts that pack an electrifying punch with their superior acceleration while being safe even for the little ones.
Post-race, get a race report for bragging rights’ sake.
#01-01B The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Rd, 287994
For the uninitiated, Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt made by treasure hunters, for treasure hunters. A geocache is a small container hidden in a specific location with a specific GPS coordinate; download the Geocache app and start your hunt. Fill in the logbook and return the geocache to the same spot for the next hunter. It’s a great way to explore the nooks and crannies of Singapore you never knew existed!
There are many water parks and swimming complexes in Singapore – you’ll even find secret ones on rooftops of shopping malls – and quite possibly the most undersold of all is the Jurong West Swimming Complex, which has 3 giant water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and more.
20 Jurong West St 93, 648965
Not the soccer ball, thankfully.
Play soccer while in an inflated zorb – looks cute from the outside, but when you’re actually at it, you’ll realise how hard it is to even keep your balance. But falling and bouncing around is the whole fun of it, anyway!
Offside, 2 Whitley Rd, 297715
Embark on a water expedition with the folks, who’ll show you an amazing part of Singapore only accessible by kayaks. Paddle through the mangroves of Khatib Bongsu or Pulau Ubin, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a rare wild animal or two.
All are welcome – the folks at KayakAsia say their youngest paddler is 3 years old and their oldest, 78!
If you love the thrill and adrenaline when it comes to rushing through the air, try the GX-5 Extreme Swing & Trampoline Bungy. The GX-5 falls from a height of 50 metres and reaches a speed over 120km/h, whilst the trampoline bungy allows you to perform flips and somersaults while you bounce up to 80 metres in the air.
Skip the trip to Hawaii and surf at Wave House Sentosa instead. The Double FlowRider is the more gentler of the two waves available, and is recommended for those who are starting out. The FlowBarrel, on the other hand, is the more dynamic of the two sheet waves and is thus far more challenging. Either way, both waves will ensure you’ll have lots of fun surfing!
Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
If you’ve always wanted to try Bungy Jumping, you can now do so at AJ Heckett Sentosa, Singapore’s first bungy tower. Get the ultimate thrill as you plummet down from a height of 47 metres above Siloso Beach. If bungy jumping is not for you, try the other thrill-seeking activities they have such as a Giant Swing that goes over 120km/h, or the Vertical Skywalk where you literally walk down the side of the tower vertically.
30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 099011
By Pinky Chng, October 2017 / Last updated May 2018.
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