While Sentosa may be popular for its theme park thrills and idyllic beaches, it also features some adventure-filled activities in Singapore you will only find here.
Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of bungy jumping, which is on offer at AJ Hackett Sentosa, around a 20-minute drive from Park Hotel Alexandra. The jump, from a platform 47 metres off the ground, will have you screaming in exhilaration, while more thrills await at the site’s Giant Swing that reaches speeds of around 120km/h!
At Mega Adventure, you can experience its MegaZip that takes you from the jungles to the shores of Siloso Beach at 60 km/h! The site, which is easy to reach from hotels near Mapletree Business City, Singapore, has zip-lines that span 450 metres in length and are 75 metres off the ground offering a thrilling ride.
Did you know you can experience the joys of skydiving indoors? Just make your way to iFly Singapore at the Siloso beachfront and step inside one of the biggest skydiving wind tunnels in the world! The almost 57-foot high wind tunnel overlooks the ocean, a great backdrop for you to enjoy freefalling as you would do at 12,000 feet!
Outrigger Canoe Paddling
A unique activity to learn, outrigger canoe paddling is also an ideal way to enjoy the ocean and get a cardio workout too! This sport is on offer at the members-only Singapore Paddle Club which has outrigger canoe paddling sessions for rookies where they can get training on this activity that originated in Polynesia.
Looking for something different to do in Singapore other than the usual sports and activities? Here are some rather “unusual” alternatives that offer plenty of fun experiences too.
You don’t have to jump 12,000 feet off the ground to enjoy skydiving; the same experience awaits indoors at iFly Singapore! Located at Sentosa’s Siloso Beachfront, within easy reach of Park Hotel Clarke Quay, it features one of the largest indoor skydiving wind tunnels in the world, providing a unique adventure for the whole family.
Stand up Paddling
SUP or stand up paddling combines elements of canoeing and surfing and is best enjoyed on tranquil waters; while it’s relatively easy, you get an excellent workout too! For those staying at Clarke Quay hotels, Singapore SUP rental locations at Sentosa can be easily reached and include the Tanjong Beach Club and Ola Beach Club.
You may associate unicycles with circus performers, but this is a fun activity that anyone can try. While balancing on one-wheel may sound challenging, once you get the hang of it, there will be no stopping you. Singapore Unicyclists, a popular club, even hosts unicycle hockey which adds a whole new dimension!
What do you get when you combine elements from volleyball, football and gymnastics with lively music and an inflatable platform that has trampolines? Bossaball of course! Check out organisations like Bossaball Singapore which give you a chance to learn or witness this sport that is becoming a worldwide smash.
The next time you are in Singapore, consider going off on an adventure sports tag and trying out everything. Here are the top 5 you should be trying to get that blood pumping.
Take water-skiing and turn it all upside down. How would you like to be dragged across the water by a cable car? You are definitely going to want to leave your hotel the likes of Park Hotel Clarke Quay to try this one.
2. Bungee Jumping
You might not believe that Singapore has bungee-jumping, but it does, and it is the best thing ever. Give it a try.
3. Extreme Swing
Located close to Clarke Quay hotels in Singapore, GX5 is an extreme swing that drops you 50m from the air. What a thrill!
Let the wind rustle your hair as you surge over the treetops and take in Singapore with some ziplining. The Mega Adventure Park is where you can do this. Take your friends with you.
5. Indoor Skydiving
If you aren’t interested in throwing yourself out of a plan at high altitude but still wonder what that feels like, indoor skydiving is for you. Check out iFly Singapore at Siloso Beach Walk where they toss you into a wind tunnel.
Singapore has many exciting venues to spend time and Singapore Island Country Club is one of the prestigious places which hosts a numerous events and tournaments to entertain the local and foreign sports enthusiasts. If you are residing at a Singapore city hotel, you could easily head down to this exciting venue to enjoy a great time during your holiday. M Hotel Singapore is one such 4 star hotel Singapore has in store for its visitors who are seeking for convenience. Established in 1963, Singapore Island Country Club is a combined venue of the Royal Singapore Gold Club and the Royal Island Club. If you are particularly interested in golf, this place is the perfect venue as it boasts of many fine gold courses which facilitate local and international golf tournaments.