Singapore may see plenty of sunshine, but we’re sure you’ve been living here long enough to experience its massive tropical thunderstorms too! Say goodbye to ruined day-out plans with these great indoor things to do for teens and adults. From a high-energy trampoline park and VR experience to ice-skating and board game cafés, we’ve scouted out some of the best places around the island for fun, whether it’s raining or shining.
Bouncing the day away
BOUNCE Singapore, in the heart of Orchard, is an indoor adventure park with a range of exciting trampoline zones, including the Free Jump Arena, Dodgeball, Slam Dunk, Big Bag and Performance Area. The space is also home to X-Park, Asia’s first Ninja-Warrior-like obstacle course. Adults and teens alike will love climbing, jumping, running and zipping through this diverse course that offers various levels of difficulty. Also, join the Saturday Night Jams (8pm to 11pm) and rock out to club-style beats as you tackle the courses. If that’s not enough, adrenaline junkies can test their limits by jumping from a height of five metres at the Leap of Faith! (Tickets, $5.)
Psst… Take advantage of the “Awesome 4Some” deal that runs until 12 August 2018 and enjoy an hour of fun at just $75 for four jumpers! (Usual price per hour: $26 for General Admission; $21 for students). Meanwhile, the “This is Freestyle” programme gets you a two-for-one-pass if you can master 10 impressive moves including front saults and side flips.
Fighting zombies, robots and more
Head to Zero Latency for a fun day out. At this virtual reality gaming spot, adults and teens can roam the eccentric worlds, coming across bloodthirsty zombies, robots and drones. Thanks to wireless technology and motion-tracking, players are able to communicate and strategise with one another in real-time. Lasting 30 minutes, each session can have up to eight players, but if you’re coming with a large party, remember to book ahead for multiple sessions. Take your pick from exciting game themes; including warding off the living dead in Zombie Survival; and exploring a mystical alien world in Engineerium. Keep an eye out for a new thrilling mission launching on 2 July! After all that fun, head to the lounge bar and fuel up with a drink and some snacks.
Psst… With the Off Peak Tix promotion, enjoy a game at just $48 (usual price $69) when you book a session for between 11am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday.
Go on a winter adventure
Yes, you can experience snow in the tropics – at Snow City Singapore. Aside from tubing and snow play, you can also try skiing and snowboarding in this winter wonderland. Learners can enrol in the Ski/Snowboard Fun Start Introductory Programme, where you’ll learn the basics from internationally certified instructors from the SportQuest Snowsports Academy; lessons can be taken privately or in a group. More good news: you won’t need to lug along your winter wear as jackets, pants and gloves are provided. So suit up and take to the slopes!
Psst… If you are someone who likes to take challenges to new heights, head over to The Cliff (this one is located outdoors!). Enjoy the thrill and excitement of scaling its towering 15-metre walls. From simple routes to more technical climbs, there’s something for everyone. Challenge yourself physically and mentally while building confidence and resilience – and be sure to book in advance to secure a spot.
Snag a good deal
Why not grabs some good buys at the HotLotz Auction House? HotLotz holds both in-room and timed online-only auctions. Take part in the weekly Interiors and Antiques auctions that offer an eclectic mix of furniture and home décor items. Expect a fresh selection of products weekly as well as new items consigned from some of Singapore’s largest furniture retailers. If you don’t want to risk the chance of being outbid, “buy now” prices are often available, allowing you to purchase the item immediately. HotLotz also holds regular specialist auctions throughout the year.
Relive your childhood
Head to the arcade for a walk down memory lane. Get your hands on the wheel of an exhilarating racing game, take out the targets in a fast-and-furious shooting game, and don’t miss out on other old-school favourites like air hockey, basketball and that exasperating claw machine. There are also video game cafés such as Play Nation and St Games Café, where you cosy up on a sofa for a session of console games (Wii, PlayStation, X-box, you name it), from the likes of Super Mario to Guitar Hero.
Give your brain a workout
We’re pretty sure you’ll have heard of the Escape Room concept, in which you and your friends or your team find yourselves trapped in a room with a series of puzzles to solve and goals to complete. There are various game themes to choose from – such as zombies, Halloween and even Avengers – at many outlets across Singapore, including Roomraider SG, Trapped Escape Room Singapore and Xcape Singapore.
Glide and twirl
Are you always in awe of those elegant ice skaters at the Winter Olympics? Give it a shot yourself at one of Singapore’s two ice-skating rinks, Kallang Ice World and The Rink at JCube. If you’re serious about making it a hobby, sign up for lessons with a certified skating coach; you can choose to have one-on-one lessons or learn in a group.
Take a flight
Visit iFly Singapore on Sentosa and experience what it’s like to free-fall. Singapore houses the largest themed vertical wind tunnel in the SkyVenture franchise across the world, taking up to 20 flyers at a time! Feel the adrenaline rush as you hover around the tunnel and fly as high as 17 metres.
Sing your lungs out
An old stalwart of indoor entertainment, karaoke is alive and well in Singapore, with venues like Manekineko, Voice Booth and more offering a huge selection of songs in different languages – you’re sure to find at least one favourite tune. With comfy sofas and finger snacks, you’ll be all set for the afternoon or evening; and don’t forget to keep those throats hydrated.
Who doesn’t love a game of laser tag? Strap on a vest, pick up your gun and get your game face on as you hunt down your opponents in the arena. Most laser-tag arenas offer various missions, either as individuals or in a group. Scores are updated live and can be seen on a scoring board after the session. Popular places include Laser Quest at HomeTeamNS at Bukit Batok and Tampines as well as LaserOPS.
Don’t get bored – get a board!
For some R&R, why not head to a board-game café? There are several cafes of this kind in Singapore (including Settlers’ Café , The Mind Café and Battle Bunker), with hundreds of board games to choose from. Don’t fret if some are new to you – just ask the staff to give you an explanation or lesson! From silly games such as Pop-up Pirate and Ugly Doll to strategy-based games like Pandemic and Jenga, there’s something fun for everyone.
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