Singapore certainly feels like the safest country we know, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find some excitement on this little red dot! Daredevils, get in here and find out how to get your blood pumping with our roundup of extreme sports. Wakeboarding, skydiving or a spin in a Ferrari anyone?
Ever wanted to get the sensation of jumping out of a plane but lack … a plane? At iFly, you can get a taste of the experience. The facility is home to the world’s largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. Did you know that Singapore has its own indoor skydiving world champion in Kyra Poh – she has flown as fast as 230 kmh indoors!
43 Siloso Beach Walk
Let’s face it, even if you know nothing about this extreme sport, wake boarding looks pretty cool. So, grab a board and head over to Singapore’s largest wakeboarding hub, Marina Country Club, or to local cable water park, Singapore Wake Park. After a few tries, you’ll discover that it’s not so hard – and great fun in a group.
Marina Country Club: 11 Northshore Drive
Singapore Wake Park: 1206 East Coast Parkway
If you’re taken by the urge to don a pair of Vans and head out for a skate, you’ll want to make for the Xtreme SkatePark at East Coast Park. It’s the first skatepark in Singapore to be built to international competition standards; and it’s the perfect place to show off a trick or two in front of a crowd. (How about a Kickflip McTwist, à la Tony Hawk?) Or, if you find yourself closer to the city, the Somerset Skate Park is another skating spot, noticeable for some great street art by local graffiti artists. It’s also where you can enrol your kids (or yourself) in skate lessons, with coaching team Skate Sports.Xtreme SkatePark: East Coast Park (near Car Park F1)
Somerset Skate Park: 1 Somerset Road (walking distance from Somerset MRT)
MMA and Muay Thai
To work up a real sweat, why not have a go at mixed martial arts (MMA) or Muay Thai? These sports are a great way to work out, and with several gyms across Singapore – including Evolve, Impact and Fight G – with world champions for trainers, you really are spoilt for choice. Get in the ring and let it all out!Evolve: 26 China Street, #01-01 (also at other locations)
Impact: No.3 Shenton Way, #03-06A Shenton House (also at other locations)
Fight G: 41C North Canal Road
G-Max Reverse Bungy
Here’s an extreme sport (if sitting completely stationary can be considered a sport) that will get even the toughest screaming. On this ride, you’ll be catapulted into the sky for an experience that’s out of this world. The G-Max Reverse Bungy promises an exhilarating feeling that’s similar to the G-force during a rocket launch by freefalling from 40 metres above Clarke Quay!
Clark Quay 3E River Valley Road
Fans of Formula One should really check this one out. Pick a Ferrari California or a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to try out on Singapore’s Formula One circuit with Ultimate Drive. Although you’re required to have a licence and be over 21 to drive these supercars, younger enthusiasts can hop in the passenger’s seat for a co-driver experience.
1 Bayfront Avenue #01-03 Hotel Tower 3 (also at Singapore Flyer)
If heights make you squeamish, then it’s time to conquer your fears. Scale the walls at Singapore’s largest indoor rock-climbing facility, Climb Asia. For an extra challenge, try the outdoor climbing wall to really test out your skills.
Frontier, 52 Ubi Ave 3, #05-31
Unleash your inner kid in a day of shooting, hiding and capturing the flat at Red Dynasty Paintball Park. With a field as large as a football pitch, this is the biggest paintball arena in Singapore – and the only park where speedball bunkers are offered to those interested in playing at a competitive level.
Bottle Tree Park, 81 Lorong Chencharu (also at The Cage Sports Park @ Turf City)
Set high up on the tree tops is Forest Adventure, a set of awesome obstacle courses that’ll have you navigating a route above Bedok Reservoir Park. Make sure you check the availability before you head there; slots are limited and dependent on the weather.
Bedok Reservoir Park Singapore
If you’re looking for some more indoor adventures, look no further than trampolining. Not to be confused with your standard trampoline in the back garden, indoor trampolining offers wall-to-wall trampolines. At BOUNCE Inc and Amped Singapore, the two major trampolining centres in Singapore, you can enjoy not only getting vertical, but various other activities available – from trampolining up to basketball hoops for a perfect slam dunk, to trampoline dodgeball, and free spaces and walls for perfecting those parkour moves.Amped Singapore: 46 Kim Yam Road
Bounce Inc: Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #09-01
Done with extreme sports for a while and want to do something more chilled? Check out our list of things to do or get more insider information about living in Singapore.