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.
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, by the way, that Singapore has its very own indoor skydiving world champion? Kyra Poh is her name, and she has flown as fast as 230kmh … indoors!
43 Siloso Beach Walk
Let’s face it, even if you know nothing about this extreme sport whatsoever, 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 sudden 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 is the perfect place to show off a trick or two in front of a crowd. (Frontside ollie, anyone?) Or, if you find yourself closer to the city, the Somerset Skate Park is another skating spot, noticeable for artworks 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 – 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 an extreme sport (if sitting completely stationary can be considered a sport!) that will get even the toughest chaps screaming. On this ride, you’ll be catapulted into the sky for an experience that’s really out of this world. The G-Max Reverse Bungy promises an exhilarating feeling that’s similar to the G-force during a rocket launch.
Clarke 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 license 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 their 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 flag 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, an obstacle course that’ll have you navigating a route above Bedok Reservoir Park. Make sure you check the availability before you head down, slots are limited and dependent on the weather.
Bedok Reservoir Park Singapore