1. Cable Skiing
Instead of being out on the open water and pulled by a boat, participants in cable skiing and cable wakeboarding get pulled by an overhead cable attached to the banks of a lake. Whether you’re a total beginner or an adrenaline junkie, head over to Singapore Wake Park for a fast, wet and wild ride. The park also includes other fun activities like kneeboarding, water skiing and an obstacle course. And if you feel like treating yourself to an adventure-fuelled weekend, you can always book an impromptu staycation at the nearby Village Hotel Katong.
Address: 1206A East Coast Parkway Cost: S$40 per hour on weekdays, S$60 per hour on weekends How to get to Singapore Wake Park: Take bus 401 or 197 from Bedok Interchange Website: Singapore Wake Park
2. Forest Adventure
Unleash your inner Tarzan by tackling 44 different obstacles, from elevated bridges and swinging trapezes to wobbly logs and hanging nets. At a height of 5 to 8 metres above the ground, this 2.5 hour tree-top obstacle course promises to be great fun for those who like to climb trees. The highlight is an awesomely long zip-line that takes you flying over the reservoir! Parents, don’t fret: harnesses, helmets and compulsory safety training are included. Head over to Capri By Fraser Changi City for a hotel experience out of the city centre after your adventure in the forest.
Address: Bedok Reservoir Park Cost: S$50 for adults, S$36 for kids; student discounts and group packages are also available How to get to Forest Adventure: Take the MRT to Bedok Station, and take bus 18, 69 or 168 Website: Forest Adventure
3. Driving on the F1 track
Fancy driving a "supercar" such as the Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder on our very own Formula One track? Ultimate Drive promises to rev up your engine with four different routes, starting from Marina Bay Sands or Suntec City Mall. Drivers can choose to cruise on automatic mode, or try out the more challenging F1-style paddle gearbox. For non-drivers, sit back and relax, as pro drivers chauffeur you on a hair-raising experience. And everyone brings home a souvenir: a high-definition recording of your drive. You can book a ride with Ultimate Drive all year round, except during the Formula One GP. And if you decide that you want to indulge in the lively nightlife after driving around, you can always check into Marina Bay Sands, one of the most iconic hotels in the world.
Address: Marina Bay Sands: 1 Bayfront Avenue, #01-14 Hotel Tower 3; Suntec City Mall: 3 Temasek Boulevard,#01-K27 Suntec Convention Centre Cost: Depending on the route, S$298, S$468, S$638 and S$798 to drive; 20% discount for being driven How to get to Ultimate Drive: 1) Take the MRT to Bayfront Station (Marina Bay Sands); 2) Take the MRT to Esplanade station (Suntec City Mall) Website: Ultimate Drive
4. Reverse Bungy and Extreme Swing
Grab a shot of liquid courage at the bars and pubs of Clarke Quay before boarding these crazy adventure rides. The reverse bungy of G-Max catapults you up at 200 km/h in a steel capsule, with enough gravitational force to rival what astronauts feel at a rocket launch. Or get a taste of freefall with the GX-5 Xtreme Swing, a 5-seater capsule pulled perpendicular to the ground before being released like a giant swing at speeds of 120 km/h. Warning: Best on an empty stomach. Ramp up your adventure with a staycation at the eye-catching design hotel, PARKROYAL On Pickering.
Note: G-Max Reverse Bungy is currently closed for maintenance but will reopen in August 2017.
Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay Cost: S$45 per ride, or S$35 for students How to get to G-Max: Take the MRT to Clarke Quay Station Website: G-Max
5. Indoor Skydiving
iFly is the world’s largest indoor skydiving simulator, where you can take the plunge of your life down a five-storey wind tunnel. State-of-the-art technology enables the adrenaline rush of freefall, but without the usual safety risks. And at 5 metres in diameter, the huge wind tunnel allows everything from free-flying to formations, which makes it perfect for group bonding activities. Scared to jump? A team of instructors will help with the take-off. Once you have both feet back on the ground, continue that high-flying lifestyle by treating yourself to a Sentosa staycation at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa for your island-adjacent getaway!
Address: 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Sentosa Island Cost: S$89 – S$119 for 2 skydives (lowest price is for off-peak timings) How to get to iFly Singapore: Take the MRT to Harbourfront Station, then take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station Website: iFly Singapore
If this dose of adventure has you wanting more, it’s time to travel outside Singapore for more extreme activities! Book cheap flights, hotels and car rental via Skyscanner today, or download our free mobile app for easy browsing and booking on the go.
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Originally published on 16 July 2014 and updated in May 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.