How to Make Your Trip to Singapore Adventurous
Often regarded as one of Asia’s must-visit tourist hotspots, Singapore is one of the more straight laced holiday destinations in Asia. That, however, does not mean that there aren’t any adventures or exciting activities to be enjoyed on a Singaporean getaway. Whether you are a thrill seeker or an adrenalin junkie, here are some of the island nation’s most adventurous activities to keep your heart racing during a holiday in Singapore.
1. Find a Convenient Base
As in any holiday experience securing a convenient location not only affords visitors the opportunity to take part in a wider range of activities available in the area but also to enjoy said activities more often. Adrenalin junkies heading to the Lion City would benefit from reserving a service apartment in Singapore that is located within close range of adventure sports hubs in the city. Regardless of whether you select the Somerset Bencoolen Singaporeor any of the numerous other similar apart hotels or rests in the city, ensure that the venue is strategically situated to offer easy access to adventure hubs.
2. Get in the Fast Lane
One of the best ways to make one’s next holiday in Singapore a real adventure is to try one’s hand at driving on a Formula One track. Travelling at break neck speeds visitors who sign up for the Ultimate Drive can experience the thrill of a lifetime by hopping on board a luxury racing vehicles and discovering the four routes set up for the excursion. Stretching from the heart of the city or the Suntec City Mall, drivers can select to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or the ultimate sports car, the Porsche 911. Depending on one’s skill level, drivers can keep the vehicle in automatic mode during the exciting cruise experience or attempt to drive using the paddle gearbox used in F1 races. Visitors also get to keep a recording of the entire drive as a memento.
3. Sign Up for a Forest Adventure
Nature lovers looking for a wilderness adventure, on the other hand, can experience the obstacle course of a lifetime with this one of a kind forest escapade. An impressive forty-four obstacles are set on the trekker’s path ranging from unsteady logs, suspended bridges and swaying trapezes as well as nets hanging from unsuspecting locations along the track. The entire course is set 5m to 8m above the forest floor and it takes 2.5 hours to complete this tree top excursion. Zip lining fanatics will also enjoy this activity as flying across the reservoir is a thrill in and of itself. Adults and children can all sign up for this activity as safety measures such as harnesses and helmets are all provided while all participants are also made to undergo a safety training program before embarking on the obstacle course.
4. Try Reverse Bungee Jumping and Extreme Swing
Tipped to be one of the most popular hotspots for thrill seekers visiting Singapore, the G-Max Reverse Bungy occupies pride of place on Clarke Quay. Offering adventurists a plethora of rides in one venue, the most exhilarating activity at the G-Max centre is, of course, the Reverse Bungy ride. Catapulting participants at speeds of 200km an hour inside a steel capsule, visitors will feel the same G-force experienced by astronauts during the launching of a space rocket during this once in a lifetime experience. The GX-5 Xtreme Swing is perhaps the second most popular ride at the venue which is a mammoth swing travelling at 120km an hour. Whichever activity holidaymakers sign up for, visiting the G-Max enclosure on an empty stomach is highly recommended.
5. Cable Skiing
As one of the more unusual adrenalin pumping activities available in Singapore, cable skiing replaces the necessity of being propelled forward by the force of a motor boat on a lake by being pulled by cables overhead instead. Cable skiing and cable wakeboarding are both available at the Singapore Wake Park and is ideal for novice water skiers and even visitors with no experience in activities the likes of wakeboarding. Other engaging activities available at the venue include an obstacle course challenge, water skiing, and knee boarding.
6. Enjoy Indoor Skydiving
Why jump out of a plane miles above the ground when you can experience the gravity defying act of skydiving in the safety of an indoor simulator? Employing state-of-the-art technology the five-floor high wind tunnel is the most expansive skydiving simulator on the planet. iFly on Sentosa Island is the venue to visit for this memorable sky diving experience.