A drinks and dining destination, a cultural melting pot, and one of the world’s most glamourous cities – we’ve written about why Singapore is the food and entertainment destination of 2019. While that in itself is enough to entice the frequent traveller, these are not the only reasons to visit. The island country also caters to the curious traveller looking for adventure. Extreme sports, thrills, and adrenaline-pumping activities – Singapore has it all. So, if adventure and thrill seeking are on your mind, here’s a go-to guide to experiencing it all this year.
Always wanted to try skydiving? iFly is a free-fall dive from the sky while indoors. Conducted inside a wind tunnel, the simulation effect is identical to that of actually jumping off a plane. The thrill of jumping from 12,000 feet to 3,000 feet is accessible to everyone, from children as young as seven to senior citizens. Then go visit iFly Sentosa.
Address: 43, Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01.
On the canopy of Imbiah Hill, Sentosa, this zip line takes you all the way to the white sands of Siloso Beach, at 60km/h. One of the longest and steepest zip line in all of Southeast Asia. Fun, speed, adrenaline – it’s a heady mix, a must try for those who love an enthralling experience that makes their heart skip a beat.
Address: 10A, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa.
Located at Siloso Beach, Sentosa, AJ Hackett’s Giant Swings are one of its kind in the world. The Bungy Tower has two three-seater swings, both of which go down simultaneously, making it possible for you to enjoy it with your friends and family. Plunging down towards the beach makes for a thrilling experience. You can also try bungee jumping and show off your impressive bungee skills to family and friends. When taking a break from all the rides, the food & beverages served at the al fresco make for a great visit too.
Address: 30, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa.
As many as seven adrenaline-indulging rides welcome you at the Adventure Cove Waterpark, Sentosa. Go for the Dueling Racer where you and a friend plunge down the slide on racer mats, competing to reach the finish line. If a roller coaster ride on water is what you want, the Riptide Rocket is your go-to. The Pipeline Plunge, Whirlpool Washout, Spiral Washout, and Tidal Twister are few of the other many adventures you can indulge in when at the Adventure Cove Park. For a break between the thrilling activities, you can go for snorkeling in a rainbow reef with 20,000 fish, go for an interaction session with dolphins, or be at leisure at one of the cabanas there.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island.
If testing your limits through thrill-seeking adventures is what you’re looking for, Singapore should be on the top of your must-visit list!