When tourists visit Singapore, they usually go to popular city attractions like the Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, or Universal Studios. Many people will not equate Singapore with heart-thumping physical activities. But here’s a surprise: there are places in this island city-state that cater to the adventure seeker.
In Sentosa Island, dubbed as “The State of Fun,” there are great attractions that will satisfy thrill-seekers from all over. For a big dose of adrenaline, try the MegaZip Adventure Park. It has a 450-meter zip line which starts from the highest point of Imbiah Hill (75 meters above ground level) and ends on an island off Siloso Beach. At the speed of 60 kilometers per hour, zip line adventurers will breeze across a jungle, a beach and the sea.
The ParaJump leap point, also located at the MegaZip Adventure Park, simulates a parachute jump without the plane ride. Enjoy free falling from a 15 meter tower, while breezing through the views of the ocean, white sand beach, and jungle. Jumpers are safely harnessed to a custom-made power fan descender.
The Flying Trapeze in Sentosa will have participants soaring above the beach to a height of about 10 meters above ground within view of spectators. Instructors are on hand to guide participants as they execute death-defying aerial acrobatics.
There are also other adventure attractions outside Sentosa Island. The treetop obstacle course in Bedok Reservoir Park lets participants unleash their inner Tarzan. With 35 different obstacles in four individual sites – from swinging trapezes to hanging nets and elevated bridges, it’s an exciting 2.5 hour amidst the trees. To top it all off, a very long zip line takes tree adventurers flying over the reservoir.
For those looking for a bit of paintball fun, there are two excellent venues in Singapore that is guaranteed to satisfy enthusiasts. One is Red Dynasty Paintball, dubbed as “Singapore’s number 1 most popular paintball park.” With three different locations around the city, Red Dynasty Paintball has 14 action-packed packages to choose from. The other is Crossfire Paintball, a multi-terrain military-inspired experience located in S’pore Discovery Center.
Down in Clarke Quay right in the mouth of the Singapore River, are the G-MAX Reverse Bungy and the GX5 Extreme Swing. Both developed in New Zealand and the only of its kind in The Lion City, the G-MAX Reverse Bungy seats up to three people in an open-air capsule and catapults them as high as 60 meters into the air at speeds of 200 kilometers per hour. This is definitely not for the faint of heart.