Whether you’re soaring high over the jungle canopies of an island resort, riding waves that reach up to ten feet or pushing the limits of your courage on movie-themed rollercoaster rides, the Lion City is filled with adrenaline-pumping activities for thrill chasers.
Here’s a small sample of the daredevil shenanigans that action seekers can get up to in Singapore.
Chase the thrill
Picture this—bustling city traffic, the shimmering Singapore River, and you hurtling towards it all at 120 kilometres per hour. Do just that on the GX-5 Extreme Swing, a thrill-ride-slash-swing that seats up to five and stands at a height of 50 metres. If you’re flying solo, be sure to strap on to the Trampoline Bungy, which flings riders up to eight metres in the air.
GX-5 Extreme Swing & Trampoline Bungy rides are priced at S$45 per person.
GX-5 Extreme Swing & Trampoline Bungy. 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024. +65 6338 1766.
Each flyer gets two skydives in the iFly wind tunnel, and the time taken for each dive is the same as falling through the air from 12,000 feet. The best part? It’s a lot more affordable (and not to mention, safe) than actually skydiving.
Skydiving sessions start from S$89 for one skydive.
iFly Singapore. 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Singapore 099010. + 65 6571 0000.
Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 9am-9.30pm; Wed 11am-9.30pm.
For adrenaline-pumping thrill rides with a bit of movie magic, head to Universal Studios Singapore?. Scream your lungs out on the 3D simulator thrill ride TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, river raft ride Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure?, or the high-speed outdoor roller coaster Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON?. The latter allows you to either ride on the ‘human’ track, or up the ante and go full ‘Cylon’ on a track that features alternate loops and turns.
One day passes are from S$76 for adults, S$56 for children, and S$38 for seniors.
Universal Studios Singapore?. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269. +65 6577 8888.
Daily 10am till -varying closing times, please visit the official website for more information
Surf’s up at Wave House Sentosa—on simulated waves that rival those found at some of the world’s most legendary beaches. “The Wave” is the centrepiece of Wave House, with fully-flowing FlowBarrel? sheet waves reaching soaring heights of up to ten feet.
Wave House is perfect if you crave a surfing experience without catching the waves out at sea. The simulated wave conditions ensure that you’ll be safe from injury (but not necessarily the embarrassment) if you wipe out. For those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground, this chill beachfront oasis also boasts bars, a pool and a surf shop.
Wave House Sentosa. 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007. +65 6238 1196.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm; Sat & Sun 10.30am-9.30pm.
Conquer your fear of heights—the Mega Adventure Park - Singapore at Sentosa is all zip-lines and high-element activities.
The park’s main attraction is the Mega Zip, a 450-metre zip-line which takes you from the peak of Imbiah Hill to a man-made island off Siloso Beach. Zip across jungle canopies, pristine sands and crystal-clear waters along the way.
Alternatively, take things to another level by challenging yourself on the ClimbMax, an obstacle course of aerial ropes, ladders, and flying foxes or, defy gravity at MegaBounce, a trampoline that features elastic ‘powercords’ which will have you jumping up to ten metres in the air.
Mega Adventure Park – Singapore. 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008. +65 3163 4398.
Games for the whole gang
Head to ZOVB Singapore if you fancy a thrilling tumble. For the uninitiated, ZOVB balls are essentially human-sized hamster balls—experience the rush of rolling down a hill while within the safe confines of these large inflated spheres. You can also try your hand at walking on water while in a ZOVB ball, or challenge your friends to a round of Bloop Soccer (regular soccer with all the players in ZOVB balls).
ZOVB Singapore. 18 Boon Lay Way, #01-100, Singapore 609966. +65 6779 1031.
Play ball! Paintball, that is. Gather your best pals, pick your teams, and head to Red Dynasty Paintball Park for a thrilling round of friendly (or not) fire. There are multiple packages for you to choose from, all of which are aptly named after some of the most iconic sharp-shooters out there—think James Bond (one hour of designed scenario games) or full-out Rambo (two hours and 300 paintballs… ‘nuff said).
Packages start from S$10.90.
The Cage Sports Park. 220 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 288001 and other locations. +65 6659 4782.
Sessions are by appointment only.
Need for speed
Motor heads, get ready to rev some serious engines—we’re talking about the engines of a Ferrari F430 Spyder or Lamborghini Gallardo Spdyer. You’ll get to experience the thrill of driving on the official FORMULA ONE Marina Bay Street Circuit in either of these beauties with Ultimate Drive at Marina Bay Sands.
Opt for the Freeway Tour, which will see you cruising around the F1 circuit and then flying down the East Coast Parkway (ECP). Or shift into full throttle with the Ultimate Tour, which offers the same experience but with an additional half hour of driving down the ECP to give you the full Supercar experience.
Ultimate Drive starts from S$302.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. 10 Bayfront Ave #01-14, Hotel Lobby, Singapore 018956. +65 6688 7997.
Mon-Thu & Sun, 10.30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10.30am-11.30pm.