Head to the state of fun, Sentosa, an island teeming with activities and attractions for the whole family.
If criss-crossing balance beams suspended in mid-air sounds like your idea of fun, you’ve come to the right place. Singapore is home to plenty of obstacle courses that will push your mind and body to the limit—and then some. We’re talking about being a bona fide Ninja Warrior, careening through the skies at 60km/h and swinging on ropes like Tarzan. You’ll find all these and more in this list of obstacle courses in town.
X-Park at Bounce Inc
Think you’ve got what it takes to complete the American Ninja Warrior circuit? Then battle your way through X-Park, Asia’s first and only indoor adventure course (S$17-S$25) that’s modelled after the one found on the show. Your goal: to complete 14 obstacles in the fastest and most creative way possible. You will be bouncing on trampolines, scaling bouldering walls, balancing on beams and zipping down an aerial runway. It’s the ultimate test of your agility, strength and force of will—you’ve been warned.
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. 8 Grange Road #09-01, Singapore 239695. +65 6816 2879.
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 10am-11pm; Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 9am-10pm.
Shuffle across suspension bridges, climb rope ladders, and yell like Tarzan as you swing on trapezes—all while dangling in harnesses amid the lush canopies of Bedok Reservoir Park. Forest Adventure is Singapore’s first treetop obstacle course, where 44 challenges put your skills (and nerves) on the line. Your resolve is your only guide through the course (S$39-S$50), which will take about two and a half hours of grit to complete.
The young ’uns won’t feel left out here, either. Forest Adventure has a course designed for children at least 1.1 metres tall. Whip out your cameras and snap away as your brave kids tackle balancing beams, spider nets and zip lines at the Kids Course (S$36). Take note, though: most routes only have staffers on hand to supervise your children during the initial stage. You can, however, choose to guide them through the course for a small fee of S$20.
Forest Adventure. 852 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479244. +65 8100 7420.
Let ’em Play
At Let ’em Play, even a heavy downpour will not dampen your spirit for adventure. The indoor—and air-conditioned—obstacle course (S$25-S$29) is designed for kids aged three and up, with most of the 17 challenges suspended two storeys in the air. Let the children unleash their inner Spider-Man on the hanging pipes, spider nets, suspension bridges and balance beams of the obstacle course, then take them to a high-tech bouldering wall that combines video games and rock climbing. Interactive graphics are projected onto the wall, and the little ones are meant to compete in teams to ‘tap’ the graphics while climbing. We’ll say it first: It isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Let ’em Play. 18 Boon Lay Way #01-100, Singapore 609966. +65 6266 6125.
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am-9.30pm.
Canopy Sky Walk at SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre
Don’t look down, because this outdoor obstacle course (S$140) is perched about 18 metres up in the air. Canopy Sky Walk covers four 100-metre-long zones that zig-zag across the foliage of Yishun Park. Put your mettle to the test on flying foxes, net bridges, balancing beams and many other vertigo-inducing challenges. Remember to pause for a breather every now and then—you’ll be greeted by a gorgeous bird’s-eye view of the surrounding greenery.
Yishun SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre. 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027. +65 6852 8249.
Tue-Sun 10am-noon, 2-4pm.
Wet Maze at Adventure Cove Waterpark™
Beat the heat with a splashing good time before tackling this obstacle course that’s perfect for wannabe swashbucklers. Located on the ground level of Adventure Cove Waterpark™, Wet Maze (S$30-S$38) features all manner of kid-friendly water features, from sprays to jets to tipping water buckets. The little ones can spend their time navigating the obstacles while solving the maze. The more daring ones can climb above the labyrinth to a Rope Course and pretend to be Jack Sparrow for a day as they teeter on balance beams and swing on ropes. While this attraction is designed for children, there’s no stopping the adults from joining in the fun, too.
Sentosa. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. +65 6577 8888.
Mega Adventure Park – Singapore
A triple-decker of daunting aerial obstacles, some as high as 15 metres, greets all thrill-seekers who stand before MegaClimb (S$67.50), one of five attractions in Mega Adventure Park – Singapore. Be part of the intrepid flock when you take on the 36 obstacles—a dozen for each tier—that range from spider webs and cargo nets to wobbly bridges and flying foxes.
If it’s the latter you are especially keen to tackle, then look no further than MegaZip (S$67.50). At 450 metres long and 75 metres high, Southeast Asia’s longest and steepest zip line will send you soaring, at speeds of up to 60km/h, above Sentosa’s rainforests and onto the white sands of Siloso Beach.
Sentosa. 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008. +65 6722 3785.