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Whether you’re soaring high over the jungle canopies of an island resort, taking a joyride in a sportscar 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.
Picture this—bustling city traffic, the shimmering Singapore River, and you hurtling through the air at 160 kilometres per hour. Do just that on the Slingshot, a ride that seats up to five and which will catapult you nearly 70 metres up towards the sky.
Parents hoping to experience this thrilling ride with the entire family should note that there’s a height requirement of 120 centimetres, with a minimum age requirement of 12 years old and above.
Slingshot. 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024. +65 6338 1766.
Experience skydiving in a different way at iFly Singapore—a free-fall simulation that’s home to indoor skydiving world champ and World’s Fastest Flyer Kyra Poh.
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.
iFly Singapore. 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Singapore 099010. +65 6571 0000.
Mon-Fri noon-9pm; Sat, Sun & PH 9am-9pm.
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.
Universal Studios Singapore. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269. +65 6577 8888.
Daily noon - 7pm
Visit the official website for more information.
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 6480 7199.
Mon-Fri 2-6pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11am-6pm.
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Located on a lagoon and flanked by East Coast Park’s balmy beach, Singapore Wake Park is your go-to destination for both thrills and spills.
This cable-ski park features a trio of wakeboarding courses for veterans, intermediate riders and novices. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics of wakeboarding with their System A course or hoping to tackle a gauntlet of S-pipe and rail obstacles, you’re bound to find a challenge to push your limits.
Singapore Wake Park. 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891. +65 6636 4266.
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat, Sun & PH 9am-8pm.
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, with a variety of scenarios and objectives like capturing the flag, securing a location or competing in a time trial.
Besides paintball, the park also offers other activities to hone your aim and channel your inner sharpshooter, like laser tag and archery tag. Do note that there’s a minimum age requirement of 14.
Turf City (Bukit Timah). 220 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 288001. +65 6659 4782.
Sessions are by appointment only.
Motor heads, get ready to rev some serious engines—we’re talking about the engines of a Ferrari California or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. 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 Streets to Freeway Tour, which will see you cruising around the F1 circuit and then flying down the East Coast Parkway (ECP) highway. Or shift into full throttle with the Ultimate Freeway Tour, which offers the same experience but with an additional 15 minutes of driving down the ECP to give you the full Supercar experience.
Ultimate Drive at Marina Bay Sands. 1 Bayfront Ave #01-14 Hotel Tower 3, Singapore 018971. +65 6688 7997.