Soar over the Singapore River in an open-air capsule, scale new heights with indoor skydiving, or take in bird’s-eye views of our landmarks—there are many ways to defy gravity in Singapore.
Whether you’re into thrills, novelty, or adventure, these six aerial activities are bound to be rocket fuel for your adrenaline.
Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett
Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett offers a range of adrenaline-pumping challenges against the idyllic backdrop of Siloso Beach.
Swoop through the air at speeds of up of 120 kilometres per hour on the Giant Swing, face your fears of falling with an exhilarating bungy jump and overcome vertigo on the Skybridge. Regardless of your choice of activity, you’re bound to find yourself more confident than before.
Siloso Beach, Sentosa. 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099011. +65 6911 3070. Mon-Fri 12.30pm-7pm; Sat & Sun 11.30am–7pm.
You’re not actually flying at iFly Singapore, but it’ll certainly feel like you have wings. This skydiving simulator lets you experience the heady rush of spiralling down from 12,000 feet in the air. Geared up with a flight suit, helmet and goggles, you enter a five-storey-high tunnel as blasts of wind keep you afloat while you somersault and pirouette in mid-air.
Do note that children have to be above seven years old to ‘fly’.
If you are travelling with kids, iFly is a hop, skip and a jump away from many other family-friendly activities on Sentosa. Let the little ones snap photos with wax celebrities at Madame Tussauds Singapore.
iFly Singapore. 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Singapore 099010. +65 6571 0000. Mon-Fri noon-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-9pm.
Daredevils looking to test their mettle through a series of challenges should certainly consider visiting Mega Adventure.
Located on the sunny island resort of Sentosa, this high-octane adventure course is not for the faint of heart. Soar like a bird on the 450 metre-long MegaZip, scale the heights of MegaClimb’s treetop obstacle course or bounce up to eight metres up in the air with MegaBounce’s bungy trampolines..
Mega Adventure. 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008. +65 6480 7199. Mon-Fri 2-6pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11am-6pm.
Feel the wind in your hair and the knots tighten in your stomach as you’re propelled into the sky and back down again—Slingshot Singapore is only for those with nerves of steel.
Located in the Clarke Quay district, this exhilarating ride will have you strapped in an open-air capsule as it catapults you upwards at 160 km/h, before freefalling from a height of almost 70 metres. Families looking to experience thrills together should note that the ride has a minimum age requirement of 12 years and above.
Famished after all the rides? Fuel up on melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs and peppery herbal soup at the nearby Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, or sink your fingers into an oversized dish of chilli crab at JUMBO Seafood. For those with the stamina for more thrills and spills, join the party at Zouk.
Slingshot Singapore. 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024. +65 6338 1766.
Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with Adventure HQ At HomeTeam NS Khatib. The largest multi-installation indoor playground in Singapore boasts 10 exciting challenges to test your courage and mettle.
Take a ride down the Firemen Slide — a 14-metre long indoor slide —channel your inner Spiderman with the 24 interactive climbing elements of the Urban Climb and face your fear of heights with the swings and suspended platforms of Sky Venture, Singapore’s largest indoor rope course.
Other thrilling activities include rock climbing, bouldering and the Fossil Labyrinth, a 165 metre-long indoor cave.
Adventure HQ. HomeTeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944. +65 6705 9420.
Tue-Fri 2pm-9.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 10am-9.30pm.
Rock climbing at Climb Central
Home to highest indoor rock face on the island and over 45 climbing lanes of varying difficulties, Climb Central Sports Hub is a great spot for veterans and newcomers to the sport.
First-timers needn’t fret, as the gym’s experienced instructors will provide you with a comprehensive briefing, covering both safety tips and the fundamentals of belaying your climbing partner. The gym is also equipped with auto-belays for those looking to climb solo.
When you’re done, be sure to check out the other activities at the Sports Hub, from a water park for visiting families to kayak and canoe rentals at the Water Sports Centre.
Climb Central Sports Hub. Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place #B1-01, Singapore 397628. +65 6702 7972.
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Sat & Sun 9am-9pm.