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Soar over the Singapore River in an open-air capsule, scale a craggy quarry, or be flown around in style and take in bird’s-eye views of our landmarks—there are many ways to defy gravity in Singapore. Here are six of them.
Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett
You’ll hear the screams of brave souls tiptoeing towards the edge of a 50-metre-high tower before they take the plunge. Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett offers a range of adrenaline-pumping bungee jumps and swings 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. 51 Imbiah Walk, Singapore 099538.
You’re not actually flying at iFly Singapore, but it’ll feel as though you are. The 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. 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.
Clip 'n Climb HomeTeamNS Tampines
Flex your muscles and stabilise your footing as you take on one of the 19 colourful themed climbing walls at Clip 'n Climb HomeTeamNS Tampines.
This indoor climbing theme park uses an automatic belay system, which allows daredevils to climb without having to waste time in long queues. Even the kids can play superhero and scale the walls, provided they weigh above ten kilograms.
To really put your skills to the test, take up the challenge at the Dry Ice wall: Two ‘ice picks’ (a pair of wooden sticks) are the only tools you have to make your way to the top.
Also known as one of our ‘cycling towns’, Tampines is a great neighbourhood to explore on two wheels. Download a local bike sharing app (SGbike is a good bet), then cycle through the Park Connector Network that leads to either Bedok Reservoir Park or East Coast Park.
Our Tampines Hub. HomeTeamNS Tampines, 1 Tampines Walk #03-03, Singapore 528523. +65 6705 9410.
Mon-Thu noon-9pm; Fri-Sun & PH 10am-9pm.
Rock climbing at Dairy Farm Nature Park
If you consider yourself an experienced outdoor climber, then head over to Dairy Farm Nature Park to feel chalk and rock on your fingertips as you climb. Check out the natural quarry in the park, where the local climbing community has marked out and bolted dozens of routes for lead climbing.
Before your visit, be sure to hit up the Dairy Farm Climbing Group Facebook page to check up on route access conditions and, perhaps, make some new friends.
After conquering the cliffs, explore the rest of the 63-hectare Dairy Farm Nature Park. There are multiple hiking trails and a separate mountain biking trail to take on, as well as a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna to check out.
Dairy Farm Nature Park. 100 Dairy Farm Road, Singapore 679057. 1800 471 7300.