Five Crazy Activities In Singapore

Five Crazy Activities In Singapore

They say that Singapore is paradise for shopaholics, but that is not all that can be done in this wonderful country. Considering that tourism is the main draw for visitors, there are plenty of interest attractions available. One of these is adventure sports. Adrenaline junkies find their way to Singapore year after year to try out the state of the art facilities created for adventure-based activities. As of now, there are five main activities, which are extremely popular among tourists. They combine the thrill of the journey along with competitive prices and strict security measures.

1) Cable Skiing

One of the more popular activities is an adaptation of skiing on the water while being dragged by a boat. Instead of the boat, there are cables that run across the length of the lake and are attached at the banks. Participants start from the opposite end, where they are pulled forward by the cables and get the same experience as that of the boat.

The Cable Ski Park located in the East Coast Lagoon offers these entertaining rides, where the speeds start from 20 kmph and can go up to 50 kmph. The overall cost of the ride ranges from $38 to $50, depending on the time of the week. If cable skiing is not for you, there's also an option of an Obstacle Course, Knee boarding and Trick skiing.

2) A Wild Adventure

The forests and jungles of Singapore are well known for their beauty and bio-diversity. Other than the sightseeing and safari programs, there is an option of going to the Bedok Reservoir Park for an interesting adventure. Tourists can move across treetops by going on the obstacle course. It has 34 stops, which consist of hanging nets, rotating wooden logs, treetop bridges and moving trapezes. The entire course takes almost three hours to complete and runs at an average of 6 metres above the ground. Families will love the time spent together and the fact that is run by professionals with full emphasis on safety. The cost is $46 for adults and there are packages available for groups, children and yearlong trips.

3) The F1 Experience

If you have always dreamt of being a world-class car racer, then you can make it come true at Singapore. Ultimate Drive is a Singapore based company boasts of two Formula One tracks, both of which are designed as per international standards. The routes crisscross the city, with two start points. Drivers can choose to move from the Singapore Flyer or take the more picturesque Marina Bay Sands route. Once inside the car, there is an option of simply engaging the automatic mode and moving along, taking in the experience of the car. Others may try the gearbox modeled on the F1 cars. One can also be taken on a drive, which promises to be a crazy experience complete with a full video recording of the ride. The rides range between $300 and $800, depending on the package.

4) The Extreme Swing and Reverse Bungee

There are some rides that take more than just a simple boost of confidence to get on. This ride defines the need for courage and it will take a lot of courage to get on. The reverse bungee has the capability of catapulting the ride at the speed of 200 kmph in a cage made of steel. The cage then falls to the ground in a freefall. Just when you think it is over, the process starts again and swings in the opposite direction at high speeds. Found at Clarke Quay, daredevils can fork over $45 for a ride they won't forget for years to come.

5) Skydiving Experience

Skydiving isn't everybody's cup of tea. The flight and the journey to the ground can weaken the knees of some very strong people. However, there is always a chance to try it without having to step outside. Indoor skydiving is quite popular in Singapore. Found at Sentosa, it is created with the help of a wind tunnel which goes up five levels. Tourists can try jumping in and feel the simulation of skydiving without the risks. It costs $109 for a single person and is great fun for groups and families.