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Indoor Skydiving | Courtesy of iFly Singapore
Indoor Skydiving | Courtesy of iFly Singapore

An Adventure Traveller's Guide to Singapore

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Updated: 26 January 2017
It is true that much of Singapore is dedicated to office towers, hotels, shopping malls and restaurants; however, the island has its fair share of adventure activities – especially considering how tiny it is! And although Singapore may not have a huge variety when it comes to adrenaline-boosting experiences, many of the ones it does have are completely different to anywhere else.

Indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore

You can’t jump out of a plane in Singapore, but iFly Singapore has figured out a way to recreate the experience: the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel. At first glance, the 17-metre (56.5ft) tall tunnel doesn’t seem impressive, however, the technology allows skydivers to experience authentic freefall conditions, akin to falling from 12,000 to 3,000 feet.

43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01 Sentosa Island. T: +65 6571 0000

Indoor Skydiving | Courtesy of iFly Singapore

Indoor skydiving | Courtesy of iFly Singapore

Careen through the jungle with MegaZip

More adrenaline-pumping activities can be found at Sentosa’s Mega Adventure Park, which offers several attractions at varying levels of adventurousness. The two most extreme experiences are the MegaZip and the ParaJump. The former is a 450-metre zip-line that will have you hurtling 72 metres above the jungle canopy of Imbiah Hill and Siloso Beach at breakneck speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour. Starting at a lookout point with unparalleled ocean views, the ParaJump is a plunging 15-metre jump, using a harness that recreates the plummeting feeling of a freefall parachute jump.

Imbiah Hill Rd, Sentosa Island, Singapore. T: +65 6884 5602

Ride the waves

Head out to the Singaporean heartlands to experience the excitement of wakeboarding. With over 30 years of experience, Ryders@Ponggol is Singapore’s oldest wakeboarding shop and welcomes people of all skill levels. Instructors will join you in the water to help you nail the correct form and techniques, so you can master staying on the board and even get some big jumps.

600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave, Singapore. T: +65 6387 9238

Wakeboarding | © Jason Ippolito/Flickr

Wakeboarding | © Jason Ippolito/Flickr

Cruise the streets in a supercar

A different type of adventure, but exciting nonetheless. Achieve your childhood dream of sitting behind the wheel of a supercar and roaring through the cosmopolitan streets of Singapore. Through Marina Bay Sands, Ultimate Drive runs its ‘Everyone can drive a Supercar’ programme, offering micro-rentals from 15 minutes up to an hour. Pick from a selection of luxurious vehicles, including a Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C and a Ferrari California.

1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore. T: +65 6688 7997

Courtesy of UltimateDrive

Everyone can drive a Supercar | Courtesy of UltimateDrive

Get rocketed into the air

Anchored by four large, white supports, the G-Max Reverse Bungy and GX-5 Extreme Swing attract crowds of rubberneckers watching the few brave souls who go on these two rides. The G-Max Reverse Bungy starts with riders climbing into a small capsule, which is then fired 60 metres into the air at speeds up to 100 kilometres an hour. The GX-5 Extreme Swing works the opposite way: starting at a height of 50 metres, it is dropped to the earth, reaching even higher speeds – nearer to 120 kilometres an hour.

3E River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore. T: +65 6338 1766