There’s a revolution in motion, and one that’s all about motion — the trampoline park scene took off and sprung up almost overnight in Singapore, and Bounce Singapore is one that adds parkour (free-running) and obstacle courses to the usual trampoline tricking.
Bright lights, the glow from neon signboards, electrifying colours and an electrifying atmosphere, this is where you’ll want to be on a caffeine high.
Bounce Singapore is home to the first Ninja Warrior-styled obstacle course in the region, dubbed X-Park it’s just like what you’ve seen on television. However, it’s a tad bit smaller to cater to children. Actually, it’s probably a lot smaller.
However, it’ll still give you a good workout if you run through the full gamut at full speed. And it’s quite the test of agility and balance; so don’t go writing this off as child’s play just yet.
If you’re really a sucker for competition though, you can take your timing by scanning the wrist band you’re given during your session of running and jumping around.
Obstacles like the warped wall should be familiar unless you’ve been living under a rock. However, some of the understated looking ones like the slackline — an obstacle that’s essentially tightrope walking is deceptively challenging. I don’t know about you but, I’m no Cirque Du Soleil performer so slacklining is definitely not a skill I have in my repertoire.
Depart the X-Park and head into the brightly lit main hall of Bounce Singapore. Yeah, five more zones to go about catapulting yourself into the stratosphere, or as high as humanly possible.
The Free Jumping Arena comprises of 28 interconnected trampolines. Jump from one trampoline to another, run up walls (with some help from the trampolines) in this larger than life playground. Where was this when I was growing up?
Ever done a slam dunk? Neither have I, besides I’ve never really enjoyed basketball and I’m pretty sure I’m not physically capable of it. If you’ve ever come across videos of slamball, well, it’s been recreated here, sans the brutal body checks.
There’s also dodgeball (on trampolines) and the Leap of Faith. What is the Leap of Faith? It’s you jumping off a platform and reaching out for can be described as a giant yellow punching bag.
If all of that sounds too frivolous for you, Olympic-grade trampolines are calling out to you. Maybe you’re into parkour or other extreme sports, well think of this as the testing ground for new tricks, without the fear of crippling injuries — sounds great to me.
If you’re looking to shake things up during your weekends, trade cafe hopping and the same old “movie in town” for some heart pumping jumping at Bounce Singapore. And if you’re a creature of the night, trade the booze for Saturday Night Jams. All of the lights and music, minus the memory loss.
Prices: S$24 per pax for 1st hour, S$19 per pax each additional hour
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