Being in a small country like Singapore, it can get pretty boring at times. While we do have our favourite past-times like eating and shopping, we often crave for an unusual or interesting experience to spice up and enrich our lives.
Thankfully I am here to introduce to you 12 Unusual activities that you can try out and hopefully help you believe that Singapore is not such a boring country afterall.
1. Explore Every Nook And Corner Of Singapore Through Geocaching
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game, played in the real-world using GPS-enabled devices. Geocachers must follow a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at the location.
How do I start to try Geocaching?
1. Download the Geocaching app on the Google Playstore or the iTunes store.
2. Open the app and register for a free membership to start using it.
3. Go to the “Find Geocaches” and choose which cache to start searching for.
4. Once you locate the hidden cache, sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
5. Congrats you’re now a official geocacher!
Watch this video on Geocaching to find out more
Click here for a FAQ on everything you need to know about Geocaching. With Singapore being a tiny island, there are all sorts of tiny nooks and corners that are perfect for hiding Geo caches.
Connect with the local geocaching community here
2. Prove That The Force Is In You By Wielding Your Lightsaber In A Workout
In a galaxy far far away, Singapore had yet to discover one of the most fun workouts until two Singaporean Star Wars fans, Mr Ryan Ho and Ms Natasha Toh introduced a Saber workout idea which is known as Saberfit today.
The saber workout incorporates plyometrics and core-training movements that are interspersed with cardio exercises done with various saber-striking techniques. Who knew that you can have fun while working out and burning those calories?
Expect to do over 1,000 saber strikes each session, training over 10 muscle groups and burning over 600 calories, courtesy of Samuel Lo – a ACE certified professional trainer and IASTM practitioner who helped design the workouts.
Sign up to enjoy the first trial promo that starts from $15/class (minimum purchase of 2 classes).
Weekday classes are held every Tuesday, 7pm – 8pm at 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad (Opp One north MRT, Next to Timbre+)
Weekend classes are held every Saturday, 10am – 11am at 112 Middle Road, Midland House, #03-01, Singapore 188970 (Opp Bugis MRT)
3. Go Snowboarding or Skiing Indoors
If you ever thought skiing or snowboarding in Singapore was impossible, think again. Introducing Urban Ski, Singapore’s first ever indoor innovative rotating ski slope on a infinite loop that can be adjusted to the perfect speed and inclination.
Now, you don’t have to worry about waiting till ski season or travelling off to faraway lands like Japan, Switzerland and Korea. The indoor environment allows skiers and snowboarders to improve and perfect their technique.
The speed and incline of the rotating slope can be adjusted to suit different age groups, allowing you to get the hang of it in no time at all. What is best is that group classes are capped at six persons to ensure that each one has ample time on the slope.
4. Hit A Homerun At Homerun Baseball’s Automated Batting Cage
Baseball is traditionally a sport that is more popular in the US. The sport however is growing on in popularity and has spread to countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The indoor batting and pitching cage sees balls travelling at speeds of up to 110km/h.
It has arrived in Singapore and people are taking turns for a swing to test their accuracy and see if they can be the next baseball star. Exchange tokens ($20 for 5 tokens, $40 for 11 tokens – Non-member) from the counter to play, with each token you will get 15 balls for batting lanes or 12 balls for pitcher lanes.
A perfect workout which allows you to burn up to 200 – 300 calories per hour and de-stress at the same time. Take turns to be the pitcher and hitter and who knows you might just be the next one to hit a homerun!
Homerun Baseball Pte Ltd: 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-01/02/03/04, Singapore 609336 | Tel: 66356315 | Website | Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 1pm – 11pm, Fri: 1pm – 1am, Sat: 9am – 3am, Sun: 9am – 12am
5. Take Aim And Score In A Match Of Archery Tag
There is just something extraordinary about the heroes and heroines in our shows that wield a mighty bow to defeat the enemy. Now you can pretend you’re the next Legolas or Katniss with this game of Archery Tag!
Using special foam-tipped arrows (100% safe and painless), Archery Tag combines elements of paintball, dodgeball and archery in a fast-paced game that is sure to get your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing.
Perfect for parties, team bonding events or just a fun crazy time with your friends and family. Choose from six different game modes that have been created specially to make you think on your feet, allowing you to execute different strategies to overcome your opposing team. Come down and try it out for yourself today!
Three Sheltered Locations Across the Island
- The Cage@Kallang: 28 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399635
- Kovan Sports Centre: 60 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 538738
- Zion Sports@Tiong Bahru: 10 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168895
6. Achieve Mission Objectives In A Game Of Laser Tag
A large part of our childhood, many would remember participating in a game of indoor laser tag where you had to secure objectives and score points, without giving away any, in order to win the game.
Fast forward to today, the indoor laser tag that we know has evolved to become Combat Skirmish! Originating in Australia since 1998, the game was brought to Singapore in 2005 and remains as a innovative, team-focused sport that makes for an afternoon of running around, dodging opponents’ fire and shooting down the opposing team, even while outdoors!
With a strong emphasis on team-work, each player can select from a choice of seven different weapons. Imagine large scale missions with a maximum player pool of up to 250 people! Kinda like bringing your favourite Battlefield or Counter Strike games to life.
Combat Skirmish: 1 Pemimpin Drive, ONE PEMIMPIN, #03-02, Singapore 576151 | Tel: 67791031 | Enquire to arrange a session here! | Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 6.30pm
7. Break A Sweat While Being Submerged In Water At An Aquaspin Class
If you think cycling on land is hard, think again. Aquaspin provides revolutionised aquatic training, by adapting land-based exercise programmes to the water. You will definitely receive a challenging, effective yet safe full body workout.
Each workout is a combination of regular sports such as running, cycling, body weight training and aerobics classes with the benefits of water resistance training. Best part of all, you won’t have to worry about the high impact on your bones and joints.
Rest assured that each session is carried out in a safe environment, with highly-qualified trainers that have expertise across all aspects of the fitness industry, conducting the classes. First-timers get to try attending for a week at only $50!
Classes are conducted at these two venues:
YWCA Fort Canning Lodge: 6 Fort Canning Road, Singapore 179494 | How to get here
Singapore Polo Club: 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore 298334 | How to get here
8. Conquer X-Park Obstacle Course To Prove You Can Be The Next Ninja Warrior
If you’re a person who simply can’t sit still, this indoor obstacle course is definitely for you. X-Park is Singapore’s first and only indoor adventure challenge course that combines elements of climbing, jumping & free-running.
This epic urban playground is designed in collaboration with the creators of the world’s best parkour and bouldering courses. Open to challenge both free-running masters while also catering to first-timers, how you approach the course is entirely up to you.
Challenge each obstacle individually or navigate the entire course to prove your mettle! Check our the different price packages here
Bounce Singapore Pte Ltd: 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Cathy Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695 | Tel: 68162879 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 10am – 10pm, Fri: 10am – 11pm, Sat: 9am – 11pm, Sun: 9am – 10pm
9. Channel Your Inner Snow White And Listen To Birds Singing
This is considered to be one of the more unique past-times of Singaporeans. The Keban Baru Bird Singing Club is home to many bird enthusiasts who would bring their birds here at the foot of the hill at Ang Mo Kio Garden West as early as 6am for their birds to showcase their singing abilities. The field is able to accommodate more than 1,000 cages at once.
The Merbok or Zebra doves as they are also known, are hoisted up the 20ft pole for training. These combined singing of the birds encourages even the shyest of them to start their vocal performance. I would recommend dropping by when competitions are held to truly see and hear for yourself why such a past-time is simply entralling.
Keban Baru Birdsinging Club: Open field near Blk 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 | Website
10. Go Into Your Zen Mode With Cats In Tow (Cat Yoga)
Many Singaporeans have taken to Yoga to relax, have fun and more importantly to stretch those muscles that have become stiff by sitting at a desk the whole day. There are a variety of Yoga styles to choose from depending on the goal that you are trying to achieve. While Yoga does have its health benefits, it kinda needs a little sprucing up.
Introducing Cat Yoga, conducted at Cat cafe – Neko No Niwa by White Cat Yoga, the presence of these precious felines are guaranteed to put your body in a state of utter relaxation. Afterall, pets are known to have a therapeutic effect on humans when interacting with them.
Contact White Cat Yoga to find out when the next Cat Yoga session will be held!
11. Read Up On Heroes On The Big Screen By Visiting A Comic Book Store
Now that you’ve caught the Avengers or the Justice League on the big screen and want to find out more about the lore behind these characters; what better way than to read up about them.
Located in the basement of Parklane Shopping Mall, Comics World has been selling comics to local readers and collectors since 1987. Started out of a love for comics, Owner Bill Teoh says that his aim of setting up the shop was never about making profit but rather to make comics accessible to anyone who is interested.
With new comics coming in weekly, Bill uploads the weekly list beforehand for his regulars to look at the titles that they are interested in. Being the most well-stocked comic bookstore in Singapore, you simply can get lost browsing the vast collection that is available in store.
Comics World: 35 Selegie Road, #B1-22, Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307 | Tel: 63396413 | Email: [email protected] | Blog | Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 8pm, Sun & Public Holidays: 1pm – 6pm
12. Climb To Greater Heights By Taking Up Parkour Lessons
Singapore is a urban jungle and that means that there is plenty of room to maneuver to practice and hone your free-running techniques. More than just a sport that helps build one’s functional fitness, it also encourages the cultivating of the mind and values.
The parkour movement is growing steadily in Singapore, with many local and international practitioners committed to spreading the culture and legacy of this sport. In essence, Parkour is a practice that signifies when man is stripped down to just rely on their bodily functions.
Requiring one to trust in oneself and to be fearless in order to overcome obstacles and see the city from a different light and point of view.
A2 Parkour often runs classes at the Free Runners Lodge — a free running training facility to train in a safe and controlled environment. The sport is suitable for all age groups, with a one time group lesson starting at $25/session and private lessons starting at $60/session. Do look them up if you’re keen to try it out!
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