There is a saying, “Our biggest regrets are the chances we didn’t take”. You only live once, so why not enjoy it to the fullest?
I’m sure we wouldn’t want to live in regret for not trying everything while we still can. Hence, here are 10 YOLO activities you need to try in Singapore before turning grey and old.
I would have included surfing. But it’s a pity that Singapore doesn’t have big natural waves. So I guess surfing while being towed by an overhead cable shall suffice.
Do not belittle cable skiing as it is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Besides having a strong mind, it takes great core stability to be able to balance on the surfboard.
Another water sport on this list is jet blading. It takes an incredible balance and strong physical fitness to be able to withstand the heavy jet-pack and the initial falls one would have to go through. Once you lift off, it is the best feeling in the world being high up in the air.
Besides the lively bars that line up along Clarke Quay, the GX-5 Extreme Swing catches the attention of passers-by. This ride is no child’s play with the ability to reach devilish speeds up to 120KPH and plunging from an audacious 50 metres. You might want to warm up several times with roller coaster rides before attempting this speed demon.
GX-5 Extreme Swing: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 4.30pm – 11.30pm | Tel: +65 6338 1766| Website
The slide is so intense that even its name says so. After all, this is the scariest attraction at Wild Wild Wet. You have to be mentally prepared before going for a ride on it.
You will first be suspended in a capsule vertically, before dropping through a height of six storeys at speeds of more than 10m/s. Definitely not for the weak.
Wanna experience flight in a different way? Then maybe the indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore is for you. You get to experience true free-fall conditions similar to skydiving but within a controlled environment, and the price is significantly lesser.
Even though your eyes are telling you that you aren’t really falling, the intense wind generated by the machine will make you scream and feel otherwise. Head on down and experience an adrenaline-filled session.
If bungee jumping face-down through a height of a 17-storey building doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will. At AJ Hackett in Sentosa, you get to experience the thrill of your lifetime. This is definitely the scariest activity on this list, so I don’t blame you if you chicken out. But for the brave ones, I say, go for it!
Besides bungee jumping, AJ Hackett Sentosa also offers an exhilarating vertical skywalk. If you ever wanted to experience the life of being a superhero that can defy gravity, this might do the trick.
Imagine walking vertically down a vertical wall while being suspended 44 meters in the air, this takes abseiling to a whole new level with its physical demands. For someone with a fear of heights, I think I’ll pass lol.
Rock climbing is already no easy feat – great heights, demanding physical strength and resilience. But it gets even harder and scarier when you take on the tallest rock wall in Singapore located in SAFRA Yishun.
The height is already intimidating enough, but check out the steep angle of the wall. I’m sure many climbers have succumbed to this daunting challenge. Are you up for it?
This is the kinda thing James Bond does and anything associated with that man is not for the faint-hearted. At 75 meters high and 450 meters long, you get to zipline at an insane speed of 60KPH. You have my respect for attempting this, just looking at it makes me tremble in fear.
Forest Adventure Obstacle Course has three courses of varying difficulty and their toughest grand course will leave you pumping with adrenaline. With over 44 wobbly crossings and three breath-taking zip lines over the water, channel your inner ninja warrior to overcome them. From great heights to treacherous obstacles, this grand course definitely packs a punch.
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