This roundup has everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.
Too used to the comforts of staying inside, us city girls rarely appreciate being outside and we’re oblivious as to how much fun being one with nature is. So get off those couches and stop curling in bed with Netflix! Embrace the great outdoors with us and don’t waste a minute of our good weather.
Go On A Kayak Expedition
If paddling along the coast and entering mangroves in a bid to appreciate nature sounds like your kind of thing, then you’d want to join the Mangrove Eco-Adventure with Ubin Kayak. Along with experienced guides, you’ll embark on a half-day trip in Pulau Ubin to learn more about the amazing wonders of our ecology. Glide off the beach in a tandem kayak and look out for Kingfishers, Eagles, Hornbills and many other interesting species that are almost impossible to spot in the city. This easy to moderate kayaking trip is limited to 20 participants and require no previous experience of skill so girls, don’t worry if you think you don’t have the chops for it! Go with an open mind, we’ll promise you’ll appreciate the beauty of nature so much more after this.
Ubin Kayak, #03-02, Mun Hean Building, 53 Kim Keat Rd, Singapore 328823, (+65) 6297 6998, www.ubinkayak.com
Get Fit At Bootcamp
Exercise is the best way to begin any day, especially when you’re breathing in the fresh and crisp morning air. UFIT Singapore provides bootcamps that cater to different types of building and toning, all located at various outdoor spots around the city. Each class will dynamically strengthen your body and build stamina, while UFIT experts guide and motivate you. Worried about balancing exercise regimes in your busy work schedule? Don’t fret, because UFIT’s classes start as early as 6am – so there’s really no excuse for not breaking out a sweat!
UFIT Singapore, 87-88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069906, (+65) 6250 2944, www.ufit.com.sg
Explore Water Venture At Sembawang
Located up north on our little island, Water Venture Sembawang stretches along the coast, catering to those who need a breather from our concrete jungle. You can literally spend a full day here, indulging in activities like nature trails, wake boarding and even orienteering courses. Once all that is done and you’re exhausted to the bone, spend the night by camping right on site! Not a fan of sleeping outdoors? Rent a bunk in their dormitories instead where’ll you be warm, toasty and comfortable all night.
Water Venture (Sembawang), 60 Jln Mempurong, Singapore 759058, (+65) 6755 0225
Challenge Yourself With Tree Climbing Obstacles
Ever envied Tarzan for his tree climbing abilities? You’ll get to try your hand at getting from tree to another with Forest Adventure’s Tree Top Course. Located at Bedok Resevoir Park, Forest Adventure hosts a series of outdoor courses, suitable for participants of all ages. Their most popular Grand Course consists of 35 obstacles, providing you with more than two hours of exhilarating challenges! And because this isn’t a guided tour, your instructors will loosen the reigns once they’ve got the basics down, and that’s where the fun officially kicks in! Our Ed tried it with her girlfriends before and she had a ball of fun despite all the nerves!
Forest Adventure, 825 Bedok Reservoir Road Singapore, (+65) 8100 7420, www.forestadventure.com.sg
Rock Climbing At A Natural Site
Why settle for indoor climbing walls when you can experience the real deal? Located off Upper Bukit Timah Road, Dairy Farm is a regularly maintained area where both beginners and experienced climbers can have their go at natural terrain. But this means you’ll also have to assess the difficulty levels and be more wary about safety issues. If you’re not too confident, consider joining climbers from Dairy Farm Climbing Group as an option as instructors will guide you through the course.
Dairy Farm Climbing Group, Upper Bukit Timah Road, www.facebook.com/groups/51879357162
Give Water Sports A Go
Grab a few friends and head down to Sentosa, or SeaBreeze Water-Sports at Wave House to be exact, for an afternoon filled with nothing but water sports. You’ll get to experience activities like banana boating, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. But what thrill seekers ultimately go there for is the jetlev water-propelled jet packing. This means you’ll literally get to fly, at least about 30 feet above Sentosa!s
SeaBreeze Water-Sports, Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 099007, (+65) 6376 4336, www.seabreeze.com.sg
Run In A Human Hamster Ball
See how far you can go in a ZOVB ball by balancing yourself in the pool and on grassy terrains! Whether for personal use or better still, a large party, you can rent these huge hamster balls from ZOVB Singapore. They’ve recently added new soccer packages to their menu, so friends and family can participate in a round of bloop soccer held at a futsal court. Considering Singapore’s unpredictable weather, bloop soccer is suitable if you’re afraid rain might ruin an event you’re currently planning!
ZOBV Singapore, 1 Pemimpin Drive, ONE PEMIMPIN #03-02, Singapore 576151, (+65) 6779 1897, www.zovbsg.com