Check Out: Sports in Singapore

Love to stay active? Pip Harry checks out Singapore’s best sports hubs; from rock climbing walls, to skate parks, mountain bike trails and horse-riding.

Onsight Climbing
100 Guillemard Road 399718 (Old Singapore Badminton Hall)
onsight.com.sg
Onsight Climbing Gym is the biggest indoor climbing facility in Singapore. Set over a spacious 10,000 sq ft, Onsight boasts a large bouldering surface, 43 lanes, over 100+ routes, and a 15m speed climbing wall. They also provide climbing courses, coaching and training services, birthday parties and family climb sessions. Next door is the lovely Brawn & Brains café for refuelling.

Xtreme SkatePark
East Coast Park
(near car park F1)
If kicking, pushing and coasting are your thing (or your kids thing!) then roll on over to the Xtreme SkatePark, located by the cooling seas of East Coast Park. Covering an enormous area (the size of about 2.5 football fields) the park includes three main zones; a vertical bowl, combination bowl and street course. If you’re watching your skater in action, there are spectator areas, seating and shelters. Night lights are on until 10pm.

Bukit Timah Saddle Club
51 Fairways Drive,
(Off Eng Neo Avenue), 286965.
btsc.org.sg
This leafy equestrian sports centre offers horse-riding for non-members through its public riding course. To be accepted into the four lesson programme, riders must first take an assessment lesson with a BTSC Instructor. They also offer an eight-week beginners course for non-members, which will have you up and trotting in no time. Open to kids aged 6+, with little or no riding experience. Giddy up!

Forest Adventure
Bedok Reservoir Rd, 479244
forestadventure.com.sg
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the picturesque Bedok Reservoir at Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park. The Grand Course offers 2.5hrs of exhilarating fun as you take on 44 adrenaline pumping obstacles and three whizzy giant zip lines. The Junior Course is ideal for mini jungle adventurers, with 26 obstacles and a zip line over the water. An exhilarating outdoor adventure, where you can reach greater heights and overcome fear!

Ketam Mountain Bike Park
Pulau Ubin
nparks.gov.sg/pulau-ubin/activities/ketam-mountain-bike-park
This 45-ha park features 10km of mountain bike trails, catering to newcomers and experienced riders. Blue square trails are more forgiving, while the black and double black diamond trails deliver steep slopes, narrow tracks, drops offs, sharp corners and tricky obstacles. To reach the park you’ll need to take a short bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. BYO bike or rent one when you arrive.

Constant Wind
11 Changi Coast Walk, 499740
constantwind.com/sailing
This sea sports and sailing school is super laid-back, and offers tons of options for heading out on the water. Try your hand at sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. Beginners can try a basic sailing or windsurfing course, while more experienced water sports enthusiasts can hire their favourite craft and spend a few hours at sea.

The Blade Club
395 Bukit Timah Road 259735
bladeclub.com.sg
Discover fencing with this large, experienced club. Often described as “Chess with Muscles” this ancient sport delivers the benefits of mental challenges (from the tactical and chess-like analysis needed) as well as the physical demands of a fast-paced combat sport. Try a Fencing Introduction class for just $50 for two lessons, then progress to the Basic classes.

Bounce
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
8 Grange Road, #09-01, 239695
bounceinc.com.sg
This massive indoor trampoline park offers kids and adults a variety of free jumping and performance trampolines, plus a challenging Ninja Warrior style indoor adventure course: the X-Park and Leap of Faith. Kids can try fun programs like Tramp Camp, Flight Academy and Kinder Gym, while big kids can let loose on Night Jams and Bounce Fit classes.

WaveHouse Sentosa
36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
wavehousesentosa.org
Yearning for fun in the waves, but no time to pop over to Bali for the real thing? Check out WaveHouse, Sentosa, where the surf is always pumping. Start on the double FlowRider, where you can bodyboard or even stand up on a sheet of water flowing at 32 km/h over a soft, composite vinyl surface. They also offer progression clinics and kids flow camps. Just make sure you’re ready for multiple wipe-outs!