Be it table tennis, indoor ice sports, Xtreme Sports or gyming, we have all bases covered with numerous indoor facilities located islandwide.
Ping pong seems like an easy peasy sports (after all it’s merely about hitting a celluloid ball with a diameter of 4cm) but it’s quite possibly one of the most strenuous and fast paced racket based sports around with insane smashes rocketing up to 112 km/h.
How about trying your hand at this English game invented during the Victorian era at one of the many community centers and sports halls throughout Singapore. And if you just want to catch world-class paddlers in action, contact the Singapore Table Tennis Association at (65) 6354 1014 for a list of local and international fixtures.
Beating the heat in the cool rink while sashaying in leonine grace gets the two thumbs up from most folks, especially the visitors from cool climates. And getting the better of the weather is one of the more compelling reasons for crowds to flock to the hallowed grounds of Kallang’s Ice World, Singapore’s largest ice skating rink, located in the east of the city state.
Believe it not, Singapore has its very own ice hockey league—the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) is now in its eighth season and comprises 12 teams represented by over 170 players. The league runs from April to September with thrice-weekly nights of hockey. So if you hanker for watching some high octane local blade action, call the NIHL at (65) 6276 0364 for more match schedules and updates.
If kicking, pushing and coasting like a beautiful rebel without a cause is your thing, then the S$8 million Xtreme SkatePark in East Coast is where the good vibes are.
The 1.4 hectares Xtreme SkatePark built by acclaimed Australian company Convic Design has a street course with standard obstacles such as stairs, handrails, and ledges and a combo bowl with different depths for beginners. There is also a 3.6m deep vertical bowl where seasoned skateheads and BMX enthusiasts hone their repertoire of gravity defying stunts.
And if you’re a gym rat like most people, to visit the many fitness centres and gyms located throughout the city. Most good hotels come with in-house gyms and fitness centres equipped with quality exercise equipment. Almost every establishment has personal trainers who will help you handle your niggling physical issues with effective exercise regimes that’ll make you feel fitter and leaner before you step on your flight back.
If you are bored of maniacally running on the treadmill, then you can attend Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) classes, capoeira (a rigorous Brazilian martial art-dance), Pilates and yoga to strengthen your core muscles. There is no shortage of establishments offering short classes.
Happy exercising and make sure you take all precautionary measures before embarking on any strenuous activity.