Be it a leisurely walk along a nature trail, cycling around the island, paintballing, bungee jumping or outdoor rock climbing, the numerous venues around Singapore offer you many highs.
There are numerous hikes and trails scattered all around the island, including within the heart of the city; all in close proximity to one another.
National Parks, the body responsible for maintaining these parks, also offers a variety of guided tours and nature trails in parks and reserves, so you can learn more about native flora and fauna and eco-conservation in Singapore.
You can also join a group on a one-hour walk along Lower Pierce Trail and Prunes Trail in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and help restore degraded area of rainforest by removing dangerous weeds.
If you are fit trekker and game for a more challenging walk, how about attempting the 10.3km hike into MacRitchie Reservoir, where you will be treated to a scenic view of lush jungle canopy when you cross the longest suspension bridge in Singapore.
Unleash the eco warrior in you—pump up the pedal and circumnavigate around the island on a bicycle.
Weaving through the busy urban traffic might be a tad challenging for the average biker, so just give that a miss and head for the myriad cycling trails and park connectors around the city for a safe, conducive two-wheel trek to unravel the nooks and crannies of wonderful Singapore.
Formerly a quarry, Ketam Mountain Bike Park in Pulau Ubin (an island off eastern Singapore) has an area of 45 hectares, contains the best of biking trails in Singapore in Pulau Ubin. Built according to International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Standards, there are 10km of trails with five levels of difficulty to cater to all types of cyclists, from beginners to seasoned competitors.
Like the very best American pop cultural exports, paintballing has rapidly grown into a mainstay on the Singapore recreational industry, with numerous battlegrounds sprouting all over the country. Extremely popular with corporate organizations that use the sport to build team spirit and camaraderie, the contagious paintball fever has also spread to large groups of visitors out seek an adrenaline fix with a twist while on their travels. The usual haunts are Singapore’s largest paintball arena Red Dynasty Paintball Park in Lorong Chencharu’s Bottle Tree Park and TAG Paintball at Bukit Timah’s Turf City.
Bungee jumping in the city and in the reverse direction? Only in Singapore, right. At perennial favourites, G MAX the Ultimate Bungee and GX-5 Xtreme Swing, you’ll be able to experience what astronauts feel during a rocket launch— hurtling as high as some of the buildings in the vicinity. You start tethered to the ground, in your capsule and voila—you are unleashed, soaring into the city’s skyline with a thrilling surge of pure adrenaline.
Like all things in life, one needs balance, and after feasting on the carb-heavy local cuisine, it’s probably wise to engage in some strenuous activities like rock climbing to burn off those calories. Seasoned climbing enthusiasts who relish the challenges of outdoor urban climbing should attempt the granite walls of a disused quarry in Dairy Farm, but do take extensive safety precautions when you are there.
Go on a 50km tour of the city to learn about land reclamation, water conservation, architecture conservation and Singapore history.
Sentosa Cycle Explorer
Journey back in time to when life on Sentosa was much simpler. Uncover hidden gems on the path less travelled on your eco-friendly hybrid bicycle like where Dragon’s Teeth Gate once stood and other fascinating spots. To suit the needs of visitors of all ages, a range of regular bikes and Rosie bicycles for children are also available.