Singapore’s hot, humid weather makes it uncomfortable to stay out in the sun for too long. However, you can still get your fix of physical activity while taking cover from the weather with these outdoor activities that are uniquely located indoors.
1. Skydive without jumping off a plane
Experience the sensation of weightlessness that skydivers feel without having to jump off a plane (Credit: iFly Singapore)
Just like a real freefall, each session at iFly lasts for about a minute but the adrenaline rush will make the experience feel longer than just 60 seconds (Credit: iFly Singapore)
Experience the weightless sensation of skydiving by signing up for a session or two at an indoor skydiving facility. In Singapore, we have one at Sentosa – iFly Singapore. The wind tunnel boasts an 18-metre acrylic glass wall, which will provide great views of the ocean during your session.
With enough practice, you might even learn to do flips and somersaults like Kyra Poh, Singapore's very own indoor skydiving champion.
Where: iFly Singapore, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Singapore 099010
2. Score a homerun
Equipment including bats and balls are provided, but do wear comfortable sportswear and covered shoes (Credit: Homerun Baseball)
Work on your batting skills without having to assemble a team at this indoor baseball and softball batting pitch. The automated batting system shoots you ball after ball for an efficient workout that will surely improve your ball sense.
Besides being an efficient upper body workout, batting and pitching are also immensely satisfying ways to work off some stress, especially if you manage to get a good crack at the ball.
Where: Homerun Baseball, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-01, Singapore 609336
3. Scale a vertical obstacle
With multiple climbing lanes, you won't have to wait too long for your turn at the wall (Credit: Climb Central)
Conveniently located in a shopping mall, you can you can end off this rock climbing session with a bite at one of the F&B outlets. Even complete beginners can try their hand at the sport at this climbing facility, which offers 15-minute safety briefings for all newcomers.
There are also climbing courses for adults and children, if you prefer a little extra guidance before you get started. With the highest climbing wall in Singapore, this is also a great spot for Spiderman-wannabes – or more advanced climbers – to test out their wall-scaling skills.
Where: Climb Central, 1 Stadium Place, #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628
With the highest climbing wall in Singapore, this is also a great spot for Spiderman-wannabes – or more advanced climbers – to test out their wall-scaling skills
4. Hit a hole in one
This kid-friendly mini-golf course accepts children aged four years and above (Credit: AMAZONIA Singapore)
You won’t need to slather on the sunscreen when you head to Amazonia for a fun-filled round of mini golf.
With its glow-in-the-dark nine-hole indoor putting course featuring interesting themes, you’ll get a chance to work on your putting ability in a unique environment. This putting range with a unique twist is suitable for all ages.
Where: Amazonia 3D Glow Golf, Great World City Mall, Level 3 Unit #03-08, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore, 237994
5. Marvel at the world’s tallest indoor waterfall
Keep your eyes peeled for unique vegetation such as the Venus flytrap and pitcher plant as you explore the Cloud Forest (Credit: Gardens by the Bay)
Head to Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay to learn more about the diversity of plants and vegetation of the canopy / cloud forest layer in a rainforest without having to scale heights of up to 2,000m.
Featuring a 35m indoor waterfall, this indoor greenhouse mimics a high altitude environment and is home to unique plant species such as the Venus flytrap as well as rare ferns and mosses. When you get to the top, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the bird’s eye view of the treetops.
Come 2019, you’ll also be able to enjoy the Rain Vortex – a 40m indoor waterfall that’s expected to be the world’s tallest – at Jewel Changi Airport. If you're there at night, the Rain Vortex will come to life with an exciting light and sound show that will enchant the entire family.
Where: Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
The next time you’re looking for something to do, check out these creative indoor versions of outdoor activities for hours of fun and entertainment in Singapore!