When we do miraculously squeeze out free time to kickback and engage in the recreational activities that we so desperately need, we find ourselves swept up in this disconsolate state of inertia.
What you need is something different, something with a kick to get you right out of this slump.
Here at DiscoverSG, we might just have the right thing for you. Here are 7 recreational activities so outlandish and so unheard of, you might just have to try them out.
As far as unique activities go, JetPacking really takes the cake.
Imagine hovering across the water courtesy of a pressurised, water-propelled jetpack.
Capable of soaring to a whopping 30ft and hitting speeds of up to 25mph, SeaBreeze offers you the chance to try your hand at this scintillating activity.
Location: 36 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
Price: Cadet Training – $228 (45 mins) & First Officer Training – $298 (60 mins)
Tel: 6376 4336
2. European Swordsmanship
Let’s face it, we’ve all wanted to try swinging swords around like they do in the movies. This is now possible with growing interest in European Swordsmanship in Singapore.
Choose from an array of weapons to master including medieval longswords, rapiers and even daggers.
Primarily, practitioners of this martial art focus on the Medieval Longsword. However there are also trainings for dagger and unarmed combat among other things.
Slacklining will quite literally have you on your toes as you sidle across suspended lines of cord.
Choose from a multitude of varying heights and distances and put your balance to the test in this enthralling activity.
While incredibly unique and engaging, slacklining also promotes good body posture and core strength.
Elephant Slacklines Singapore
Location: 51 Waterloo Street, Campers’ Corner
Tel: 9682 8340
4. Archery Tag
If you thought archery was peculiar, try archery tag.
Essentially a medieval-themed combat archery with elements of dodgeball and paintball – quirky doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Hone your dexterity, team spirit, and focus, all while having a great time with your peers.
Archery Battle Singapore
Location: Kovan Sports Centre & The Cage (Kallang)
Price: 1 hour – $350, 1.5 hours – $500 (Bring up to 20 pax)
Tel: 9786 9083
5. Laser Clay Target Shooting
A safer, greener version of Clay Pigeon Shooting, Laser Clay Shooting fundamentally involves the shooting of clay saucers launched more than 10 meters in the air.
Aside from being safer and more environmentally-friendly, Laser Clay Shooting offers you a realistic shooting experience.
Use authentic deactivated 12-bore shotguns which produce lifelike gun shots and clay breaking sound effects. Take your focus and coordination to the next level and fire away!
Laser Clay Singapore
Location: 1 Pemimpin Drive, ONE PEMIMPIN #03-02, Singapore 57615
Price: Sessions at Combat Skirmish LIVE (30 min.) – $35 per pax & Corporate Laser Clay package – $69 per pax
Tel: 6779 1031
Played on an inflatable court with trampolines on both sides of the net, you can already imagine just how wacky and unorthodox this sport is going to be.
Derived from volleyball, Bossaball also incorporates principles from football, gymnastics and even capoeira.
Now take into account the trampolines and you get one of the craziest, most exhilarating modern team sports. Time to show off some spectacular flips and tricks.
Location: 10 Raeburn Park #02-08, Singapore 088702
Tel: 6100 6292
Touted as one of the world’s most peculiar workout routines, SURFSET draws inspiration from the sport of surfing.
Workout routines are carried out on the SURFSET board, designed to accurately simulate the physical demands of surfing in the ocean.
Furthermore, elements of aerobic fat burning, muscle building and core training are integrated into the workout. This makes for an extremely intense workout.
The multitudinous physical benefits of this activity however, are there for all to see. Get in surfer shape (without getting sunburnt or even wet).
Location: 454b Joo Chiat Road, 3rd Floor
Price: Single session – $35/class, Pack of 5 – $33/class, Pack of 10 (+1) – $28/class & Buddy Pack of 30 (+3) -$25/class
Tel: 9751 0793
Get out there, immerse yourself in these one-of-a-kind recreational activities and get that gusto back!
Though significantly pricier than your average sport, the uniqueness of these activities will undoubtedly provide you with an enriching, unforgettable experience worth every penny.