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.[caption id="attachment_15485" align="alignnone" width="600"] Credit: Tiger Airways[/caption]
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, Location: 36 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
Price: Cadet Training – $228 (45 mins) & First Officer Training – $298 (60 mins)
Tel: 6376 4336
Email: [email protected]
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.[caption id="attachment_15508" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Credit: PHEMAS (Pan Historical European Martial Arts Society)
Location: 139 Ceylon Street, The Eurasian Community House, 2nd Floor
Email: [email protected]
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.
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.
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.[caption id="attachment_15531" align="aligncenter" width="1082"] Credit: BeMyGuest.com.sg[/caption]
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!
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
Email: [email protected]
Touted as one of the world’s most peculiar workout routines, SURFSET draws inspiration from the sport of surfing.[caption id="attachment_15535" align="aligncenter" width="1910"] Credit: SURFSET Singapore[/caption]
Workout routines are carried out on the SURFSET board, designed to accurately simulate the physical demands of surfing in the ocean.[caption id="attachment_15666" align="alignnone" width="1440"] Credit: SURFSET Singapore[/caption]
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).
Ask any kid what their favourite lesson in school is, and the answer will no doubt be, “PE lesson!”
The days of school and PE lessons were undoubtedly one of the fondest times of our lives.
I’m sure we all remember how much fun we had bonding and competing with our classmates and teammates in a wide array of team sports and activities.
Wanna relive those days? Grab a few buddies and experience that same sense of camaraderie and team spirit again!
Many of us enjoyed playing basketball because of how inclusionary yet intense it was. Regardless of skill level, people could participate in some shape or form, all while having some good competitive fun.[caption id="attachment_14945" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: MyActiveSG[/caption]
Naturally, we long for the opportunity to experience those fleeting, carefree spells of exhilaration and ecstasy once more.
Lace up and recapture those moments here:
SG Social Basketball A crowd favourite back in good old PE class, we had tons of fun regardless of the conditions, be it makeshift goalposts or dingy patches of uneven grass. By the end of each kick-about, we’d be in tatters – run-ragged and bronzed almost beyond recognition, but it was all worth it.
Visit the official SG Social Basketball group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to be involved.
Group page: Football
A crowd favourite back in good old PE class, we had tons of fun regardless of the conditions, be it makeshift goalposts or dingy patches of uneven grass.
By the end of each kick-about, we’d be in tatters – run-ragged and bronzed almost beyond recognition, but it was all worth it.[caption id="attachment_14941" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: Inquirer Sports[/caption]
Fancy a throwback to the glory days? Craving some good competitive footballing action or a simple fun-filled kick-about with your friends?
Get your fix of football action here:
U Soccer Interest Group
For more details, contact U Sports at:
Tel: 6582 3459
Email: [email protected]
One for the sun detractors, Floorball is probably one of the most high-octane indoor sports out there.
Clashing sticks, jostling through literal heaps of people, and sprinting end-to-end brings about whopping amounts of adrenaline.[caption id="attachment_14946" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: Dust those sticks and gear up because you can now recommence your floorball exploits with:
Visit the official Play Floorball group page to find out more about the location, time, costs and how to get involved!
Group page: https://www.meetup.com/playfloorball/
Floorball at Valhall
Cost: $10 per game
Visit the official Floorball at Valhall group page to find out more about the location, time, costs and how to get involved!
Group page: https://www.meetup.com/Floorball-At-Valhall/
Demanding unparalleled amounts of sheer concentration and agility, Table Tennis is truly a sport that pushes you to your limit.[caption id="attachment_15274" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Caption: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters[/caption]
There is even the option of pairing up with a friend and trying your hand at doubles for a more team-oriented experience!
Heighten your senses and put yourself to the test now at:
If what you’re looking for is a zeal-filled, inclusionary activity that almost necessitates a collaborative effort, look no further.
These are some places you can start building your netball-ing repertoire with your peers at:
Social Netball @ Arena
Visit the official Social Netball @ Arena group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to get involved!
Group page: https://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Social-Netball-Meetup/
Visit the official Play Netball group page to find out more about the location, time, cost and how to get involved!
Group page: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-gmFHkeLN/
What are you waiting for?
Grab your friends and rediscover the joy of team sports. You’ll be feeling like a kid again in no time!