Outdoor Activities in Singapore

Written By: The Planet D

There is so much more to do than just shopping and nightlife in Singapore. In fact, there is a lot of outdoor activities in Singapore with many adventures to be had!

Here are some ideas for you to plan your outdoor adventure when visiting this tiny country that packs a punch.

Outdoor Activities in Singapore

1. Wake boarding

wakeboard outdoor activities singapore

Not only is it popular to head out to a reservoir and hire a boat, there is also a Cable Ski Park. This looks like the best way to learn tricks on a board as you are pulled around a lagoon on a cable.

It is cheaper than renting a boat and up to eight riders can be on the cable at one time, giving you lots of water time.

2. Rock Climbing

Who knew? Singapore has some great rock climbing at the old Bukit Timah Quarries. There are almost 50 routes to challenge a climber from easy 5.7’s to difficult 5.12 b routes.

Rock climbing is fairly new to Singapore, but it is catching on quickly.

3. Paragliding in Singapore

A new addition to the adventure travel world of Singapore, Paragliding just might take off as a popular adrenaline activity.

Dave did this in Peru and New Zealand. We had never thought of it over a city, but Singapore just may be the place for us to give it a try!

4. Ziplining in Singapore

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Mega zip adventure park has outdoor activities to keep the adrenaline pumping for an entire day.

Between its zipline over the jungle canopy, high rope obstacle course, mini bungee jump and rock climbing wall this may be family fun, but I want to go too!

I haven’t been a fan of bungee jumps in the past, but I think that I would be able to actually try the 50 foot jump at Mega Zip.  Sign me up, we’re going to Singapore.

5. Mount Faber Park

We actually made it to this one.  Our friend Gilbert took us out to Mount Faber for spectacular views of the city.

This 9-km wide park is lush and filled with plant life. Trails cut through the forest and it has the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.

6. Zorbing

zorbing singapore outdoor adventures

It isn’t only in New Zealand any more.

This inflatable ball that rolls down a grassy hill has arrived in Singapore and we would love to give it a try. ZOBVB Singapore has more information and fun activities.

7. HSBC Tree Top Walk

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A rainforest wouldn’t be complete without a canopy walk and Singapore is no exception. Located in the MacRitchie Reservoir this suspension bridge is only 250 metres long, but the hike through the rainforest is nearly 10 km.

You may even catch sight of some monkeys and exotic birds.

8. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

At 7500 acres in area, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is Singapore’s oldest rainforest.

Home to over 500 species of animals and even more plants, it is a quiet refuge from the city.  It even keeps noise and visitors to a minimum by having a cap on the amount of people allowed to hike in a group.

Most of the trails are easy, but to hike anywhere in a rainforest is always fun.

9. Beach Life

beach life outdoor singapore

But East Coast Park has 7.5 km of sand and sun.  

Not only can you relax on the beach and catch some rays, but there are also water sports, bicycle trails, and running tracks.

10. Parasailing in Singapore

From what we have found, there is no parasailing yet in Singapore.

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7 thoughts on “Outdoor Activities in Singapore”

  1. Singapore is one my favorite tourist place in the world. I hope your article would be very helpful for me.Thanks for sharing such a nice information.

  2. Great Explanation, I like very much to visiting singapore all time. One of my favorite tourist destination in the world.

  3. Nice article, I think my Thai Visa may be messed up so a trip to Singapore is in order. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll have two full days to kill. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Hello…

    thanks for writing this post about Singapore. It is really helpful for those looking for unique things to do in Singapore besides the usual shopping activities.

    Singapore is not boring at all! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Hey! Thanks for featuring our lively little island ๐Ÿ™‚ At this very moment, the Formula 1 cars are tearing through the city streets downtown, in preparation for tomrw’s night race! Drop us a note if you’re ever here again. We’ll be glad to show you how much has changed (or been lovingly retained) over the past couple of years.
    .-= Yi Lin´s last blog ..Nothing In Pictures =-.