Adrenaline revisited: 5 more places to get your blood racing in Singapore
Our guide to places to get an adrenaline high in Singapore got such a response from readers that we've sifted out five more places to hit your adrenaline high.
Free-falling at MegaZip
This brand new attraction on Sentosa, which features a simulated free-fall jump that's billed as one of Asia's steepest and longest, will leave your heart in your mouth. Travel a staggering 450 meters from a tower 72 meters high, right over the island's jungle canopy and over the sands of Siloso Beach at speeds of 50kph, before hitting the ground. Figuratively speaking, of course.
Thrill & spills at: Imbiah Hill, Sentosa, Singapore. www.megazip.com.sg
Admission: Mondays to Saturdays, 2pm-7am; Sundays & public holidays, 11am-7pm. S$29 per person.
Dive with the sharks at Underwater World
If you don't mind being shark bait, here's one pool in Singapore teeming with leopard sharks, manta and eagle rays, tiger and bull sharks. Coming nose-to-nose with these predators of the deep doesn't require any scuba certification, but a gut-load of courage and a whole lot of breath-holding wouldn't go amiss.
Thrills & spills at: Underwater World, Sentosa, Singapore.
Admission: Daily, at 9am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5pm. S$120 per person for 90 mins (30 mins of wet time), diver-led guide included.
Wake boarding at Ski 360 Degree
No need for a noisy speedboat for your water-sporting needs at Ski 360 Degree. Here water skiers and wake boarders are pulled by an overhead cable, very similar to a snow ski lift, but set up around the banks of an artificial lake. The speed the cable travels is the same as the boat speed in tournament water skiing and wake boarding, so you'll be powering through at a top speed of 58kph.
Thrill & spills at: 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore. www.ski360degree.com
Admission: Mondays to Fridays, 10am-10pm; Saturdays to Sundays and public holidays, 9am-10pm; night skiing everyday, 7pm-10pm; Fridays, Saturdays & public holiday eves, till midnight. From S$32 per hour (weekdays); from S$42 per hour (weekends and holidays).
Racing on mini-wheels at KartWorld
Fancy yourself a Formula One driver at September's night race? Well, you won't get beautiful grid girls hovering around you, but you can still don your leathers and helmet and gun down the tracks at the Jurong Kart World for a blast of exhilarating driving.
Thrills & spills at: Open Field, Yung Ho Road, Jurong (behind KFC), Singapore. tel +65 6339 2737. kartworld.com.sg
Admission: Tuesdays to Sundays, public holidays, 11am-10pm. S$40 for 10 minutes per person, S$1,300 per hour to book the entire track.
Paintball wars at Crossfire
The one game where you can go Rambo on friends and even "fire" colleagues in this adult hide-and-seek that aims to eliminate opponents with shots of paint pellets. This may sound mild, but those hits can hurt something bad. Singapore offers three paintball sites, but Crossfire utilizes actual houses and replica M15 carbine guns for a splatter of realism.
Thrills & spills at: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore.
Admission: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 5.30pm, closed on public holidays. Session are by appointment only at tel +65 6792 6188. Depending on the session, fee could be S$25 or S$40 for 50 pellets.
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