Sports in Singapore

Have a lifetime’s fun

For people who love adventure, recreational activities and extreme sports, Singapore is a paradise.  If you want a little respite from the boring schedule of work, you can program a trip to Singapore, which I think is the world’s leading destination, when it comes to unwinding yourself.  Whether, it is skyrocketing, extreme sports for your adrenaline rush, or simple rope gliding in Sentosa Island, Singapore is fun to explore.

Singaporeans are not only the fastest walkers on the planet, but they are also sports lovers and adventure freaks. There are countless world class facilities and places where you can enjoy these sports. You can also ski in the “Snow City” in Singapore, which is an artificially made ice-skating rink in the hot tropical island state.

Adrenaline rush for thrill seekers

There are lots of exhilarating opportunities in Singapore for the people, who would like to get their adrenaline rushing, which include skateboarding, rock climbing, gliding on an aerial rope course in Sentosa, and enjoying a freefall simulator. 

Sports and adventure at Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is the hub of such activities. It’s just five minutes drive from the downtown area and can be reached through cable car from a station at Harbourfront Tower II and it’s the most fun way to reach this island. You can reach the island on foot through boardwalk enjoying lush green landscapes and natural beauty.  You can also take public transport such as MRT (rapid metro service), Sentosa Express monorail or a public bus. You can also drive a car or taxi to the island of Sentosa.

Sentosa offers you plethora of activities related to sports, which are meant for every age group. Imbiah is also such an attraction that is full of thrill, where you can enjoy a ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa. Sentosa is a treasure house of nature, where Insect Kingdom and Butterfly Park are rich with lush green nature and you will certainly enjoy walking the trails over here. You can also take a guided tour of Sentosa Nature Discovery. If you love beach volleyball, then Siloso Beach is your ideal destination. If you love water sports and playing with the waves, then you can head towards the Wave House Sentosa, which becomes even more spectacular at night, when you will enjoy the melody of the ocean and dancing waves.

Ski off

SKI 360° is the cable Ski Park of Singapore, where fun is not restricted to age. You can enjoy various water sports over here, which are adventurous as well as recreational. These water sports include water skiing, surfing and wakeboarding. The other facilities available at SKI 360° are cable wakeboarding and cable skiing. In this wonderful sport, you will ride the waves using an overhead cable rather a boat. The maximum attainable speed through the cable is 60kmph, which is nearly equal to the fastest boat. This sport does not require paying a boat rental and you won’t have to wait in the queue. The other sports in this arena are trick-skiing and kneeboarding.  In kneeboarding you float on a board, whereas in trick-skiing, you would have to perform tricks.

Singapore-One of the Cleanest Cities in The World

If you’re told to pinpoint Singapore on the world map, you’d really have a hard time locating this tiny island nation. After questing relentlessly for a while, you bump on a tiny, microscopic dot between Indonesia and Malaysia with Singapore written all over it. Although more than 5 million people are squeezed into a total land of area of approximately 274 sq miles, Singapore is billed as one of the cleanest cities in the world.

According to many travel and tourism websites, Singapore ranks amongst the top five spotless cities in the world. Successive governments in Singapore have upheld the commitment to keeping the city clean and Singaporeans have well adapted to the government’s cleanliness policies and are very particular about not transgressing the laws that are nothing short of Draconian.

You could be fined on the spot for spitting or littering or even chewing gum and spitting it out in a public place by plainclothes policemen who appear out of nowhere! So before you can plan a trip to Singapore, apprise yourself of all the strictures on dos’ and don’ts to save your skin in public as many tourists traveling to the city-state for the first time end up paying hefty fines for as mundane an act as chomping on a stick of chewing gum and then spewing it out.

You’re constantly under surveillance

Once you head to the metropolis from the Changi International Airport which keeps on winning numerous awards and accolades for being one of the swankiest and tidiest airports in the world, you enter a high surveillance region. When you step out of the hotel for sampling the local cuisines on the streets or taking a walk through any of the numerous boulevards, you’re constantly being watched by policemen dressed in civil clothes.

You’ll not be able to spot them as they’re intermingled with the crowd and keep moving from one spot to another but nobody knows better than Singaporeans that they can catch you unawares if you happen to spit or litter. Apart from the numerous epithets that Singapore has earned (‘Lion City’, ‘Garden City’, ‘Little Red Dot’, and so on), it won’t at all be out of place to add one more-‘Police-State’.

Orchard Road which is the most bustling shopping district in Singapore has close to 700 police officers in plainclothes from the National Environment Agency that have a knack for swooping down on people committing even the smallest of misdeeds.

Fines are quite hefty

Just try dropping a cigarette stub on the elevator of a supermarket or discarding an empty soda can on the street pavement. From nowhere a policeman will appear and hand you a penalty ticket. It could be anything in the range of $700-1000 Singapore dollars that is equivalent to $600-800 USD which is quite a sum. So now you why Singapore is able to keep itself clinically clean. You’ll come across many billboards and hoardings that list the guidelines for keeping the city spotless. Although it is not illegal to chew gum in Singapore but importing the same in bulk, and then peddling it is. Refrain from jay-walking, littering or spitting as long as you’re on the streets.

Singapore is almost crime free

Singapore is so safe that even a heavily bejewelled lady can move around in the streets late at night without the fear of being mugged or molested. And contrary to what you may think, policing is not very strong at night to nab you red-handed. Singaporeans have ingrained it into their psyche that it‘s not only illegal but also immoral to waylay un-chaperoned women or even men for that matter.

The public toilets in Singapore are so clean that you won’t feel like urinating or emptying your bowels that might mar the sparkle. The first prime of the country, Lee Kwan Yew was the pioneer who set down stringent rules for growth and development and his policies have transformed Singapore in a manner that has caught the attention of the entire world!