singapore is quite a decent place to windsurf.
basically u got to go on a Formula board as the wind isnt that good compared to other renowned destinations. typical sail sizes is 9-12 m just to give u an idea.
however there is 2 monsoon seasons where the wind picks up to abt 12 knots.
the SW monsoon is from July-Oct & the NE monsoon is in end of Dec-Feb
the location is along east coast beach. the following 3 clubs r located at the stretch from the hawker centre(near bedok jetty) all the way up in the direction of changi.
1)Pasta fresca sailing club
2)People's Association Sea Sports club
3)SAFRA sea sports club.
the second place is most frequented. basically it has storage facilities & provide courses for the beginers. if u want to store your boards, this place is the cheapest to store. boards - sing $30/mth. sail w/o boom - $5/mth.
Equipment: most pple in the club have their own gear. the club rents out beginner Mistral Prodigy & Fanatic ~245Litre widestyle boards only which is usually rented by the beginners. if u want to get your own board, the club has a surf shop. u could also get used boards from members of the club thru word of mouth or club otice boards or order online.
SAFRA has 5 clubs. Mt Faber, Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun and Town Club.
The SAFRA Mt Faber just opened on 1 Nov. This is the within walking distance from my home and work place. You will probably find me at SAFRA Mt Faber after work!
SAFRA Mt Faber Gym has the usual treadmills, bicylecs, cross trainer, rower, various machines to tone up your body and weights session. They have jazzcuzi and steam bath for relaxation.
The swimming pool is a beauty. They have 3 section. An olympic pool, adult pool and kids pool. The pool is open to public for $3.15. Bring your own towel if you are not a gym member.
They have a bowling alley located at Level 2.
Equipment: The gym provides towels. You need to bring your sports attire and shoes.
Singapore has the GMAX!!! its a reverse bungy jump.. not for the weak of stomach..
the thrill begins when you are ricocheted in the air.. up and down.. side to side..
the ride costs around 30SGD
Equipment: bring a mint or gum :D best to ride GMAX during night time to avoid too much heat..
You can play golf at almost anytime of the day, since some clubs are also open in the evenings. With an extensive selection of clubs, all landscape in lush greenery, you'll be spoiled for choice. And don't worry about your handicap, as most courses offer multiple tee-off positions. This means you can enjoy the run of the fairways, regardless of your skill level.
If you're up to it, you can also take a day trip to regional golf courses in neighouring Bintan, Batam and Johor. For instance, two signature championship courses in Bintan, Indonesia, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Ian Baker-Finch, are a short 45-minutes ferry ride from SIngapore.
Equipment: A couple of things to keep in mind when golfing in Singapore. Most golf clubs and courses have a dress code. This includes a collard T-Shirt, trousers or short pants and proper golf shoes.
A caddie or a golf buggy can be hired at resonable rates. Try to confirm a tee-off time first before going to the club as a competition or routine maintenance may be in progress.
If you have extra days to spend on alternate activities, try catching a S-League match. It is the only professional football league in Singapore.
However, do not expect great stuffs similar to the English Premiership or La Liga.
The season lasts from Feburary to October.
Check out www.sleague.com for more information
Equipment: Wear light and prepare umbrellas or raincoats if you decide to sit on the roofless part of the stadium.
Couldn't resist the great food in Singapore and gained an extra pound or two?
Then it's time to shake off excess baggage at one of the sports hall located around the island.
We have 14 sports hall offering facilities for tennis, table tennis, squash, basketball, badminton, gym etc.
Visit www.ssc.gov.sg for more information
Equipment: Sports wear, towels, drinking water
Love windsurfing?then sign up with the People's Association East Coast Sea Sports Club. There are also lesson on skills improvement and techniques.
Equipment: There are shops within the sports club that sells everything you need for Windsurfing.
Singapore Cricket Club is right in the heart of the Padang, the colonial quarter of Singapore. It's a good place to unwind and escape from the tropical heat and enjoy a stiff gin and tonic whilst watching a game of cricket or rugby from the balcony. You need to be a member to get inside, but if you're a member of a reputable sports club overseas and you present a letter of recommendation from your club, you can get in.
The Cricket Club does not use Singaporean money. You purchase a booklet of vouchers which in turn in used to pay for your meals and drinks.
Equipment: Neat casual to get in the dining/ drinks area.
With Singapore's fine weather, rollerblading is a great way to mingle with the locals, especially during weekends. At East Coast Park, you can rent a pair of inline skates and swing into action, with the sea breeze in your wake. Or if you're a novice, you can take lessons conducted by Skateline, a certified skate school. The skate rental kiosk is located at East Coast Park Area E (near carpark E2). Tel.: 62431912
Wakeboarding is the fastest growing water sports in Sinagpore. Extremely popular for those who like an action-packed workout in the water, it is a cross between water-skiing and surfing. If you like to try the sport, there are classes for beginners while the more advanced can try to perfect their moves. All you have to do is pick your favourite location, rent a boat with the necessary equipment and you are ready to go!
Forest Adventure is actually an aerial tree obstacle course. You get to traverse among the trees using ladders, bridges, swings, nets, trapezes and giant zip lines!
I did the Grand Course for the very first time and took about 3.5 hrs to complete. At the highest point, it is 15 metres above ground. There are 4 sites in the course and the level of challenge increases as you progress, your confidence will also increase as you tackle the challenges one step at a time.
Not too frightening, but yet challenging at the same time. I am quite sure I will be back again! :)
Check it out at www.forestadventure.com.sg!
Equipment: Nothing, everything is provided for! But, then again, do bring along a pair of sunglasses, sunblock and if you would like, a set of attire to change into after the activity :)