Annually during the first Sunday of December, the International Singapore Marathon will take place in the heart of Singapore. There are many categories suitable for anyone. From a Kids Dash, Relays, 10km, Half-Marathon and the Full 42.195km Marathon.
Challenge yourself by taking part.
Equipment: A pair of good running shoes.
While most people think we Singaporeans live in an urban jungle. They might be right. We live in an urban city and next to our city is still pretty much a jungle! Pockets of original greenery still occupy our little island. And in some pockets, you can still see swamps, monitor lizards, snakes, etc.
Equipment: Sungei Buloh is a beautiful wetland reserve in the northern end of Singapore. Though a tad far, it's worth taking a hike in this beautiful place as you can see all sorts of plants and animals over here.The main draw here is the wooden stilt structures that weave through the mangroves. Walk on one and hear the call of cicadas while you look at strange -looking mudskippers hop around.
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7.00pm on weekdays
7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays
Admission: Free entry
except on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays.
$1.00 per adult
$0.50 per child / student / senior citizen
Free guided tour
For Saturdays, the reserve runs additional services of providing free-guided tours to walk-in visitors at 9am, 10am, 3pm & 4pm.
If you're feeling fit and fine, go on a hike and be Tarzen for a day in Singapore. Instead of swinging on the vines, you get to walk from tree to tree.
Strange though it may seem in urban Singapore, hiking is an available sports option over here! I'm not joking, we have gorgeous rainforests within city limits and lots of easy-to-do trails that are well-maintained by a government agency (Nparks). One of my favourite trails is a 10.3km hike into MacRitchie Reservoir. The trek includes a scenic walk along the water body, a short trespass into the golf course in the Singapore Island Country Club and an uphill climb to Bukit Peirce.
Woo-hoo, is that adventurous and strenuous enough for you? If not, the adventure continues with the longest free-standing suspension bridge found in S'pore. The bridge connects 2 highest points in MacRitchie ( Bukit Peirce to Bukit Kalang ) so you'll get a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy.
When I was there, I saw a couple of local eagles circling high above the sky. What a perfect moment.
The only pity was the short length (250m) of the bridge but what the heck. How often can I go to Taman Negara anyway? This will do for now.
Equipment: Take note that the trek is 10.3km( to and fro). No problem if you're fit but it'll be a challenge if you're not a regular jogger. The trek is mostly on flat land ( boardwalk) and there are some uneven terrain ( jungle trail ) along the way.
- Wear breathable cotton tops, shorts and good shoes ( Sports Sandes like Tevas are ok too). It's amazing but hubby and I saw more than 10 pairs of fallen soles(!) along the 10km trek.
- Drench yourself with mosquito repellent or simply buy a mossie patch ( available in all pharmacies )
- Bring lots and lots of H20. This is not a Korean Park so there won't be snack shops or vending machines along the way.
In my opinion, the good camping sites in Singapore are along the various beaches where you can experience the sea breeze and beautiful surroundings. Also, there are lots of facilities including toilets, washing area, food stores etc which makes it very convenient. I think the best camping sites in Singapore are Changi Beach Park, East Coast Park and Sembawang Park.
If you like roller bladding, then East Coast Park will be a good place for you to do it. There are long stretches of paths for you to roller blade amidst the beautiful tropical beach surroundings, and there will be a lot of people doing roller bladding, cycling, jogging etc as well. This place even have the first McDonalds in the word where there is a counter for roller bladers to buy their food !
If you enjoy ecycling, you should visit the famous East Coast Park in Singapore where you can easily rent a bicycle for about $6-$8 per hour and cycle along the beautiful long stretch of beach in this area. I occasionally cycle at this park and enjoyed it. The only problem is that it is very crowded during the weekends so you may find a lot of traffic while cycling.
Some consider Legos a sport. Here in Singapore you will get a chance to see the only cable car, in the world, made out of Legos.
This was so neat. They even had a little table inside of it made of Legos.
Look but don't touch.
Is fun and hip. A definite fun activity for those who love sea sports.
Equipment: Just bring your bikinis / board shorts. If u do not have your own board, no problem. It is usually provided.
$250 per boat for 4 hours. Can take up to 5 people.
The most popular physical activities among residents in Singapore are jogging and brisk walking.
Well, there are nice parks around if you want to have a good jog. Near where I live, the Bishan Park is a good place to jog. Other places include the MacRitchie Reservior, Bukit Batok Nature Reserve, West Coast Park, the ever crowded East Coast Parkway, Bedok Reservior, and the various park connectors.
Equipment: A pair of running shoes.
As golf is really "in", many are swinging at driving ranges these days. There are many ranges in Singapore and some of the public range are at Seletar Base, Marina, East Coast, etc. Prices from $2 for 40 balls onwards.
Equipment: Your clubs, perhaps your woods and irons.
It's a nature reserve where you can hike or bicycle (on separated trails) in the reserve. There is 1 cycling track (9 kms) and there are 3 options of hiking tracks (1.9 kms the longest), one of them is the nature trail. I personally suggest the nature trail. Enjoy the tropical forest with its sounds and keep yourself on trail.
Equipment: They do not rent bicycles, so if you want to bicycle you have to bring it yourself. Some hostels rent bicycles but you'd better make sure if you can take it a little far away.
For hikers, use good walking shoes.
Wear cotton clothes (although it's shady in the reserve, you'll start sweating soon). Bring a face towel. Drink before you start and bring at least a bottle of water with you.
For questions and map, see park rangers at the office.
Admission is free. Tap water and drinks available near rangers office.
Line dancing is one of the most fun and exciting forms of dance today. It blends familiar dance steps into a routine that can be adapted to different pieces of music. The dance can be performed or practised anywhere.
Line dancing introduces people to dancing in a non-threatening environment. Most of the time, the dances are partnerless dances done in lines, usually without touching, hence the name 'line dancing'. Everyone starts at the same time, dances the same steps in synchronisation with everyone else and finishes with the end of the music.
Equipment: Things you need :
No special attire is needed, though some participants do come in country and western gear, complete with dancing boots!
A sound system
A collection of dance music
Inline skating is often referred to as rollerblading, with the skates as rollerblades. Inline skating is about fluid movement created from balancing and gliding on a thin line of wheels. It is easier to master than ice skating and roller skating.
THE STORY OF INLINE SKATING
The first roller, or "quad", skate was developed in the 1700s by a Belgian called Joseph Merlin. Merlin was a keen ice skater and wanted to develop a way of skating during the warm summer months. The first inline skate was developed in France in 1819, followed by 1823 by a five-wheeled invention by Englishman Robert John Tyers. The modern inline skate was developed in the 1980s by two American ice hockey players, Scott and Brennan Olson. Unlike the early models, today's skates are fast, smooth and lightweight.
Equipment: Things you need :
All you need is a pair of skates which fit properly and comfortably, some safety gear.
Layers of loose, comfortable clothes that allow plenty of movement
Safety gear :
1) wrist guards
2) knee pads
3) elbow pads
1) helmet light
2) skate light
3) a warm, light-coloured jacket ideal for skating at night
4) a reflective strap or waistcoat
WHERE TO SKATE
You can skate on any sort of open grounds that is free from traffic, for example: a lawn, basketball court, quiet park, carpeted floor, a school yard, tennis court.
Did you know that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise? It is one activity that uses most of our body muscles, and is a great way to develop aerobic fitness. Swimming is also easy on our joints so wear-and-tear is minimal.
It's useful to learn some basic swimming skills - we may never know when they will come in handy. Then there is the beach or the pool we can enjoy, and a whole host of water and sea sports that become available once we master some swimming. Windsurfing, diving - a whole new world is just waiting for you!
Equipment: Things you need :
1) Swimming costume
2) Swimming goggles
3) Swimming cap
5) Hand paddle
9) Nose clip
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) was formed on 1 October 1973 as a statutory board of the Government of Singapore, established by an Act of Parliament under the SSC Act of 1973. It comes under the umbrella of the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, and is headquartered at the National Stadium in Kallang. The SSC operates various sports facilities located all over Singapore, with its main function to promote sports participation to all Singaporeans.
A Sporting Singapore! Our Way Of Life
Develop sports champions and create enjoyable sporting experiences for Singapore. Achieve this through facilities and programmes for:
Sports for All
To promote regular sports participation through partnerships with youth and community organisations, existing and emerging channels
To dentify and nurture international sports champions through development and support of individual, team and organisational capabilities
To seed and grow a self-sustaining sports industry through promotional partnerships with local and international organisations