The Fun, Scary, Heart-Pumping Side of Singapore: 3 Places to See

Singapore is not as tamed aSingapore Skylines many think it is. Aside from the family-friendly theme parks, hotels, and tourist destinations, there are also numerous activities that can easily get your heart pumping and your adrenaline rushing. For the thrill seekers who flatline at the mere thought of roaming around just another shopping mall (or for those who just want something that will add spice to their lives), there are a number of top-of-the-world activities in this island country that can give you a major adrenaline boost.

Turn Your World Upside-Down

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be flung in reverse or how it feels like inside a hamster ball, the G-MAX Reverse Bungy is one you’ll want to try.  This reverse bungee slingshots you up into the air inside a steel-reinforced capsule. It goes at 200km/h and as high as 60 metres. The 5 minutes of Gs give riders a taste of what astronauts feel during lift-off.

It’s safe to say the ride will not only get your adrenaline rushing, it’ll also get your heart pumping in all directions.

Scare Yourself Silly

Dubbed Asia’s Scariest Fun, Sentosa Spooktacular takes horror and thriller to a whole new level. This annual event started in 2009, and has since been providing tourists and locals with a dose of history and spooky.

The event changes themes every year, but all the ghosts, ghouls, and creepiness revolve around the rich history of Sentosa as a prison camp during the Japanese occupation in World War II.

People who have experienced the thrill and eeriness say the spooktacular event even outdoes Universal Studios Singapore’s Horror Nights. That should be enough to get you to try this immersive, frightening experience.

Conquer the Skies

Soar above the clouds and take your own crew with you through the Flight Experience Singapore. This flight simulator puts you in control of a Boeing 737 and provides an experience similar to real pilot simulator training.

You have a choice of airports to take off and land in, complete with seat vibrations, surround sound, and 180-degree wrap-around visuals to give you that mile-high cockpit view. Too bad rude passengers and overly-friendly flight attendants are not part of the experience.

Scream till it hurts and turn your boring routine around by taking a break and trying out these thrilling activities.