While natural snow is unlikely to fall in tropical Singapore, the city makes up for the lack of sub-zero temperatures with faux snow. In 2000, Snow City Singapore opened for everyone to delight in a wintery experience without having to jet off to somewhere cold. Spanning at 3,000 square-metres, the three-storey-high winter wonderland has a 60-metre-long snow slope, an ice gallery, a bumper car arena and photo-taking memories to capture those magical moments. Keeping the energy high, the centre's latest addition is a Winter Shooting Arena.
Dubbed as "Singapore’s Coldest Shooting Arena" by the Singapore Book of Records, the space gives your paintball session a wintery spin, so prepare to run, duck and slide on snow. Key features include Target Shooting where you beat the clock by knocking down all 12 paintball markers in the shortest time. For some friendly competition, try the Close Quarter Battle. You'll be guided by a dedicated team of professionals from United Shooters with more than 20 years of shooting and coaching experience under their belt. They'll be onsite to guide guests through the experience.
While the Winter Shooting Arena is only for guests aged 14 years old and above, younger children can run riot in the family-friendly Snow Chamber where there's an Inuit home, a snow playground, and a treehouse adventure playground, and bumper car arena for some high-octane fun.
If you're in for the icy shoot-out, gather your army of adrenaline junkies and put your marksmanship to the test. Be warned: your friendship (and teamwork skills) will be tested. Tickets are available for an hour of Snow Play and a round of Target Shooting from $19 (Singaporean and PR) and $22 (standard), with $4 per additional round. For an hour of Snow Play and a round of Close Quarter Battle (minimum of 8 persons), tickets are priced from $33 (Singaporean and PR) and $36 (standard). Each ticket includes complimentary use of winter jackets and boots, as well as the use of vest, face mask as well as knee and elbow protectors, so you can get kitted out before you lock and load and take down various targets in the snow field. For more information, visit snowcity.com.sg.