Take advantage of our city's year-long summer and head to the great outdoors with our list of the best things to do, including water sports, free walking trails, group activities and more.
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Onsight Climbing Gym
More than 2,000 square feet of bouldering surface and climbing walls dominate this massive facility dedicated to the rope and carabiner. There are 43 lanes, with more than 100 possible routes, and a 15-metre speed climbing wall to flex your Spidey senses. Even if you haven’t scaled walls before, Onsight offers sport climbing courses and provides all the necessary equipment.
Urban Ski Singapore
Developing your child's motor skills is important, and skiing is one of the best ways to put said skills to the test - but you don’t have to travel to a wintry country to do that. Instead, make a trip down to Urban Ski Singapore, the first indoor ski slopes in town. The 'slopes' here can be inclined up to 20º and adjusted to different speeds depending on your skill level. They move beneath your feet, and allow you to ski or snowboard down a seemingly endless mountainside – think treadmill, but with skis. And don’t worry if you’ve never tried anything like this before. The 'snow' is made of nylon tufts that are soft and perfectly safe should anyone take a tumble. Ski and snow boots are provided, so all you need to bring is the family.
A science centre specifically for kids, this interactive space features various areas for them to run wild and dirty their hands. Galleries are divided into themed zones with exhibits that encourage kids to get creative, learn about Mother Nature, nurture their curiosity and open their minds to the wonders of the world.
Hai Bin Prawning
Hai Bin Prawning in Jurong is perfect for a bottle of beer and, if luck is on your side, a heaped-up plate of fresh prawns. It’s set up under a thatched roof with hanging red lanterns above plastic chairs that surround six ponds, all regularly filled with live prawns. Equipment and bait are included in the hourly fee, along with barbecue pits, charcoal, satay sticks and salt for seasoning. The onsite beer garden charges reasonable rates for labels like Corona and Hoegaarden ($6-$10), along with red and white wine for under $40. There are two outlets including the one at 6 Tebing Lane.