There's no need to go to Batam to get your cable-ski fix. Head to Singapore Wake Park instead where you can wakeboard right on this island. The park has three cable systems: beginner, intermediate and full-sized ones that cater to all levels, children included. The first two are operator-controlled and allow one rider at a time to ensure newbies master their first experience balancing on the board – it’s not as easy as it looks. All equipment, such as kneeboards, wakeboards, helmets and vests, are provided. Coastal Rhythm, the on-site café operated by the restaurant group behind Coastal Settlement and Symmetry, serves up a fusion of local and Western favourites like chicken tikka pizza and battered otah for post-workout fuelling.
With summer year long in Singapore, there's always an excuse to indulge in some ice cream or take a dip in a public pool. But nothing brings out your inner kid quite like tall water slides and wave pools. To amp up the thrill-o-meter, many water parks are bringing out the big guns like rapid flume rides, high-speed water slides, and an inflatable obstacle course à la Wipeout. For something less energetic, you can switch to the various lazy rivers, as well as wet play areas which are more free-and-easy.
While most water parks have reopened, they operate at limited capacities, so it's best to book your tickets online before rocking up to the venue in your swimming suits.