Bored? Tired? Get outside and try something new! Extreme sports can help you release yourself from the pressures of daily life, make new friends, and build your confidence.
1. Sky diving
Beat your fears, push your boundaries and step outside your comfort zone; once you’ve taken the plunge you'll feel like you can achieve anything! Generally speaking, you can experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200 km/hr, and then float under canopy with spectacular views.
Details may differ for various locations. You may pick up skydiving at iFly Singapore or get professional certification at Skydive Asia ( SGD 200-450).
Ziplines are designed to enable a user to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. It combines adrenalin, speed and fun to let you fly like an eagle!
Try now at MegaZip Sentosa ( SGD50-85), perhaps before a relaxing day at the beach!
3. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a fun and rewarding way to develop physical strength, coordination, balance, and agility. Climbing not only works the body but also the mind, perfectly lending itself to many other important aspects of personal development such as learning discipline, dedication, trust and responsibility.
Afraid of heights? Get started with the basics at Indoor Climbing or Onsight Climbing ( From SGD15)!
Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, which utilizes standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the purpose.
Pick up the sport in a structured course at Singapore Kite Surfing ( From SGD88) before putting your skills to test at kite surfing hot spots like Sanur, Bali, Indonesia and Mui Ne, Vietnam.
5. Cliff Diving
Adding a new dimension to the sport of diving, cliff diving is defined as the acrobatic perfection of diving into water from a high cliff. Braving the rough rocks, divers take a plunge in the hard-hitting water beneath to experience a thrill to last for a lifetime.
Cliff diving is unavailable in Singapore, but fret not - You may try it out in nearby islands like Pulau or Boracay in the Philippines.
6. Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
BMX racing is tactical and can be spectacular with skilled riders ‘flying’ over the bumps. The berms allow riders to use aggressive or defensive strategies and participants need to think and modify their strategy whilst racing.
If you’ve ever wanted to walk a tightrope high above the circus floor but got nervous just thinking about it, slack lining may be for you. Slacklining is a balance sport, it can enhance your confidence with only a bit of practice.
Get started with slacklining at Elephant Slacklines ( From SGD155), which also organizes events to get you in touch with the local community of slackliners!
Kathy pursues challenges, quests for success, and enjoys travel.