You might have had plans to go cycling around the island, or to explore some of Singapore’s natural attractions. But even the best laid plans can’t beat the weather, and you may be at the receiving end of a tropical thunderstorm. Luckily for you, there is a long list of fun indoor activities you can do in Singapore — here are just a few!
Indoor sports are popular all over the island. If you’re in a big group and you’re stuck indoors because of the rain, try bowling. It works across all fitness levels and is a fun way to spend an afternoon together. Bowling alleys are found in entertainment complexes which also have video games and other activities. Another great indoor group activity can be found in Laser Quest arenas: an indoor game where you battle your opponents in a maze and use all your tactical skills to avoid getting shot!
Even if you don’t have a big group, you can still try sports indoors — indoor baseball or softball, for example. And for the ultimate tropical irony, get your snow gear on and have a snowball fight in Singapore’s Snow City — or, head to the skating rink right next to the Marina Bay Sands food court and skate across the 600-square-metre rink, comparable in size to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City. For ultimate thrills, indoor skydiving may be your answer. At iFly, you’ll get suited up and enter the world’s largest themed wind tunnel of its kind and experience what it feels like to dive out of a plane!
Indoor physical activities in Singapore can also be enjoyed if you’re on your own. Indoor rock climbing walls, for example, can be found all over the island. If you want something more focussed, head to the Banyan Tree Fitness Club on Level 55 of MBS Tower 2, where you’ll work out right in front of floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city in the rain — there’s nothing quite like it!
Finding rainy day activities for kids can be challenging anywhere, but fortunately, Singapore has plenty of options for you. Kids’ indoor sports facilities include miniature golf, climbing and bowling. There are also lots of indoor playgrounds around Singapore, with slides, ball ponds and other play structures where kids can climb, run and let off steam!
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