The largest indoor trampoline park in Singapore opened its doors on Saturday.
The 20,000 sq ft Zoom Park has more than 10 unique trampoline attractions, and these include a Dodgeball trampoline, one for rock-climbing and one called the Slam Dunk, where you play basketball.
One of its owners, Mr Viknesh Kumar, 37, told The New Paper that his sister-inlaw, Ms Subhadra Devi Gupta, 43, came up with the concept of the park.
He explained: "Both of our kids loved the idea and the concept of the park, and they loved jumping on trampolines too. So we thought why not make it a family business and see where it goes." Mr Viknesh said a lot of money went into starting the park, but declined to say how much.
He added: "Family, fitness and fun - these are the three things that we want to achieve (with the park)."
Visitors can jump for a rate starting from $7.50 for 30 minutes on weekdays and $9.50 on weekends.
The park also provides special socks which provides extra grip while jumping, and all visitors must wear them to prevent slipping on the trampolines.
Kiefer Kong was one of the visitors on Saturday.
The 15-year-old, who visited the park with two of his schoolmates, said they tried almost all the attractions in the park, but the Dodgeball attraction was their favourite.
Kiefer said: "There aren't many such parks in Singapore, so visiting this one was a very rare occasion for us. We even made new friends during one of the Dodgeball matches."
Ms Serena Tew, 19, was another visitor. She was there with her sister and four friends.
The Singapore Polytechnic student said the Zoom Park was enjoyable.
"It's bigger so there's more space to run around. And there are also activities such as Dodgeball and basketball, aside from the usual trampolines."
Ms Tew told The New Paper she would find the time to visit the park again during this month.
She said: "It's a good alternative hangout place for me and my friends. It's a good place to work out as well. If you don't like to run, this park's the place for you."
For Kiefer, jumping around and having dodgeball matches is much more fun than sitting at home and surfing the Internet.
He said: "You get to keep yourself fit and active and can spend time with your friends. It's better than hanging out with your friends through the computer screen."
This article was first published on December 16, 2014.
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