10 thrilling things to do to have fun in Singapore

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This article was originally on GET.com at: 10 Thrilling Things To Do To Have Fun In Singapore

Do you think that having loads of fun in Singapore isn't possible cause it's too small to provide a bit of excitement? While the country is known for its squeaky-clean image and strict rules, there's definitely lots of thrilling and adventurous things to do here for those who are able to look beyond the usual touristy activities.

Here, we at GET.com will show you 10 exciting things to do to have fun in Singapore which will make you think twice about calling our Little Red Dot "boring".

1. Forest Adventure

Forest Adventure is perhaps one of the only places in Singapore where you can swing from treetops and walk on tight ropes.

The grand course gives you 2.5 hours of thrill with 34 different obstacles to tackle. Set among the lush green surroundings of Bedok Reservoir Park, it's a great way to spend time with friends and family while pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

2. Skydiving

Think you can't go skydiving in Singapore? Then you'd have to try out the iFly experience in Sentosa. Experience real free-fall conditions at 20 per cent of the real cost, all in the safety of a wind tunnel.

If you like sports but you're bored of gyms, check out these 7 alternative sports to try in Singapore.

3. Thrill Rides

We don't have a Disneyland in Singapore yet but we do have the Universal Studios! For daredevils and lovers of amusement parks, you can't miss out visiting Universal Studios Singapore and trying out some of the thrill rides.

If those are not exciting enough, the reverse bungee after a night out at Clarke Quay could be that extra hit you need to bring you to the next level of high.

4. Live The Life Of An F1 Driver

Speed off in the style of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on the F1 race track. Ultimate Drive, lets you choose between the sexy Ferrari F430 F1 Spider or the suave Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

If you prefer to enjoy the ride without the anxiety of handling a fast car, you can hire a driver to take you on the thrill ride instead.

If you like the thrill but feels it a little too much to ride in one of these speed monster, there's always the annual F1 Grand Prix to attend.

5. Go Island-Hopping

You don't need to spend a few hundred dollars on air tickets to take you to Thailand or the Philippines for some island-hopping.

Our nearby islands are pretty neglected by Singaporeans, and as we all know, the grass often looks greener somewhere else.

Ask some tourists who've had the chance to visit Pulau Ubin and they'd probably tell you that it's great to experience the vast difference between our cosmopolitan city and the authentic kampong life of the nearby islands.

Other islands worth a day trip to include Coney Island, St John's and Sisters Island.

If you'd like to go a little further and turn your weekend into a fun staycation with your family, check out these 10 kid-friendly staycation venues in Singapore.

6. Explore The Dark Side Of Singapore

You must have heard about the eerie atmosphere of the old Changi Hospital, and a bunch of other dark places in Singapore that you've probably not explored.

If "ghost-hunting" is your thing, the following places could spark your interest - Old Changi Hospital, Red House at Pasir Ris, Haw Par Villa and the Bukit Brown cemetery.

7. Animals Galore

Living here in Singapore, we might be quite accustomed to the occasional monkeys and squirrels at MacRitchie Reservoir, but what about otters, crocodiles and monitor lizards?

Yes, you can find them quite easily in some of our nature parks, although you need to keep your eyes peeled for them.

Some of the best places for sightings include Sungei Buloh Nature Park (my friend spotted a crocodile!), Bishan Park is a good place to spot otters and look for monkeys at the Bukit Timah Reserve.

If you want to be sure to catch some animals, there's always the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park.

8. Experience The Farm Life

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You might be surprised that on our little island with world-class infrastructure, there lies little pockets of farmlands in the rural areas. From fish, frog to vegetable farms, you might be surprised by how rustic these areas are.

A great way to experience the farm life in Singapore is to book an overnight stay at D'Kranji Farm Resort and jump on the shuttle that takes you to the surrounding farms.

It's highly recommended to have a meal at Bollywood Veggies which grows their own produce to be served at their in-house restaurants.

To get the best deal on your stay here, you can book your accommodation at D'Kranji Farm on Agoda's website.

9. Escape From Captivity

The last two years saw a spurt in the number of "escape room" type of games. If playing detective games on your mobile is your thing, you'd absolutely love one of these brainy escape room concepts.

It's best played in a small group so that you can leverage on each other's different intellectual abilities to get yourself out of the trap room within a specific time.

Some of the places where you can challenge yourself include Trapped, Xcape and Lost.

If you're looking for other exciting activities to do, take a look at these 10 fun places to visit in north Singapore, 10 fun places to visit in south Singapore, 10 fun places to visit in central Singapore, 10 fun places to visit in east Singapore and 10 fun places to visit in west Singapore.

10. Fearless Food Trail

Many Singaporeans may agree with me that eating is almost like a national pastime. While going around the island exploring new cafes and eateries may not sound super exciting, how about giving it a twist and having a go at eating some bizarre delicacies? Here's a list of exciting food to try.

Crocodile paws: Think chicken feet is yucky?

Where to find it: Cafe De Hong Kong, 586 Balestier Road #01-01 Eastpac Building S329898

Fugu: The lethal pufferfish is not for the faint-hearted but do not worry, chefs over here have more than 20 years of experience preparing the deadly dish. If eating fugu is not exotic enough, you can have a go at the pufferfish sperm.

Where to find it: Fuku, 4 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 S238963

Kangaroo: Kangaroo and other game meats might be a common find overseas, but less so in Singapore. If you have a taste for game, you can find a number of restaurants serving kangaroo meat here.

Where to find it: The House of Robert Timms, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road #01-02/03 S238880

If you're looking for something less adventurous but definitely scrumptious, here's our pick of the 10 restaurants to seriously consider for the Singapore Michelin Star.

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