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Travel Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling and More: The Best Water Sports to do During Phase 2 in Singapore

Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling and More: The Best Water Sports to do During Phase 2 in Singapore

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(Image: Morteza F.Shojaei/ Unsplash)
By Chloe Pek
By Chloe Pek
September 25, 2020
Dreaming of an island vacation filled with water sports by the beach? You can enjoy everything from kayaking and canoeing to jetpacking and banana-boating right here in Singapore

Singapore may be a tropical island, but not many know that it offers a myriad of water sports that are on par to neighbouring vacation islands like Phuket and Bali. From leisurely activities like kayaking and canoeing to adrenaline-pulsing sports like jet-packing and banana-boating, we have it all—if you know where to look.

If you're looking for new sports activities and hobbies to fire up your weekend or 'Singapoliday', here's where to go.

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1/7 Water Sports Centre

Located at Singapore Sports Hub along the Kallang Basin, the Water Sports Centre offers rowing sports against the picturesque backdrop of Singapore’s urban skyline. The venue, which boasts a 500-metre Regatta course with six lanes, often hosts competitions and festivals by the water.

Public rentals include kayaks, canoes and dragon boats for leisure activities, but if you want to equip yourself with the correct skills and techniques, the Water Sports Centre also offers basic programmes as well as certifications.

Find out more at the Water Sports Centre.

2/7 Ola Beach Club

You don’t have to be in Phuket or Bali to enjoy thrilling water sports like jet-packing or banana boating—they’re available right by our sandy shores at Sentosa. Ola Beach Club by Siloso Beach offers more than Hawaiian-inspired cuisine and great music. Get your adrenaline racing with a water-propelled jetpack that elevates you 30 feet up in the air, or speed along the waters of the South China Sea on an inflated banana boat or fast-moving doughnut tube—with your loved ones in tow.

For something more relaxing, Ola Beach Club also offers stand up paddling and kayaking—with both single and double kayaks—where you can take it slow and soak in the scenic views of Sentosa. No experience is needed for any of the activities, with supervision and protective equipment provided.

Find out more at Ola Beach Club.

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3/7 Wild Wild Wet

An award-winning water theme park at NTUC Downtown East in Pasir Ris, Wild Wild Wet boasts 13 exciting water rides over 3.8 hectares. Highlights include Ular-Lah, touted as the first raft slide in Southeast Asia and the closest thing to white-water rafting; Vortex, a thrilling water slide of extreme turns, curves and 360-degree loops; and Torpedo, a free-fall experience from an 18-metre-high capsule that goes up to 70 kilometres per hour.

There’s something for tots too, who can have a splashing good time at the Kidz Zone, which features pint-sized version of the big rides. Splash Play is perfect for young families looking for some fun with jets and water sprays, while Professor’s Playground offers all the fittings of a classic water playground.

4/7 PAssion WaVe

Formerly known as Water-Venture by People’s Association, Passion Wave operates at various outlets across the island—Marina Bay, Pasir Ris, Bedok Reservoir, Jurong Lake Gardens, Lower Seletar Reservoir, Sembawang and East Coast—offering a myriad of courses and activities. Depending on the location, water sports courses and activities may include kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, dragon boating, power boating, sea rafting, pedal boating and wake-boarding.

While PAssion WaVe offers sports equipment rental to the public, do not that certain sports, such as windsurfing and stand up paddling may require valid certification for approval. And with Covid-19 safety measures in effect, users are expected to pre-book the equipment online, at the one PA portal.

Find out more at Passion Wave.

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5/7 Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre

Nestled in a quaint spot off Changi Coast Road, Constant Wind is a one-stop sea sports centre that offers courses and certifications in water sports, equipment rental, and a pro-shop for sports gear. Activities include sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, power-boating and kayaking, which are also available in basic courses that will equip you with fundamental techniques and safety precautions.

You can even attend a course to acquire a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) here. Participants will be taught the full syllabus and equipped with the knowledge to take part in the PPCDL theory and practical examinations by the Singapore Maritime Academy. You’ll be power-boating by yourself in no time.

Find out more at Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre.

6/7 Splash-N-Surf

Wave House Sentosa may be closed for good—until its next venture, Surf Cove opens—but avid surfers can still get some action at Singapore Sports Hub’s Splash-N-Surf. The water park boasts a half-pipe surfacing facility dubbed the Stingray, which offers bodyboarding (lying or kneeling) and regular surfing. The site also offers Stingray Clinics to perfect your technique.

For a leisurely time, relax into a float and drift down the Lazy River. Young families will enjoy the Kids’ Water Playground, which features a water play area and kids pool with plenty of water slides, fountains and water jets. Due to Covid-19 safety measures, the Kids’ Water Playground and Lazy River are closed until further notice, but the Stingray is available via pre-booking.

Find out more at Splash-N-Surf.

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7/7 Adventure Cove Waterpark

Thrilling rides and marine life encounters come together at Resorts World Sentosa’s Adventure Cove Waterpark. The theme park features a number of exhilarating water slides like the Dueling Racer double slide, Pipeline Plunge, where you drop through an elevated chute with twists and turns, and Spiral Washout, an oscillating tube ride through a water flume.

Get up-close and personal with marine life as you waddle amongst dozens of rays and feed them at the Ray Bay, and snorkel over a colourful Rainbow Reef over 20,000 tropical fishes. The park is temporarily suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so check its website for updates before you plan your trip.

Find out more at Adventure Cove Waterpark.

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