Let’s be honest, no one really enjoys planning for outings. Chances are, you might have already looked through countless recommendations and reviews online, and you are probably immensely bored of the classic buffets or barbecue suggestions.
For those poor souls who are appointed to plan their next company’s or class’s gathering, we feel you. Here are some suggestions to, hopefully, make your life a little easier and satisfy the restless bunch while providing ample opportunities to break the ice and foster stronger bonds.
Trampoline Parks have been around Singapore for quite some time, and they are still very well-received. Known for increasing metabolism, relieving stress and other health benefits, a visit to one of these parks in town will result in a day of fun and laughter (and body aches too).
Did you know that an hour of jumping on a trampoline is almost equivalent to a three-hour run? Now, you know where to ‘boing’ off the fats from all the feasting.
BOUNCE Singapore, #09-01 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695 | Website
AMPED Trampoline Park, #02-11 The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road Singapore 239351 | Website
Male or female, you are never too old to enjoy a game of laser tag. But there’s always spatial constraints and physical limitations with indoor arenas. And, because we are millennials who constantly have our eyes glued to electronic devices, we could really make do with some sun.
So, nothing quite screams thrill, fun and a right dose of sunshine with a game of outdoor laser tag.
Adrenaline Laser Tag (at your preferred location) | Website
It’s amazing how there are so many variations of tag games in Singapore. If you are tired of the aforementioned laser tag games, why not up the difficulty and summon your inner Katniss Everdeen (or Legolas Greenleaf) in a unique game of combat archery tag?
With special foam-tipped arrows, Combat Archery Tag combines different elements from various shooting games (paintball, dodgeball and archery), so if you enjoy any of those, you might want to check it out.
Combat Archery Tag (at your preferred location) | Website
Combining challenge, leisure and fun — dragon boating is most certainly one of the best sports that fosters team bonding. Team coordination and communication are crucial elements to ensure victory. Old school it may seem, nothing beats the satisfaction of winning the race. Time to work those arm muscles!
Dragon Boat Innovate | Website
Singapore Dragon Boat Association | 3 Stadium Drive #01-33 Singapore 397630 | Website
Looking for something relatively simpler in approach, but at the same time providing a platform for team bonding? With various programmes created to strengthen communication skills and teamwork, Climb Central is Singapore’s tallest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing arena, and is the perfect place for you to go. (Don’t forget to trim your nails!)
Climb Central | #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Pl, Singapore 397718 | Opening Hours: (Weekdays) 11am – 11pm, (Weekends, Public Holidays) 9am – 9pm | Website
If you think bowling alleys are cool places to hang out at, wait till you hear about those that glow in the dark. Yes, Glow in the Dark bowling alley exists.
Coupled with an interactive scoring system and customisable Selfie Grids to take pictures with, what better way to celebrate #TGIF and Saturday evenings with your colleagues and friends till late night, right?
Need an outlet to let go of the pressure accumulated from the long hours in school or at work? Homerun Baseball, Singapore’s first fully automated batting cage, is an ideal place to let go of all the stress. With four different baseball lanes, you and your company can learn the basics of baseball — that is batting and pitching. Perfect for a good work out and breaking the ice.
Homerun Baseball | 200 Pandan Gardens #01-01 Singapore 609336 | Mon – Thur: 1 PM – 11 PM; Fri: 1 PM – 1 AM; Sat: 9 AM – 3 AM; Sun: 9 AM – 12 MN| Website
We know not everyone enjoys a day out perspiring under the sun, so here’s one indoors. Dedicated to test your brain and wits, escape rooms offer players different scenarios, including haunted houses, crime scenes, prison breaks. You will have to unravel the mysteries of each room (and escape) under the stipulated timing.
Stressful yet exciting, nothing really fosters camaraderie faster than this.
Lost SG | Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, #03-01/02/03, Singapore 228149 | Sun-Thu: 11 AM – 10.45 PM; Fri & Sat: 11 AM – 12.45 AM | Website
Trapped SG | *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, #02-20/21/22, Singapore 237978 | Mon-Thu: 11 AM – 11 00 PM; Fri-Sun: 11 AM – 2 AM (bookings to be made by 10 PM for games after 11 PM) | Website
Yup, you heard me right. Lightsaber dueling is a thing. Sign up for the Combat Saber Experience ($25), and within an hour, you will be taught the basics of footwork as well as proper striking, before you are off to strike down your enemy in a 1v1 match. At the end of the day, not only will you be able to learn a new martial arts skill, you would have fun thrashing up your friends (or your boss).
The Saber Authority | 100PLUS Promenade @ Sports Hub Gate 5 & 6, Singapore National Stadium Gate 5-6, 1 Stadium Drive Singapore 397629 | Website
Drinking aside, what if there’s another way to let loose in Singapore? The geniuses from teamLab have done it again. They have created yet another immersive exhibition — Story of the Forest. If you’ve enjoyed your experience at FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, you will love this one even more.
Nothing beats a slow walk from one exhibit to another. Who knows? You might even be able to stir up some romance in the process.
Story of the Forest (Permanent Exhibition) | Opens Daily 10 AM – 7 PM | Level 2 Glass Rotunda, National Museum Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 | Website