SuperPark Singapore at Suntec City
Hangouts are almost always a sedentary affair - movies, video games, and eating are the usual suspects on the list of activities, and they all involve sitting for long periods of time. For a change, get moving with your friends at SuperPark, a mega indoor activity park that will be opening its first branch in Singapore on 17 November.
Hailing from Finland, SuperPark will feature 20 adrenaline-pumping activity stations that everyone, regardless of age or fitness level, can enjoy.
We went down to SuperPark’s preview opening to try out their activities for ourselves, and here’s what you can expect.
SuperPark’s activity stations are divided into 3 zones: Adventure Area for kids and the young at heart, Game Arena for team sports, and Freestyle Hall for those who enjoy more challenging physical activities like skating and gymnastics.
Ideal for younger children but also open to adults, the Adventure Area boasts kid-friendly stuff. For starters make your way to the Sliding Mountains, located right by the entrance. Scramble your way up these miniature hills before whooshing back down on the slides fitted onto their slopes!
If the slides of the Sliding Mountains are no kick to you, try out Tube Slide, where you drag a brightly-coloured tube-tyre up a hill. Once you're at the peak, make yourself snug and comfortable in the tyre before releasing yourself down the slide.
Sports are the overlord of the Game Arena, where you can try your hand at activities like baseball, basketball, and golf. Your prowess is tallied by radars and other digital systems in this zone - perfect for pitting yourself against your pals in friendly matches!
Superpinball is a great place to kick off your friendly matches, where you act as the pinball launcher by kicking footballs at different sections of a life-sized pinball board to score points ranging from 100-500.
Or if you would rather go for a more classic sport game, pit yourself against your friends in a game of Street Basketball. Up to 10 of you can play at any one time, and you'll be split into two teams - your ultimate goal is to score as many shots as you can before the other team within 1 minute.
While the Freestyle Hall is more chill as it comes without a competitive aspect, it’s packed with slightly more challenging activities like skating, scooting, even gymnastics. However, even if you aren’t a professional in any freestyle field, swing by this area anyway, as it’s beginner-friendly.
A nice and easy starting point here is the Trampoline Platform, where all you gotta do is jump to your heart's content. If you consider yourself a pro at trampoline jumping, try out the more advanced courses here, where you can leap from the platform onto higher platforms above you.
If skating and scooting are your thing, check out Skate and Scoot World, an enormous arena filled with all manner of obstacles from sharp inclines to slides that let you unleash your skateboard and scooter prowess. And for those of you who're expert skaters, channel your inner Tony Hawk and attempt the flips and jumps he's famous for - theres more than enough room for you to do so!
The Detonator course comprises a series of large spheres jutting out of the wall to obstruct your climb.
And if you love rock climbing or are curious to try it out, Clip 'n' Climb is the place to go. 3 different courses of ascending difficulty are available here: Speed Climb, Detonator, and Lightning Strike. The first is a simple course where you climb to the top in the shortest time possible, while the other two are speckled with obstacles, making for more challenging climbs. And if you have a fear of heights like me, fret not: the harness is very secure, able to support your weight well when you let go to descend.
SuperPark Singapore - for group activities with friends
With this new giant playground, you can unleash your inner child as you slay one challenge after another - transcend the easy stuff in Adventure Area and push yourself to take down the trials of Superpinball and Clip 'n' Climb.
Address: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing) 3, Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10AM-9PM | Sat, Sun, and Public & School Holidays: 9AM-9PM
Admission fees: Mon-Fri: From $22 | Sat-Sun: from $28
Photography by Nadia Loewito.