Sports

Sporting Singapore
While it's true that the two favourite Singaporean pastimes are eating and shopping, sports is also an integral part of the Singaporean lifestyle. Whether it's diving, dirt biking, water-skiing and rock climbing, weekends see throngs of Singaporeans and expatriates working up a sweat. This active lifestyle is complemented by another popular Singaporean pastime - spectator sport. From the local soccer league and dragon boat races to international events like the Caltex Masters Singapore golf tournament and the Singapore Sevens rugby tournament, Singapore is the ideal venue to catch some exciting sporting action.

Land Sports

  • Bowling
    Singapore has over 200 bowling centres, each offering more than 20 lanes. Most bowling centres open as early as 9am and close between 1am and 2am, though there are some 24-hour centres, mostly in the Marina South area. Prices range from SGD 2 to SGD 4 per game exclusive of shoe rentals.
     

  • Cycling
    Cycling is a modest mode of transportation, a great recreational-cum-exercise activity (cycling paths link many parts of the island), and last but not least, it can challenge one's sense of adventure in the form of mountain or dirt biking. Bicycles can be rented at a number of public parks, including those at East Coast Park, Sentosa, Pasir Ris and Bishan. Pulau Ubin also offers mountain and dirt biking.
     

  • Horse Racing
    On-site racing as well as "live" telecasts of Malaysian races can be enjoyed at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji. Visitors must observe a strict dress code. Shorts, singlets and slippers are not allowed in the public stands. The dress code for the Hibiscus Room, from where tourists can watch the races, is smart casual. Currently, races take place on selected Fridays from 6.30pm and selected Saturdays and Sundays from 2.00pm. Admission is SGD 3 (non-airconditioned), and SGD 7 (airconditioned) for the general public; SGD 20 (air-conditioned, Hibiscus Room) for tourists. Please produce your passport at the ticket counter.

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Water Sports

Some of the most popular sports on the island of Singapore are water-based. Round-the-island canoe trips are a rage, as are the thrills and spills of water-skiing off Sembawang and Kallang River (venue of previous world championships), windsurfing and sailing.

  • Canoeing
    Various private operators provide hiring facilities for canoes. These are located at Changi Point, East Coast Park and Sentosa Island. Operating hours are generally from 9am to 6pm daily. Single seaters cost between SGD 6 to SGD 10 and double seaters cost between SGD 8 and SGD 12.
     

  • Scuba Diving
    Most local diving schools conduct courses sanctioned by NAUI or PADI, two internationally recognised scuba-diving associations. Day and night diving in local waters and nearby diving sports in Malaysian waters are also available. Contact Diventures Scuba at tel: (65) 6778 0661.
     

  • Water Skiing
    All waterski centres are open from about 9:00am to 7:00pm (including public holidays). Costs ranges from SGD 70 to SGD 120 per hour.
     

  • Windsurfing / Sailing
    For windsurfing, costs are around SGD 22 for two hours with a SGD 10 deposit. For sailboats, costs are around SGD 24 for one hour with a SGD 20 deposit. Operating hours are from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Contact the Pasta Fresca Sea Sports Centre at tel: (65) 6449 5118 or National Service Resort & Country Club at tel: (65) 6546 5880.

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Golf

With perfect weather nearly all year round, Singapore is the ideal destination for golfers from all over the world to tee off. International events such as the Caltex Singapore Masters, are held here. With the superb golfing facilities and an extensive selection of clubs - some of which have signature courses of their own - you'll be spoiled for choice on our beautiful fairways. You need not worry about your handicap either, as most courses have multiple tee off positions. You can play golf at almost anytime of the day - and night! - as some courses are open for play in the evenings. This means you can enjoy the courses at a wide variety of clubs, regardless of your skill level. You can also easily access regional golf courses in neighbouring destinations like Bintan, Batam and Johor. For instance, two signature championship courses in Indonesia, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Ian Baker-Finch, are a short 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore.

There are some things to keep in mind when golfing in Singapore. Most of our golf clubs and courses have a dress code that requires a collared T-shirt with trousers or short pants. Proper golf shoes should also be worn. However, be aware that some clubs may not allow spiked shoes on the course. If you need a caddie or a golf buggy, they can be hired at reasonable rates from most clubs. For your own convenience, try to confirm a tee off time before going to the club as a competition or routine maintenance may be in progress. Most clubs are well-equipped with lockers, showers, changing rooms, as well as dining and entertainment outlets.

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Hotel and Golf Packages

These hotels offer golfing arrangements as well as good accommodation:

  The Beaufort Sentosa, Singapore
  The Oriental Singapore



THE BEAUFORT, SINGPORE
2 Bukit Manis
Sentosa
Singapore 099891
Tel: (65) 6275 0331
Fax: (65) 6275 0228
Email:
beaufort@singnet.com.sg

 Description of package:

18 holes golfing at Sentosa Golf Club, Deluxe Room accommodation with American Buffet Breakfast.

 Group size:

Min. 2 golfers, Max. 4 golfers

 Cost of package:

Room rates from SGD 240++ onwards. Golfing rates from SGD 200 onwards. (call for details)



THE ORIENTAL SINGAPORE

5 Raffles Avenue
Marina Square
Singapore 039797
Tel: (65) 6338 0066
Fax: (65) 6339 9537
Email:
orsin@mohg.com

 Description of package:

Choice of Singapore’s premier golf clubs, return transfers, buggy fees, a rental set of golf clubs and shoes, golf tees, caps and 3 golf balls.

  • Hotel accommodation, American breakfast, late check out until 6pm

  • 10% discount on business centre and secretarial services

  • 10% discount on laundry and dry cleaning services, complimentary daily newspaper, complimentary use of the fitness centre and coffee and tea making facilities.

 Cost of package:

Room rates from SGD 248 to SGD 388
Golfing rates from SGD 280 onwards (call for details)

 

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  Information provided by Singapore Tourism Board.

 

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