Friday, 23-Oct. My second day, day off.
I’ve been eyeing this kind of thrilling activities ever since I tried it back in Wyong, Australia. And I can’t believe we do have it too here in Singapore!! ☆*:.｡.o(≧▽≦)o.｡.:*☆
Believe it or not, the very first time I tried it I had my eyes teary I couldn’t believe I tortured myself taking such a dangerous activity and high above from the ground, like that. I was quite sure it would be my first and last time walking on a rope 5 meters above the ground and I couldn’t stop cursing on myself. I almost cried when my friend, Uni, insisted us to take the third level instead of me sitting down at the ground trying hard to get my sht together…
But that was me three years ago. <(￣︶￣)>
Not long after that momentous activity, I am craving for same kind of adrenaline-pumping adventure! Apparently I found being so high above the ground – with safety harness on, walking from one tree to another, climbing, swinging, flying-foxing, tip-toeing, jumping, crawling, are VERY addictive! I was thrilled to try this adventure! (╯✧▽✧)╯
- Location: Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244
- Phone No.: +65 8100 7420
- Opening Time: 9.30am – 5:30pm
- Entrance Fee: NA
- Ticket Price: S$25 – S$50
There are quite a lot of buses to the adventure park, but the closest bus stop is ‘Opp The Clearwater Condo’ bus stop. If you take MRT, stop at blue line / downtown line, Bedok Reservoir MRT any exit, then walk towards North, cross Bedok Reservoir Road, enter the car park and from there it’s easy to follow the sign. It was about 10 minutes walk from the bus stop or MRT station, so make sure you have ample of time, because if we missed the timeslot we booked earlier we have to wait for the next timeslot.
Yes, for the sake of virus prevention and contact-tracing, we have to booked timeslot in advance. And we do also required to check in our phone for “safe-entry”. To booked the timeslot go to the same website. But remember, this is only to booked the timeslot not for buying the ticket. I booked the timeslot for Grand Course at 10AM, I thought it was perfect timing for us to have breakfast first since we need energy to do this kind of activity. (￣ω￣)
The ticket for Grand Course is S$50. We bought the ticket at the counter, after we digitally signed a safety form and the staff gave us a green paper wristband. There was no promotion at the time we went there. From there, we stored our bags at the locker available behind the ticketing counter, for S$1.00.
You can see from the paper wristband, there are 4 boxes; first is “I” for introduction, everyone is required to attend 15 minutes safety briefing before taking any of the courses. The second box is “G” for Green. Green is the first course or Level 1. We can finish each course within 30 to 90 minutes depends on our skills also depends on how crowded the courses are. The third box is “R” for Red. Red is Level 2 of the course, it is located on top of level 1. I noticed the ropes on Level 2 are more swingy and the steps more wobbly compare to Level 1. The last box is “B” for Blue, as the last level. I didn’t take the third level since by the time I finished Level 2 it was already passed 12 noon, and of course, was too weary to continue, too many bruises on my upper arms… (눈_눈)
You will get the overall idea how to finish off Level 1 easily from the 15 minutes safety briefing introduction. We will get two safety belts attached on our harness. One belt is removable to help us move around from one obstacle to another, and the other one is hooked on the safety lines right from the start of the course and we can only remove it once we did the flying fox at the end of the course. From here on, I can understand safety is 100% guaranteed. <(￣︶￣)>
Level 2 however, starts differently than Level 1. CiMel decided not to continue to Level 2, so it was down to me. I promised myself before this adventure, not to let myself down; I would take all the courses and see how far I can go. We were already blessed with slight cloudy weather today, and lucky there were two other girls ahead of me, and so three of us decided to go together. (*^ω^)八(⌒▽⌒)八(-‿‿- )ヽ
There were another 5 minutes safety briefing before we can jump on Level 2. Yes, JUMP! was the very first obstacle we need to take on. And the step to do this ‘tarzan jump’ was quite complicated; by the time I am writing this post I already forgot what to do first, all I can remember is that I needed to grab the net on the other side of my jumping board – just like those American Ninja Warrior I used to watch. The jumping board was about 12 to 15m high from the ground and I kept on telling myself that “I can’t fall, there’s no way for me to fall down due to this safety harness, the most frightening part was only the swinging, and swinging is not falling down”.
You can see on my video below, I intentionally jump down, instead of jump to the front. I could feel my adrenaline rushing in few seconds before my jump, and I managed to grab the net immediately. From the net, I needed to use a lot of upper body strength to bring myself up to the tree. After the jump, it was easy-peasy to finish up Level 2 and finally landed back to the ground after the last flying fox. ╰(▔∀▔)╯
I highly recommend you to wear long-sleeves, I had bruises on my upper arm due to too many friction to the hard surface of the sisal ropes. Also, wear light/thin shirt or maybe yoga top because you will sweat up there although it is allowed to remove your mask once you are above the ground. Other than that, remember to wear something that won’t limit your movement; e.g. sport shoes, shorts or yoga pants, tie up your hair, remove hats, etc.
My friend, ciMel, took a lot of photos, you can check it out here.
After the forest adventure we went for lunch back to the east coast side, walk around the east part of Singapore, had our beer breaks at Mexican bar, and back. There was no photos, so. ｡ﾟ(TヮT)ﾟ｡