Reconnect with your NS mates through these fun activities this new year.
TEXT: ROY SIM | PHOTOS: HOMETEAMNS, SHUTTERSTOCK
CROWN A NEW CHAMP
Challenge your unit’s best standard obstacle course (SOC) finisher in a race to the top at Clip ’n Climb. The indoor climbing theme park with 19 unique walls promises to test everyone’s limits. Afraid that your ageing muscles may not be able to hold you up for long? Safety is a top priority and the facility’s automatic belay system ensures a safe and controlled descent.
GO ON A ‘HIGH SPEED’ CHASE*
This is the best way to soak in the sun, sand and sea — get hooked on the MegaZip flying fox and zoom down a 450m zipline at 60km/h from a hill on Sentosa towards Siloso Beach. When everyone has reached the base, celebrate the achievement with a cold one at a beach bar nearby.
TASTE THE SEA*
Nothing brings people together like a good meal, so why not enjoy some of the island’s freshest seafood on a kelong? The experience begins with a boat tour of Singapore’s northeastern coast and offshore islands, before ending with a sumptuous dinner on a wooden platform in the middle of the sea.
GET BACK YOUR KICKS
Playing soccer in 2020 was a rare treat since only five players could be on the pitch during Phase 2. Now that we’re in Phase 3, that number has grown to eight. Book your futsal court slot in advance with HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse to avoid disappointment. Each booking is for a minimum of two hours, so pace yourself when playing.
HIT THE BULL’S EYE
Miss target practice? Head to Singapore’s first indoor player-versus-player airsoft facility, TactSim, at HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse. You and your mates can choose to carry out an adrenaline-filled mission at the arena, or find out who the group’s marksman is at the shooting range.
DO THE MARCH
Unlike our armed forces peers, we don’t have to complete a route march at the end of our basic training. But that doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy it. See how long your buddies and you take to complete Singapore’s 36km Coast-to-Coast trail.