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Sports in Singapore
Singapore's most famous sports facility is the Padang, chosen by Raffles as a recreation area when he laid out the plans of the city; it has remained the site of the Singapore Cricket Club and the Singapore Recreation Club. The biggest event today on the Padang is the Singapore Sevens International rugby tournament. The Chinese in Singapore practise the traditional martial arts: Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong as well as the Japanese art of Kendo, samurai sword fighting. Though space is very limited on the island, there are a number of golf clubs and a modern horse-racing track. Since Singapore is an island, water-sports such as sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and scuba-diving are popular.
There are many golf clubs and courses in Singapore, visit www.countryclubs.com for a full list. Inline skating is highly popular among locals and you will find them congregating at East Coast Park. Visit www.skateline.com.sg Wakeboarding enthusiasts have been flocking regularly to their favourite spots for this action-packed water sports. Try www.proairwatersports.com, www.extreme.com.sg or www.wakeboard.com.sg Windsurfing is another popular sports here, after all Singapore is an island nation. So if you like riding the waves, head to the East Coast Park. For more information visit www.seasports.org.sg
Adventure Sports in Singapore
Once, a primitive mode of transport, is now an aggressive and popular sport today! Explore exotic locations by sea or camp on an island - Recreational kayaking is brought to you in different levels through the STAR Award Scheme. So there is definitely one just right for you. With certified trainers, PA Water Venture instill knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for the sport "The Way It Should Be".
Expeditions are regularly organised for the kayakers, ranging from simple day trips, to multi day trips to the surrounding islands. Orientation programmes are also conducted on demand, for just a fun day in the sun! Fit for all ages, PA Water Venture offer these courses at PA Water Venture Changi, Kallang and Pasir Ris Water Venture outlets.
Sail the high seas and cruise the ocean with PA Water Venture fleet of ico's and Laser's. Work with the elements of both wind water, combine that with a spoonful of technical ills, you are set on becoming a sailor!
Adventure seekers can look forward to expeditions to the islands for camping and exploration. Tack, gybe and run with the wind on your back. If a challenge is what you're after, you can look forward to PA Water Venture's in-house sailing races, or sign up for PA Water Venture's racing clinics. Basic courses including the Proficiency Level 1 Assessment. Sailing courses are offered at Water Venture (Pasir Ris).
The sounds of beating drums, the steady steering of the coxswain, the heaving of the crew and the adrenalin rush of competition are what Dragonboating is all about.
Originating from China, it is an international sport with teams in all continents spanning the globe today.
Apart from strength, fitness and stamina, teamwork is an absolute factor to becoming an excellent dragon boater. If you think you have what it takes, contact Water Venture (Kallang) to join PA Water Venture Dragon Boat Team! PA Water Venture is looking for competitive rowers!
Soon, you will find yourself training with a team of committed rowers and you may get the chance to compete in local and overseas competitions, such as the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival & Singapore River Regatta.
If it's a fun-filled day with your friends you're after, then sign-up for PA Water Venture Dragonboat orientation programme at Water Venture (Kallang).
Windsurfing, growing in popularity worldwide, is a combination of physical and technical skills, where co¬ordination is the name of the game and balance key. If speed is a need, this sport will bring you into another dimension.
Want the excitement of planing across the water, jumping waves and sailing in extreme conditions? Then, this is for you!
Courses are offered at Water Venture (East Coast). Clinics on skill improvement and techniques are conducted regularly.
Let your piloting dreams come true. Equip yourself with a lifetime of adventure on the high seas. Sign up with PA Water Venture for your Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL) training course and be on your way to kicking back and steering in local waters.
Courses comprise of both theory and practical lessons, which are structured to the requirements and standards set by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Be your own captain, head to PA Water Venture Water Venture (Changi) to register.
People's Association Water Venture Section (PA Water Venture)
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