Quality Hotel Marlow
201 Balestier Road
Phone: (65) 63 559988
Fax: (65) 62 550998
If you have long wanted to pick up tennis but could not find a coach, hesitate no longer, get in touch with the Singapore Lawn Tennis Association. All tennis lessons here are conducted by certified instructors and are held at various locations. If you prefer, group training is also available. Needless to say, you need to get the right set of attire, shoes and equipment. For instance, your racket should be of comfortable weight so that it does not weigh down on your wrist. The association also organizes tournaments at various levels.
In this golf club, there are two putting greens you can choose from, the Bukit course and the Sime course, both 18-hole par 71. Guests have to be accompanied by a member if they wish to play here. There is also a golf pro shop and a library in the premises where books and videos on golf can be loaned out. Members are allowed to bring only one guest on any day, and the guest have to pay on weekdays and on Saturday mornings, Sundays and public holidays.
Situated opposite the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this sports complex has a seven-hole 975 meters, par 21 public golf course that is ideal for beginners. As this mini golf course is usually crowded on public holidays, weekends and evenings, it is advisable to come on weekdays. However, you will need to have a proficiency certificate. There is also a small shop on the premises selling golf equipment. Should you ever get tired of all that putting, there are also squash or tennis courts here.
The Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys (MINT) is the kind of experience visitors can anticipate at this museum which was specially built to showcase toys. Housed in an award-winning contemporary building, it showcases the founder's personal collection of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from more than 25 countries such as Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and even Bulgaria. The toys which date from 1840s to the mid-1970s are exhibited on over 4 levels of the museum and include Disneyana toys like Mickey Mouse, Snow White & the 7 dwarfs; Character toys such as Astroboy, Batman, Bonzo, Dan Dare, Popeye and Tintin collectables, amongst others. Check the website for admission rates.
This park was previously the home of early Malay rulers in the 1300s. The alleged tomb of Sultan Iskandar Shah, final ruler of ancient Singapura, can be found here. Higher above is Singapore's first Christian cemetery, established in 1822 by Sir Stamford Raffles. Look out for Raffles' sundial, which marks where Singapore's first Government House once stood. The house was demolished in 1857 when the British Army used the hill as a fort. Some early 20th century constructions have been restored and transformed into a performing arts center, recreation centers and a museum exhibiting a World War II underground bunker.
Swing to the rhythm of jazz, Lindy Hop and funk here at Jitterbugs Swingapore. This dance center was originally formed by two dance enthusiasts who had promoted Lindy Hop and other swing dances by performing and teaching in countries like America, Australia and Europe. Aspiring "Latino lovers" (of dance!) can opt for the salsa and tango classes, available at all levels. Corporate classes, private lessons and performances are also available.
If you are interested in learning dance, Dance Arts Singapore may just be the school for you. There are classes for all levels in classical ballet, jazz, funk, and tap dancing for both adults and children. However, if you prefer working out instead, there are aerobics and boxercise classes available. Call for their timings as they differ depending upon the class sessions.
The highlights of your trip to Singapore need not just include shopping at the various glitzy malls or indulging in the diverse food offerings. Transmit some positive, nature-inspired energy to your overworked wallet and belly through a trekking expedition amidst forest canopies at the HSBC Tree Top Walk. Set 25m above ground, the 250m-length walkway is a suspension bridge straddling the two uppermost peaks (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) of MacRitchie Reservoir, one of Singapore s favorite nature spots. Break a sweat during an approximately 4-6mile hike getting to, on and from the Tree Top Walk, watch out for rare species of trees, chirpy forest birds, playful monkeys and enjoy a scenic view of the natural surroundings.
Get your thrills at the G-Max Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing at Clarke Quay. Brave souls are strapped into a protective cage, stretched back like an elastic band and then flung into the air at speeds up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) per hour! In addition to the guaranteed adrenaline rush, you will enjoy great views of the Singapore River below. Though it may look scary, G-Max has a 100 percent safety record and over 1,000,000 happy customers. Even if you do not try it yourself, it is fun to sit at the adjacent Bungy Bar and listen to the screams!
Educational, stimulating and a whole lot of fun, Kindermusik curricula offer quality developmental education to take your child through the world of music and movement. Suitable for children up to seven years old, the programs are age-appropriate and involve parents or caregivers through joyful interaction. Apart from learning to sing, dance and play music, your child will also get to develop his language, listening, creativity, motor and social skills. Older children can even learn to read and write music.
Though this is a school for training physical education teachers, the public is welcome to use the sports facilities after school hours. On a typical Saturday afternoon, students from nearby junior colleges practice hockey at the hockey pitch, or an exciting rugby match may be played on the multi-purpose field. Take your pick from the sports facilities available. These include a swimming complex, basketball courts, indoor and outdoor netball courts, squash courts and tennis courts. Charges apply and are dependent on the activity you engage in. Vending machines stationed all over the premises promise a quick thirst-quencher should you need one.
Tone up Thai-style at this martial arts gym located in the Clarke Quay district. Though Hilltop The Gym offers all sorts of fitness and fighting classes, their specialty is muay thai (a type of kick boxing that originates from Thailand) and the gym has turned out many international muay thai champions – some who now work as instructors at the gym. Muay thai is an intense full body workout and a great way to release stress, but if you’re not up for sparring try the fitness classes for non-contact exercise. Hilltop The Gym offers classes for all levels plus special programs for kids and teenagers.