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.
Cycling is a favourite pastime of many Singaporeans due to the many roads and walkways available. Trails like the ones in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Clementi off-road cycling track allow mountain bikers to scratch that off-road itch.
Log on to the Singapore Amateur Cycling Association's website for more information.
The G-Max Reverse Bungy, Singapore's first extreme high adrenaline experience, is located at Clark Quay. Designed and developed in New Zealand 8 years ago, the G-Max is a totally unique experience.
The ride involves up to three people being seated in a specially designed open air steel reinforced capsule. This is attached by US-approved bungy cords to 2 towers. The cords are tightened and then released catapulting the capsule up to 60m in the air at speeds of 200kph. The ride lasts for about 5 mins.
Admission is S$30 per person, group bookings also available. Call (65) 6338 1146 or log on to www.gmax.co.nz for more information.
With the many bowling alleys available in Singapore, this sport is enjoyed by the young and old. Especially with the fast paced lifestyle of many Singaporeans, bowling allows players to work out in a comfortable environment, without working up too much of a sweat.
For some information on bowling in Singapore, log on to the Pinstrikers Singapore homepage.
Horse racing in Singapore has a long and illustrious history, with its beginnings in 1842 with the formation of the Singapore Sporting Club by a group of racing enthusiasts.
In 1924, Singapore Sporting Club changed its name to Singapore Turf Club, in line with a more clearly defined role. During its varied and colourful past, the racecourse grounds had been used for an array of activities ranging from polo matches to the landing of the first aircraft in Singapore.
Since then, the Club has moved to its current premises in Kranji, with the $3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup being included in the prestigious World Series Racing Championship.