Action hero or pai kiah? There aren’t many places in Singapore where we can legally pose with a gun. This is one such place. Read on to find out exactly where you can have your Terminator / Rambo / Lara Croft moment…
As I opened the door and entered the clubhouse, a sweet whiff of cotton candy greeted me and momentarily distracted my gaze from the horde at the reception. Is the circus in town?
Well, something like that. But the performers are you at…
Oh what fun! For a small fee, members and guests get to clown it out at a funky photo booth, get caricatured, take on heart-stopping ‘stunts’ at the adventure zone, hone marksmanship at an indoor shooting range and much more!
The one-day only open house of SAFRA Yishun Country Club was packed with people for good reason. Most of the activities such as rock climbing, Canopy Challenge Walk and Indoor Air Weapon Range were opened to public specially during the open house.
On normal days, one needs to be a member of the various sports and shooting clubs and pay equipment rental fees before access to those facilities is granted. So a SAFRA open house is definitely an event not to be missed to sample all the fun and adventure!
Monkeying around with existing friends and newfound ones. What a great place to foster friendship and connect!
Here’s a good reason to laugh at ourselves…
… through the comical interpretations by a caricaturist. The queue was rather long so I didn’t get mine drawn.
The main draw for me at the open house was the chance for a shootout at the Indoor Air Weapons Range.
Anyone above 13 years of age got a chance to take out the bull’s-eye. Showing off your bon bon is a bonus.
One job I won’t be able to do is an assassin. My aims with a F-16 rifle were usually off the mark during my army training days. I haven’t held a gun in a long time. I wonder how I would fare at this 10m air weapons range.
Pellets used for the shoot. Each shooter is given a target sheet and 6 bullets for every trial.
After a short briefing on safety measures and how to take aim, I tested my marksmanship after almost 18 years!
Not too bad! At least I managed to punch all 6 bullets within the black spot. Phew… the shooting range was great fun!
Moving on from the indoor range, the next thrill sits atop a hill at SAFRA Yishun Country Club.
I attempted this 25m wall on a previous visit to SAFRA Yishun but I couldn’t conquer it. Perhaps one day I will.
Spotted : Spiderman. Check out this guy’s traps and deltoids!
It’s no child’s play. Well, in this case, it is. Kids and first-time climbers can try the easier walls before attempting the more challenging ‘adult’ walls.
In addition to rock climbing, the Adventure Sports Centre houses 2 sets of obstacle courses that will definitely get the adrenalin pumping at maximum capacity. Not for the faint hearted. Pictured here is the Cargo Net Bridge.
Cirque du Soliel? Almost. Called the Elvis Walk, this challenge requires adventurers to hold on to dangling braids while negotiating a narrow rope-path suspended amongst a canopy of trees. I think my legs would turn to jelly.
Spotted : Fly trapped in a spider web. The obstacle courses are definitely no walk in the park and stretches not just one’s fitness, but guts.
I had a really good time during the open house and wished it wasn’t just for one day. Other SAFRA clubs will be holding open houses at different times of the year so keep a lookout and join in the fun with friends and family!