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Daring Dates

You’re a thrill seeker and you’ve found your accomplice. Where should you head to? Here are some ideas for the couple who prefer to live life on the wild side!

 By Janice Lin

Drift-karting at Maximum Drift

The truly adventurous would be no stranger to go-karting. To take it up a notch and unleash the speed demon in you, try drift-karting at Maximum Drift. Instead of the conventional straight tracks, this arena boasts challenging turns that allow for drifting, otherwise known as the sport of losing traction. This means your vehicle is forced to slide sideways and the tyres will lose traction, even while you maintain control of your kart. While it may sound risky, safety is ensured at all times. So bring your partner, tear down the track together and race each other to the finish line!

Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-15 ORTO

Bungee jumping at AJ Hackett

You will no longer have to head overseas to satisfy your appetite for bungee jumping. Located on Siloso Beach in Sentosa, AJ Hackett’s 47m-tall bungee tower – that’s 14 storeys high – provides the perfect way to spend an exhilarating afternoon with your fello​w thrill seeker. At this height, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of Sentosa, before beginning your electrifying descent – complete with a three-second free fall – to the bottom. It’s an experience not for the faint-hearted!

Address: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island

Sip exotic cocktails at Native

Nights out on the town need not be ordinary if you head out to Native. This watering hole on Amoy Street serves up some truly inventive cocktails featuring regionally sourced spirits and locally foraged ingredients, such as betel leaves and starfruit flowers. The truly ballsy, however, will want to throw back some Grasshopper, the bar’s latest cocktail containing Thai rum, wheatgrass, lemongrass, coconut ice cream and — yes — grasshoppers, which can be found at the bottom of your drink. If the bugs don’t make you jumpy, then you’ll enjoy this concoction for its unique, milky and dessert-like flavours.

Address: 52A Amoy Street

Wakeboarding at Edge Wakeboarding

If you love skiing, snowboarding and surfing and wish you could indulge in these activities in Singapore, then wakeboarding is right up your alley. And there’s no better place to do it than at Edge Wakeboarding, which prides itself for being a place “for wakeboarders by wakeboarders”. What this means is that you are in good hands regardless of whether you are a veteran or a novice wakeboarder. Ride the wave and get in on some heart-thumping action with that special someone!

Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Marina Country Club

Try the Spaghetti from Hell at Southwest Tavern

Spice fanatics, meet your ultimate challenge. Head to this Boon Lay restaurant if you dare for Singapore’s most dangerous pasta, the Spaghetti from Hell — so diabolical you must sign an indemnity form before tucking in. Southwest Tavern’s devilish creation combines two of the world’s hottest peppers, the notorious Ghost Pepper and the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper. But the true test of tolerance is the in-house contest: Finishing your plate in 10 minutes without a sip of your drink. Bring your partner and compete for the spoils of war: Two towers of beer or a $100 dining voucher.

Address: 8 Boon Lay Way, #01-33 Tradehub 21