This oldie but goldie is an action-packed destination for sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies.
SAFRA Yishun Country Club, or more popularly known as SAFRA Yishun, has been a favourite destination since it opened in 2001. It houses an assortment of dining options, recreational activities, health and wellness services, courses, and other amenities to name a few.
In 2005, SAFRA Yishun became the only Clubhouse out of the existing five SAFRA Clubhouses to have an Adventure Sports Centre (ASC) – meaning you get a lot more activities in SAFRA Yishun than anywhere else!
In the first of our series on SAFRA Yishun, we look at the ASC’s indoor and outdoor rock climbing facilities.
The ASC boasts two sports climbing walls that are the biggest in Singapore and tallest in South East Asia – the 15-metre sport climbing walls and the 25-metre freestanding sport climbing wall respectively.
While the climbing walls may look daunting to climbing novices, there are beginner-friendly options available to help get you started.
You won’t know how high you can go until you start climbing!
15-metre climbing wall
This 15-metre wall has three levels of difficulty to cater to novice, intermediate and expert climbers. These walls have climbing holds for climbers to grip with their hands or feet. The arrangement of the climbing holds and the steepness of the walls are what makes the difference in difficulty, for example, less steep walls are harder to climb, and greater distance between grips make them harder to reach.
25-metre climbing wall
The 25-metre wall provides a more challenging alternative simply because it’s the highest climbing wall in the whole of ASC. But conquering this intimidating wall has its rewards – the view from the top of the free-standing wall is breathtaking.
18-metre chimney and crack wall
Get a feel of how it’s like to scale a smooth cliff with this 18-metre wall. It has a combination of a crack wall and chimney wall to simulate various climbing techniques such as chimneying.
18-metre slab wall
The 18-metre slab wall is generally less steep and is closer to being a vertical wall to give a more challenging option. If you’re a beginner, fret not as it also has varying levels of difficulty. Climbers can also choose to take a more scenic route in their way down by abseiling down the slab wall.
Two-storey bouldering gym
The two-storey bouldering gym is an air-conditioned facility that gives a more comfortable environment for climbers try to scale the walls without ropes or harnesses.
Find more information on their climbing facilities and rates here.
SAFRA Yishun Country Club is located at 60 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 769027. It’s 15 minutes away by foot from Yishun MRT via Exit C. Or take bus 812 from Yishun Bus Interchange and alight at Yishun Avenue 4, Blk 654 (bus stop number B59281).