Congrats, you’re tying the knot. And your best man decides to hold a bachelor night/weekend to bid farewell to your single life. But, more often than not, stag nights turn into alcohol-fuelled debauchery. Do you really want to wake up the next morning remembering almost nothing from the day before—full Hangover 2 style—only to find out that you’ve done something regrettable fresh out of a Reddit confession page? You say ‘yes’ now, but with the benefit of hindsight, trust us, it’s a hard ‘no’.
At Esquire we don’t (officially) endorse irresponsible alcohol binging and questionable life choices. Moderation is always key when it comes to indulgence. So, with that in mind, here are some fun and engaging activities that will make for a memorable stag night sans embarrassing social media posts.
Boyzilian wax party
It is a glorious sight to witness the manliest of men squirm and scream in agony—and all at the complete mercy of a strip of wax. It’s even more hilarious to see a bunch of men getting their junk waxed together. Chances are, experiencing this ‘ordeal’ will bring you lads closer together. Thomas D’esthetique offers both salon and in-house options so you can kickstart the party at the convenience of your own pad. Besides, it is a great way to get cleaned up before the big night. Double whammy.
5 Coleman Street #03-01, Excelsior Shopping Centre, Singapore 179805 (phone: 6337 6858).
If you miss the good ol’ days at MUTF (Murai Urban Training Facility), a game of urban paintball might be right up your alley. Split into groups or go free-for-all, the permutations are endless. We know it’s going to be hard, but don’t be too much of an arse and mercilessly attack the groom. After all, you wouldn’t want that poor dude to walk down the aisle with visible bruises. Interpretation: Be a top mate and avoid the head; but pummel the crap out of his body. You can also include forfeits and challenges into the game to keep it interesting. Get creative.
School of Paintball is located at 600 West Coast Road, Singapore 127445 (phone:9675 4062). Red Dynasty is located at 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-14, Singapore 769198 (phone: 6659 4782).
Athletic grooms might find interest in a game of tag, but with arrows. Having participated in the sport before, we can personally attest to how physically demanding it is. The fun lies in strategically taking down your opponents with limited arrows and accuracy. Combat Archery mixes up the fun with a variety of game modes so each game will be fresh and adrenaline-pumping.
33 Ubi Avenue 3, #04-59, Vertex Tower A, Singapore 408868 (phone: 9792 9179).
If the group is into Mario Kart, go-karting (sans the power-ups and banana peels) might be just what the doctor ordered. Live your F1 dreams as Lewis Hamilton or Daniel Riccardo, fast and furious. Nothing else is as vicariously F1 as the heady smell of freshly burnt rubber, tarmac and petrol. Warning: you need to be sober for this, so plan accordingly. KF1 Karting Circuit and The Karting Arena offer great packages for you to race to your heart’s content.
KF1 Karting Circuit is located at 1 Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078 (phone: 6891 1191). The Karting Arena is located 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B The Grandstand, South Car Park, Singapore 287994 (phone: 9627 6771).
Pole dancing class
Pole dancing is a sensual sport (keyword). It may seem like a walk in a park but, in reality, it requires a great deal of body coordination and core strength. Bring the boys to PoleLab and master sexy choreography that could potentially make you the next member of Magic Mike. Heck, it could even make for a splendid performance during the wedding dinner ceremony.
Kreta Ayer Studio is located at 31A Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 088998 (phone: 6996 2587). The Robinson Studio is located 140 Robinson Road #08-03, Crown @ Robinson, Singapore 068907 (phone: 6610 9345).
Test your wits and courage in a VR arcade. Book a private room at V-Room and immerse yourselves in virtual reality where everything is allowed—kind of like Westworld. From shooting ghouls to puzzle solving, there’s a game for everyone. The best part? Watching the reaction of your mates after a jump scare. If you fancy something that’s more realistic and engaging, Zero Latency offers multiplayer VR games so you and your friends can play simultaneously. Check out their game, Zombie Survival, which will definitely tick the boxes for Left 4 Dead fans.
V-Room is located at 2 Jurong East Central 1 #02-11, JCube, Singapore 609731 (phone: 6904 4045). Zero Latency is located at 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-346/347, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 (phone: 6931 0331).
Boys-only yacht party
Nothing says ‘boujee’ like a champagne-filled cruise on a private yacht. Invite your lads onboard and have a decadent dinner surrounded by tranquil waters and breathtaking sea views. You can even add on to your charter with a round of water sports such as jet-skiing, jet-surfing, and banana-boating. There’s even a giant inflatable playground for more mischievous fun. Pro-tip: check with your charter for a complete list of entertainment available so you can book the activities you want in advance.
Marina at Keppel Bay is located at 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382 (phone:6303 8448). The Yacht Club is located at 428 River Valley Road, #02-10, Loft@Nathan, Singapore 248327 (phone: 9852 6652).