The pandemic period reminds us of the importance of maintaining health, both physically and mentally. For those of you who want to travel, but still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Singapore can be one of your destination choices. The green nuance in the middle of Singapore’s urban area as well as easy access allows you to maximize your time in doing activities that refresh your body and mind.
Check out the recommendations of some wellness enthusiasts– Marissa Nasution, Paulina Pungky, Kelly Tandiono, and Aprishi Allita, in rejuvenating, refreshing, and relaxing the mind and body in the urban wellness haven, Singapore.
Stay at Singapore’s First Garden-in-a-Hotel
You are invited to immerse in nature at accommodations that provide a peaceful setting surrounded by greenery. As Singapore’s first ‘Garden-in-a-hotel’, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay’s biophilic design integrates nature with an urban aesthetic and brings soothing natural greenery to the hotel experience. Its wellness retreat package, a recent tie- up with Club Med, offers an added wellness option. The hotel also offers lifestyle facilities and multi-functional spaces, including the hotel’s COLLECTION Club Lounge, the mineral water swimming pool, The Green Space, and the up-and-coming Skyline Bar.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay is located at 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594.
Cycling Around Singapore at Park Connector Network
For those of you who like cycling to support an active lifestyle, Kelly Tandiono, an actress and model, shares her experience of cycling on the ark Connector Network (PCN). PCN is a dedicated corridor for walking, cycling and running, connecting Singapore’s parks and nature areas. Over 300 km in length, PCN offers easily accessible recreational opportunities within the green spaces and nature of the city.
There are six loops or routes that you can enjoy on PCN.
Yoga at the top of Marina Bay Sands
Singapore’s fitness scene caters to travellers looking to maintain their workouts or break a weat while travelling, with easily accessible and high quality concepts located in the Central Business District. Aprishi Allita, yoga and meditation guru, and Marissa Nasution, model and influencer, recently shared their experiences of doing Yoga at the SkyPark Observatory Deck on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. Yogasessions hosted by Virgin Active offer yoga enthusiasts an extraordinary new experience, at the top of one of the most iconic buildings in the world.
SkyPark Yoga at Marina Bay Sands by Virgin Active is located at the 57th Floor of Marina Bay Sands at 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956.
Find Inner Peace through a Unique Meditative Experience
Maintaining your emotional and mental well-being is easy to do in Singapore with an experience located in the heart of the city. Oneof them is the Palm Avenue Float Club which is the first and only club in Singapore for a flotation therapy. You’ll be taken to the Epsom salt pool for an experience without light, sound or gravity, to relax your mind and body.
Palm Avenue Float Club is located at 66 Kampong Bugis, #05-01, Singapore 338987.
You can also visit The Singing Bowl Gallery for a sound healing therapy session using Himalayan singing bowls. The sounds and vibrations produced by the Himalayan singing bowls are able to reach deeply into our bodies to restore balance and harmony at the cellular level.
The Singing Bowl Gallery is located at 160 Robinson Rd, #04-12 SBF Centre, Singapore 068914.
You can also take a break from the buzz andbustle of city life with forest bathing with XIUNature Connections. Inspired by the Japanese wellness practice of shinrin yoku (forest bathing), the activities here are set amidst our city’s tropical landscapes.
Meditate beneath the moonlight at the Singapore Botanical Gardens, meander through wooded meadows or spend a tranquil day soaking in the sun on the island of Sentosa. Regardless of the activity, you pick, you’re bound to find yourself rejuvenated.
Sustainable Culinary Experience to Perfect the Healing Journey
Singapore has a large selection of ‘farm-to- table’ restaurants and vegan options. One of them is 1-Arden which owns the Food Forest which is an urban farm with an area of 10,000 square feet the world’s tallest on a CapitaSpring building as high as 280 metres.
The chefs at 1-Arden prepare dishes that highlight the stories behind selected ingredients sourced straight from the Food Forest.
1-Arden is located at 88 Market St, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948.
You can also enjoy dishes at the Open Farm Community, a sustainable restaurant and urban farm located in Dempsey. Nestled on 35,000 feet of space, this restaurant serves gluten-free, vegan and eco-friendly food options.
Open Farm Community is located at 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819.
Wellness Festival Singapore
The four wellness enthusiasts also visited the Wellness Festival Singapore, which was held for the first time this year, on 3-12 June 2022. This 10-day festival offers more than 120 online and offline events from fitness training, meditation exercises, arts and lifestyle experiences that enhance physical, emotional and mental well-being.
The festival also presents various exciting activities such as The Wellness Sensorium, a multi-sensory pop-up at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay that will have six zones offering innovative and instagrammable experiences. These include the Stone Ritual, which engages visitors in the mindful and collaborative exercise of stone-stacking to heighten their spatial awareness, and the Light and Sound Bath, a darkened environment filled with slow-moving coloured lights and ambient sound to induce a state of calm. In addition, there is the Zentosa Fest which takes advantage of the beautiful surroundings and charm of the island of Sentosa to restore your energy. Zentosa Fest will take place during the month of June 2022 to coincide with the celebration of Sentosa Island’s 50th anniversary.
Please visit the Wellness Festival Singapore website to find out about the various ongoing programmes. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Wellness Festival Singapore this year, look forward to the event next year. Visiting the places above while on vacation to Singapore can be a mainstay to find new experiences while rejuvenating your mind.
Singapore is also running the SG Clean campaign to ensure hygiene standards in public areas of various industries, including the MICE, tourism and food service industries. SG Clean is made for the safety and comfort of everyone, including those of you who visit Singapore, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, the number of vaccine recipients in Singapore reaches more than 93 per cent of the population.