28 March 2021

How to Peace Out and Beat the Daily Grind

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Joel Conceicao A long-suffering Arsenal fan who will most likely reincarnate as a Himalayan goat.

 

While we can’t hop on a plane and go on holiday, there are plenty of ways to chill in the little red dot.

A beach vacay in the Maldives to soothe your stressed-out soul? What about escaping to the Himalayas? There were once so many options to de-stress and slow down. While travel may not be available to us now, Singapore does offer a surprising number of ways for you to unwind and bliss out before borders open. Here are five of them:

Reel in fish at a large pond
Reel in fish at a large pond
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Did you know that fishing lowers your cortisol levels (basically the stress hormone)? If that’s not a good enough reason to pick up your rod, we don’t know what is. One place to get hooked on the fisherman’s life is Fishing Paradise, a massive pond and the largest of its kind in Singapore, making it a great place to chill out with friends.

Beach bum on a private yacht
Beach bum on a private yacht
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  • Luxury
  • Out-of-city Experience

Nothing is more zen than an escape from city living. And the best way to do that? A private yacht trip to Lazarus Island, a pristine island with powdery white sands and tranquil waters. What’s super cool is that the boat a private catamaran called Sunrise has three luxe bedrooms, a bouncy trampoline on deck, and even a karaoke system.

Catch prawns all night long
Catch prawns all night long
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  • Families with Kids

Alex, the late founder of Hai Bin Prawning, had a vision when he started a prawning pond in Bishan in 2007, and that was to revive the kampong spirit and the passion of fishing in Singapore. Today, Hai Bin’s 24/7 policy makes it a fabulous place to hit up late into the night. One bonus is, of course, cooking your caught prawns immediately after.

Take it easy with pottery
Take it easy with pottery
  • Couples

There are many good reasons to indulge in the therapy of pottery. It lets you express your self-creativity, improves focus, and is cathartic. If you want to shape ceramics, get spinning some clay with experiential pottery and learn how to “wheel-throw” – a process that begins once clay touches a wheel to the moment a wheel stops.

Find refuge in a 24-hour spa
Find refuge in a 24-hour spa
  • Couples
  • Solo Traveller

g.spa is a 24-hour spa that is the perfect escape for night owls in need of a break. Here, enjoy hot and cold pools, sauna and steam rooms, massage treatments, and free-flow a la carte food like chicken rice and laksa. Try the Gateway to Vitality Body Massage, an intense deep tissue body treatment that flushes out toxins from the lymphatic system.

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