Island of Plenty

Onsen-style pools, interesting forms of yoga and exclusive rare teas – when in Singapore, let go of your inhibitions and experience wellness at the best of retreats
By Sanjana Barua
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SPACATION

 

The relaxing vitality pool at ESPA
The relaxing vitality pool at ESPA

 

Go on a self-pampering spree and pep up your weary soul at ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa. Spread over 10,000 sq ft, the spa is an oasis of tranquility where your physical and mental wellbeing is of prime importance. When here, indulge in some exotic treatments and don’t forget to take a dip in the onsen-style pools. These beautiful Japanese inspired pools are filled with mineral water kept at a comfortable 40-42°C. You can also opt for a Turkish hammam ritual to soothe your body and calm your senses.

Visit: www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/HotelsAndSpa/ESPA
Contact: 65 6577 8888
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, ESPA, Singapore 098269

 

TWISTED YOGA

 

Anti-gravity aerial yoga helps burn unwanted fat quicklys
Anti-gravity aerial yoga helps burn unwanted fat quickly

 

Challenge your limits, tone your body and attain inner peace by testing your yoga skills and your sense of balance. Join the ‘Antigravity Aerial’ classes at Upside Motion, where they fuse the benefits of traditional yoga, dance and aerial acrobatics for a unique full-body workout. And if you’re a water baby, be part of the new movement called ‘SUP Yoga’ with Stand Up Paddle Singapore. A combination of yoga and SUP, it enhances your balancing skills and helps you get rid of that extra flab.

Visit: upsidemotion.com
Contact: +65 6636 6859
Address: 36 Armenian Street #02-03
Singapore 179934
(opp. Substation, access by Lift Lobby 2)

 

 

PAMPER & PLEASURE

How about sipping on a glass of wine as you get a mani-pedi? Or slurping some bubbly while your hair’s being styled, or head massaged? Sounds unreal, doesn’t it? Blow+Bar in Watemark offers a one-of-a-kind experience where you can enjoy a drink while experts in hair- and skincare work on perfecting your look. The bar-cum-salon offers a variety of hair and beauty services, and a range of alcohol. So, the next time you’re slumped looking for ideas for a bachelorette or a besties get-together, give Blow+Bar a shot.

Visit: www.blowplusbar.com
Contact: 64387005
Address: One Raffles Place Shopping Podium #05-18
Singapore 048616

 

GOING GREEN

 

Take a 'green bath' at the Aramsa Garden Bath, Singapore
Take a 'green bath' at the Aramsa Garden Bath, Singapore

 

Recently declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the lush Singapore Botanic Gardens span over 183 acres. Take a stroll on its flower lined-paths and you will see over 10,000 varieties of plants, including an extensive collection of palms, cycads and gingers. The splash of colours at the National Orchid Garden, which has over 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids on display – some named after popular personalities such as Jackie Chan and Nelson Mandela – makes for great photo-ops.

 

TEA TOTALLY

 

Tea Bone Zen Mind offers assorted teas which are great for weight-loss
Tea Bone Zen Mind offers assorted teas which are great for weight-loss

 

This one’s for those who not only love tea, but want to know more about it! Sip cups of tea, learn about the history and customs of the brew, shop for knick-knacks and talk tea to your heart’s content at Tea Bone Zen Mind, Emerald Hill. Here, a variety of old and rare Chinese, Japanese and English teas are available for sale. Designed like a typical zen museum, the gallery also has a selection of fine tea cups and tea ceremony accessories created by artists from Japan and Taiwan. Feed the tea lover in you.

Visit: www.teabonezenmind.com
Contact: 65 6334 4212 
Address: 98 Emerald Hill Road
Singapore 229374