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

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

Contact: 65 6577 8888
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, ESPA, Singapore - 098269



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

Contact: +65 66 36 68 59
Address: 36 Armenian Street #02-03, Singapore -179934 (opp. Substation, access by Lift Lobby 2)



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.

Contact: +65 64 38 70 05
Address: One Raffles Place Shopping Podium #05-18, Singapore - 048616



    Founded on the belief that Nature is the greatest healer, Aramsa - The Garden Spa infuses universal natural remedies with botanical extracts from the earth and sea. Holistically immersed within the lush greenery of a national park, Aramsa Spa has uniquely designed treatment rooms, each presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary design and seamless spaces in harmony with the garden ambience that brings the outside in.
Take a 'green bath' at the Aramsa Garden Bath, Singapore
Take a 'green bath' at the Aramsa Garden Bath, Singapore

Contact: +65 64 56 65 56 
Address: 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park 2, Singapore - 569932


    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.
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

Contact: 65 63 34 42 12 
Address: 98 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore - 229374