For the people who have it all, here are some ideas to spark joy into their lives.
Here are some personal tips from CEOs, Vice-Presidents and Managing Directors of businesses in Singapore.
“Every morning, I take my dog, Jen, for a 30-minute walk. Rain or shine, we brave the elements on our morning stroll, a meditative exercise which helps me to sort out my thoughts and warm up my body for the day ahead. The promise of a new day and the ability to take a daily walk is a luxury I enjoy.” – Andrew Tan, owner, Atomi
NEXT: Capture Pixel Memories →
“Photography has always brought me joy. I love taking my Leica across culturally rich territories such as South America, Cambodia and India to document my experiences and journey through the lens. Looking at pictures – especially of my hometown, Kashmir – brings back fond memories.” sg.leica-camera.com – Sunil Kaul, managing director, Leica Camera Asia Pacific
NEXT: Explore Morocco →
“Whenever I return to Morocco, I feel a special sense of joy when I go to the medinas (old towns) of Rabat, Casablanca or Marrakesh, where the earthy aroma of spices and herbs subtly pervades the senses, vibrant colours of the stalls shock the eyes, and conversations of brightly clothed shoppers ring in the ears. I love to sit down and share a cup of Moroccan mint tea with tradesmen, scour for antiques at the souk (flea market), or sit down to a simple meal with my son. There is nothing in the world that can quite compare.” – Taha Bouqdib, president, CEO and co-founder, TWG Tea
NEXT: Hit The Road On Two Wheels →
“Cycling with my husband every weekend allows us to explore new routes, push our limits, and stop at quaint coffee places for breakfast. Our two- wheel tours take us to such unusual places as farms in Kranji and sand depositories in Pulau Punggol Timor. We look forward to biking overseas to see a different side of the countries we’ve previously visited.” – Patrina Tan, senior vice-president of retail, marketing and leasing, OUE limited
NEXT: Revive The Human Connection →
“Joy is unexpected kindness from strangers, as well as old and new friends, who make the effort to drop a note – just because.” – Jaelle Ang, CEO and co-founder, The Great Room
NEXT: Marlin Fishing in Cairns →
“It begins with plying the vast waters of Cairns while waiting for our prey, marlin, to bite. When we’re not tending to our rods, we simply swim in the clear waters or cook our fresh haul from the sea. On one such trip, we snared a coral trout big enough to feed 10. The Spirit – a 35m luxury yacht with five bedrooms and eight crew – was then our home out at sea. Everyone who lives in the city should spend some time on the water, even if it’s just a short cruise with friends and family. It’s relaxing, there’s plenty of fresh air, and, above all – provides the opportunity to simply enjoy the company of others without being tethered to our smartphones.” www.spiritluxurycharters.com.au – Edward Tan, executive director, Hong Seh Group
NEXT: Listen to Classical Music →
“We rarely slow down to take in the beauty of our surroundings. This year, I endeavour to pace myself when travelling for work. When embarking on long-haul fl ights, I make pit stops at layover cities and take an extra day off to explore them. I would recommend this to anyone who feels like they need time to recharge. In fact, I look forward to my upcoming stopover in Istanbul, while en route to Amsterdam.” – Yung Ong, executive director, Proof Living Group
NEXT: A Morning Stroll →
By Denise Kok, The Peak, December 5, 2017/ Additional Reporting: Debby Kwong, February 2018
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