Singapore life gets a bit much sometimes – we feel you!
Try these stress-relieving activities to find your happy place.
Interacting with animals has been scientifically shown to improve psychological health. If keeping pets at home isn’t an option, visit Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa or dog cafe We are the Furballs, where you can get your fill of kitty or puppy love.
Level 2, 54A Boat Quay, Singapore 049843 (Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa); #07-07, Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067 (We are the Furballs)
For a weekly laughter sesh, catch Comedy Masala every Tuesday at CATO where the comedians will try their hardest to have you choke on your beer.
Warning: Tables in front are at risk for being the butt of some jokes.
CATO, 237 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058786
At the Palm Avenue Float Club (read our review here!), floatation pods devoid you of light and sound contain body-temperature salt water that claims to erase the boundaries of your skin.
Result? An incredibly relaxing experience that can allow you to free your mind and reduce anxiety and stress.
20 Waringin Park, Singapore 416333
If you suffer from constant mind chatter, consider a 10-day silent meditation retreat by Vipassana Singapore on Singapore’s nearby St. John’s Island. Upon check-in, you’ll surrender all communication devices. And your voice – the instructors will help train your mind to shush and detach yourself from the world. Retreats are run solely via donations.
Find a few friends or take your family out to sea by hiring a yacht and crew from Marine Bookings (from $660 for two hours).
Then, explore the numerous little islands around Singapore with idyllic spots for snorkeling, dolphin sighting and swimming.
NEXT: Tai Chi →
No doubt you’ve seen (usually older) people swaying their arms and bodies in parks on mornings and evenings. The gentle movements of Tai Chi are said to calm the mind and relax the body.
Most community clubs and centres in SG run regular classes. Sign up at the one nearest to you.
NEXT: Cuddle with animals →
By Joshua Tan, last updated May 2017
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