Enjoy The Month Of Wellness With Family 

With June 11 being Global Wellness Day, and Singapore’s first Wellness Festival happening in June, there’s never been a better time than the June holidays to recharge with your family.
Take time out for a wellness retreat with your family this June

Looking to take your kids on an adventure or spend some quality time with your spouse? June is jam-packed with family-friendly activities and wellness events that you can do solo or with the fam.

Find Your Zen

A play on Sentosa’s name, Zentosa Fest is one of the highlights of the Wellness Festival Singapore taking place islandwide. The festival is organised by Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and will transform the island into wellness retreat featuring curated wellness-themed programmes, beach activities and diverse lifestyle offerings.

For instance, the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia off Palawan Beach will become a “Stress Stop”, where visitors can take part in meditation, breathwork and sound bathing sessions.

Meanwhile, Palawan Green will be transformed into a Zentosa Festival Village, featuring masterclasses, sports workshops, and outdoor performances. Or Dine, Sail and do Yoga or Pilates onboard the Royal Albatross, near the Sea Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, on alternate Saturdays in June.

The Singing Bowl Gallery
Photo: The Singing Bowl Gallery

Fees apply for workshops, while selected offerings will be free. Find out more about Zentosa Fest events at wellnessfest.sg

Go On Family Adventures

National Family Week is an event in support of the Year of Celebrating SG Families, to celebrate and reiterate the importance of family bonding. Organised by Families for Life and the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the event is happening from June 4-12.

Join mascot Becky Bunny as she travels across Singapore to share about the values of love, care and concern, commitment and respect. Children can look forward to a live-sized Bunny Town, with plenty of family-bonding activities. Visit the Becky Bunny’s Adventure Map to find out when she’ll be near you.

Ministry of Social and Family Development
Photo: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Themed “Yes to Family Time – Anywhere, Anytime”, the main event is a family carnival with fun-filled activities that will take place at Suntec City (Halls 403-404) from June 4-5. Families can attend parenting programmes, interactive parent-child workshops and more.

Continue to spend family time at the other events and enjoy and the family deals offered by over 40 Families for Life and Made For Families partners, including CapitaLand Malls, FairPrice Xtra, Klook, SAFRA and more.

Admission to the carnival is free. Find out more about National Family Week events.

In the Heartlands

National Family Week will continue with satellite events also taking place in three heartland locations:

  1. Our Tampines Hub
  2. Lot One Mall
  3. Northpoint City

Look forward to a variety of entertaining activities and programmes such as crafts and games for families to enjoy while strengthening family ties.

The satellite events featuring Bunny Town will be launched on June 5.

Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body, and Soul

In the heart of Sentosa, just opposite Imbiah Monorail Station, Oasia Resort Sentosa is the ultimate wellness escape for trip-goers. The Oasia Spa provides wellness facilities such as a sauna, meditation lounge, and tea lounge – each with highly trained therapists.

With a beautiful earthy interior, the resort also provides fitness classes, spa sessions, an outdoor pool and many recreational activities for guests to recharge themselves.

Oasia Resort Sentosa.
Oasia Resort Sentosa.
Photo: National Heritage Board

Soak up Some Sun

Nothing beats lounging on the beach. At Sentosa, the beaches are not only a good place for a tan, but also a perfect hideaway from Singapore’s concrete jungle.

For some family fun, head down to Palawan Beach and cross the suspension bridge linking to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. Climb the watchtower to get a bird’s eye view of the beachfront!

At Tanjong Beach, walk along the beautiful stretch that comprises Sentosa’s world-famous Tanjong Beach Club. Siloso Beach is home to several restaurants and beach activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and surfing.

View of Siloso Beach.
View of Siloso Beach.
Photo: National Heritage Board

Explore History on Foot

Sentosa was once a fishing village, a military installation site, and a prisoner-of-war camp during the Japanese occupation. Over the years, it has come a long way and been reinvented into the leisure destination it is today. From theme parks to luxury hotel resorts, it is not surprising that the island is well-loved by many.

In March 2022, Sentosa launched three heritage trails featuring 30 heritage sites and 10 heritage trail markers. Developed by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with the SDC, the new heritage trails aim to unearth the history of the island’s early settlers.

The “Kampong and Barracks” heritage trail is a 3km route that explores the lives and livelihoods of people on Pulau Blakang Mati (Sentosa’s former name) and their living spaces such as kampongs, barracks, and luxurious bungalows.

A longer route is “Forts”, a 4km journey that explores the extensive fortifications on Sentosa. Finally, the 2.5km “Memories of Sentosa” trail revisits several locations that are iconic of Sentosa’s reinvention as a leisure destination in the 1970s.

Fort Siloso in the 1920s.
Fort Siloso in the 1920s.
Photo: Sentosa Development Corporation

Walk these trails and clock your steps as part of the National Steps Challenge “Move for Wellness” challenge.

Look out for trail markers along the way to learn more about the heritage sites. Download a copy of the Sentosa Heritage Trail Map here.

Admire Scenic Views

After a long day exploring Sentosa, return to Sentosa Station on the Mount Faber Line to board a cable car. An eight-minute journey offers a 360-degree panoramic view on the way back to Harbourfront Station.

Rather than travelling on foot, this is a much more convenient option where you get to enjoy a wonderful hilltop view of the lush rainforest and the stunning view of the Singapore Harbour.  

For more details about cable car ticket prices, visit the Mount Faber Leisure website.

    May 30, 2022
    Felicia Keok
    Courtesy of Respective Outlets
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