Everyone needs some time to themselves. If you are in desperate need of some “me time”, seek solitude with these activities.
1) Visit a museum and educate yourself about the World around you
Quench your thirst for knowledge by visiting a museum. There are plenty of fascinating museums you can check out. We recommend making a trip down to the lesser known Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Address: 12 Tai Gin Road, S327874
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Address: National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, S117377
2) Pick up a good book, sip on a cup of coffee and watch the World pass you by
If you are in need of a downtime, there is nothing more therapeutic than reading a book at a quaint little cafe. For you next cafehopping adventure, check out the Open Book Cafe. Open Book Cafe situated in the Bukit Pasoh area is the perfect spot to kick back and relax with a good book.
Open Book Cafe
Address: 25 Bukit Pasoh Road, S089839
Tel: 6337 9208
Opening hours: Wed-Mon, 11.30am-8.00pm, Closed on Tue
3) Take a walk on the wild side
Recuperate and recharge with a hike or a leisurely stroll in the park. If you’re scratching your head looking for a good place to hike, head down to The Green Corridor. The Green Corridor is a repurposed railway track that serves as a park connector between several parks like Bukit Timah and Kranji Wetlands. Admire the flora and fauna as you get in tune with your inner self.
4) Learn something
If takings naps is your hobby, it’s probably a good time to pick up a new skill. Get a break from your daily grind and sign up for a class. A cool class to try out is the perfumery workshop. You will be asked to fill up a questionnaire after which you will get to create your very own scent.
Je Taime Perfume Workshop (Individual)
Address: Main Project Studio & Workshop, 90 Good Man Road, Block O, #01-57, S439053
Call for appointment 9181 4871
5) Take your grandpa style at a thrift shop
If you love a good bargain, snag a good deal at a thrift shop. For those who want to get their shopping fix and at the same time do some good, head on over to the New2U thrift shop which is a treasure trove of snazzy designer goods and stylish pre-loved pieces. On top of that, all proceeds go to the Star Shelter and various Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) initiatives.
New2U Thrift Shop
Address: 96 Waterloo Street, S187967
Tel: 6837 0611
6) Wander around and take pictures
Beauty is all around us. Grab your camera or whip out your smartphone and start capturing places and things that inspires you. A good place for a photo walk is Little India. Be prepared to get a little trigger happy at the vibrant and colourful heritage site.
7) Enjoy a tipple in a classy bar
Loosen up with a drink and strike a conversation with that cute bartender while you’re at it. Get a little inebriated at 28 HongKong Street, an intimate bar that serves up interesting cocktails and truffle mac n cheese balls to die for.
28 HongKong Street
Address: 28 Hongkong Street, S059667
Opening hours: Mon-Thur, 6.00pm-2.00am, Fri-Sat, 6.00pm-3.00am
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