Day 1: Get active

Ritual Gym
1 Ritual Gym

Work up a sweat

While you can’t lug dumbbells through transit, it doesn’t mean that exercise is out of the question. Busy travellers hoping to engage in a fuss-free, time-efficient workout can spend the morning at Ritual Gym.

Catered to go-getters with packed schedules, this establishment is known for delivering compact, highly-efficient workouts— Prep, work up a sweat, and shower, all in just 30 minutes.

The gym boasts small class sessions of no more than 10 participants and a dynamic regime that mixes cardio and strength training for beginners and aspiring athletes alike.

Exterior of fort gate at Fort Canning
2 Fort Canning Park

Explore nature and history

Spend the rest of the morning exploring nature and history, with a quiet walk at Fort Canning Park. Formerly known as the Forbidden Hill, Fort Canning Park houses both verdant greenery and historical insight, making it a great place to relax and unwind.

Singapore’s ancient kings once ruled from this spot, originally known as Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill). The location remained a seat of political power during the colonial era, when it was renamed Governors’ Hill, and became the home of Singapore’s Resident Ministers.

Fort Canning Park is also home to various herb and spice plants that are staples in Singaporean cuisine. Visiting food lovers should keep their eyes peeled for nutmeg trees, cardamom plants and wild pepper vines as they stroll through this tranquil space.

Two chefs plating dishes in the kitchen of Labyrinth
3 Labyrinth

Have a locally-sourced lunch

For lunch, chow down on a delicious, locally-sourced meal at Labyrinth. Helmed by chef-owner Han Li Guang, this Michelin-starred restaurant prides itself on creating eco-friendly dishes and culinary marvels, with over 80% of the dishes on its menu made from local produce.

The dishes you’ll get to sample here are ‘modern Singapore’ in nature, with innovative spins on local flavours and staples. The restaurant’s lunch menu includes elevated takes on beloved local dishes, such as roti prata (South Indian flatbread) garnished with black truffle and otak otak (spicy fish paste grilled in banana leaf) made with sea urchin instead of mackerel.

A man scaling the rock climbing facility at Funan
4 Funan

Indulge in an eco-friendly shopping spree

More than just a paradise for tech enthusiasts and audiophiles, Funan is a glittering shopping destination that boasts a plethora eco-friendly retail and adrenaline-pumping activities.

Ascend to new pinnacles of health with rock climbing at Climb Central, unwind with a yoga session at TFX Fitness or just take a stroll and engage in a bout of mindfulness at the mall’s rooftop garden.

Eco-conscious shoppers should make a beeline for The Green Collective, which stocks a trove of plant-based products, homeware made from recycled materials and composting kits for budding gardeners.

Day 2: Attain inner balance

Panoramic view of Gardens by the Bay
5 Gardens by the Bay

Discover nature’s beauty

Discover a garden nestled amidst urban bustle at Gardens by the Bay. This lush nature park spans 101 acres of land, and consists of three gardens that you’ll be able to explore at your leisure.

Undergirding the layout of Gardens by the Bay is a commitment to sustainable design. To experience a visual spectacle fuelled by sustainability, pay a visit to Bay South Gardens—Green waste from the site is used to create fertilizer for seedlings and cuttings, and to generate electricity for its multiple sites and conservatory.

Many of the gardens’ iconic Supertrees are decked out with photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harness solar energy, or to serve as air exhaust receptacles.

To expand your knowledge of flora from all across the globe, we recommend paying a visit to the Flower Dome, which boasts a spectacular display of flowers and plants from five continents, spread out into nine different gardens.

Alternatively, head down to the Heritage Gardens, and learn how nature, culture and history intertwine. The space’s four themed gardens are filled with myriad plants and flowers, each telling a story about Singapore’s past.

Freedom Yoga
6 Freedom Yoga

Harmonise your mind and body

Spend the late afternoon calming your mind and body at Freedom Yoga. Located along River Valley Road, this studio will provide you with the perfect oasis to engage in both physical conditioning and mindfulness.

The studio offers a wide range of yoga exercises, from basic foundation classes to invigorating power yoga classes. If you’re looking to invigorate both mind and body, the 75 minute hatha-based Forrest & Meditation session combines an intermediate yoga workout with guided meditation.

A mainstay item on Artichoke’s menu – Hot Skillet Prawn
7 Artichoke

Dine on an eco-friendly dinner

For dinner, pay a visit to Artichoke, where fusion, fun and eco-friendly dining take precedence over convention. Helmed by irrepressible local chef Bjorn Shen, Artichoke serves up an array of dishes inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, including hummus dips, plant-based delights like mushroom shawarma and meaty treats like lamb shoulder in mint sauce.

Many of the restaurant’s dishes are made with locally sourced ingredients, making it a great spot to tickle your tastebuds and champion Mother Nature.


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