Don’t Suppress, Just Destress: 12 Activities in Singapore to Help Let Off Steam

Sometimes when life throws us lemons, we do feel like throwing bombs in retaliation. Pent up anger, frustration or stress need outlets for defusing, and we usually are not able to process negative feelings as well as a food blender.

There are activities in Singapore that we can do to help us let off steam or relax. No excuses for those who miss relaxing at a Banyan Tree resort; you don’t have to look far for alternatives on our island to wind down. We’ve got three Rs for you right here to deal with your negative emotions  – Release, Relax, Rejuvenate.


RELEASE

Is your blood boiling? Are you looking for a safe and healthy way to channel that steam or indignation? Here are some activities to have a go at.

 

Give a Hack

Don’t give a heck, but give it a hack. You can hack away your pent up fury by throwing axes. Not at people of course, but at a perfectly safe facility that allows you to put your arm strength and aiming skills to the test. The Axe Factor provides fenced up aisles where you can ‘axe’ away your frustrations.

Axe Factor
Figure 1. Image from Axe Factor SG’s FB

Axe Factor
IG: axefactorsg
Website: http://www.axefactor.com.sg/
Tel: (+65) 8923 8945
Address: 200 turf club road #01-32A/B & 34A/B Singapore, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: 12:00-22:00

 

Go Ballistic

Aiming axes may require some finesse, and you might prefer to just throw and smash anything in your way. Head to The Fragment Room where you can act as Hulk and destroy items from glasses, plates to TV sets. You will be dressed in protective gear so you won’t have to worry about getting smashed yourself.

The Fragment Room
Figure 2. Image from The Fragment Room’s FB

The Fragment Room
IG: thefragmentroom
Website: www.thefragmentroom.com
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00 – 22:00
Address: 490 Macpherson road Singapore 368198
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 6970 0343

 

Splatter Happy

Why not create art with mess? Here you can also throw, not anything else but paint. You will also be protected from getting yourself messed up in colours while you splatter away at Splat Paint House. Who knows, you might be creating the next piece of art that you can auction off for thousands. Feeling inspired for another spin? Spin Paint House allows you to create your next masterpiece by splashing paint on a spinning canvas, propelled with your own energy.

Splat Paint House
Figure 3. Image from Splatpainthouse.com
Spin Paint House
Figure 4. Image from Spinpainthouse.com

Splat Paint House
IG: splatpainthouse
Website: https://www.splatpainthouse.com/
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 8882 0839
Opening hours: Closed on Mon, Tues-Fri 15:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-20:00

Spin Paint House
IG: spinpainthouse
Website: https://www.spinpainthouse.com/
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 8163 0999
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 15:00-21:00, Sat: 10:00-21:00, Sun: 10:00-20:00, Closed on Mon & Tue

 

Just shoot

If wielding a weapon could be cathartic for you, try holding a gun or a bow and arrow. There are ranges that allow you to shoot clay targets with guns, or feel like Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. The gun option is pricier and requires a license but it is a great sport for those who want to realise their shooting fantasies outside of Grand Theft Auto. Archery can also be a long term sport, but there are options for fun-shoots that lasts just an hour.

Singapore Gun Club
Figure 5. Image from Singapore Gun Club’s FB

Singapore Gun Club
Website: www.singaporegunclub
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 6466 1575
Address: 990 Old Choa Chu Kang Road Singapore, Singapore 699814

The Archery Academy
IG: taa_sg
Website: www.thearcheryacademy.sg
Contact: (+65) 8299 9510
Address: 100 Turf Club Road, #01-02V, Singapore 287992
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00

AMPED
Figure 6. Image from AMPED’s FB

AMPED Trampoline Park
IG: ampedsingapore
Website: www.ampedsingapore.com
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 8228 5961
Address: 46 Kim Yam Road,  Singapore 239351 (Unit #02-11)
Opening hours: 9:00-20:00


RELAX

Just got your stress levels on the overdrive? It could be time to pamper yourself with some of these options below.

Onsen is on-point

While it might be far-fetched to imagine ourselves in Japan’s relaxing onsens for now, you might be delighted to know that there is one such place in Singapore that is the bona fide deal. Yunomori Onsen & Spa, which has outlets in Thailand and Singapore, offers baths for a relaxing and therapeutic experience. They also provide massages and spa treatments for those who want to indulge further.

Yunomori Onsen
Figure 7. Image from Yunomori Onsen’s FB

Yunomori Onsen & Spa
IG: yunomori_onsen
Website: https://www.yunomorionsen.com/
Address: 1 Stadium Place #02-17/18 Kallang Wave Mall Singapore 397628
Contact: [email protected]: (+65) 6386 4126 / 6385 7985
Opening Hours : 10.00h – 22.00h

Float Away

Uncommon to many, flotation tanks have been a source of relaxation and healing. We have one place offering flotation therapy experience here in Singapore. Palm Ave Float Club has enclosed fiberglass pods that allow people to float effortlessly in salty warm water. Lying there for an hour may serve to relieve you of your worries and even your aches and pains.

Palm Ave Float Club
Figure 8. Image from Palm Ave Float Club’s FB

Palm Ave Float Club
IG: palmavefloatclub
Website: https://www.palmavefloatclub.com/
Contact: (+65) 9151 6004
Address: 66 Kampong Bugis, #05-01 Singapore, Singapore 338987
Opening hours: Mon 10:00-21:00, Tue-Wed 11:00-21:00, Thurs 16:00-21:00, Fri-Sun 09:00-21:00

 

Natural Healing

Sure, you can take a walk into Botanic Gardens and soak in the flora and fauna, but if you crave for a more intimate interaction, try forest bathing. This Japanese practise has made its way to Singapore and Xiu Nature Connections guides you through purposeful instructions while you immerse yourself in nature.

Xiu Nature Connections
Figure 9. Image from Xiunatureconnections.com

Xiu Nature Connections
IG: forestbathingsg
Website: https://xiunatureconnections.com/
Contact: [email protected]


REJUVENATE

Bring the life back into your soulless, drained self. These activities will help you find energy and shed some positivity into your radar.

 

Eat well, feel well

We could pig out but all that junk food and unwanted calories won’t make us feel any better. Try eating clean at Genius Central. Their plant-based menu is largely made up of organic fare and caters for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-, gluten- and nut-free options. A nutritious and scrumptious meal will score high with your dietician and your stomach.

Genius Central
Figure 10. Image from Genius Central’s FB

Genius Central
Website: www.geniuscentralsingapore.com
Contact: (+65) 8940 1200
Address: #01-01 Far East Square 7-13 Amoy Street Singapore 049949
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 08:00-21:30, Sun 08:00-16:00

 

Yo-ga’d it

Do yoga to keep the stress away, while allowing positive energy to flow through your veins, and you know yo-ga’d it.  Yoga has been proven to help reduce stress and the best part is that you don’t need prior experience to benefit from the practice. Yoga studios in Singapore are aplenty, but there are renowned ones like Yoga Movement and Pure Yoga that can be found at multiple locations. Most yoga studios have a variety of yoga classes for different aims and for varied skill levels.

Pure Yoga
Figure 11. Image from Pure Yoga’s FB

Yoga Movement
IG: yogamovement
Website: www.yogamovement.com
Contact: (+65) 8139 9296

Pure Yoga
IG: pureyogasingapore
Website: http://www.pure-yoga.com/singapore
Contact: [email protected]; (+65) 6733 8863

 

Try one of the abovementioned methods to release, relax or rejuvenate. We can never avoid stress in our fast-paced environment, but we definitely have ways to deal with it.

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