Life in Singapore can be very hectic, so it’s no longer surprising if you decide to take a break. The great thing is, you have plenty of options, some of which enhance one’s national identity and cultural understanding.
1. Planes, Ferries, and Buses
When the surroundings feel toxic, get out — take a breather. From where you are, you can ride a bus toward Malaysia and the tea farms of Genting Highlands, catch a ferry to the beaches of Batam, or fly to Vietnam and Thailand.
2. Holidays and Festivals
From Chinese New Year to Deepavali, take some time out to enjoy and immerse yourself in these eclectic festivals and holidays. In fact, this is one of the best ways to learn more about the country’s richly diverse culture.
3. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Use your weekends to reset, restart, and rejuvenate. Walk around any of the several free pocket gardens and parks, challenge your biking skills in Bukit Timah Hill, or set up camps in Changi Beach Park or the East Coast Park. You can also attend healthy cooking classes, yoga, and marathons.
Do you know that volunteering offers a wealth of benefits? Not only does it promote a sound mind (it makes you happy!), it is also really good for your career. Managers consider active volunteers as hardworking, caring people who are ready to take the extra mile.
When it comes to volunteering in Singapore, you’ll never run out of choices including SAF Volunteer Corps, which is open to all permanent residents and citizens between the ages of 18 and 45 years old. This programme allows you to contribute something in any of the many fields of Singapore’s national defence like communication, tech, operations, and legal.
Use your break as a time to get back to your roots and learn more about Singapore. See ongoing exhibits in National Museum of Singapore, catch the show lights of Marina Bay Sands, or eat 1 SGD ice cream sandwich in Orchard Road.
With these great ideas, surely, you’re looking forward to your next Singapore break.