5 Ways to Blow off Steam
1)For those in severe need of relaxation
Prolonged fatigue and stress from your job can cause those dreaded lines and wrinkles on your face. A perfect way to battle this is the Power Lift Facial at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. This treatment utilizes micro-currents that stimulate your skin at the deepest level. It also ends with a pressure point massage for the neck and shoulders to help rid of those knots. Having gone for the facial myself, I can personally vouch for its relaxing capablilities, not to mention the wonders it does for your face.
For more information on the Power Lift Facial and other treatments please visit mandarinoriental.com
2)For those who enjoy racing
If zipping around a racetrack is your idea of de-stressing, then you might want to check out The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah. The circuit is Singapore’s first ever permanent electric karting track, featuring a 500-metre long lap with eleven turns comprising a combination of sweeping corners, a hairpin turn and a chicane. Anyone who has driven on a track will tell you these turns will make for an exhilarating drive. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license if you want to hurtle down the track at 50km/h instead of 30km/h.
Price: Starts from $25 for 8 min (15 laps), group/corporate rates also available.
For more information please visit thekartingarena.com
3)For those who need an adrenaline rush
Urban Ski at Milennia Walk offers you the chance to get your fix of skiing or snowboarding without having to burn a hole in your pocket with a trip overseas. It features an indoor rotating ski slope that caters to both beginners and pros alike, with certified instructors on hand to coach when needed. Both of these activities aren’t as easy as they seem so be prepared for a challenge. Don’t be too embarrassed if you fall on your butt a lot at first; a couple of our AUGUSTMAN writers can attest to that.
Price: Starts from $77 for 60 mins, group rates also available.
For more information please visit urbanski.com.sg
4)For those who enjoy causing friends pain
There’s nothing that alleviates stress quite like pelting your friends with paintballs. Of course that being said, you have to be prepared to take some hits too. Red Dynasty Paintball Park, which operates out of 3 branches, is probably your best bet if you want to try your hand at the sport. Its Bukit Timah branch is currently Singapore’s biggest paintball park, housing four fields. Red Dynasty also offers an array of aptly named packages ranging from the James Bond (100 paintballs per pax) to the Mad Dog (500 paintballs per pax) if you’re feeling particularly bloodthirsty.
Price: Starts from $29.90 for 100 paintballs (lasts approximately 60 mins)
For more information please visit weplaypaintball.com
5)For those who enjoy hitting things
Martial arts have long since been known to aid with stress relief, especially when it comes to learning how to remain calm and make rapid decisions in stressful situations. Spartans Boxing Club (SBC) is a great place to train because of its focus on an inclusive atmosphere. Trust me when I say some martial arts gyms in Singapore can be extremely wintry. SBC also prides itself on providing world class equipment and trainers, so you’ll rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth. Don’t fret if you have a busy schedule because SBC holds numerous sessions daily.
Price: Starts from $660 for 3 months
For more information please visit spartansboxing.com