Here’s Your Chance To Get Away (Stay)

The Healthy Lifestyle Index Rivalry Leaderboard as at 11 April 2013
The Healthy Lifestyle Index Rivalry Leaderboard as at 11 April 2013

Taking a break does wonders for your physical and mental well-being. Even without taking on a spa package at the hotel we stayed at because it was, how you say it, frikkin’ expensive, the knots in my neck and upper back dissolved after one full night’s sleep (it came back after my son insisted on being carried on my shoulders at the aquarium, but nair mind lah, hor?)

So by pure coincidence, one of the top prizes of HPB’s Healthy Rivalry campaign is a Stay In Shape package for FOUR (worth $3,000) at the Amara Sanctuary Sentosa. I say again, the stay is for FOUR people! Not two, but FOUR. You can double date! And you don’t even have to fly there!

All you have to do is get as many rivalries going as possible. Issue your friends a challenge, and get them to take the Healthy Lifestyle Index, and watch yourself climb up the leaderboard and WIN!

MTL! DO IT NOW! http://bit.ly/HLIsgBM

EYES ON THE PRIZES:

Grand Prize – $3,000
•Amara Sanctuary’s Stay in Shape retreat for 4 pax ($880 nett, $440 per pair) (Inclusive of GST & Srv Charge)
•4 Fitbit Zip ($420)
•2 pairs of Creative Culinaire healthy cooking class ($400)
•$200 worth of World of Sports vouchers for sports apparel/ shoes per pax ($800)
•$75 worth of NTUC vouchers for healthy grocery shopping per pax ($300)

Second Prize – $2,000
Espa Executive Stress buster X 2 ($823.9 nett for 2)
•2 Fitbit Zip ($210)
•1 pair of Creative Culinaire healthy cooking class ($200)
•$200 worth of World of Sports vouchers for sports apparel/ shoes per pax ($400)
•$120 worth of NTUC vouchers for healthy grocery shopping per pax ($240)

Third Prize – $1,000
•Espa Sports Wellness X 2 ($706.20 nett for 2)
•$150 worth of World of Sports vouchers for sports apparel/ shoes per pax ($300)

Vacationing Half An Hour’s Drive Away

Dessert at The KnollsThe Pea Hen and her chickAunty Mel says it's the same kinda view we have from our home. Basket.Like my new photo filter? It's called "filter out the other tourists".Same birthday, another cake (ice cream)!Many of our family photos involve cake, ice-cream or cutleryBack in the room, and another surpriseThis was not at Cat Cora's Ocean RestaurantKai can fly

Last week we decided we needed a break from routine, and stayed on Sentosa for an ownself-made long weekend. I never thought I’d say this, especially after years of making fun of the place as “Singapore’s Last Resort Island”, but Sentosa’s really grown on us. Well, it’s really kinda just grown, actually. There’re now so many things to do, so many somethings for everyone, that it takes more than just a weekend to cover every activity.

This was our third Sentosa staycation, and we packed in a buffet dinner, a celebrity chef lunch, an aquarium visit, a birthday dinner, a trapeze try out, a daily swim, and we still managed to get more sleep a night than we’ve had for a long time.

We also managed to do the first-world tourist loser thing and get lost while scooting at night (we brought our own kick-scooters) on the hotel’s grounds that we had to be rescued by staff with a buggy.

Why fly a kite when you can fly yourself?

For Wednesdays in September 2011 only, show this post (on your mobile device) to iFly Singapore’s ticketing booths and get an Adult First Timer Challenge Package for only S$59 (U.P. S$89).

Thanks iFly for treating me (and a bunch of bloggers) to this fantastic experience. I really like the idea of skydiving without the hassle of jumping out of an airplane, and having to deal with the weather.

So for 1/5th the price of a tandem skydive, you get to experience the exact same thing (once the divers reach terminal velocity that is) but in the world’s largest vertical wind tunnel.

Check out my first and second flights:

Ah… Capella

My wife is nuts. She knows I’m under the gun with deadlines looming, and what does she do? She goes and books a villa at Capella Singapore, so that I’ll have nice, tranquil surrounds to do work in while we celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. How to be all angsty and writer-like, like that?

Work beckons. It’s almost 1am, she’s asleep and so’s the baby. Tell you all more after a dip in our personal pool in the morning.

Capella Singapore villa