Zentosa LiveWELL Festival returns
There will be over 250 activities across five holistic pillars of wellness for festival-goers.
The Zentosa LiveWELL Festival returns to Sentosa on June 10 to July 9 with over 250 activities across five holistic pillars of wellness for festival-goers. Organised by the Sentosa Development Corp (SDC), and in collaboration with the Wellness Festival Singapore, the festival will also empower Singapore residents and guests from around the world to care for their mental health.
A highlight is the new mental and emotional wellness zone, FeelWELL at Fort Siloso, anchored by art installations and poetry created by local artists Kult Studio & Gallery and Charlene Shepherdson, in collaboration with the National Arts Council and National Heritage Board. The installations and poetry tap into the storied history of Fort Siloso and aim to create an immersive experience for guests as they journey through quiet moments of self-reflection.
The festivities will kick off on June 10 with a specially organised Discovery Walk, where guests can discover more about Sentosa’s coastal and natural history as they embark on the walk with plenty of insightful pit stops along the way. Flagging off the Discovery Walk is Korean mixed martial artist and judoka Choo Sung-hoon (better known by his nickname ‘Sexyama’), who had recently appeared on reality competition series, ‘Physical: 100’. As an exclusive privilege, Sentosa Islander members can register for one of 100 slots for an exclusive meet-and-greet session with him.
Zentosa LiveWELL Festival Village
Taking centre stage is the Zentosa LiveWELL Festival Village, housed at Southside from June 10 to 25, leveraging the venue’s picturesque bayfront views as a serene yet vibrant backdrop. Aside from the ongoing activities and workouts, festival-goers can look forward to health-related talks, healthy food and beverage (F&B) options, and a range of free music programmes including Jazz by the Beach. SDC has also partnered with The Body Shop Singapore which will be conducting yoga sessions at the Festival Village featuring instructor Brandon Chong. Guests can also curate their own wellness journey from across the many festival activities.
FeelWELL – building on mental wellness at Fort Siloso
FeelWELL will nurture one’s mind and soul through a transformative art installation by Kult Studio & Gallery. The installation ‘The Way to Wellness’ will be exhibited across three tunnels of Fort Siloso and brings guests on a journey to inner peace through visual, auditory, and tactile cues. The installation is deliberately interactive, drawing festival-goers in to evoke a sense of introspection and reflection, leaving them renewed and reinvigorated at the end of their journey. Throughout each tunnel, visitors will get to experience the marvels of Shepherdson’s literary works and appreciate the series of narratives and poems created by the artist.
Guests can also pledge their commitment to better their own wellness journey by inking their pledge on a coloured ribbon which will be streamed together by local artists into a temporary art installation at the Fort Siloso Skywalk.
Aside from the art installation, guests can also experience the healing power of plants through hands-on therapeutic horticulture workshops, among other activities that nurture guests’ emotional and mental wellness.
BondWELL – strengthening relationships with loved ones at Imbiah
Strong relationships with loved ones are key to one’s overall well-being, and activities at BondWELL will enable guests to immerse themselves in the welcoming environment and reconnect with loved ones. Stroll through the verdant surroundings of the Imbiah Trail, recharge through the healing and sensorial qualities of the forest via the Therapeutic Forest Walk @ Imbiah Trail, while gaining a deeper appreciation of the natural surroundings. Additionally, guests can ‘digitally detox’ from their devices and reconnect with family and friends through nostalgic and tradition games such as five-stones, pick-up sticks at the Imbiah Forecourt located just outside of Madame Tussauds Singapore.
Return of popular experiences from 2022 (PlayWELL, EatWELL and RestWELL)
Building on the positive guest feedback and encouraging participation in the inaugural edition, the key pillars of physical wellness (PlayWELL), healthy eating (EatWELL), and mindful resting (RestWELL) will return.
Fitness and mindfulness come together in these curated experiences designed to bring guests closer to their own physical well-being goals. One example is the enhanced True Fitness Hour, in partnership with True Fitness, where workout buffs can register for sessions with yoga instructor Yenny Christine and pick up tips to enhance their spinal flexibility, or learn about calisthenics from celebrity coach Jacob Manning. Other True Fitness Hour sessions include Fight Do, a high-intensity class combining boxing and martial arts, as well as KPopX Fitness and Zumba.
For those looking to take their workouts up a notch, sign up for classes such as Silent Kickboxing, a workout session with music and vocals beamed directly to an individual’s headset, Beach Pop Cycle, an energetic cycling session with a groovy upbeat soundtrack, or WeBarre Stretch & Technique, a mix of floor Barre moves to achieve deep, active stretches.
Meanwhile, families can also register for another fun walk, Pa Pa Zou, on 2 July, a community initiative founded by Jack Neo that aims to inspire Singaporeans to embrace an active lifestyle by walking alongside local artistes and celebrities.
Discover the art of living well all around Sentosa
There will also be a range of health and wellness offerings by businesses on Sentosa as well as event partners and collaborators during this period. These include:
- Wellness staycation programmes coupled with healthy meal options at participating hotels Capella Singapore, Oasia Resort Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa hotels, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, and W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.
- Healthier menu choices at eateries such as Rumours Beach Club, Siloso Beach Resort, as well as eateries at Quayside Isle, and more.
- Family bonding packages at attractions such as Madame Tussauds Singapore, Scentopia, Singapore Cable Car, SkyHelix Sentosa, Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett, among others.
- Yoga sessions in the “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” at Resorts World Sentosa.
Tickets for activities and experiences at Zentosa LiveWELL Festival Village are priced at either S$10 or S$15 per session. Sentosa Islander members can also enjoy a 20-percent discount off their bookings.
For more information about Zentosa LiveWELL Festival 2023, please visit https://zentosafest.sentosa.com.sg.