The inaugural Wellness Festival Singapore (WFS) from June 3 to 12, 2022 will feature over 120 offerings such as fitness classes, meditation workshops, arts and lifestyle experiences that boost physical, emotional and mental well-being.
As a key part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s strategy to position the city-state as a leading urban wellness haven as more international visitors return, WFS is backed by Enterprise Singapore, Health Promotion Board, National Arts Council (NAC), Sentosa Development Corporation, and Sport Singapore.
Several large-scale activations in popular locations across Singapore include The Wellness Sensorium, a multi-sensory pop-up at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay; Zentosa Fest; a transformed Sentosa as a wellness island retreat, organised as part of Sentosa’s 50th anniversary celebrations; and three Merli Wellness Trails, a hybrid race platform launched by 42Race, across the Singapore Botanic Gardens, HortPark-Harbourfront and Fort Canning Park, where participants can explore the parks and garden, and answer questions in exchange for exclusive Merli and Friends virtual badges.
There will also be island-wide arts offerings in the heartlands and city centres. National Gallery Singapore will offer experiences such as somatic movement workshops like qigong, silat and more; a slow art programme and an immersive sound bath experience designed for 10 to 14-year-olds; programmes by NAC’s Arts and Culture Nodes featuring visual arts workshops to enhance self-discovery and mindfulness; Chinese percussion and Latin dance workshops; and a 10-metre art mural accompanied by a meditative soundscape.
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape will host a full-day open house on June 12 where guests young and old can experience mindfulness-based art and movement, yoga, Pilates classes as well as nutrition and fertility talks. CapitaLand will also hold its first wellness and community festival called Live It Up! across its malls and workspaces.
Additional highlights include complimentary fitness and health classes at Jewel Changi Airport on June 11 to 12; a special ‘six-hands’ collaboration at 1-Arden bringing chefs and farmers together to prepare a wholesome meal; and free virtual fitness and wellness classes conducted by ClassPass at Gardens by the Bay and the scenic Civic District, coupled with a mini virtual tour of each location so that everyone can experience Singapore and the wellness offerings from afar.
For enterprises in the wellness sector, the inaugural Wellness Symposium will bring together business leaders, industry experts and professionals to share insights on the market opportunities and consumer demand in spiritual, mental and preventative health; while the Wellness Industry Roundtable will allow enterprises across sectors to network and discuss growth opportunities, explore innovation ideas and potential collaborations.
Attendees at both events will also be able to experience wellness at the Wellness Sensorium located at Gardens by the Bay.