This year’s expanded line-up features more than 180 wellness offerings over three weeks, from fitness and meditation workshops to arts and lifestyle experiences.
Date: 17 Jun to 9 Jul 2023
Wellness Festival Singapore 2023
Families will be in for a treat at this year’s Wellness Festival Singapore (WFS), as its second edition will run for three weeks, up from 10 days last year. Held from 17 June till 9 July 2023, this year’s festival will give families more time to explore a wider range of Singapore’s wellness offerings. Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to at Wellness Festival Singapore 2023:
Organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore (Enterprise SG), Health Promotion Board (HPB), National Arts Council (NAC), Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), and Sport Singapore (SportSG), the festival will feature key programmes as well as several large-scale activations in popular locations. These include:
The Wellness Experience Space
The anchor event for WFS 2023 is a multi-sensory pop-up at the Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza, with six different zones offering fun, innovative public installations, masterclasses as well as food and beverage. These include the ASMR Wonderland where families can create relaxing sounds by interacting with floating cubes of textured materials; and the Mirror Scent Trail, where families can go on a journey along a reimagined “urban jungle”, accompanied by unique scents representing the ebb and flow of daily life. Families can also participate at the Active Arena by swinging across an obstacle course, balancing on a slackline or simply let out their feelings with punching bags. Other activities include sound bath jamming (a wellness practice that combines sound baths with music jamming), an array of masterclasses as well as healthy snacks and drinks for a healthier mind and body.
Where Mind and Body Connect at Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands will invite families to embark on an ultimate journey of self-care through ‘Where Mind and Body Connect’ – the integrated resort’s celebration of wellness and well-being from 17 June to 19 July 2023. In support of WFS 2023, Marina Bay Sands has lined up 30 weekend workshops across six different activities that explore new holistic ways of experiencing unique spaces such as the Rain Oculus at ArtScience Museum, Digital Light Canvas at The Shoppes and the iconic SkyPark Observation Deck. Families can reinvigorate and rejuvenate themselves through high-energy workouts and calming meditations while discovering the various sights, sounds and movement in the heart of the city. In addition to programmes organised by Marina Bay Sands, other parts of the Marina Bay precinct will also be activated with wellness experiences such as Yoga in the Sky at Singapore Flyer, a staycation package with a scent workshop at Fullerton Hotel and a 3-day Wellness Fiesta “Waves of Wellness” organised by Marina Central Business Improvement District.
Zentosa LiveWELL Festival
The Zentosa LiveWELL Festival is returning to Sentosa for its second edition with over 250 activities covering five holistic pillars of wellness: physical wellness (PlayWELL), relationship building (BondWELL), mind and soul nurturing (FeelWELL), healthy eating (EatWELL) and mindful resting (RestWELL). A highlight of the festival will be an immersive mental and emotional wellness zone, FeelWELL at Fort Siloso, that will showcase 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.
Gallery Wellness Festival 2023
The Gallery Wellness Festival, presented by the National Gallery Singapore, returns with an expanded line-up of more than 20 unique art-inspired wellness experiences from 17 June to 9 July 2023. This year’s festival is themed "Art Connects" with a focus on human connections and the importance of connecting deeply with our emotions and people around us. Explore the full list of programmes and register for activities here.
Welllness Offerings at Jewel
From baking classes to build-your-own flower frames to making your own signature scent, Jewel Changi Airport offers an abundance of workshops for those who want to try them all!
Jewel Changi Airport will also be hosting free fitness classes around HSBC Rain Vortex. These include Bounce, Zumba and Barre, all which will be set against the backdrop of Shiseido Forest Valley for an experience like no other.
Wellness Open Innovation Challenge
Companies and solution providers in the wellness economy can take part in EnterpriseSG’s inaugural Wellness Open Innovation Challenge. Participating corporates will share challenge statements and crowdsource for innovative products and offerings that can address existing industry needs.
Family-Friendly Wellness Programmes
With categories spanning fitness, nutrition, emotional well-being, and lifestyle, the festival features a diverse range of wellness offerings that cater to various preferences as well as individuals and groups of different ages and abilities.
Families with young children can participate in Parent-Child Art Journaling by Artcadia Studio and experience hands-on mindful art journaling activities that improve mental focus, encourage reflection and foster well-being.
There's also the Kids Movement Art Mindfulness workshop (a programme integrating mindfulness, movement and art, which stimulates children's minds by cultivating curiosity and leading them to find their own spark by integrating creativity, wellness and happiness.
They can also head over to Kiztopia’s Play and Recharge programme which includes wholesome activities such as yoga, Zumba, and cookie painting, which little ones and their families can enjoy.
Animal lovers will also get the chance to be up-close and personal with animals while practising Animal Yoga at Mandai River Wonders' Amazon Flooded Forest! Stretch, breathe and move in alignment with your favourite animals as you and your little ones bond over shared movements and laughter. Bonus: get a chance to interact with the animals after! Animal Yoga is a creative partnership by Anytime Fitness and Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
Families who enjoy walking trails can explore the natural biodiversity of Singapore’s flora and fauna through the Immersive Rainforest Trail, Reflective Mangrove Rambling and A Forest Wildlife Exploration @Bukit Batok Park by Untamed Tours or go on a calming walking tour, Mindful City – Walk and Talk by Canvass Mindfulness Centre which encourages participants to slow down and focus on the present moment while exploring nature.
Families can also join the special SAMily Funday at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) with a line-up of programmes and activities designed for all ages. Drop in for a craft activity, explore the ongoing exhibitions, pose for a picture or simply enjoy the wonders of contemporary art!
Seniors can also actively participate in the festival with programmes such as ENERGIZE, a series of active and wellness programmes on Taiji and dance classes held at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s concourse. Those who prefer slower-paced activities can enjoy the love language of flowers with a floral arrangement workshop with Floral Expressions by National Gallery Singapore. They can also experience Kopi, Teh and Contemporary Art, a programme organised by SAM in partnership with RSVP Singapore where senior volunteer guides from RSVP Singapore will take audiences on a tour of SAM’s current exhibitions, and share their personal experiences based on the themes of the artworks.
Discover the enchanting world of gemstones and unlock their hidden secrets at Gem Rendezvous's gemstone workshops and art events! Whether you're a gemstone enthusiast, a jewelry lover, or simply curious about the fascinating realm of precious stones, these activities are perfect for you. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration! Bring your children too to these interactive and fun-filled experiences.
Join Doctor Anywhere in a Positive Parenting workshop ($9 per pax or $16 per couple) that shares the powerful approach that focuses on promoting your child’s emotional and behavioural development through reinforcement, empathy, and effective communication. This workshop is designed for expecting parents and those with children below 7 years old. The workshop will cover the key principles of positive parenting, the brain science behind tantrums and how to effectively manage them, and to empower parents with practical and actionable strategies that can help them co-regulate with their children during challenging moments
New Wellness Experiences In Our City Of Nature
You can also look forward to experiences that refresh traditional concepts with a unique local twist.
For the fitness lovers
Organised by Sphere in collaboration with Therapy Room, fitness and music enthusiasts can enjoy Beats Performance Therapy, a workout specially created for WFS 2023 using Sphere’s unique methodology (a mixture of HIIT and MetCon), accompanied by a live thematic DJ set.
Experience the ebb and flow of Chinese percussion through music and movements that bring balance to your mind and body. Work up a sweat at the Rhythmic Wellness Workshop, a form of fitness drumming that combines drumming with body workouts and choreography. Thereafter, get to experience how drumming relaxes your body as you slow down to the calming, resonant sounds of the steel tongue drum. End off the experience with an energising performance by Drum Feng!
Taking inspiration from Chinese ink paintings at the Gallery, this Somatic Movement: Qi Gong session features an elemental approach to qi gong with somatic therapist Diana.
- Recommended for ages 15 and above
- Duration of workshop: 1.5hrs
- $35 per person (inclusive of General Admission ticket)
- Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring along their own exercise mat
Photo Credits: Singapore Tourism Board
For those seeking mindfulness and nature
Cacao Ceremony + Sound Journey by Space2B combines one of the oldest holistic healing practices, the usage of cacao, with a sound journey to elevate participants’ mood and release stress.
For the caffeine lovers
Caffeine lovers can immerse themselves in the world of teas at workshops such as the Wellness Tea Bar by The Tea Story and Teakle Your Fancy session by MONTI. These offer a hands-on artisanal tea blending session while sipping teas and an indulgent afternoon of unique wellness teas paired with treats and guided mindfulness practices.
WFS offerings are conveniently located across the country, close to iconic precincts and public transport. These allow participants to easily access wellness experiences while exploring Singapore.
For the most updated listing and details of WFS programming, please visit the WFS website.