My pulse is racing as I am blobbing up and down the swimming pool in between star jumps and frantic splashes of water. My fellow classmates and I scream in glee as we try to synchronise our moves to our instructor. The cheerful beats of Korean and Thai disco music betrays the stately grandeur of the colonial building in our midst.
I am attending an aqua zumba session, one of the many wellness activities offered during my recent stay at Oasia Resort Sentosa, which turns one this month. The 191-room hotel, by Far East Hospitality, has a strong wellness focus — it boasts the hotel group’s first in-house spa and hosts a thoughtfully curated buffet of wellness and recreational activities that look like they came straight from the pages of Breathe Magazine.
The Imbiah or Wellness Sanctuary wing, housed in the heritage building, offers guests a daily roster of recreational activities. They range from yoga, aqua zumba to lip balm and bath-bomb making workshops. On selected weekends, the hotel also conducts talks and activities on a diverse range of topics, from nutrition, mindful tea-drinking, beginner calisthenics to calligraphy.