10 ideas that are absolutely doable - for a healthier mind, body and wallet this year.
Our new year's eve parties ended as soon as they started. We hope you tried at least 1 of the 10 quirky superstitions from around the world. But if you didn't, we've got you covered anyway. Here're 10 easy peasy resolutions to make this an even better year. It might just be the first time we actually keep our resolutions.
1. Get fit for FREE
We just can't say no to freebies even if we tried. And when it's a good deal, we need to share them with friends. Pack your sportswear and see you at one of our malls. From kickboxing at The Star Vista and Tampines Mall to KpopX Fitness at IMM and Junction 8 - we're all pumped up and ready to look amazing for the year ahead. Hot-foot from store to store, walk up the escalators and get those glutes fired up before the workout.
Pick up a new hobby, make some new friends or discover a new destination. It doesn't have to be complicated and you don't have to figure everything out on your own. Bring out the artisan in you and sign up for a workshop at PaperMarket in Raffles City Singapore or Plaza Singapura. After all, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and a handcrafted sketchbook is a wonderful way to talk a walk down memory lane. If you're not a 'crafty' person, then head over to the flagship Bynd Artisan atelier at Raffles City for a customised leather notebook for you and your better half to chronicle all your beautiful memories.
3. Know what you're eating and be your own farmer
With all the 'healthy' diets and food fads going around, it's easy to get caught up in these trends. Start something sustainable by understanding your food sources and what goes into them. Always best to know what you're consuming and grow your own organic food at a fraction of the cost! Herbs are the easiest for amateur farmers. If you need inspiration, check out the 5,300 sq ft urban farm at Funan come next year, and 'adopt a plot' to grow your own produce. Let's get green this year as we eat and live healthier.
4. Ride about now - explore the city the stylish way
If you've never found a need to pick up cycling so far or have long forgotten about your bikes, it's time to bring the wheels out again. With Car-Free Sundays continuing this year, it's a perfect weekend adventure and you'll appreciate the city skyline in a whole new way when you're leisurely zipping through the peaceful, quiet business district on a lazy Sunday morning. Lucky you if you've got your hipster, retro bikes but if you don't, no one's getting left out with the new bike sharing services all around. And if you start getting addicted to your wheels, consider cycling to work as we have over 500 bicycle bays at our properties! That's not even counting the 165 lots at the new Golden Shoe Car Park, which will also have a cycling path, just like the new Funan!
5. Live life on your own terms
Stay real to stay relevant. From building complex megastructures to leveraging data as we curate and customise experiences with you and for you - we want you to live, work, play on your own terms. Be surrounded by like-minded creatives and trendsetters at the upcoming lyf ('live your freedom') properties. Designed for millennials, the first lyf properties will be opening in Shenzhen and Dalian this year while the flagship lyf Funan Singapore opens in 2020. Make new friends as you whip up a meal in the social kitchen or catch up on work at the coworking spaces - explore the cities at your own pace and in your own way! Do tag us in your photos for a chance to get featured. Here's how we're celebrating #authentiCITY with your photos this year!
6. Go on an adventure
Work through your travel bucket list! Explore the majestic temple ruins of Phnom Penh, relive the history of a time long gone, and stay at our first serviced residence in the city, CASA Meridian Residence. Go sandboarding or dune bashing in Dubai and be among the first to stay at Ascott Culture Village Dubai. Chill out or party it up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and sleep tight at Citadines VN Jardins. The world's too big - take that trip, go on that adventure.
This year, build up your piggy bank without depriving yourself of your material needs. All it takes is a little effort to hunt down the best deals and bargains while you're out shopping! To help you along, here’s a pro tip – sign up for CapitaStar to enjoy promotions all year round at 16 participating malls. Take it up another notch by getting the American Express CapitaCard, which will give you 6X more STAR$ on your spending. Redeem STAR$ for shopping vouchers, and repeat!
9. Smile more, just because. And because why not?
There's a tonne of health reasons to smile more, ask the doctors! If you need an extra reason to put that twinkle in your eye, here’s one from us: Our ‘Wish Upon a Car’ festive draw continues through to 2 March, so keep shopping for a shot at winning a brand-new Infiniti Q30 Premium Active Compact!
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Here's to 2018 being your best year yet!
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