3 Spots in Singapore to Enjoy the Sun
Living in ever sunny Singapore, we’ve always been told to cover up or risk skin cancer, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! A little bit of sun is good for you, and when enjoyed with the correct sunscreen coverage, can go a long way in improving your health. Vitamin D is made by our bodies when it reacts with the sun’s UVB rays, and is essential for absorbing calcium, keeping our bones healthy and protects us against serious illnesses like osteoporosis and Type II diabetes when you get older.
We get nearly 80-90% of our Vitamin D just by being in the sun. So slather on some sunscreen, check out these 3 spots in Singapore and reap all the goodness of the glorious sun.
Jurong West Swimming Complex
Boasting a lazy river, Jacuzzi pool and slides with giant floats, the Jurong West Swimming Complex almost sounds like a water park! It is a great alternative if you’re looking to avoid the weekend crowds at Sentosa, but want to do more than just swim a couple of laps in a regular swimming complex. The pool is Singapore-standards clean and has life guards all over the place if you worry about the safety of your little one. Plus, entry will cost you less than SGD$2 – now that’s a deal.
Bring along: UltraMist Kids Tear Free Sunscreen for the kids and Sport Coolzone UltraMist for the adults. Both formulas are water-resistant, but remember to reapply every 2 hours, or after toweling off.
Tanjong Beach Club
Tucked away in the significantly less crowded Tanjong Beach, this beach club is all about golden tans, beautiful people and delicious cocktails. Reserve a daybed and lounge the day away with several pitchers of their fabulous mojitos, or get in some beach volleyball at their private courts specially reserved for guests.
Bring along: Dry Oil SPF15 continuous spray with Argan oil, if you’re looking to achieve that beach goddess glow, or the SunComfort SPF50+ continuous spray sunscreen if you’re planning on hitting the courts, as it’s formulated to allow you to easily brush off sand. Do take note that sand can reflect nearly 15% of UV rays, so if you’re planning on spending the day here, reapply your sunblock and grab some shade occasionally.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
After a 2-year reconstruction, hikers will be happy to know that Singapore’s highest peak, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is open for business again. Trails now feature non-slip, erosion-resistant surface that make walks even more pleasant, and weak hills have been reinforced to ensure guests’ safety. Give your quads and glutes a workout while keeping an eye out for the rare Pangolin or Blue Bronzeback snake.
Bring along: The highly sweat-resistant Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 PA++ if you’re planning on tackling steeper trails, or the Protect&Hydrate SPF50+ continuous spray that is sheer and lightweight, meaning you can grab a well-deserved meal after without feeling greasy. Plus, it’s so convenient that you can even reapply during your hike without breaking a sweat.