Spa at Bishan Park or shipping container? Here are 9 of Singapore’s best hidden gems for your spa fix

In every neighbourhood lies surprising hidden gems that even its own residents are oblivious to. Did you know Singapore has quality spa that’s impressively located in a garden? How about indulging yourself to a rustic retreat in shipping containers? Here are nine off-the-beaten-path beauty spots you can head over for some self-pampering!

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1. The Luxe House

Where: 7A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684

You would have probably guessed through its name, The Luxe House prides itself in offering you luxurious spa treatments, from a foot and body massage that incorporates various healing techniques, to head-to-toe women’s wellness programmes aimed to improve on the physical, emotional and personal well-being of women. Located in the urban and lush estate of Dempsey Hill, this award-winning spa is definitely worth a visit.

2. Aramsa – The Garden Spa

Where: 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Park 2, 569931

If your ideal respite involves being surrounded by greenery, Aramsa – The Garden Spa at Bishan Park is a spa experience to add to your list. With spa packages – Botanical Energy, Down to Earth, Exotic Coconut Treat, among others – that have been named to fit its earthy theme, Aramsa is the place to enjoy an exotic spa retreat.

3. Frangipani Wellness Spa

Where: 18a Baghdad St, Singapore 199657

Situated along the famous the Arab Street area, it’s likely you’ll give this traditional Javanese spa a miss if you’re not actively looking for a massage. Returning customers have highly recommended this spa, which is known for its waxing and henna services. Frangipani Wellness Spa also offers pre & post-natal treatments for mothers.

4. So Spa

Head over to So Spa to wind down after activities in the State of Fun, Sentosa. Boasting 14 indoor treatment rooms and six outdoor pavilions and spa gardens, the Sofitel Singapore has definitely raised the complete relaxation standards here. If you’re down for a different kind of spa experience, spend some time at their outdoor facilities, such as the mud pool and float pool.

5. Bella K-Beauty House

Where: 1 Nassim Road, #01-04, 258458

Fancy getting a hairstyle like your favourite K-celeb’s? Bella K-Beauty House is your one-stop Korean salon for that pending Korean makeover! Located in the heart of Tanglin, its location matches well with the luxe interior that makes you feel like you’re getting a VIP treatment.  They have also recently set up a Korean nail spa by Aresa Nails at the spa!

6. Trimmings Salon & Spa

Where: 75B, Loewen Road Singapore 248852

Simple and minimalist are concepts Trimmings has perfectly adopted to give their salon and spa a neat outlook. The salon at Robertson Walk also offers reasonably priced spa and facial treatments that are (in their words) simple, pure, and exceptional.

7. G.spa

Where: 102 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399719

Choosing between a late-night treat or a spa treatment? How about both? G.spa brings you 24-hour spa services complete with an a la carte buffet! Be overwhelmed by their range of facilities, which include a sauna, cold and hot pools, and full-suite spas.

8. Nimble Knead

Where: 66 Eng Watt St, Singapore 160066

From its exterior, Nimble Knead could easily pass off as a hipster café that’s made out of shipping containers. Through its massage treatments, the spa promises to let your mind and soul wander in its spa containers. We bet you also won’t guess there’s a jacuzzi and back garden in there!

9. Monso Hair Design

Where: 232 River Valley Road #07-02 Singapore 238290

Not very far away from Fort Canning Park is the Monso Hair Design salon, located along River Valley Road. Arguably one of the best Japanese salons founded by two Japanese stylists, the salon also prides itself as an organic hair salon, offering natural henna treatments and Soda bubble shampoo systems.

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