The best places to take a nap in Singapore
Golden Village Gold Class Suntec sure knows how to make full use of its plush darkened theatres. During lunch hour on weekdays, it opens up its otherwise empty theatres to those looking to sneak in an afternoon nap. An extra 8 bucks even gets you an entrée from the Gold Class menu. Simply select your preferred time slot (the same way you’d book a movie online) and you're all set to doze off in a cinema – free from judgement. $10/session
At Palm Avenue Float Club, you float in the private tank filled with a warm temperature-adjusted saline solution (of a salt density that’s said to mimic that of the Dead Sea), which allows one to literally and figuratively float their cares away in hour-long stints. With only a multi-coloured light for illumination, the deliberately featureless tank imparts a feeling of weightlessness, alleviating bodily weariness, and encourages a mind on overdrive to disconnect and find its peace. $90/60 minutes and $110/90 minutes, with three-, six- and 12-float packages available.
You don’t have to work at Google to have a taste of its fancy sleep pods – the high-tech zero-gravity pods can also be found at select Virgin Active branches. Retailing at $20,000 per pod, soothing ambient sounds and subtle vibrations help lull you into a deep slumber. Unfortunately, you have to be a member of the gym to get in on the fun. From $52.43/week
The compact and functional hotel is fitted with personal lockers and over 100 bed-only capsule rooms. Snag a bed there for a quick shut-eye or make full use of the perks that you are entitled to – complimentary hot buffet breakfasts and dry cleaning services too. From $40/night
Here, there’s a designated “power nap” service on offer. For a reasonable fee you’re able to rent a massage bed at any time of the day. Eye masks, pillows and comforters are provided to ensure quality downtime. Still not recharged? Treat yourself to a full body massage or a foot reflexology session. The principled massage parlour has two outlets right in the heart of the Central Business District. $20-$28/session
This restored shophouse now stands as a boutique capsule hotel that houses a mixture of 56 single and queen-sized beds – so go ahead and take your pick. Beyond a few solid hours of sleep, you also have access to free Wi-Fi, around-the-clock reception services and a personal locker. Did we mention the complimentary breakfast? From $50/night
We get that long flights can be draining. So instead of trudging through the bustling premises of Changi Airport half-asleep, head to the free-to-rest area if you've got time to kill before your next flight. Expect reclining seats, couches and a carpeted floors.