In a small, urbanized country like Singapore, it’s especially important to seek out nature. The development you choose should be designed with sustainability and eco-friendliness in mind; it should also be located close to attractive natural landmarks. Multiple studies have proven that staying close to nature will improve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being for the entire family.
In one study by Mind, 95% of those interviewed said their mood improved after spending time outside. Nature transformed their mood from depressed, stressed, and anxious to more calm and balanced. Meanwhile, research by prominent psychologists Ulrich, Kim, and Cervinka has shown that scenes of nature improve vitality and psychological well-being.
Many modern developments take special care to preserve as much greenery as possible, but you can also find solace by choosing a development nearer to the coast. As an island-nation, Singapore is surrounded by the sea, and it would be a shame to miss out on calming views, balmy breezes, and long walks along the coast.
Building projects near the coastline offers residents a tranquil place to come home to, as well as myriad watersports and lifestyle activities. Proximity to lush parks also allows residents to have family bonding time or to unwind with friends, away from the concrete jungle.
It’s possible to enjoy the benefits of nature even right in the city centre of Singapore if your home is Marina One Residences. It’s the only development in the city to boast a 65,000 sq ft garden, but that’s not all. It’s also flanked by two large parks: Marina Station Square and Central Linear Park, ideal for that early morning jog or evening stroll.
The iconic Gardens by the Bay Supertrees make for an impressive skyline near Marina One Residences. Standing proud and loud by the Marina Bay waterfront, Gardens by the Bay is an award-winning attraction that comprises three distinct spaces over a sprawling 101 hectares.
It features the world’s largest greenhouse, home to plants and flowers from five continents; and the Cloud Forest, a mist-filled landscape of rare vegetation. As dusk falls, the grove comes alive to the Garden Rhapsody, a spectacle of light and sound.
A few minutes’ walk away from Gardens by the Bay is Marina Barrage, a dam and recreational attraction open round the clock on Singapore’s southern tip. Researcher Andrea Taylor found that time spent in nature improves children’s moods and attention spans, and the rooftop park at Marina Barrage is a great way to introduce your littlest ones to greenery. Families often visit to picnic and fly kites, and to take in the stunning views of Singapore’s famous cityscape and the reservoir below.
There’s no reason not to live close to nature, even in the heart of the city. Choose Marina One Residences for a more wholesome, enjoyable life.