4 Solo Hobbies You Can Indulge on Your Own in Singapore

Being a homebody or enjoying things by yourself has always baffled the rest of society, but i still gives a sense of fulfillment and calm for people who want to take a break from the stresses of daily life (or if they happen to find themselves a little tired from all that socializing).

Spending some alone time allows you to unwind and reflect on your thoughts, enjoy your own company, or even stumble into a new experience entirely. Here are a few solo hobbies you can start with:

1. Go on a bookstore binge.

Going to bookstores alone is perhaps the best way to enjoy your alone time. Not only do you get to look for an eye-catching cover in relative peace and quiet, but also lets you spend as much time as you want poring over the pages of a new book and getting lost in it.

From there, you can head over to the nearest café and while the afternoon away with a good book and a cup of coffee.

2. Watch a movie.

This may not be a uniquely Singaporean activity, but going to a theater and watching a movie doesn’t have to be limited to groups of two or more. Seeing a new movie by yourself is perfectly fine and is a lot faster than having to wait for other people.

It’s okay if you don’t have a person to talk to after having seen the movie over dinner. If you’re faint-hearted, seeing a horror movie alone will definitely be a cathartic experience.

3. Take a trip to the museum.

Taking a stroll over to the National Museum of Singapore (or any other museum in Singapore) is almost basically free of charge, and it’s the perfect activity that lets you stroke your chin in deep thought while staring at things like an old design for a container manufactured in the 1950’s. 

You can even go museum-hopping for the whole day and visit different exhibits that you might find interesting. Granted, this might require more work to walk to a museum than simply watching a documentary from the comfort of your own home.

4. Bike/walk on a natural trail/take a different route home.

Singapore may not be known for its sprawling parks the same way that other countries are, but there are still a good number of parks and trails that you can walk or bike around. Go cycling long enough and you’ll get through most of the country by bike.

Walking can also be just as healthy for you and lets you appreciate nature more closely.