What to Expect at the Yunomori Onsen & Spa at Kallang Wave Mall

LIFESTYLE  |  September 08, 2016
  • Yunomori Onsen & Spa, Kallang Wave Mall
    1 / 7 Yunomori Onsen & Spa, Kallang Wave Mall

    Before walking in, make sure you have at least an hour to spare: 30 minutes for the onsen, and the rest of the time for orientation, changing and showering (more on that later). Important note: Those who are pregnant, menstruating or having a skin infection are not allowed in the onsen. People who have recently undergone surgery or have a history of heart problems are not advised to go.

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  • Shoe lockers, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    2 / 7 Shoe lockers, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    You are required to deposit your shoes in one of these free lockers before entering the reception area. Cleanliness is a top priority, as everyone goes barefoot in the onsen.

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  • Reception, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    3 / 7 Reception, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    This is where you check in and decide on your treatment or package. For an entrance fee of $38+, you can access the facilities at Yunomori Onsen & Spa for the whole day. The onsen opens from 10am to 11pm daily, so check in early to enjoy the tranquil ambience. If you have more than an hour to spare, consider adding on a massage to top off the relaxation experience. A la carte prices start from $30+ for a 30-minute foot massage.

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  • Dressing room, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    4 / 7 Dressing room, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    After checking in, you’ll receive a locker key, towels and a yukata (casual kimono) with a design of your choice. The yukata is meant to be worn outside of the onsen baths, at the cafe or resting area. At the dressing room, you have to leave your bag, clothes and accessories in the locker, bringing just a hand towel with you into the onsen baths. Everyone’s busy doing their own thing here (undressing, putting on the yukata, tying their hair etc.) so don’t be shy! In case you’re wondering, the onsen has separate areas for men and women.

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  • Onsen baths, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    5 / 7 Onsen baths, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    Nothing is allowed into the onsen baths, except for a hand towel! As a hygiene practice, everyone is required to shower in a communal space before stepping into the onsen baths. Shampoo, hair conditioner and body wash – 100 per cent natural and chemical-free from luxury brand Puri Alchemy – are provided. The women’s onsen has four heated baths (soda, jet, bubble, silk) with temperatures ranging from 38.5 to 41 deg C, one cold bath (17 to 19 deg C), and one steam room (43 to 49 deg C). No bigger than an office cubicle, each bath has different health and beauty benefits, such as relieving joint and muscle tension, improving blood circulation, reducing high blood pressure and enhancing the skin. Those with long hair are required to put up their hair to avoid contaminating the onsen water. Many women wrap their hair using the hand towel. For safety reasons, don’t spend more than 45 minutes in the onsen, as the raised temperature may cause you to feel giddy. You’ll need to keep track of time (there’s a clock inside) if you’re planning to check out the different baths and steam room.

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  • Massage room, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    6 / 7 Massage room, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    If you’re serious about unwinding, sign up for a massage (or two). For ultimate relaxation, go for the 90-minute Thai Massage ($158+, including onsen entry) or Aroma Massage ($168+, including onsen entry). You can also add on a Herbal Compress, a blend of Thai herbs that’s rubbed all over your body. It’s known for soothing anxiety, chronic pain and arthritis. Visit www.yunomorionsen.com to check out the full range of services. Book your treatments ahead of time, especially if you’re visiting on a weekend. Couple rooms are available upon advanced request.

    (Also read: 11 Post-Workout Massages to Try in Singapore)

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  • Resting area, Yunomori Onsen & Spa
    7 / 7 Resting area, Yunomori Onsen & Spa

    After the onsen and a massage, you’ll find yourself extremely relaxed, and drowsy. Take a nap in the resting area, a welcome feature in the Yunomori Onsen & Spa. The plush beds, well spaced apart, will lull you into deep sleep. Post-nap, grab a bite at the adjacent cafe. Good to know: The cafe has several Pokestops around the corner, and is a hotspot for catching Pokemon like Slowpoke and Psyduck!

    (Also read: 7 Locations in Singapore With Many Pokestops & Gyms)

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