Read­ers tell us what their weekend chill pill is (one flies her plane!).

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“Cy­cling af­ter a hec­tic work week keeps my mind off my wor­ries. I love ex­plor­ing new trails and cre­at­ing mem­o­ries, but more im­por­tantly, my rides give me the ex­tra boost I need to face a new week.” – Ivy Wan, 30, fi­nan­cial con­sul­tant


“Kick-box­ing is my weekend in­dul­gence. Be­cause I’m kick­ing and punch­ing thick pads and shields, I get an ex­cel­lent work­out that not only tones and strength­ens my body, but also re­laxes my mind. I vent all my frus­tra­tions dur­ing a ses­sion, and go home feel­ing ready to take on new chal­lenges.” – Jen Koh, 34, hu­man re­source ex­ec­u­tive


“I like to host health and spa par­ties at home. I’ll in­vite a small group of peo­ple and ed­u­cate them about anti-age­ing and health is­sues. As an anti-age­ing en­tre­pre­neur, it’s a treat to share my knowl­edge with oth­ers. But what I find most re­lax­ing about th­ese get-to­geth­ers are the con­ver­sa­tions – I use th­ese par­ties to re­con­nect with old pals and make new ones.” – Angie Loke, 35, en­tre­pre­neur


“I do a lot of com­mu­nity work on week­ends. It’s a great feel­ing to be able to ex­tend my help to oth­ers and sup­port im­por­tant causes. I might do home makeovers for my el­derly neigh­bours, dis­trib­ute fliers on dengue aware­ness, or walk, run or dance for char­ity.” – Tan Jun Mi, 37, en­tre­pre­neur


“I have a pri­vate pi­lot’s li­cence and I fly a Piper War­rior PA28-161 to Malaysia on week­ends, usu­ally to Malacca and Tioman, to eat and ex­plore new ar­eas. I hope to start fly­ing to Thai­land, In­done­sia and Aus­tralia soon. It’s so re­lax­ing be­ing up in the sky, tak­ing in the scenery from be­tween 1,000 and 2,000 feet and en­joy­ing ev­ery sec­ond of con­trol­ling the plane.” – Les­ley Ann Chai, 29, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager


“I spend my week­ends screen-print­ing fab­rics for my line of cush­ions, tea tow­els and bags or mak­ing jew­ellery to add to my online shop. I get so much sat­is­fac­tion from de­sign­ing and cre­at­ing – it’s not work to me. It feels good to get lost in the process, and by the time the weekend is over, I’m thor­oughly recharged.” – Amanda Chia, 38, graphic de­signer


“All I need to re­cover from a long work week is some care­free time with my dog Missie. We might go to the park or beach, or just hang out at a pet-friendly cafe. Missie seems to know when I’m stressed and gives me the right amount of af­fec­tion when I need it. Snug­gling up with her sets me up for a great week ahead.” – Janette Lai, 40, per­sonal as­sis­tant


“It sounds crazy but I love do­ing house­work on week­ends. It’s re­ju­ve­nat­ing. I do ev­ery­thing from the laun­dry to vac­u­um­ing and mop­ping, scrub­bing the bath­rooms, dust­ing the fur­ni­ture and chang­ing the sheets. Some week­ends, I’ll even wash and pol­ish my car.” – Lee Mei Kheng, 40, in­de­pen­dent fi­nan­cial ad­viser

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