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Holiday classes: Singaporean travellers pursue offbeat hobbies while on vacation

Travellers are pursuing offbeat hobbies while on vacation and packing classes into their itineraries

Published on Apr 13, 2014 1:08 PM

Forget run-of-the-mill cooking or art classes. Singaporean travellers these days have varied hobbies and are heading overseas to hone their skills.

Pole-dancing enthusiast Deborah Dayani, for instance, headed to Sydney earlier this year to attend pole-dancing workshops by top professionals.

"It was my first time to Sydney. While I wanted to have a beach holiday, I also wanted to take the opportunity to learn from the instructors there and experience the Sydney pole culture," says the 29-year-old public relations manager.

Mr Robin Yap, a 35-year travel industry veteran and the non-executive chairman of The Travel Corporation, a collection of international travel and tourism companies, says many travellers also head to destinations traditionally associated with their hobbies in pursuit of an authentic experience.

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