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.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!