Activities for early birds: 5 reasons to start your days earlier


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For most of us, there’s no greater pleasure than staying curled up in the comfort of your bed for as long as possible — especially on those precious weekends.

But as it turns out, the age-old adage of “the early bird catches the worm” has its merits, and we’re going to show you why! Here are 5 activities that you can do to reward yourself for getting up early in the morning. ☀️

(Psst! 👀We’ll be announcing something exciting at the end of the post, so read on!)

01 • Breakfast, the most important meal of the day 🥞

If you’re a late riser, chances are you tend to skip breakfast and head out the door on an empty stomach. Not only are there many health benefits associated with having a great breakfast, there’s just something about having a warm cup of coffee or tea in the morning before getting your day started that puts you in a great mood.

Looking for some cozy breakfast spots to help you start the day right? Here’s a few places to check out!

Little Rogue Coffee

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This Melbourne-inspired cafe in the heart of East Coast serves decent café fare that will satisfy your early morning cravings. There’s even a community library to borrow and exchange books – perfect for those who enjoy a good read to kick off the day.

📍 Address: 336 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437109
⏰ Opening hours: 8:30am – 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
🌐 Website:

Heap Seng Leong

Prefer something local and old-school? Heap Seng Leong offers traditional toast and egg sets, complete with an essential cup of coffee for the ultimate nostalgic breakfast – all at a super affordable price. Try out their Kopi Gu You (local coffee with a slab of butter) for an interesting twist!

📍 Address: 10 North Bridge Rd, #01-5109, Singapore 190010
⏰ Opening hours: 5am – 6pm daily

Slow Bakes Cafe Bakery

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A hidden cafe located within the Tze Chu Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC), this quaint breakfast spot allows you to indulge in fresh sourdough bakes or breakfast sets while basking in the tranquil view of Yishun Pond. Perfect for those who enjoy their peace and quiet!

📍 Address: 30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
⏰ Opening hours: 7am – 2pm daily

02 • Beautiful sunrises

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The secret to a good morning: watching as the world slowly wakes up to a majestic sunrise.

Whether you’re watching from your window or at a park, you’re guaranteed to feel refreshed and ready to take on the day! If you have the time, we recommend going somewhere where you can be one with nature as you soak in the full scenic beauty of the sunrise. Here are some parks in Singapore you can head to if you’re looking for the full package:

03 • Morning hikes 🌳

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by going on a morning walk! Morning hikes are so underrated — what’s not to love about a cool morning breeze while you embrace the lush natural landscapes and the flora and fauna of Singapore in its full glory?

Be spoilt for choice with the variety of routes to explore at Macritchie Reservoir, and be sure to check out the HSBC TreeTop Walk for a panoramic view 25m above the forest floor.

📍 Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717

04 • Kayaking 🛶

Looking for an awesome way to spend your weekend? Kayaking is a fun and healthy way to de-stress: bring your partner or family along for some quality bonding time! It’s always better to go kayaking in the morning as winds can pick up in the afternoon and make it more difficult to manoeuvre. Plus, you’ll avoid the afternoon heat and any nasty sunburns.

Head over to Water Sport Centre to book a slot for a morning kayaking sesh today!

📍 Address: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
⏰ Opening hours: 7am – 8pm daily

#GetGoInTheMorning – early morning drives just got better!

Another reason to start your day earlier: we’re officially reducing our morning prices (6am – 9am)! Enjoy an early morning drive from just $3 per hour on weekdays, and $6 per hour on weekends and public holidays. 🥳

Ditch the snooze button and start getting up earlier in the morning – you’ll thank yourself for those extra hours to start your day with a bang!

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Good morning!
Ella ⛅️

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