A visit to Singapore is sure to leave you surprised the
first time round. It’s one of the few countries in the world where you find a
perfect balance between nature and modernity. The city also offers immense opportunities
for entertainment, especially for children. There are several things to do in Singapore
with kids that keep them thoroughly entertained.
Singapore has numerous family-based attractions including zoos,
theme parks, sunny beaches and botanical gardens. While some activities are
meant for pure entertainment, there are others that teach the kids a thing or
two while letting them enjoy all the while. If you have not been to Singapore,
or are looking to have a gala time with
the top things to do in Singapore with kids, then this blog is for you.
Aquarium on Sentosa Island
S.E.A Aquarium, on Sentosa Island, apart from being a topmost
Singapore attraction, is one of the top
places in Singapore to have a gala time with your kids. If you have always wanted
to watch the marine life at close range, then this is the place to head to. The
size of the aquarium will blow you away and the variety of marine life
contained in it, ranging from stingrays to jellyfish, will leave you absolutely
stunned. To enhance your experience, stay at the Ocean Suite room with
underwater aquarium views.
Gardens by the Bay
In the Gardens by the Bay is a fulfillment of Singapore’s
vision of a “city in a garden”. It covers an enormous size – spanning across
101 hectares of reclaimed land. The Far East Organization’s Children’s Garden,
with its interactive playgrounds and water gardens, is the place to head to
with your kids. A kids’ favorite is the Cloud Forest which is covered in cool
mist and contains the world’s largest indoor waterfall. A walk along the
elevated boardwalk gives you splendid views of the Singapore Skyline, Singapore
Flyer and Marina Bay Sands (all of them incredible pieces of architecture).
Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show
One of the top things to do in Singapore
is enjoy the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water
Show. The Marine Bay Sands Light and Water show lasts around 15 minutes, and consists
of colorful lights shooting up in the sky from the rooftop of the Marina Bay
Sands. The lights are accompanied by lively music, making the entire show even
more entertaining. With its dancing water fountains and colorful visual arts, this
show draws crowds in large numbers.
Take a Singapore
Take your kids for a Singapore night safari, your kids will
thank you for it. The safari consists of a 40 minutes tram ride which lets you,
and your kids, watch the wildlife and gain a better understanding of their habitat.
A unique experience is experiential dining, which allows you to enjoy dining in
close proximity to fire-eating tribal dancers or dine abroad a tram which
traverses the park.
at the Adventure Cove Water Park
Water parks are always enjoyed by both kids and adults
alike, and Adventure Cove Water Park is no exception. Whether it’s dashing down
the water slides, swimming in the wave pool or taking on the challenge of
high-ropes course and maze, it’s all about fun, adventure and excitement. An
added attraction is the snorkeling experience provide by the park.
food at the Hawker’s Stalls
If, after all the fun
things to do in Singapore with kids leaves you hungry, head to the Hawker’s
Stalls for some cheap and tasty local food. The best part is that, you will
find a hawker center at every shopping center and community. Some of the
popular ones are Gluttons Bay (on Marina Bay), Satay by the Bay (Gardens by the
Bay) and Chinatown’s Maxwell Food Centre, among others.
Take a Duck tour on Marina Bay and Colonial Area
Taking a Duck tour is fun because of the excellent
sightseeing it provides, and the added commentary teaches you a lot about the
history and culture of Singapore. The Duck tour, which lasts about an hour and
takes you on the waters of Marina Bay after passing the Singapore Flyer,
Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Statue and Marina Bay Sands. You are also taken
through the picturesque old colonial area, which is home to beautiful pieces of
trip to the Art Science Museum
Museums are always great places for visiting with kids, and
the Art Science Museum is no exception. Its architecture (the building resembles
an outstretched hand or a bunch of bananas) itself is quite interesting. The
entire building, like so many others in Singapore, has been built in an
eco-friendly manner. There are several theme or idea based galleries. The
multimedia room inside the museum focusses on important discoveries like
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Flying Machine. You also find artefacts from Titanic, Harry
Potter film sets and other such curious items.
Exploring Chinatown is one of the best things to do in Singapore with kids. It has a happening
vibe and is a great place to just hang out, engage in some shopping and enjoy
the delicious food. Walking and exploring the markets is really fun and
convenient here, because there are pedestrian-only streets available. As much
as it is crowded and bustles with activity, Chinatown is also quite clean and
circles with Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer is a noticeable presence in Singapore’s
skyline. It is Asia’s largest observation wheel, and takes you almost 165
meters above the ground. From one of the 28 air-conditioned glass capsules, you
are provided magnificent views of historical landmarks like the Marina Bay,
Singapore River, Raffles Place and Padang. It’s interesting to know that the Singapore
Flyer featured in the reality TV show, The Amazing Race in 2010, as well as The
Amazing Race Australia in 2011.