Things To Do In Singapore With Kids

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Criticised in the past by travellers for lacking the passion and character of other South-East Asian cities, Singapore is finally getting some spark. If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination, chances are you won’t find a country better equipped than Singapore when it comes to mesmerising every member of the family, in the entire continent of Asia. Capitalising on its melting pot of cultures, the country is now a mecca for arts, fashion, culture and big-name events.

Allie Caulfield

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A favourite of both kids and adults, the Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo. Visitors are taken on a tram ride through the park containing only nocturnal animals unfettered by cages and roaming freely in their natural habitats. The park houses over 2500 animals, 38% of which are threatened species.

Timings: 7:30 pm to Midnight

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Photo of Sentosa Island Lorong 7 Realty Park Singapore by Shashank

The term Sentosa translates as ‘peace and tranquillity’, as the previously-deserted tropical island has been converted into Singapore’s modern playground. The fun starts with a cable car ride to the island, one which offers fantastic panoramic views of the city to the visitors. Once you’re on the island, you should head to Fantasy Land, which is a water park spilling with slides and rides or experience an erupting volcano at Volcano Land. One place you cannot afford to miss though is the Universal Studios, which is the mightiest tourist attraction of Sentosa.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm (Universal Studios)

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Photo of Singapore Botanic Gardens Cluny Road Singapore by Shashank

The Botanic Gardens of Singapore is a 158-year-old tropical garden which was recognised as a UENESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Tourists are drawn towards it as it gives them a chance to get away from the hustle and chaos of the city. Bring bread to feed the fishes, marvel at the 10000 species of flora that blossom here and break for a picnic lunch on one of the lawns.

Timings: 5 am to Midnight

Bumboat Ride along Singapore river

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Take the entire family on a traditional bumboat cruise along the Singapore river, and watch the city unfold along its shores. The city has managed to preserve this river for more than two decades now, and as you wave to other boats, you’ll realise there’s still plenty of charm left here.

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

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Photo of Little India Singapore by Shashank

Little India is an ethnic district in Singapore, located in the vicinity of the other ethnic quarters – Chinatown and Kampong Glam. It is at this place that the story of the Indian immigrants under the British rule started, which subsequently paved the way to a multi-ethnic Singapore. The kids will surely love the colours and smell of this region, which will remind them of their homes in a foreign land.

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Photo of The Battlebox Singapore by Shashank

Your kids will spend hours exploring the bunkers that made up the underground command centre under Fort Manning, which is popularly known as the Battle Box. A guided tour will narrate the story of the Battle of Singapore during World War 2, and take you through the 26 bomb-proof rooms, all of which have undergone restoration.

Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Allie Caulfield

Photo of Gardens by the Bay Singapore by Shashank

Part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’, Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of space-age bio-domes, high-tech supertrees and whimsical sculptures. Visit the Flower Dome which has replicated the Mediterranean climates found across the globe and proceed to gape at the Cloud Forest which has its own waterfall. Skyway gives tourists the best view of the gardens, city and South China Sea.

Timings: 5 am to 2 am

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