8 Kid-Approved Spots in Singapore
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If you plan to travel soon with a kid, your best and safest bet would be Singapore. Apart from its safe and clean environment, you will not run out of exciting and educational activities to choose from. We give you the top destinations that will make your trip a memorable one and worth your money.
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1. Sentosa Island
From underwater to aerial activities, you might find yourself needing two full days to complete your tour around the island. It’s the complete package where you get to chill at Siloso Beach or if you’re up for some water activities, you may choose to enter the Adventure Cove Waterpark. It is packed with an aquarium, waterslides and a wave pool, plus tubing and snorkeling activities where you come face to face with hundreds of fish!
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2. Universal Studios Singapore
Still in Sentosa Island, enjoy a whole day of thrilling rides, shows and attractions. Don’t forget to bring home some souvenir and sweets from Candylicious, located just right outside the entrance.
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3. Singapore Zoo
Over 2,800 animals and 300 species are waiting inside the carefully built and landscaped habitats. Start your trip as you board a guided tram or you can simply trek your way through the distinctive habitats that may be viewed from elevated platforms, underwater galleries and glass observatories.
Tip: Avail the Jungle Breakfast to jumpstart your day with the complete energy you need for the tour.
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4. Night Safari
Trek or ride a guided tram on your way to this multi-sensory wildlife adventure. The highlight of this trip would be the 20-minute Creatures of the Night Show. Featuring the nighttime superstars otter, binturong, civet, hyena and African Serval that will thrill you with their natural and unique skills. If you’re up for more adventure in the wild, extend your trip to the River Safari, an adventure with 6,000 animals including 40 threatened species that you’ll meet at some of the world’s iconic rivers like Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze rivers. The River Safari also prides itself for the Giant Panda Forest, Squirrel Monkey Forest and the enchanting Amazon Flooded Forest.
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5. Jurong Bird Park
The park is known as one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries with some of the largest free-flying aviaries. They have a collection of more than 5,000 birds across 400 species in the world, which opened its doors in 1971. Get to feed and interact with the penguins, flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills, toucans and many more feathered friends when you visit their respective aviaries.
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6. ArtScience Museum Singapore
Art, science, design, media, architecture and technology in one are featured in the museum’s exhibits. Right now, the museum is showcasing Future World created by teamLab and you need to hurry because the installations will be up for a limited time only.
Tip: free admission every Fridays for children under 12 years of age (up to four kids) with every adult ticket purchased.
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7. National Gallery Singapore
See the modern Southeast Asian art permanently displayed in this gallery. Although this year, they have a little surprise for the kids as they bring the Children’s Biennale. It’s a good way for the kids to learn about themselves and their world through the ten installations that tell a story. These works were inspired by myths and legends created by nine creative Singapore artists. The exhibit will end this October 8 so better put this in your itinerary!
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8. Gardens by the Bay
The trip wouldn’t be complete without dropping by the garden beside Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Divided into two sections – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, kids will have a better appreciation of how Mother Nature works.
Tip: Come in late afternoon so that it won’t be that hot anymore and don’t forget to pass by the Supertree at night for the light show!
We’re not suggesting that you go through all these destinations in just one go! Don’t sweat it (well, aside from the sweating thanks to the humid weather) and just enjoy your stay. The best part is not ticking off every destination in your itinerary but taking home new memories with your loved ones. Happy trip!