If you have kids and are wondering where to travel to next take a look at this. Singapore is one of the most kids friendly places you can think of !
One of the most famous attractions of Singapore where you can spend a whole day. The name Sentosa is derived from the Sanskrit word Santosha which means peace, joy & contentment.
Sentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors, children & adults alike.
Some of the attractions are Underwater Aquarium, Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Tiger Sky Tower, Merlion Plaza, Light & Sound Show at night, Cable Car ride, Wings of Time Show, 4D Adventure Land, etc.
Sentosa has a stretch of sheltered beach of more than 2 km (1.2 mi) on its southern coast, divided into three portions: Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach. These beaches are artificial, reclaimed using sand bought from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Universal Parks & Resorts markets the park as a “one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia” and promises that the park will be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.
Universal Studios is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Universal Studios Singapore is 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, occupying the easternmost part of the 49-hectare (120-acre) Resorts World Sentosa.
There are a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 are original or specially adapted for the park. The park consists of seven themed zones which surround a lagoon. Each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show, featuring their own unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas.
Gardens by the Bay
It is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
The “Cloud mountain” itself is an intricate structure, consists of a number of levels, each with a different theme. . It features a 42-metre (138 ft) “Cloud Mountain”, accessible by an elevator, and visitors will be able to descend the mountain via a circular path where a 35-metre (115 ft) waterfall provides visitors with refreshing cool air.
The Flower Dome features seven different “gardens” as well as an olive grove with a bistro and a central changing display field has also been incorporated to enable flower shows and displays to be held within the conservatory.
Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens’ landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft). The Supertrees are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and also a vast collection of bromeliads such as Tillandsia, amongst other plants. There is an elevated walkway, the OCBC Skyway, between two of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a panoramic aerial view of the Gardens.
At night, the Supertrees come alive with a light and music show called the OCBC Garden Rhapsody. It is unlike anything i have seen before! A must watch when you visit the Gardens ! 🙂
Exit the Raffles Palace MRT and head towards the Esplanade for this. Merlion Park, a landmark of Singapore, is a major tourist attraction at One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District (CBD). Half-fish and half-lion, the iconic Merlion resides at the waterfront Merlion Park.
It is not as much a park as it is a standing symbol for all of Singapore. Spread out over 2,500 square meters, or about 27,000 square feet. Two structures of the Merlion are located at the park. The original merlion structure measures 8.6 meters tall, whilst a Merlion cub located near the original statue measures 2 metres tall.
Singapore Zoo occupies 28 hectares (69 acres) on the margins within Singapore’s heavily forested central catchment area. The zoo was built at a cost of S$9 million and opened on 27 June 1973.
It is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manage the neighbouring Night Safari, River Safari and the Jurong Bird Park.
There are about 315 species of animal in the zoo, of which some 16 percent are considered to be threatened species. 40 hectares of secondary forest were later developed into the Night Safari.
Shows are conducted at the zoo where visitors get to interact with the animals. Their latest attraction is the River Safari.
Night Safari is a one of a kind experience that I would recommend to all! You get to travel past the open enclosures in a tram. The children & adults enjoy it equally !
Be sure to check out the show timings before you plan your visit to the zoo.
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is a tourist attraction in Boon Lay, Singapore. The bird park, managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, covers an area of 0.2 square kilometres (49 acres) at the western foot of Jurong Hill, the highest point in the Jurong region.
Jurong Bird Park is now a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world, including a large flock of flamingos. It is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of the number of birds and second largest both in the number of bird species and land area . There are 5,000 birds of 400 species in Jurong Bird Park, of which 29 are of threatened species. There Bird Shows conducted as well.
Botanical Gardens & Orchid Gardens
SBG is a lovely old garden created almost 200 years ago. It still retains its original primary rainforest patch. Although now totally surrounded by housing, busy roads and more development, this lush garden is still home to some adaptable species of wildlife.
It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Botanic Gardens has been ranked Asia’s top park attraction since 2013
The National Orchid Garden, within the main gardens, is at the forefront of orchid studies and a pioneer in the cultivation of hybrids, complementing the nation’s status as a major exporter of cut orchids.
Aided by the equatorial climate, it houses the largest orchid collection of 1,200 species and 2,000 hybrids.
More than 10,000 species of flora is spread over its 82-hectares area, which is stretched vertically; the longest distance between the northern and southern ends is 2.5 km (1.6 mi).
The Botanic Gardens receives about 4.5 million visitors annually!
Chinese Garden also commonly known as Jurong Gardens is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. Built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, an architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden’s concept is based on Chinese gardening art.
ThThe Chinese Garden is modelled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping.
It is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station and connected to the adjacent Japanese Garden by a bridge.
You will see the twin pagodas, lake, bonsai garden, tea house and other such features.
MINT Museum of Toys
It is a museum showing a private collection of vintage toys. MINT [“Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys”]. The museum collection includes more than 50,000 unique vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from the mid-19th century to mid-20th Century!
All the toys displayed in the museum are the lifetime collection of Singaporean, Chang Yang Fa. Exhibits on display include Disney toys, Astro Boy, Batman, Popeye the sailor, Pre-war Japanese toys, including a ‘Door of Hope’ Chinese doll collection dating from the turn of the 20th Century,Teddy Bear collection as well as Chinese comics and comic covers dating from 1920s, and the Adventures of TinTin collectables.
The memorabilias are from more than 40 countries. Largest collection in South-East Asia. It is suitable for all ages.
Also it is one of the safest places to travel to and the great transport network makes travelling a breeze ! So next time you wanna plan a Vacation with Kids, you know where to go ! 😉
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