One of the great Asian destinations – Singapore boasts a fantastic mix of colonial history, modern infrastructure and traditional cultural pursuits. While on first appearances, it may not seem to be the ideal destination for a family holiday, the city presents many attractions perfect for the whole family to appreciate. Besides – the city’s symbol is a mythical Merlion that is sure to inspire everyone’s imagination.
Here are five popular family-friendly attractions in Singapore.
One of the world’s great zoos, the Singapore Zoo is sure to keep the kids captivated. The big ticket attractions include the white tigers, polar bears, mandrills and hamadryas baboons. The zoo is highly innovative and offers a night safari to allow visitors to observe nocturnal animals when they’re most active and a special lunch with lions.
Universal Studios Singapore
Formally opened in 2010, Universal Studios Singapore boasts several themed zones including Hollywood, a Sci-Fi City and Ancient Egypt. This is a place for sheer escapism - enthusiasts will enjoy the adrenaline rush on the numerous rides – such as the Transformers Ride and the Battlestar Galactic duelling coasters.
Underwater World allows enthusiasts to observe more than 2,500 marine wonders. The central attraction is the 83-metre travelator that moves beneath a windowed tunnel where stingrays, moray eels, turtles and sharks swim effortlessly above. A ticket to Underwater World also allows entry into the Dolphin Lagoon, where pink dolphins perform to the delight of the whole family.
Science Centre Singapore
Offering 850 exhibits and with a core objective of making science inspiring and exciting; the Science Centre Singapore attracts one million visitors a year. Regardless of your field of scientific interest – there is sure to be a section that peaks your curiosity including Space Science, Climate Change, Solar System or the Marine Alcove.
eXplorerkid is the perfect attraction for kids under 12 – this is the largest indoor playground in the country and encourages learning through exploration. The centre organises special activities such as a Fruitful Holiday Camp, a Princess and Knight Balloon Sculpturing Workshop and a Making Heart-Shaped Chocolate Bouquets.