Singapore is a squeaky clean Asian city that has all the hussle and bussle of markets, exciting cuisine, great shopping and attractions that make it a top family destination. Taking the kids to Singapore is easy, it’s just a seven hour flight from the East Coast of Australia and five from the west. English is widely spoken, ATM’s are readily available and yes there is even junk food.
Sentosa Luge – Safe for all ages, the luge’s unique steering and braking system lets you decide just how exciting or leisurely a ride you want it to be as you coast down the scenic hillside.
Sentosa 4D Magix – Southeast Asia’s largest 4-dimensional theatre and multi-sensory cinematic ride which synchronizes digital surround sound and life-like action on the giant screen with special effects like seat vibrations, gusts of wind, water sprays, aromas, and even leg ticklers.
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom – Marvel at the 1,500 live butterflies representing over 50 species as you and your family enjoy a quiet stroll through the lush greenery of the outdoor conservatory.
Carlsberg Sky Tower – At 131m above sea level, Singapore’s tallest observatory tower affords panoramic views of the island and beyond. Up here, you can see Singapore from end-to-end, in air-conditioned comfort, day or night.
Bond with the pink dolphins at Underwater World’s Dolphin Lagoon. Definitely one for the family photo album, a trip to Dolphin Lagoon promises an unforgettable introduction to the world of the highly intelligent Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin.
Jurong BirdPark – Step into this 3,000sqm walk-in aviary and enjoy the experience of having a thousand colourful birds swirl around you in a naturalistic setting. With suspension bridges and an elevated boardwalk that’s 12m above ground level, you will be right in the thick of things, with 360-degree views of everything that’s happening around you. And the children will just love the central feeding tower where they can feed the birds.
Singapore Science Centre’s WaterWorks – practically a water theme park in itself, both children and grown-ups get to experiment with the hands-on exhibits. And the beauty of it is that the children won’t even realise that they’re learning about important concepts like water pressure and the natural water cycle. They would be far too busy throwing plastic balls into water vortices, creating their own rainbows and dodging water jets in the Water Maze. And at the end of the day, when they’re all happy, tired and soggy, all you have to do is to put them into the Giant Dryer where they can learn about evaporation!
Singapore is a tiny island linked to Malaysia by two causeway bridges. Singapore accommodation is of an excellent standard with all the facilities of top class hotels available. Families will need interconnecting rooms in most properties. The weather in Singapore is often warm and humid with average temperatures around 23 to 32 degrees. Australians must hold a passport with at least 6 months validity and no visas are required for Australian passport holders for visits under 90 days. The currency is the Singapore Dollar or 1.23 to USD.
Other things to do are; Singapore has become the Gambling centre for South East Asia, the casinos are magnific and grand, with plenty of night-life for the Adults.
- First stop in South East Asia – Singapore, Singapore (travelpod.com)