Although Singapore may be small in size, it is absolutely packed with an incredible range of fun-filled attractions. For those who are visiting the city with their family, here are some of the places that you should definitely try to go to.
One of the top tourist attractions in the country, the Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens, is famous for being one of the best zoos in the world. Set in a beautiful, tropical, rainforest surroundings, the zoo boasts over 2800 animals from more than 350 species, which come from all over the world, and are spread out around the 26-hectare park. While this may seem like a large space, visitors can either explore it on foot or take the guided tram tour, which will take them past some of the zoo’s most popular exhibits, from the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia to the Fragile Forest.
Singapore’s most popular island resort, Sentosa is visited by over 20 million people each year and boasts a spectacular range of attractions. This is the perfect place for just about every family to visit, as there is so much to see and do here. If you are after a quiet, relaxed day, spend some time on Sentosa’s sandy beaches, which are lined with beach bars and clubs that serve up tasty food and cocktails. Alternatively, schedule yourself an action-packed day, visiting Universal Studios Singapore, as well as the MegaZip Adventure Park and Wave House Sentosa. There are 14 hotels located on the island, so if you really cannot squeeze everything into one day, it is easy to spend the night here and continue your adventures in the morning.
Science Centre Singapore
With 14 galleries that boast over 1000 interactive exhibits, the Science Centre Singapore is home to the largest collection of science-related educational materials in the country, all of which are guaranteed to inspire just about every visitor. The exhibits here really are so interactive, and this is what makes it so perfect for children of every age, as they can really become involved in the science all around them, whether this may be learning about the different layers within the earth, or powering an engine using the heat from the palm of their hand. The Science Centre is also home to the Omni-Theatre, which is the only IMAX dome theatre in the country, so be sure to catch a film here before you leave.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay, which is located at Marina Bay, is hard to miss, with two futuristic structures rising up from the greenery. This garden was designed with environmental sustainability as its key focus, and makes use of cutting-edge technology to help conserve energy. From the Cloud Mountain to the Supertrees, there is so much to see here, especially for those who appreciate nature. For an inspiring birds-eye view of the park, give the OCBC Skyway a try, which is a 128 metre suspended walkway that gives visitors the opportunity to take a walk between two of the supertrees.
Singapore has so many attractions that are perfect for the family, no matter what your family may be interested in. From the mind-blowing science at the Science Centre to the lush, green nature at Gardens by the Bay, be sure to schedule in enough time for each of these activities if you are visiting Singapore with your family.