Singapore is known for many things. Despite being one of the smallest countries, we have many things under our belt. From a world-class airport, an infinity pool atop three buildings, a melting pot of culture and food, to being dubbed as one of the world’s cleanest countries. One thing for sure, Singapore is great for families. Yes, even though our birth rates are low. Apart from the top quality education, excellent health care and security our tiny island offers, families are prioritized, with the many activities and family-oriented attractions.
June is the school holiday period for many younglings, from primary to tertiary students, not just in Singapore but our neighboring countries! Not only is this the best time to spend some precious time with your family, the holidays offer a short family getaway too.
If you’re planning a trip to Singapore, or simply looking to go on a day out with your loved ones. We’ve curated some of Singapore’s top attractions that all ages will enjoy, even if they’re an adrenaline junkie, a nature lover or simply loves laying back.
1. Universal Studios Singapore
Holla to the theme-park lovers! Universal Studios exists in every theme-park junkie’s dictionary. Universal Studios Singapore, the 2nd chain to open in Asia, sprouted in our lion city seven years ago. Located at Sentosa, the theme park boasts a wide range of attractions, rides, and entertainment for families and thrill seekers alike. We personal LOVEEE Battlestar Galactica and Revenge of the Mummy! If you want to cover every single ride and attraction in the theme park, you’d need to set aside at least a day! Food and beverages are sold in the theme park as well so there’s no need to fret about hungry tummies! The turkey leg (sold almost everywhere) and the pizza at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlour is ultra-satisfying so do look out for that.
2. S.E.A. Aquarium
If the thought of spending a day under Singapore’s sun at a theme park sends you scrambling for shelter, the marine realm of S.E.A. Aquarium might appeal to you more. Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across 49 different habitats, you’ll be left marveling at nature’s wonder. My favourite creatures to ogle at would be the jellyfishes! Their neon colours and ethereal movements leave me hypnotized each time. What more, you can make the most out of your day in Singapore as 4 hours in the S.E.A. Aquarium would be more than sufficient!
Do your children frequently wish to be superheroes? Kidzania gives them a chance to put on the cape of common-day heroes! Kidzania is an indoor theme park combining inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play. Children aged 4 to 17 can experience what it’s like to carry jobs like a crime scene investigator, a pilot, a dentist and more.
4. River Safari
River Safari is a river-themed zoo and aquarium consisting of 10 ecosystems around the world – River Nile, Yangtze River, Amazon and the Tundra, just to name a few… Look out for China’s adorable gifts to our nation, Kai Kai and Jia Jia, two giant pandas in the climate-controlled biodome, as well as the rare red panda that looks like a real-life soft toy!
5. Adventure Cove Waterpark @ Sentosa
Cool off from the Singapore heat with a day out at Adventure Cove Waterpark! The park offers thrilling rides like the Riptide Rocket, Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, where you will experience intense climbs and drops and the Pipeline Plunge, where you will plunge into the darkness at high speed. For the chill seekers, the Adventure River where you can grab a float or life vest and leisurely float along is just for you. At Adventure Cove, you can escape to an island holiday and snorkel with over 20,000 colourful tropical fishes too!