Like any holiday destination, the things that you love about Singapore might not be the same things your kids love about it. So how do you find out what they might like? Ask a local kid.
Bound Round is a kids’ travel app that does just that. They’re asking local kids all over the world what they love best about their home turf, and sharing it via video guides, games and flick-through photo scrapbooks with thousands of kids all over the world.
Here’s what they recommend if you’re visiting Singapore with kids.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great place to visit on one of Singapore’s blistering hot days – a cool oasis mid-city. There are plenty of different gardens to explore inside including: The Dell, Marsh Garden and the scenic walk around Swan Lake or the famous Orchid Garden.
S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the largest Aquariums in the world, and in the enormous tanks you’ll see hammerhead sharks, manta rays and even manatees.
Gardens by the Bay is where you’ll find Singapore’s amazing Super Trees as well as a giant multi-storey glass house. Walking around the gardens is free, and you can walk up amongst the Super Trees on the OCBC Skyway for SG$5.00.
Singapore Flyover is the world’s largest observation wheel, standing at 165m from the ground. At the top you get 360 degree views of the city and one of the best views of Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay.
Trick Eye Museum is definitely an attraction you need a camera for. With odd looking set ups that appear differently through a camera lens it’s a great way to have fun with friends and take some silly pics.
Time for a little story-telling? The Sentosa Merlion experience tells you the story of legendary Merpeople, Monsters and even Monsters in Movies (like Jaws!), then its up to the top – stand in the Merlion’s mouth or on its head to get a great view of Sentosa.
At Sentosa’s Skyway Luge course you get to race down two steep routes from the highest point of the island to the beach, and then get back up the hill quickly and easily by the Skyway.
Sentosa’s Cable Car provides 360Ëš views of the city, the bay and beyond to Sentosa Island itself. It’s a great way to travel across to Sentosa Island to visit the many attractions there.
Singapore River Safari’s enclosures are all based around the rivers of the world and the things found in or around them. It also teaches you a little about the importance of helping to protect endangered animals – like the Giant Panda!
Open only at night, your evening at the Singapore Night Safari starts with a fire dance, and then you are off to experience the creatures of the night – like the Spotted Hyena!
Singapore Zoo is home to amazing creatures and experiences – feed the white rhinos, have breakfast with the Orangutans and enjoy fun filled shows. In the Arctic section you can even see polar bears and wolverines.
Soak up Singapore’s rich Chinese culture in Chinatown. The night markets are great fun and the best time to visit is Chinese New Year.
Take in the sights and smells of Little India. Start your exploration of Little India at the fresh food markets of the Tekka Centre and walk down Serangoon Road past teahouses and tailors to the Mustafa Centre which is open 24 hours. Stop by the colourful Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and grab a fiery curry and some roti at the Banana Leaf Apolo.
Madame Tussauds is of course famous the world over, and in Sentosa you’ll find heros like John McClane and Bruce Lee. It also has to 8 themed zones and a new ‘spirit of Singapore’ ride.
Visit Jurong Park’s 5000 feathered friends. There are so many different birds at Jurong Park it can be tricky to know where to start! There’s a flamingo lake, penguin coast, wetlands and waterfalls.
You’ll get the flight of your life from the mountain to the beach on Singapore’s Megazip. Start your MegaZip adventure with the challenging ClimbMax tree tops ropes course, and finish the day on the MegaZip takes you hurtling down from Imbiah Hill to the beaches far below.
Universal Studios brings the big screen to life with rides and movie experiences including; Jurassic Park, Madagascar and The Mummy
Explore Sentosa the eco-friendly way with Segway Sentosa. Learn how to manoever your Segway through twists and turns before riding along Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beach, or take a hybrid bike and explore the island’s interior.
Getting the ferry across to Pulau Ubin from the main island of Singapore is like stepping back in time to take a look at what Singapore used to be like a long time ago. You can hire a bike and cycle through the national park, looking out for wild pigs and monkeys along the way.
Tiger Sky Tower gives an amazing 360Ëš view of Sentosa Island and is the highest point on the island.