If you’re planning a family vacation, you’ll find that there’s so much to do in Singapore – so many treasures to uncover and new adventures to experience! Singapore has everything to ensure that everyone in your family has a truly memorable holiday.
1/ Pororo Park
Laugh and learn with Pororo, the Little Penguin. This indoor edutainment playground integrates a theme ride, playground attractions, educational classes and entertaining shows, all under one roof. This August, don’t miss the Magic of Markson and his amazing animals!
For more information, visit: http://www.pororoparksg.com
2/ National Gallery Singapore
A must-visit destination in Singapore, the National Gallery Singapore features the largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks. Get an insight into the unique art, heritage and history of the region.
Within the premises, discover art through imaginative play at Keppel Centre for Art Education. This centre offers a dynamic environment that will stimulate children’s creativity and curiosity. It features special displays, an interactive area and four vibrant spaces conceptualised by artists plus an exciting line-up of programmes for families all year round.
· Iskandar Jalil – Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels)
1st September 2016 – 28th February 2017
The first major survey of Iskandar’s career, this exhibition explores the practice of ceramic art. It highlights Iskandar’s deep connection with clay, a material that he believes embodies local identity and culture of the land.
· Artist & Empire – En(countering) Colonial Legacies (In partnership with Tate Britain)
6th October 2016 – 26th March 2017
The Gallery’s second international exhibition explores the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art.
For more information, visit: http://www.nationalgallery.sg
3/ Gardens by the Bay
Breathtakingly beautiful, Gardens by the Bay is a multi-award winning horticultural destination which is made up of two main areas – Bay South Garden and Bay East Garden. Step into the spectacular Flower Dome which houses a collection of plants from all over the world. It is the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records! Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist. Learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment. Have a fun-filled family day at the Far East Organisation Children’s Garden that has interactive water play features and educational programmes in a lush natural setting.
Upcoming Floral Displays in the Flower Dome:
· Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display
Ongoing until 28th August 2016
Designed by Singaporean garden landscape designer Alan Tan, “Orchid Extravaganza” will feature over 100 orchid species and hybrids.
· Tribal Tempo Floral Display
9th September – 30th October 2016
Take a safari tour and marvel at the colourful display of exotic flora like Proteas, aloe trees, art and animal sculptures.
For more information, visit: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
4/ Singapore Zoo & River Safari
Have a wild time at the Singapore Zoo!
Play like you don’t have a care in the world at Rainforest Kidzworld! Take a splash at the water playground, spend time with farmyard animals, take a rainforest challenge or ride a wild animal carousel. And don’t miss the Animal Friends Show where the whole family can also enjoy a barrel of laughs watching some very special everyday pets perform amazing feats. Enjoy Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife! The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with not one but an entire family of orangutans! This award-winning breakfast programme set at the timber lodge-inspired Ah Meng Restaurant, promises a truly eye-opening experience.
Experience the amazing River Safari!
Nestled between Singapore’s two award-winning wildlife parks – Singapore Zoo and Night Safari – River Safari offers an unforgettable adventure inspired by the world’s most iconic rivers. This $160-million attraction features state-of-the-art exhibit designs as well as the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. Housing one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater fauna, the park features over 6,000 animals including 40 threatened species. And that includes Singapore’s resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia.
5/ Kidzania Singapore
Explore the city built for kids! Kids aged 4 to 17 can participate in over 80 role playing activities specifically designed to educate and inspire. They will play, learn, work and even earn money in the form of KidZos currency which they can use to buy stuff or save!
For more information, visit: http://www.kidzania.com.sg
6/ Madame Tussauds Singapore
Pose with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Singapore! With fully themed interactive zones and the new “Spirit of Singapore” boat ride, get ready to take photos with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends and come face to face with international icons.
For more information, visit: http://www.madametussauds.com/Singapore