Singapore Fling For Families
It’s a city buzzing with culture in a gorgeous tropical environment. What more could you want from a family holiday?
Two kids. Two adults. Six days. And 30 places to check out – our Singapore holiday was certainly jam packed with loads of fun for the entire family.
Having never travelled there before we really didn’t know what to expect. We were in for a pleasant surprise with activities to entertain a family for months! Even after six full days in Singapore, we really only scratched the surface.
Singapore is a beautiful island city with a population of 5.5 million people from all around the world. The majority of people speak English and everything is written in English so you don’t have to worry about any language barriers.
The food is amazing, the people are lovely, the architecture is eye popping and there is a wonderful mix of culture, shopping, and education making it a great place for families to visit for a holiday.
SilkAir flies from Cairns to Singapore three times per week and is only a six-hour flight. Bring your own device to plug into their on-board WiFi to watch movies and listen to music. The kids enjoyed their games pack and special children’s meals and the flight was over before we knew it.
We stayed at the Village Hotel in Katong which is only 20 minutes by taxi to the city. The location is in the more suburban area of Singapore giving it a “local” feel but we would also recommend staying at Sentosa Island or in the city.
There are many transport options, but taxis are the most convenient and affordable way for a family to get around (a 20 minute trip was about $15).
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If you or your family are venturing over, then make sure you check out some (or all) of these activities. Find out more about each activity at www.pakmag.com.au
A small island just a couple of minutes’ drive from the city with over 20 attractions. Some of our favourites included Universal Studios, KidZania and S.E.A Aquarium. But there were plenty other great family attractions including Adventure Cove Waterpark, iFLY and so much more!
Universal Studios Sentosa Island Singapore is home to the world’s tallest duelling roller-coaster (which is AMAZING!) as well as the world’s first Transformers Ride.
Sentosa Island really is The State of Fun. It is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the city with over 20 diverse attractions. Some of our favourites included Universal Studios, KidZania and S.E.A Aquarium. But there were plenty other great family attractions including Adventure Cove Waterpark, iFLY and so much more! Get a Sentosa Fun Pass that gives you a great deal on attractions.
Universal Studios Sentosa Island Signapore
Universal Studios Sentosa Island Singapore will certainly not disappoint! Renowned for the world’s tallest duelling rollercoaster (which is AMAZING!) as well as the world’s first Transformers Ride and loads more.
S.E.A. Aquarium houses 100,000 marine animals with over 800 species in 49 different habitats
KidZania is an indoor city that’s been made just for kids. Children work, learn and role play as adults in a huge range of careers from Pilots, to Dr’s, Policemen and Scientists.
iFly was also incredible – experience the thrill of flying and skydiving without the accompanying fear of heights in a massive wind tunnel. We had smiles on our faces for hours after trying this!
Gardens By The Bay
With over 101 hectares to explore in this stuning park, there are several areas that will especially delight the smaller generation including the Children’s Garden, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome. Plus, solar “Supertrees” put on a free spectacular light show at the end of the day.
An area especially designed to showcase both art and science, this museum blends the two together in a spectacular way that is not only visually inspiring, but also interactive. The exhibits change according to your creative input.
This is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals where you can explore the rainforest at dusk, enjoy tribal performances.
With 60 obstacles, three tree top courses and five zip lines, this is an adventurer’s playground! The “kids’ course” has 16 different crossings to get from tree to tree, and then finishes with a zip line to the ground.
Faber Peak & Singapore Cable Car
For the best views of Singapore head up to the top of Faber Peak, ring the Bell Of Happiness, have a bite to eat and then jump on the cable car to Sentosa Station.
So, from my family to yours, we hope our guide helps you decide where to stay, what to do and where to take your family for the ultimate Singapore adventure. Check out the specials at Cairns Airport for specials from Cairns to Singapore and beyond!
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