In Singapore, both parents and their kids have very busy schedules with pending homework, presentations to make at the office or family gatherings that cannot be avoided, etc. How can one find time in such a fast-paced life to just take a breath and slow down? For this, we have found out a few simple ways which will let you bond with your family, while at the same time making it an enjoyable experience:
1. Visit the Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo has won many awards for being one of the best in its field. From the most common animals to housing some of the world’s most endangered species, the Singpore zoo will spark the curiosity of your child like nothing else.
The Chinese giant Salamander is the largest amphibian in the world, and can be found in the Singapore Zoo. For everyone who has fantasised about getting a picture with furry and ridiculously cute giant Pandas, you can fulfill your dream here. You can’t miss the River Safari, which will take you to a land of amazing water animals. With more than 6000 animals hailing from the most famous rivers of the world, you will be left gawking at their beauty and variety.
2. Take a stroll through Chinatown
The hustle and bustle of Chinatown will liven up your spirits and you can introduce your children to a rich Chinese culture. China is known for its wares with intricate and delicate designs, tea leaves, herbal treatments, food and many more! You will find all of it in the streets of Chinatown.
The colorful eating places will be an amazing experience as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner with your family. The Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple are loved by tourists and locals alike.
3. Take a leisurely walk through Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens by the Bay is a huge garden with a collection of rare and exotic plants that will make you feel like you are in wonderland. The Cloud Forest has all sorts of tropical plants and the Flower Dome will have elements of Mediterranean flora.
One of the best experiences in Gardens by the Bay is the Skyway trail. The ideal time to visit is after it gets dark and then you can witness huge glowing trees while strolling 22 meters above the ground. Your children will especially love the Children’s garden which has a lot of adventurous activities in store for them.
4. The spine chilling Haw Par Villa
The statues and structures of Haw Par Villa will give you an experience of a lifetime. The four main cultures of Singapore have been highlighted through a series of gruesome statues. So, you might want to exercise some caution if you are visiting with your children. Scared, disgusted or petrified, this will be an experience to remember.
5. Visit an escape room
Fancy trying out escape rooms in Singapore? Then this is your opportunity. There are rooms with different themes and you need to be your own Sherlock Holmes to unlock their rooms. Do not be surprised if you get locked in there for long and fail to exit the game and complete the game. Go in for a brainstorming session in one of these gaming rooms for a memory that you will cherish forever.