Best Family Friendly Attractions in Singapore

September 27, 2012 by

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens. Photo courtesy of armaggesin via Flickr.

Singapore is an unrivaled travel destination for tourists with children in tow. The following are just a few of the great attractions available.

Popular with trekkers and campers, the boomerang-shaped Pulau Ubin (also known as Granite Island) offers more than 2,500 acres of wilderness, abandoned granite quarries, rolling hills and some of Singapore’s last remaining traditional kampongs (or “villages”). If you want to pitch a tent with your family, you could do far worse.

When one thinks of snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding, the city-state of Singapore isn’t the first destination that springs to mind; but Snow City, a high tech, indoor snow center, offers the opportunity to escape the tropical weather and strap on some gear and play in the snow. Learning to ski in southeast Asia is bound to be a memorable experience for the little ones.

It’s difficult to imagine a better example of the marriage between old and new in this historic region than the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG). This institution is divided into themed zones and features lovely and stately Victorian gazebos, pavilions, and ornate gardens that are idyllic spots for a family picnic and an extended stroll.

The Danga World Theme Park and Danga World Petting Zoo in nearby Johor Bahru are advisable destinations for travelers with children to entertain. Also suitable for families is Taman Merdeka, a public park next to a large lake with pavilions, an open-air theater, sculptures, cannons and a clock tower (all accessible for free).

- John Reality

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