See Singapore as a family

Ever wondered what a family holiday to Singapore looks like? Hear from one of our Travel Counsellors, David, about his latest family holiday to this awe-inspiring destination and what they got up to that kept the whole family entertained. 

See Singapore as a family

Asia. Should we take our kids? Is it a bit “much”? This was our overriding anxiety before booking our trip to Singapore, but we should not have hesitated. It is the absolute perfect place to challenge and ‘wow’ them, with an incredible infrastructure and world-class cuisine - with cheating options if any of your children are like mine and on the pizza diet…

It fit the brief - we visited internationally recognised theme parks like Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark, as well as soaring over the waters of Gardens by the Bay on the cable car before descending beneath the ground on the supremely efficient metro system to get to all the amazing areas of the city we needed to explore.

Hawker stalls in Newton Market allowed for every kind of food for incredible value. Little India has the best curries, and the quays are superb for bars and entertainment. Chinatown and its temples, as well as tight corridors of stallholders, was a battle for the senses (especially for my two kids under eight who had never seen anything like it before). My kids loved every minute of it and were soon smiling sweetly and saying “no thanks” to anyone who offered the next great deal of the day on fridge magnets!

Singapore also finds the perfect balance between the traditional and modern, no better highlighted than by the giant manmade structures within the Gardens by the Bay which resemble huge alien palm trees with giant floral displays, and by the waterfall in the Cloud Forest exhibition which truly must be seen to be believed. This all stands in the shadow of the ultra-modern Marina Bay Sands Singapore with its world-famous infinity pool.

If that’s a bit highbrow, then there is a kids’ splash park just around the corner from these world class attractions. Conveniently free of charge, it was a welcome relief from the humidity for those wise enough to pack swimmers. It’s these little touches that really help to break up the city sightseeing with child-friendly fun, making it an enjoyable holiday for the whole family. A lot of places in warmer climes could learn from the Singaporean town planners for sure.

We found the people friendly, and everything was less chaotic than some other parts of Asia, so Singapore made for an easy first experience into this part of the world with kids. We can’t wait to return and twin Singapore with another part of Asia, as we did here with Bali.

To book your Singapore holiday or break, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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