A Family Affair

Next Stop: Singapore

Are you eager to visit the Lion City? We can help you plan that perfect family vacation. Aside from the marriage of a modern city with traditional values, Singapore boasts a clean and efficient system that will make any visit there a breeze for you and your family. From its myriad of delicious food  to its reputation as a shopping haven, there’s surely something to please you here.

But vacations should be about discovery as well. So, what about places where you can explore and learn with your family? Here are some exciting attractions for you to put on your list and pay a visit to!

For more interesting attractions, head over to the Singapore Pavilion at MATTA Fair 2016 from 2-4 September. Details at www.yoursingapore.my/junior/matta.

Photo by Resorts World Sentosa.
Photo by Resorts World Sentosa.

S.E.A. AquariumTM

One of the world’s largest aquariums, S.E.A. AquariumTM offers the opportunity to observe more than 100,000 underwater creatures of over 800 species, from manta rays and leopard sharks to the American blue lobster.

Embark on an underwater journey with your family through the Strait of Malacca & the Andaman Sea, and walk across a floor of glass where ocean denizens swim right beneath your feet! Then, get up close and personal with sea cucumbers, sea stars, and other marine invertebrates at the Discovery Touch Pool.

Home to gentle giants of the sea such as the leopard shark, saw fish, goliath grouper and a squadron of manta rays, the Open Ocean offers a diverse collection of marine life. Get even closer to sea creatures with Ocean Dreams, a 1-night sleepover programme at the wondrous habitat and discover how it feels like to be caught in a storm at sea, how to prepare food for marine animals, and learn about the underwater creatures themselves!

Reason to visit: If you love animals, this is the place for you. You’ll get to meet magnificent sea creatures and learn all about them – an immersive and educational experience for you and your family.

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Singapore Zoo

Located within Mandai rainforest, Singapore Zoo is home to more than 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. With special viewing features such as elevated platforms, underwater galleries, and glass observatories incorporated into many animal habitats, be prepared for an immersive experience with your family.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have it with an entire family of orangutans for a unique experience? At Ah Meng Restaurant, you can indulge in a delicious breakfast spread that includes international and local favourites, tropical fruits, and juices while enjoying the fresh air and greenery. This award-winning breakfast programme offers you opportunities to learn more about each and every member of the orangutan family.

Get a “backstage pass” with the Wild Discoverer Tour, and get an exciting behind-the-scenes look at how animals are being cared for! Discover how the insect population is bred and maintained at Fragile Forest, meet scaly residents at Reptile Garden, and witness amusing antics by the Hamadryas baboon colony at Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia.

Reason to visit: For families with kids who love hands-on experience, this attraction will allow your children to find out how to care for animals while learning all about them. What’s a better way to learn something than doing it on your own?

Photo by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
Photo by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The only natural history museum in Singapore, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) at the National University of Singapore is the custodian of the city’s natural history. Consisting of 15 unique zones, the main gallery has different sections devoted to the origin of life, including fungi, molluscs, green plants, arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Step inside the Dinosaur Zone and be amazed by their collection of three sauropod dinosaur fossils that are more than 80% complete, a rarity for dinosaur fossils. Catch their light and sound show, which happens every 30 minutes and be transported to the Jurassic period where dinosaurs roamed the earth, which will delight adults and children alike!

Bring your kids to the Marine Cycles area to teach them about how life in the marine world is influenced by nature’s rhythm. They’ll be able to learn how the ebb and flow of tide, changes in wind direction, birth and extinction of volcanoes and seasonal changes in the weather all contribute to and affect nutrient availability which in turn shapes the biodiversity of the area.

Reason to visit: Who says history has to be boring? Spark your children’s interest and learn fascinating facts about natural history! Embrace your inner geek and marvel at life itself.

 

Find out about even more exciting attractions to visit with your family by checking out our new #SingaporeJunior web series at www.yoursingapore.my/junior. And once you’re all pumped up and excited for your own getaway – come on and plan the best family holiday ever! Do this by heading over to the Singapore Pavilion at MATTA Fair 2016 from 2-4 September 2016 for great family holiday deals, and a chance to win the Ultimate Family package to Singapore, Ovation of the Seas cruise vacation and many more! Details at www.yoursingapore.my/junior/matta.

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