Singapore is a country situated in the South Eastern part of Asia. It is an island country in the south of Malaysia. Singapore has sixty-two other islands along with one central island. Chinese is the most prevalent ethnic group in this country,and the English language is widely spoken. This small country has a population of approximately six million people. Singapore is the financial and educational hub of Asia with a powerful economy. The standard of living is better than most of the countries in the west with high life expectancy. It is known as a clean, safe and modern city around the globe.
The climate of Singapore is comparable to any other tropical country with the same temperatures all year long with a lot of rain and humidity. Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan are known as the four Asian Tigers as they are the most prosperous economies and countries in the whole of Asia. But Singapore has out shined all the other three countries with its constant growth and government policies. People from different places come for employment as it has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world. It is a hub of health, education, as well as rich culture. It is one of the most expensive places to live and reside in,but it is all worth it if we compare it to the standard of living.
Also, Singapore is one of the most visited places in the world by tourists because of the number of attractions it has to offer. Getting around in Singapore is easy because of an efficient public train transport. There are many places to visit in Singapore which are also children-friendly. Let us check out the top 10 best places to visit in Singapore!
1. Marina Bay Sands
It is one of the most eye-catching and quirky looking structures ever made by humans. It catches the eyes of all generations from kids to adults. It is also one of the most luxurious properties in the world. There is a mall inside the property with a canal that will definitely attracts you. Parents must also take their children to the Art and Science Museum which is both fun and learning at the same time. You will love the view from the Sky Park which has an observation deck. The deck along with the famous infinity pool is located at the ship hanging atop three buildings. You can swim in the most magnificent pool one can ever imagine of. You can grab a bite to eat at the rooftop restaurant. It is worth staying in this hotel. But if the budget does not allow, then you can also day visit the hotel without any worries!
2. Gardens by the Bay
This is the place one must definitely visit if they love to surround themselves with nature and greenery. You can see the aerial view of these gardens from the top of the Marina Bay Sands. There are a countless number of plants species which will keep children occupied. The eye-catching structures that attract the tourists are not just futuristic looking but also fulfill environment related needs. Children can indulge in grasping the beauty of the world’s biggest indoor waterfall. Yes, all these children-friendly attractions are present in the Gardens by the Bay.
3. Sentosa Island
Whenever the name of Singapore is heard, Sentosa Island is the first thought that pop-ups in the minds of most people. There is practically no beach in Singapore except for the Sentosa Island which is in a way a beach getaway. There is a famous Siloso Beach where you can play volleyball or do some water sports. There is an underwater world aquarium full of dolphins. Spoiler alert- you can swim in there with those majestic creatures. Singapore is a lion city,and the statue of Merlion represents that in its true glory. It has a body of a fish and the head of a lion. You can go inside the opening in the mouth of the statue through an escalator and can enjoy the spectacular sights of the surroundings. Fort Siloso is also located at Sentosa Island,and children can learn a lot about its history.
4. Orchard Road
This is the road that will sweep the cash out of your pocket as it is a heaven for shopaholics. There are high-end stores in every nook and corner along with huge malls. You can treat yourself with an IMAX movie which is the real showcase of technology. There are many fine dining and street food options to choose from with a multitude of cuisines. I can bet that all the shopping, movie,and food will only leave you wanting more on Orchard Road. There are many gaming centers on Orchard Road where you can have the best time. There is a mall where one can all the gadgets one can possibly think of. So yeah, it is an absolute heaven for you!
5. Singapore Zoo
They claim that this is the best rain forest zoo in the world which is quite accurate. The entire zoo is clean as the rest of Singapore. The animals have that glow on their skin which ensures that they are cared for. There is loads of flora and fauna all around with optimal space to move. Children will love the wide range of animals residing in the zoo. You name it,and you will see it there!It is possible that you can sneak a peek when animals are fed which will really make them stoked. It takes at least three hours to wander around the zoo. One can also take a night safari which guarantees close encounters with the wildlife. There is also a river safari and the famous Jurong Bird Park.
6. Botanic Gardens
This garden should also be on your list of must-visit places in Singapore. This is a different garden from the Gardens of the Bay. Many trees and plant species are being conserved in this garden and are vested with the honor of a UNESCO World Heritage. As we know, Singapore is a concrete jungle, although a beautiful one. This garden is a getaway from the bustling everyday life and provides with the freshness to charge up. Children will adore the beauty of the place along with the understanding of the cultural importance it possesses. There is aneco-garden and Eco Lake which are eco-friendly (you guessed it right!) as the name suggests. National Orchid Garden and bonsai garden are worth a visit at least once.
7. Singapore Flyer
Which kid won’t feel ecstatic by the thought of riding in a giant Ferris wheel?Yes, it is possible to ride in an air-conditioned capsule which will provide the most scenic views of entire Singapore. It is the largest wheel on planet earth, if I may say so. The entire round takes thirty minutes. It has 28 capsules,and each capsule can fit 28 souls with comfort. It is a 541 feet tall experience that one will relish for his/her entire life.
8. China Town
The China Town really feels like we have stepped into the territories of China. There are red colored lanterns all over the streets which gives a vibe of China. Children can relish authentic Chinese food with delight. There are alot of beautiful and enchanting Hindu temples that drown you in tranquility and calm. This is the perfect place to teach your kids the meaning of belief. For all the tech-savvy persons, free Wi-Fi is available on this street which gives it a modern touch.
9. Little India
Singapore is a culturally diverse country,and the streets are just a testament to that fact. Indians have a prominent role in the history of Singapore. Even the name “lion city” has been derived from a Sanskrit word. Those traditions can very well be seen in the boulevards of Little India. You will feel as if you have entered in an Indian city with shops selling saris and there is also a big temple to worship in. Not to mention, Indian food is available in a large capacity to satisfy the Indian taste buds.
10. Universal Studio
Saved the best for the last! Children and amusement parks are synonymous and go hand in hand. A holiday for anyone is not complete without rides and cartoon characters. There are more than twenty themed attractions within Universal Studios like the Lost world, Hollywood, ancient Egypt, etc. There are one of the best water rides available along with the world’s highest roller coasters. There are a total of five roller coasters which will definitely make the kids scream with delight and wonder!
Hence, Singapore remains the top destination for a holiday with kids,and there are enough sight-seeing options to keep them busy. Remember to travel by train as it is both convenient and cost-effective as compared to taxis. Also, budget travelers can look for street food which is both inexpensive and finger-licking good!There is an extensive range of hotels available to choose from too!
Singapore official site: gov.sg