Top 10 Family Attractions in Singapore


Singapore is a veritable tourists’ delight as there are more sightseeing places and visitor attractions than you can count on your hands. So, irrespective of whether you’re visiting Singapore on a short business trip or going on a week’s vacationing with your family, you’ll always be left with a list of sightseeing attractions that you could not visit.

Before you start planning your Singapore tour itinerary, you should browse the different sites that list travellers’ hotspots. After you’ve made a shortlist of attractions that you think you might be able to cover in the total number of days you’ll be in the island nation, you should get in touch with a travel agent. Don’t forget to buy some sort of pass or combo coupon that’ll let you see at least 12 to 14 popular attractions at discounted rates.

1.The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is the Asian equivalent of ‘Millennium Tower’ and many tourists and locals have even rated it a few notches above the London landmark. The Singapore Flyer is presently the biggest observation wheel in the world soaring up to a towering height of 165 meters (or the equivalent of a 42-storey edifice) that lets you have unparalleled vistas of the city. You can even see parts of Malaysia and Indonesia on a clear and sunny day. A full round trip takes about 30 minutes. Rainforest Discovery, Flight Simulator, and Fish Reflexology are some other prime attractions in Singapore Flyer.



2.Cruising down Singapore River
You’ll be able to travel back in time once you book yourself for a cruise in one of the bumboats that was originally used for ferrying freight to the city from the ships anchored in the Singapore harbour. Since Singapore was catapulted into one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, these wooden bumboats were pressed into service for taking tourists on a guided tour of the nation’s colonial past. You can take the bumboat from any of the nine piers either for a 40 or 60 minute ride. 3.National Museum of Singapore
If you’re thinking of including at least one museum in your itinerary then do not look beyond the National Museum of Singapore. The History Gallery is the major draw that appeals to mainly young visitors and children. One gains a perspective about the city nation right from the 14 century till the foundation of modern day Singapore through audio-visual aids. You also get an idea of the nation’s culture and society by taking a tour of the Singapore Living Galleries.

4.National Museum of Singapore
If you’re thinking of including at least one museum in your itinerary then do not look beyond the National Museum of Singapore. The History Gallery is the major draw that appeals to mainly young visitors and children. One gains a perspective about the city nation right from the 14 century till the foundation of modern day Singapore through audio-visual aids. You also get an idea of the nation’s culture and society by taking a tour of the Singapore Living Galleries.

5.Jurong Bird Park:
The Jurong Bird Park is one of the biggest avian sanctuaries in the world spread over 20 hectares and home to more than 7,000 birds belonging to 600 different species. Noteworthy areas that you must visit are the ‘African Waterfall Aviary’ ‘The Lory Loft’, ‘Birds n Buddies, and ‘Birdz of Play’ especially if you’re visiting with the kids. 

6.Sentosa Island:
Sentosa Island is almost synonymous with Singapore and vice-versa. It is the country’s most sought after tourist spot by popular choice. You’ll find everything in Sentosa Island particularly if you’re travelling with the family. From glitzy shopping malls to top of the world gourmet restaurants, and many notable addresses for children and adult entertainment, you’ll never miss anything. And don’t forget to relax in one of the several sun-kissed sandy beaches.



7.Singapore Zoo:
Singapore Zoo should invariably figure in your tour schedule if you’re visiting with family. The Singapore Zoo is one of the most spectacular of all zoos in the world in that it is a model ‘open zoo’ housing close to 2,500 birds and animals of 315 species in a 28 hectare area. Kids will love the ‘Rainforest Kidzworld’ and ‘Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife’.

8.Singapore Botanic Gardens:
Nature lovers will surely find the Singapore Botanic Gardens a great place to visit as there is so much to explore in the 52 hectare park. You’d need at least two days to complete going round all the lakes, sculpture gardens, fountains, and manicured lawns. Do step inside the National Orchid Garden that has over 1000 species of orchids and 2,000 hybrid species.

The Esplanade
The Esplanade reflects the ultra-modernity of the nation without jettisoning the Singapore of yore. You’ll be awe-struck by the sheer grandiose and magnificence of the numerous museums and how they harmoniously blend with the towering skyscrapers and the glitzy shopping malls and trendy outlets all around. Get lost in the revelry of performances on the balustrade that is absolutely free.

Night Safari
Watch animals at their animatory best and that too at night in the nearly 40 hectare Night Safari park which is actually a verdant rain forest that provides a natural habitat to more than 1,000 animals that are active at night. Surely attend the two shows-‘Creatures of the Night’ and ‘Thumbuakar’.

Chinatown
If you’re keen to take back Oriental antiques, trinkets, statuettes, amulets, and other memorabilia from Singapore then you should head to Chinatown. See the ethnicity of different Chinese regions reflected in the striking house-wares, exotic Asian antiques, and other souvenirs that are sold here. Just take a stroll in the Chinatown and gaze at the endless row of Shop-houses.  


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