School holidays. That dreaded season for parents. Are you especially tired of watching your kid wail away on his headset while playing “Modern Warfare 3”?
Is your daughter slowly turning into an Asian Kristen Stewart, all cooped up in her room… yearning for her personal R-Patz everyday?
Thankfully, the school holidays also coincides with the festive season. And unless your kids are the reincarnation of The Grinch, they probably love Christmas. Here are two places that are going all out in their efforts to spread some festive cheer.
Mandai gets transformed into a nighttime Mystica kingdom this holiday. Starting December 9 to December 31, the Night Safari gets transformed into a fascinating place of fairies and nocturnal animals.
To entice customers and in keeping with the holiday season, the Night Safari is offering 30% off admission pricing if you come dressed in a green top.
Of the attractions, the entire Safari has been outfitted with the theme of Mystica. Along the Mystica Trail, friendly staff dressed as fairies will greet you along the way as you try to keep sight of forest dwellers like the elusive palm civet.
If your kids are more adventurous, they can also opt to meet animals like snakes, hedgehogs and the sugar glider up close and personal at the Critter’s Encounter during 7.30 to 10.30pm. For an even invigorating experience for the family, the Mystica Safari Adventurer tour with its personal guided VIP tour, up close encounters with animals like the Flying Squirrels and Elephants as well as a Mystica feast is the ideal package. Prices are $160 for a child of 3-12 years old and $230 for an adult.
The fantasy themed Mystica Forest Feast can also be enjoyed without admission to the park at $48 for a child and $68 for adults.
Meanwhile, Sentosa has taken a different approach. The island has a variety of events catering to people who enjoy a wide range of activities.
For the little ones, Storytelling Comes Alive!has two activities for them. On Wednesdays to Sundays, they can enjoy children stories narrated with a multi-sensory show consisting of a giant storybook, puppetry and actors. Kids can also engage in an Arts & Crafts workshop to learn the finer arts of making door ornaments and aprons for $8.
Sentosa has a healthy beach crowd and of course, they’re not missing out. At Palawan beach, a dancing competition withCaptain Palawan could net you a bounty full of prizes. Others who are less blessed when it comes to footwork could work with professional sand sculptors in Sandy Good Times at Palawan Beach.
Christmas has its own little corner at Sentosa Boardwalk. Visitors can enjoy a special puppet show, Merry Marionettes, with skating elves, dancing penguins, clowns and more, in a show designed for the whole family. Circus Swingapore has also set up its base camp here, and with be entertaining viewers with its performances of trapeze artists, aerial hoops and silks.
If your inner kiasu is hard to suppress, the Sentosa PLAY Pass, which allows for the visitor unlimited admission to any attraction on the island is on a 60% discount. More information on this as well as information of show times for the above events is available at www.sentosa.com
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