Things to Do with your Kids

Part 5

By Leanne PattiselanoEvents - 01 December 2009 12:00 AM | Updated 09 June 2010

Part 5

Every week we will be giving you 10 Things To Do with your kids in Singapore until we reach the magical 100, by which time you will definitely be spoilt for choice!  

Part 5: There's plenty to see and do on our tiny island that will delight both little ones and grown-ups alike. All that's needed is an open mind and a little ingenuity!

41.    Do a professionally taken family photoshoot.

Lots of photography studios are offering packages for families who want to capture their good times in print. Instead of your typical old-fashioned studio portraits why not mix it up a bit by choosing an unusual location, using props or even an unorthodox time of the morning.
 


42.    Get healthy at Healthzone. Since Singapore is so much of an eating culture, a trip to Healthzone should be made the law. Learn a thing or two about healthy living the fun way at this colourful, interactive learning centre. Your bodies will thank you for it.          
Tel: 1800 435 3616, Website: http://www.hpb.go.sg/healthzone

43.   Go bowling.

 

With plenty of bowling alleys sprouting out in various neighborhoods, hitting the lanes could easily be a weekly routine. Some bowling alleys even organize special competitions and events like midnight bowling that's good fun even for younger children.

Tel: 6440 7388

Website:http://www.singaporebowling.org.sg/


44.    Dress up for Halloween. Halloween may not be a major holiday here in Singapore but why let our Stateside friends have all the fun? Scour the web for parties or activities to join in on or throw your own ghoulish bash where everyone has to come dressed up including the grown-ups!

45.
    Learn a new sport from an expert. Instead of sweating it out in a gym, why not get your bodies moving with a fun sport? Under the Sports Council's Sportscovery! workshops for Parents and Children, learning a new sport is affordable and accessible to everyone. Pick up the necessary skills through hands-on activities that encourage family interaction. You'll strengthen bonds as you strengthen your body!         
Tel: 6345 7111
Website: http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/Corporate/en.html


46.    Relive kampung days at the Malay Village in Geylang Serai.

 

Stepping into the Malay Village is like stepping back into the 50's and 60's. Besides the Malay Cultral Museum that gives you insight into the unique Malay cultural tradition, there's also a legend fantasy show especially for the kids. There are also evening cultural performances but the Kudah Kepang performance every Saturday is a must-see!

 
Tel: 6748 4700, Website: http://www.malay-village.blogspot.com/

47.    Fish straight from the sea at the Bedok jetty. Give your kids a taste of "real fishing" on Singapore's longest and most popular jetty. Even if you end up spending the whole time jigging for tamban (small fish usually used as bait for the bigger ones), it might be action enough to make the little ones feel satisfied.

48.
    Snorkel at the Sisters Islands. The rich marine life makes the trouble of having to charter a fast workboat from the Marina South Pier (since there's no ferry to the islands) well worth it. See giant clams, octopuses and seahorses among the soft and hard coral while swimming in the clear water. A popular destination for picnickers, overnight camping is also possible with a permit from the Sentosa Leisure Group.          
Website: http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/sisters.htm

49.    Go on a photography expedition at the TreeTop Walk.

Get trigger happy as you traipse among the treetops. Walk the free-standing suspension bridge for a bird's eye view of all manner of wildlife inhabiting the forest canopy. It's a Kodak moment waiting to happen.

Open everyday except Mondays.
 

           
Website:http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/ttw.htm


50.    Interact with art at the 8Q sam. Be engaged by contemporary art at the Singapore Art Museum's 8Q sam wing on Queen Street. Featuring interactive art forms, it takes a hands-on approach that even kids can appreciate.          
Tel: 6332 3200, Website: http://singart.com/8qsam