Things to Do with your Kids

Part 8

By Leanne PattiselanoEvents - 22 December 2009 5:54 AM | Updated 09 June 2010

Part 8

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 8: Looking through the eyes of young children brings fresh perspective on life. Even the most obvious and mundane becomes new and exciting again so why not give some of these oldies but goodies a try? You might see something you missed the first time around.    

 

71.  Explore the world beneath the waves at The Underwater World.

The Underwater World presents the opportunity to do more than observe the magic of ocean life from behind a glass tank. Wade up close to shovelnose rays and blue-spotted stingrays with the Marine Discovery program. Dive with the sharks or Dugong for an unforgettable first-hand encounter with the deep and you don’t even need SCUBA certification to register!

Marine Discovery program suitable for children aged 6 years and over. Dive programs suitable for children aged 12 years and over.

72. Experience winter in the midst of the tropics at Snow City.

Hit the slopes and learn to ski or snowboard at our island’s only permanent indoor snow centre, Snow City. Grab some hot chocolate to beat the cold and step into the Polar Bear Gallery. Kids from 2 to 6 years old get to enjoy the Little Penguins Playground.

73.  Walk on water at the NEWater Visitor Centre. 

Water, water, everywhere and lots of drops to drink! Find out what it takes to produce NEWater through interactive games and multimedia presentations and take the tour to see what goes on inside the a NEWater factory!

Tel: 6546 7874/6541 0511, Website: http://www.pub.gov.sg/newater

74.  Learn Baba speak at the Peranakan Museum.

The rich and colourful cultural heritage of the Peranakan community will delight the kids as much as the grown-ups. Be dazzled by the beautiful tapestry work, unique traditions and even precious jewellery. Tour the museum and design your very own Peranakan-inspired pencil holder for free at the Straits Family Sunday from 1-5pm every second Sunday of the month

Tel: 6337 3685, Website: http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg/home/home.asp

75.  Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Strategically situated by the Singapore River, this museum traces our roots through 5,000 years of Asian cultures. A brilliant combination of the exotic and the familiar, children and adults alike will be charmed and enchanted.

 

76.  Take a night ride on the Sentosa Luge and Skyride at Sentosa.

Part toboggan, part go-kart, get your thrills navigating the luge down 650 metres of a colourfully lit track. Take the scenic route back up to the top by hitching a ride on the Skyride.

Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Check website for minimum age and height requirements. Open until 9.30pm daily. Website: http://www.hg.sg/sentosa/luge/index.html

 

77.  Make a fine-feathered friend at the Jurong Bird Park.

With lots of child-centric programs that make learning about birds exciting and intriguing, you’ll find the little ones begging to go back for more! There are free-flight aviaries for close-encounters, educational tours and talks for all ages as well as fun camps too. Check the website for details on the upcoming Sleep With The Penguins Family Camp this December!

Family camp is suitable for children aged 3-12 years.

78.  Spot the animals at the Night Safari.

You’ll get one wild night at the Night Safari with an exuberant Bornean Tribal performance and exciting walking trails where you get to see the animals up close. For a more personal guide through the park, join a Safari Adventurer Tour.  

Don’t miss the Creatures of the Night show for some evening entertainment by hyenas, wolves, otters and more.

 

79.  Catch the bumboat parade at the Singapore River Festival.

The river comes alive with bright lights, all great music, and many performances. Not to be missed is the spectacular parade of decorated bumboats out on the water. Check out the website for special promotions and great discounts on the waterfront.

Tel: 6736 6622, Website: http://www.singaporeriverfestival.com

80. Feel some national pride at the Singapore Discovery Centre.

Singapore’s come a long way since its humble beginnings as a fishing village. Discover all the milestone events that helped shape our nation and the values, places and people that make Singapore who she is today. You’ll certainly come away feeling proud to be Singaporean.