Support the Young Lions at S League
It's a pity not enough Singaporeans support our own soccer players, especially when ticket prices are so affordable. At only $1 for schoolchildren and $5 for adults, take your kids to watch the Young Lions play at Jalan Besar Stadium. It might even spark their interest in becoming the next Beckham! Best for kids of all ages.
100 Tyrwhitt Road, Jalan Besar Stadium www.sleague.com
Go miniature bowling
Have you tried miniature bowling? Located at Downtown East, this is Singapore's first miniature bowling facility. With 32 bowling lanes, the kids won't have to wait long for their turn. And if the kids are allowed to stay awake past their bedtime once in a while, the 3am closing time on weekends and public holidays is a great nocturnal activity for them. Admission fee is $3 for students under 21. Shoe rental is $1.20. Bring your own socks! Best for kids aged 5 and up.
Cathay Bowling, 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!hub at Downtown East, www.orchidbowl.com.sg
Roam around Chinese Garden
It has its own MRT station but Chinese Garden is not often on the to-visit list. If you're looking for a place for the kids to run off some steam while taking in some landscaped architecture and plenty of greenery, this is it. After that, you can hop on over to the Japanese Garden which is linked via a bridge. Enjoy a stroll while viewing the koi ponds there. Admission to the main garden is free, while the Bonsai Garden and Garden of Abundance cost $1 for kids aged 3 to 12 and $2 for adults. Best for kids aged 3 and up.
1 Chinese Garden, open 6am to 11pm daily
It's always hot in Singapore, which means a dip in the pool is always a welcome respite from the heat. Ticket prices for kids range from $0.50 to $0.80 on weekdays and $0.70 to $1 on weekends. From wading pools for toddlers to the regular pools for the older kids, there's something for everyone. Plus learning about water safety is something you should start young. Best for kids of all ages.
Various Swimming Complexes Around Singapore, See www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/Corporate/en/participation/hotspot/sports_facility/swimming_complex.html for full list
Ride the Circle Line
Check out the driverless trains on the Circle Line! The kids will love peering out the tunnel from the large central windows at the first and last carriages. Don't miss checking out the artwork done by local artists at each station. Best for kids of all ages.
Check www.smrt.com.sg/trains/fares.asp for fares