The things I want to do with my family!

Things I Want To Do with My Family Today, May 15, is the International Family Day.  This day highlights the importance of families and aims at fostering and strengthening the ties of families members.   And this day, reminds me of the activities that would like to do with my family but have yet the opportunity to do so.  Some of the things I have done it before and some of the places I have visited before but it does not matter.   I would want to do it (again) as a family unit and enjoy the times with my family…

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Singapore Night Safari

Night Safari – The World’s First  General Description Another place you must visit even if you don’t have an interest in animals is the Night Safari. It is the World’s first nocturnal zoo and one of the most popular tourist attraction in Singapore (> 1.1 million visitors per year). The Night Safari occupies 40 hectares of secondary rainforest and it is adjacent to the Upper Seletar Reservoir and just next to the Singapore Zoo.   We often hear people joked that the animals work 2 shifts and coming here after their day job in the Zoo 😉 You and your family…

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Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo – The Best Zoo General Description If you are a visitor to Singapore this is a MUST visit even if you don’t have too much interest in animals.  You will find the trip worthwhile for your whole family who will definitely enjoy the scenic and natural habitats for many different kinds of animals. Even for many Singaporean, this is a definite repeated place of visit years after years as there are so much to be offered and children are nagging to come back from time to time.   For travelers without family, Singapore Zoo is also top of their…

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SengKang Swimming Complex (Anchorvale)

SengKang Swimming Complex – Cheap Good and Fun (where to find?) General Description I think this must be one of the most well-kept secret for family fun in Singapore.   A Wild-Wild Wet similar kind of water fun yet public swimming pool price! Not many people actually know this place because it is so new (renovation is still ongoing outside the complex) and because it is “hidden” in a town where not many people will expect to find such treasure there.  Unless you are living nearby or being told by friends, most likely many will not know this place.  Ok… now…

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Chinese and Japanese Garden

Chinese and Japanese Garden General Description The Chinese and Japanese Garden is situated on two islands in Jurong Lake. The gardens are joined by the Bridge of Double Beauty. The Chinese Garden was built in 1975 and designed by a well-known architect from Taiwan.  Based on Chinese Gardening Art, the Garden features most of its area to “northern style” landscape architecture, the style of Imperial gardens and integrating brightly colored buildings with the surroundings. The first thing you will notice when you enter the Chinese Garden is “Pai Hung Ch’iao” (“white rainbow bridge”) which follows the style of the 17-Arch…

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Vivo City

Vivo City – The Shopping Paradise General Description Are you a shopaholic?  Do you want to find a place where you can shop while your children would say “YES, I want to go too”?   If it is hard to convince your children to follow you to your shopping trip, here is a place where each of your family member may find something for themselves.   Vivo City is the latest and the largest hip place to be seen shopping and it is also the one-stop venue for fun and food.   It is one of the most popular lifestyle destination that…

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Animal Resort

Animal Resort Updates on 01-Oct-2011 Seems like this place is closed for children’s activities.   I visited it 2 weeks ago and there wasn’t any visible animals roaming around except for 1 horse.  I think only the Dog’s related business are still active.  General Description Children are usually great fans of animals.  They will have great time here with close encounters with small farm animals especially if they could hand feed them.  For parents, this is a great place to escape from the concrete city building to a simpler “Kampung” life style.  What’s more, do I mention that the admission…

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Snow City

Singapore Snow City General Description Snow City is the first and only permanent indoor snow centre in Singapore. Could you imagine our sunny Singapore has real snow for you every week of the year? For children who had never experience snow in the tropics, the Snow City is one great alterative and is cheaper too (no need to travel overseas).  You now has the option of escaping from the hot and humid Singapore and experience a “Winter” experience right here. Have a snowball fight, go snowboarding and skiing or simply take in the displays and taking photos in the Sub-Zero…

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Contacts

  Contact Me   M i c h a e l   For Events Listings If you have any interesting programmes, activities, seminars or workshops that are suitable for family and children, please contact the following: Email: info@SingaporePlayground.com Please send me as much details of the event as possible such as 1) Title  2) Description 3) Date 4) Venue 5) Fees 6) Photos.   Do send me as early as possible if you do not want to miss the deadline of the publication of the event. We reserve the rights to publish, reject or edit the content of the submission.   The…

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Singapore Omni-Theatre

Singapore Omni-Theatre General Description The Omni-Theatre or known also as the IMAX theatre is one of the central attractions of the Science Centre Singapore.  If you want to experience a thrilling cinematic experience that has a wide overall coverage and a realistic experience, this is something you should not miss. The Omni-Theatre has five-storey high and 23 metre diameter hemispheric giant screen and sophisticated sound systems in which visitors can visually immerse into the movies shown. The Omni-Theatre is a specially designed theatre equipped with state-of-the-art IMAX dome technology. It is Singapore’s only dome-shaped theatre with a capacity of 276…

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Singapore Science Centre

Singapore Science Centre General Description It used to my favorite place to visit while I am a kid and I still remember vividly the school event to the Singapore Science Centre.   It is still one of my favorite place to visit now, with my kids.  Not only is it entertaining and fun but also educational.   My kids and me loved to explore and try out all sort of experiments displayed there and could easily spent more than half a day in this lovely place. Your kids and you will sure llke this world-acclaimed Science Centre Singapore.  There  are more than…

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Wild Wild Wet

Wild Wild Wet   General Description  Wild Wild Wet is the Singapore’s biggest and most exciting water theme park.   This is a place where the whole family could easily spent half a day or even longer with lots of fun and laugher.  Your children will love this place which has attractions such as the man-made tidal wave, many cool water slides, inflatable rafts and water playground. There are many fun Rides such as:1. Tsunami – Experience the stimulated Tidal waves2. The Waterworks – Twist and turn in the super flume tude slides3. Ular-lah – Water Raft slide for 6 person…

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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer – A brother of London Eye General Description If you have not been to London Eye and wanted to experience a similar experience, Singapore Flyer is the latest attraction in town to make it happens.  Of course, it is unfair to say you will have a similar experience, as both are different in many ways.   Even if you have been to London Eye, you will experience a different feeling when you sit on the Singapore Flyer as the surroundings, the atmosphere, the view and the people accompanying you are not the same. The Singapore Flyer allows visitors to…

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Singapore Botanic Garden

The Singapore Botanic Garden   The Singapore Botanic Garden has thousands of plant species which include many rare specimens around the world.  It is a garden within a busy city and a hiding place from the hectic hustle of the city life.   The Singapore Botanic Garden combines the primary forest with its collection of botanical and horticultural plants.  It is “MUST” visit if you are like flowers and plants.   It also a good place for a family pinic and a getway from the city life. Evolution Garden is the newest attraction to the Singapore Botanic Garden which occupy 1.5 hectares. …

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Useful Links

Helpful Links on Singapore You will find below a list of useful links relating to Singapore: YourSingapore – Official website from Singapore Tourism Board containing events, places and things to do in Singapore.  Singapore Expat – the biggest global networking site for expats of various nationalities and their family members.

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Safra Toa Payoh Kids’ Adventure

SAFRA Kids’ Adventure General Description SAFRA kid’s Adventure must be one of the cheapest indoor adventure playground for the younger kids.   Your kids will love the cleanliest and big playground at this Safra Club in Toa Payoh.  SAFRA Kids’ Adventure is a dynamic and interactive playscape that engages kids in active play which includes climbing, sliding, bouncing, balancing, crawling and many more. The interactive playscape not only offers fun and challenging activities for the kids but also helps nurture child development – e.g.physical agility, cognitive potential and social skills. Restriction/Rules: Age: 11 and below Height:  1.4m and below Need to…

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