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REPORT: Top Things for Families to do in Singapore

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Many of you may know Singapore as one of the world’s favourite stopover destinations, others as a bustling metropolis where you’ll find Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end shopping and opulent hotels. We’re here to tell you that beyond the fabulous restaurants and shiny boutiques, Singapore is also the perfect family holiday destination with plenty to do to keep big and little kids entertained on every budget.

Here's what to do during your stay in Singapore.

Sentosa Island

No family can visit Singapore without visiting Sentosa Island, a breezy 30-minute drive from Singapore’s city centre. The name Sentosa means peace and tranquility in Malay, perfectly fitting for the many wellness resorts on the island.

However, Sentosa Island is also home to many not-so-peaceful attractions that families will love including:

singapore/explore) S.E.A Aquarium ( – which is the largest oceanarium in the world

and Madame Tussauds Singapore (

What you need to know:

$$$$ A one-day Universal Studios pass costs SG$76 for Adults and SG$56 for children. If you thought one day was not enough to experience the fun, a two-day pass is SG$145 for adults and SG$106 for children.

$$$ Spend your day getting up close to friendly dolphins at Dolphin Island starting at SG$58 for adults and SG$48 for children. If you’d like to go swimming with the dolphins, prices start at SG$60 for adults and SG$58 for children. Dolphin Island has many offers available for all swimming abilities.

$$ A ticket to the deep depths of the ocean at S.E.A Aquarium costs SG$39 for adults and SG$29 for children.

$$ Splish and splash around at Adventure Cove Waterpark for SG$38 for adults and SG$30 for children.

Stay at Sentosa:

Sentosa Island has many accommodation options available which are suitable for families including the Sofitel Sentosa Island Resort and Spa, The Hard Rock Hotel and Le Meriden Sentosa.

Singapore Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side at Singapore Zoo ( zoo.html). The Zoo offers many experiences like animal feeding, the Night Safari, the River Safari and bird watching at Jurong Bird Park.

What you need to know:

$$$ Enjoy the freedom of visiting four parks with one mutli-pass ticket for SG$88 for adults and SG$68 for children. Single passes for each park are also available.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay ( is a Singapore attraction you simply cannot miss. The gardens are home to many species of plants and one of the largest climate-controlled greenhouses in the world! While at the gardens you can experience panoramic views from the OCBC Skyway, a bridge constructed between vertical gardens at a height of 22 metres.

What you need to know:

Admission is free to the outdoor gardens

$$ Visit the two indoor conservatories at the gardens for SG$28 for adults and SG$15 for children.

$ Walk along the OCBC Skyway for SG$8 for adults and SG$5 for children.

Hop-on-hop-off bus

New to Singapore? Take a ride on the hop-on-hop o bus (https://www.hop-on-hop-o- which takes you to all the hottest attractions in Singapore.

What you need to know:

$$ A hop-on-hop-o bus one-day pass costs SG$32 for adults and SG$25 for children. Two-day passes cost SG$40 for adults and SG$32 for children.


After all that sightseeing you might be a bit hungry. Head on down to Chinatown to eat some of Singapore’s nest hawker food. A great place for kids who are a bit more adventurous with their palate. Make sure to try Singapore’s famous chilli crab while you’re there!

Marina Bay Sands – Spectra light show

Once the sun has set, head down to Marina Bay Sands ( to experience the incredible Spectra light show on display. This is a free activity where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some world-class entertainment at one of the world’s busiest harbours.

We hope our travel guide can bring you the most unforgettable experience in Singapore. Happy travels!

By Georgia Ristivojevic

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