Singapore is famous as a lively city that is suitable for all kinds of vacations even for families! There are many attractions to marvel at starting from the Marina Bay Sands, Garden by the Bay to Singapore Zoo and Sentosa Island. So, read up on this three-day itinerary and book your flights through Cathay Pacific online to have an unforgettable vacation. During your trip, you also can get sovereign online through some online shopping websites and save more time for sightseeing.
Day 1: Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay
- Merlion Park
Visit one of the most iconic attractions of Singapore, the Merlion Park which is famous for the mythical creature that is half lion and half fish. It is located opposite the Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. The statue stands at a height of 9 meters and shoots water out of its mouth in the form of an arc. Therefore, it is one of the best places to click some fun looking for photographs with your kids.
- Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is another iconic attraction in Singapore, this is a resort that has the world’s largest rooftop infinity swimming pool on the 57th floor with the SkyPark Observation Deck that allows its visitors to soak in the panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline. You can also have a Sampan ride with your kids; this is a boat ride in the canal at the Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sands.
- ArtScience Museum
Just as the name suggests, the ArtScience Museum is where science meets art! Therefore, it is the perfect place for people of all ages, specifically to ones who have a curious mind about how this works. The highlight of the ArtScience Museum is the Future World which is a permanent exhibition consisting of 4 interactive artworks- City in A Garden, Sanctuary, Park and Space. Out of the four, Space interactive artwork is the most breathtaking because it gives an illusion of stars moving with a 4D technology and over 150000 LED lights.
- Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a park with three gardens and within that are a few breath-catching attractions; the cloud forest, the flower dome and the supertree grove. Trust me when I say this, your kids will love this place when you visit in the evening hours. The Flower Dome is one of the largest greenhouses in the world with sub gardens like the Baobabs, Succulent Garden, Australian Garden, South African Garden, Olive Grove etc. with different kinds of plants brought from all over the world. The Cloud Forest is a misty cold forest with waterfalls and planted areas. The Supertree Grove houses 18 giant tree-like man-made structures that are illuminated by lights to give a lovely view and the vibe of living in a fairy tale!
Day 2: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Flyer, Singapore Zoo
- Singapore Botanic Gardens
Established in 1859, this British Colonial times garden was transformed into a garden for recreational and educational activities. It is the first UNESCO Heritage Site in Singapore. Most of the time you will be able to see the flowers in full bloom and plants in fresh green to greet you! People would simply walk through the different parts of the Singapore Botanical Gardens or have a run or a jog while enjoying the cool breezes and the visually appealing sights. Also, don’t forget to visit the highlight which is the Orchid Garden houses over 1000 species of vibrant orchids!
- Singapore Flyer
Head on to the Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel standing at a height of 165 meters, located in Downtown Singapore. From here, you can get a panoramic 360-degree view of Singapore’s skyline. Make sure to visit in the evening hours so that you can see the colourful skies along with it at the time of sunset.
- Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo is truly an amazing place for you to visit with your kids who love animals! There are about 300 animal species here and the zoo is divided into different areas Treetops Trail, Wild Africa, Australasia, Primate Kingdom, Gift Rift Valley of Ethiopia, Fragile Forest, Butterfly Aviary, Elephants of Asia and so on. There are many shows for the kids to enjoy as well. Splash Safari, Animal Friends, Breakfast with an Orangutan are some of them. Singapore Zoo also arranges the Day Safari or the Night Safari on request. However, a recommendation would be not to miss the night safari because it takes you to the nocturnal world of the animals unlike any other zoo in the world.
Day 3: Sentosa Island
- Sentosa Island
If you want to escape the hustle of the Singapore city, you can head to the Sentosa Island, which is located about 20 minutes away from the Singapore mainland but the trip is worth it because there are many fun activities for you to do in Sentosa Island. This is best for a full day trip. Here is a list of attractions you will be interested in visiting with your family.
- Universal Studios Sentosa – In here, there are more than 25 rides, shows and attractions that are distributed for 7 themed zones. You will be able to greet and meet your favourite movie characters from Transformers, Battlestar Galactica and also enjoy the rides in Shrek’s World, Madagascar and Jurassic Park!
- SEA Aquarium- This is the largest aquarium in the world with over 100,000 marine creatures housed in different zones such as South China Sea, Red Sea, Bay of Bengal etc.
- Siloso Beach- This is a super family-friendly beach because this where you can have a play with the waves, white sands, relax and even have a beach picnic.
- Singapore Butterfly and the Insect Kingdom- Although Sentosa Island is a bit artificial, it also provides a home to over 3000 species of butterflies in here. Your kids will love walking with the butterflies wandering all over the place!
- Skyline Luge Sentosa- After exploring every attraction, you can head to the Singapore mainland in this open-air cable ride and take in the beautiful views across Singapore on the way.