1. Singapore Night Safari
Get a whole new view of wildlife at the award-winning Singapore Night Safari. Each night from 7.30pm to midnight visitors can explore on foot the many animal walking trails, or take the multi-sensory guided tram ride through the jungle-like environs of 7 different geographical zones. Nocturnal animals such as raccoons, owls, and wolves are just a few of the 120 exotic species you’ll see on this one-of-a-kind, after-dark wildlife adventure.
Give the age-old pastime of bird-watching a go at the exhilarating Jurong Bird Park. Boasting over 20 hectares, this feather-friendly haven is home to over four thousand birds of various different species and is one of the largest bird parks in the world. Adults and children alike will get a kick out of the free-flying Waterfall Aviary, lorikeet feeding experience, and the chance to dine amongst the parrots.
For kids and adults who are kids at heart, there’s no question that Resorts World Sentosa is a must-go stop on any Singapore itinerary. This huge complex of resorts and entertainment venues on Singapore's Sentosa Island has two theme parks suitable for children: Universal Studios Singapore and the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium. The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium includes more than 400 objects related to Southeast Asia's maritime heritage, including a giant treasure ship, recreated souks, ancient navigation tools and sunken cargoes recovered from shipwrecks. At the Typhoon Theatre, the whole family can take a virtual ride through stormy seas on a ninth century Chinese junk. Also on Sentosa Island is Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon where children can meet and have their photo taken with friendly dolphins and fur seals, and see some 2,500 marine creatures in the oceanarium.
For a unique educational experience, drop into the Singapore Science Centre. It has fourteen galleries spread over 20,000 square feet jam-packed with interactive exhibits so that the kids can get hands-on knowledge and experience at the same time. Not only a fun pastime but a great learning experience too.
What better way to get around Singapore’s best sights, than by Duck! Kids will love this fun form of transport that travels both on land and over water. The Duck vehicle itself was once used in the Vietnam War and has been repurposed to carry visitors around the city to see some of Singapore's most famous and historic landmarks such as Merlion Park, Clifford Pier, and the Esplanade.
See over 300 animal species at the Singapore Zoo. The unique “open” habitats gives visitors the opportunity to see several species of birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals in natural wildlife settings. Duck out of the way of flying foxes on a walk through The Fragile Forest zone, and have free roaming kangaroos eat from your hand in the Australian Outback. Enjoy breakfast with a family of orangutans, a reticulated python or the Oriental small-clawed otter. Well-designed displays and interactive experiences make the zoo an educational one for children, who can learn about wildlife conservation and endangered animal breeding programs.