What to Do with Children in Tow
Singapore is a place which offers equal advantages to adults and children alike. Some of the major attractions for children in Singapore are:
Singapore Duck Tours
It's a boat, a bus, a truck, it's the splashing duck!
This Tourism Award winning DUCKtours offers a combined City and Harbor tour including some of the major sites for entertaining children along with a duck which will be their accomplice through out the journey. The presence of the duck symbolizes the historic war fought between Singapore and Vietnam. The 60 minute drive on wheels will unquestionably become one the memorable moments of a visit to Singapore.
Address: The duck counter@Suntec city mall
Telephone: +65 Duck 3825
Admission fare: SGD 33 for adults
SGD 17 for children between the ages of 4-12
SGD 2 for children between the ages of 1-2
Timings: Daily half-hourly departure from 10am to 6pm
Tour duration: 60 minutes
Under Water World Singapore
The place invites you to interact with a diverse variety of marine species of the deep by walking in a gigantic and magnificently designed aquarium. The dolphins of the Dolphin Lagoon will amuse you with their playful pranks.
80 Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6275 0300
Admission fee for children of kindergarten, primary and special levels: S$7
Admission fee for secondary level and college students: S$ 12.80
For the presence of every extra teacher accompanied with the major teacher: S$8.20
Zoos and parks have always maintained a significant importance when it comes to children's amusement. The Singapore Zoo set in a rainforest environment, is no less in value when it comes to providing children amusement as well an educative experience. Over 315 species of animals, (16% of which are threatened) dominate this massive 28 hectare territory where you will find orangutans, polar bears, pandas and numerous other animals in habitats that closely resemble their own natural one.
Timings: Daily from 8:30 am to 6pm
Admission tariff: S$16.50 for adults
S$ 8.50 for children between the ages of 3-12 years
Singapore Science Center
The Government of Singapore has taken special measures to make sure that children have something new to learn every time they go to a different place for an outing. The Singapore Science center allows children to enjoy, experience, and then discover for themselves basic principles in everyday occurrences. Adjacent to the Center is one of the world's most advanced theatres, the Omniplanetarium screening Omnimax movies and Planetarium travels. The Kinetic Garden, Asia's first outdoor interactive garden of science, displays interactive sculptures and mind-boggling exhibits and displays. The challenging activities for kids will set their minds into high gear.
Address: 15 Science Center Road
Tel : 65-6425 2500
Timings: From Monday to Thursdays 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 5:30pm
Fare: For a group of 30 people adult fare is S$ 5 and children S$ 2.40
Special discount provisions are also provided:
For a group of 30 students the admission of three teachers is absolutely free but the offer is only limited to local students.
Buses : 66,178,198,335 . Nearest MRT station: Jurong East
Jurong Bird Park
If the presence of birds intrigues you then Jurong Bird Park is the ideal place for you. Offering a myriad variety of birds belonging to 600 different species the place is a haven for those species of birds which are currently on the brink of extinction. The diverse genuses of aves belong to places like Indonesia, Australia and Antarctica. From macaws and hawks to hornbills and shoebills; the variety is immense.
Some of the attractions are the Riverine, a simulated fresh water river which is home to a wide variety of underwater birds, and the Waterfall Aviary where one can closely watch the birds roost, feed, bathe, and even raise their young ones. Bird shows are a regular feature of the park and have thrilled visitors from across the globe.
2 Jurong Hill, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6265 0022
Timings: Daily from 8:30am to 6pm
Means of Transport: Bus service provides the most convenient ride to the bird park. Buses leave every 2 to 3 minutes and charge $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Marina City Park
Established in the most panoramic surroundings, the park is an ideal place to spend a peaceful evening with family and children. Myriad sculptures have been constructed in the premises of the park ranging from the revolutionary leaders to the latest ones. The presence of the sundial device allows children to learn how to tell the time accurately and the presence of the Constellation plaza allows you to make fictitious objects with the help of stars.
Admission: cost free admittance
Location: in the Marina Bay
Timings: open daily
Means of transport: MRT from the Marina Bay Station is the most convenient way to reach the park.
Singapore Night Safari
The experience of wildlife during the night has always triggered fear in everyone. For eliminating this feeling of fear the government of Singapore has established The Night Safari which allows you to interact with wild life at night. Established by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong the place possesses over 120 species and 1000 nocturnal animals occupying an area of 40 hectares. The perfect timing of sunset at 7:30 in Singapore has made this place even more fascinating then ever.
Location: 80, Mandai Lake Road
Tel: 65-6269 3411
Timings: Daily from 7:30 am to 12 midnight
Admission Tariff: S$22 for adults
S$11 for children between the ages of 3 to12.