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  • Irene Jones

Singapore: A Family Adventure in the Lion City

Singapore, known as the Lion City, offers a perfect blend of culture, modernity, and family-friendly activities. Our recent trip to this vibrant city-state was a delightful mix of shopping, sightseeing, and fun-filled adventures. From the bustling streets of Orchard Road to the luxurious Marina Bay Sands and the excitement of Sentosa Island, Singapore provided an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Orchard Road: Shopping and Culture

We began our stay near Orchard Road, the shopping hub of Singapore. Staying at the Orchard Road Hotel put us right in the heart of the action, with countless shopping malls, boutiques, and eateries just a stone's throw away. Orchard Road is a paradise for shoppers, with places like ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, and Paragon offering a wide range of international and local brands.

Beyond shopping, we immersed ourselves in the local culture by visiting the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum. Both offered fascinating insights into the city’s history and vibrant art scene. We also enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which provided a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

Marina Bay Sands: Luxury and Leisure

Our next stop was the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Staying at this world-renowned hotel was an experience in itself. The luxurious rooms offered breathtaking views of the city skyline and Marina Bay. One of the highlights was the Infinity Pool, located on the 57th floor, where we enjoyed panoramic views while relaxing in the water.

Marina Bay Sands is also home to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a high-end shopping destination where we indulged in some retail therapy. For dining, we were spoiled for choice with world-class restaurants like CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda. The ArtScience Museum, located within the complex, provided an engaging and educational experience for the entire family with its interactive exhibits and stunning architecture.

Sentosa Island: Fun for the Whole Family

A visit to Sentosa Island was a highlight for our kids and us. This resort island is packed with attractions and activities that cater to all ages. We stayed for a couple of days, allowing us to fully explore and enjoy everything Sentosa has to offer.

Universal Studios Singapore was a hit with the kids, featuring thrilling rides, entertaining shows, and themed zones that brought their favorite movies to life. The S.E.A. Aquarium offered a fascinating glimpse into marine life, with its impressive collection of sea creatures and interactive exhibits.

For a bit of adventure, we tried the Skyline Luge and the Mega Adventure Park, where ziplining and obstacle courses provided a fun challenge for the whole family. We also spent a day at Adventure Cove Waterpark, enjoying the water slides, lazy river, and snorkeling with tropical fish.

Exploring Beyond Sentosa

Back on the mainland, we visited the Gardens by the Bay, a futuristic park featuring the stunning Supertree Grove, the Flower Dome, and the Cloud Forest. The nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound show was a magical experience that captivated both kids and adults.

The Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari were also fantastic family outings. The zoo’s open-concept enclosures allowed us to see animals in naturalistic settings, while the Night Safari offered a unique opportunity to see nocturnal animals in action.

Singapore is a city that offers something for everyone, making it an ideal destination for a family vacation. From the shopping and cultural experiences of Orchard Road to the luxury and leisure of Marina Bay Sands, and the endless fun on Sentosa Island, our trip was filled with memorable moments. The Lion City’s blend of modern attractions and cultural heritage, coupled with its warm and welcoming people, made our stay truly special. We look forward to returning and discovering even more of what this amazing city has to offer. 

Singapore is a fantastic destination for school holiday escapes, it has something for both adults and kids. The perfect balance of fun, adventure, culture, history and incredible culinary delights. Reach out to our travel agent who can curate the perfect itinerary for your Singapore getaway.

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