Tiny Tots Visiting Spots


Tiny Tots Visiting Spots

Singapore, the Lion City which is full of awesome attractions is the perfect place to visit with the kids. This is the fabulous place, especially if you want to travel with your kids. In this city you can easily spend a couple of weeks, but still your list of visiting spots continues to the next trip. Hey! Do you want to visit the award winning wild park, start your journey with the Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo
The location of the Zoo is very natural and it is designed to be close with the different animal naturalistic habitats. All the animals which are going to be exhibited are divided into 11 zones, each zone requires waiting time to be explored. Kids can enjoy the Arctic inhabitants, which are in the Frozen Tundra regions, in the coolest exhibit zone. Other zones include Reptile Garden, giant tortoises and the most fearsome Komodo dragons. The zoo is the most convenient place to visit with the families. Children are most attracted with the Sea lion, which performs in the Splash or display safari to express their friendship with visitors. Children prefer to dine outside most of the time. So if your children want to dine with the wildlife, then nothing to worry, step in the ‘Ah Meng Restaurant'.
S.E.A. Aquarium
The experience which you never forget in your lifetime is visiting the S.E.A aquarium. It takes you the marine heritage. In this aquarium there are nearly 800 species and 49 different habitats. There are nearly 100,000 creatures in this aquarium, some of them are manta rays, leopard shark etc. You will wander by watching them. The ‘Sentosa' is a marine world with 800 varieties of species in nearly 50 million liters of water. The different creatures are exhibited in 10 different zones with 50 habitats. If you want sleep with the marine creatures, Yes it is possible if you visit the S.E.A aquarium, and experience the sleepover, and feel that you are in the ocean floor.
Jurong Bird Park
The Asia's largest park, which is near to the city center is Jurong Bird Park. The bird watchers can watch nearly 5,000 birds and nearly 400 species in this park. The colorful birds and the waterfall Aviary , makes you to visit again and again to this park. One more offer children can enjoy in this park is the heat of the hunt, and the playground offers the kids to open their wings to play and run with the wild . Children can have the eye witness in the Kings of the Skies show, where the birds of prey can be witnessed by the visitors. Never heard before, this park provides a facility to eat with the parrots. So the dining experiences in this bird park will be a memorable item for everyone throughout their life . Kids have a chance to celebrate their birthday in this park along with the ‘in-flight' entertainment. Kids can chat with the parrots and they show our emotions by laughing, crying and imitating every sounds. Is it not amazing. Don't miss a chance to enjoy, it's time for you to plan a trip.
Children's Garden
Asia's first garden, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, where the energetic kids can burn off some of their energy when they are learning about the nature. These garden is packed with the educational and holiday tours, to educate the children by showing the Magic of Photosynthesis, where children can learn by seeing. The on site café offers kid interested menu. Don't miss to visit this botanical garden to know the natural interesting facts. The known fact is kids like to play in the dirt and sand pits. Let them enjoy for a day.
Universal Studios
Singapore's movie park offers a full packed day for all the visitors. Children like animated based historical collections. So it is always better to plan and visit to the universal studio to watch a historical animated film.
To watch the unimaginable situations in the world, plan a trip to the Singapore to watch them and enjoy the vacation.


Singapore as a Family Holiday Destination


Singapore as a Family Holiday Destination

Singapore has a lot of tourism destination, includes Universal Studios, fun parks, shops, beaches, restaurants, and even casino. Bring children to a holiday destination might be one of the biggest consideration about which place you will visit, where to sleep, what to eat, etc. A lot of family activity and fun will take place if you have a good preparation. Singapore might be one of the best family holiday destination as you can find almost every family thing's to do right here.

Sentosa Island might be a good location to choose since it has a lot of entertainment and facilities integrated on this resort island. This island also connected to the Singapore through a bridge, so you can go to and fro by taxi. The Festive Hotel prepared a family room. The room consist of a queen bed and a single upper bunk bed. The Hotel, especially the room, has a unique and interesting decoration to be admired. For a bigger family, it will be better with addition double room. The payment made to this island also includes Universal Studio tickets, the Adventure Cove Water Park, Underwater World Aquarium, and the family breakfast. The transportation also free to accommodate you to make your own tour on the island, they present monorail and shuttle bus.
Walk along the boardwalk might be a good choice for the starter. Just don't forget the sunscreen. The walk will let you get the sight of the island, and smell the air to freshen you and your family. The boardwalk decorated with colorful ornaments along the way, keep your eyes and your children entertained. They might like to pose and have their photo taken near the boardwalk's ornaments, like a puppy, butterfly, flower, and palm tree.
If you're hungry after the walk, visiting the food court on Malaysian eat street is a good choice. They serve a lot kind of food which everyone can choose their favorite. But if you don't into spicy too much, you may ask the seller whether the dish spicy or not, especially for the kids, because some of it are spicy. You can find beef curry right here, with the rich taste and also spicy, fried noodles with prawns (also the spicy one), or beef noodle soup, which have a thick and rich soup.
Vivo City shopping mall is one of Asia's best place to shop. Technically, it is located in Singapore, but the mall like a gateway connected to the island. There's a biggest Toys ‘R' Us, jewelry shop, book shop, kids clothing, and much more you can find it here. The interesting sight might catch your eyes like Hello Kitty shop with all pinkie stuff, and retro-style retail shop. There's also a lot of kind of food, from the cheapest until the expensive one to choose. Watching the traditional making of noodles also interesting, one of the food stalls let people passing by to watch the process. The chef seems so skillful, pull and stretch the batter over and over until formed noodles. One day at the mall might not enough to explore, but don't get too exhausted and be prepared for the next destination. The island lighting at night is really something to see, the amazing view you'll see resemble one of the firework watching moment.


Kranji Home Of Patchwork


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The Kranji, the suburb in the northwestern of the Singapore , which has its significance for its patchwork. This suburb is specialized in doing patchwork from orchids to frogs and crocodiles. Kranji is ready to cover it. As the suburb is far away from the city and fixed their location to the corner of the city and all the farms are half covered by the forests, Kranji's work look like the work of professionals, but they practiced it as their hobby, and many are successfully practicing it as their occupation. To see the work of the Kranji, Jurong Frog Farm is the best example.

All the buildings are constructed with concrete along with a farm shop and refreshment centre. The walls are covered with the cartoon pictures of frogs and tadpoles. In the background all the washing machines making sounds of croaking frogs when trying to spin. The ‘frogologist', who is the daughter of the founder of the farm worked in the oil and gas company, started his own farm in the year 1970, when the government closed the Singapore's pig farm. At inception, he supplied all the frogs required by the local markets. But now it is totally different, there are nearly 13 employees working in the farm and it is home for 20,000 frogs . The latest improvement in the farm is it is supplying fusion, where the restaurants are experimenting this fusion in tapas in dishes like starters. This frog farm is not like other farms supplying frogs just for the meat's sake, the farm is entertaining the families and visitors to hold the American Bullfrogs according to their need. Some people with more enthusiasm and energy, they themselves trying to catch the large beasts jumping into the water with rubber boots and spending time and energy for more than a half an hour with the frogs.
Hotel for fish
One can buy a ‘Koi fish' ranging from $700 to 800, and can leave at the farm when they were on vacation. This also helps for the people who brings the frog before digging the ponds in the backyard. The managing director of the farm expressed his opinion that instead of buying the Koi fish for prices and leaving them to be cared by the experts, why don't you buy a small Koi fish , leave them in the pond and watch the growth and can take back at your requirement. This is the idealistic idea behind the maintaining the farm. The managing director also stated that even the fish which sells for more than $50,000 may not grow like a giant to your expectations. The prices of the fish are growing stronger and stronger and now some of the Koi Farm exports fish to various regions and for the new markets and also to the neighboring countries like Myanmar, Combodia etc. To your need Koi is not expensive and very cheap and it is in your range and usually tempts the visitors.
Best Options In Kranji
The visitors can enjoy many eating options in Kranji. The Kranji farm offers quarterly markets and where one can munch the locally available morsels. The visitors can have some more highlights other than the farms. The race course is very near to the Kranji MRT station, which opens on Weekends. Along with the race course, there is a muddy beach, which was well known to the Japanese , when their landing took place in the year 1942. Wow! Near the farm there is a wetland reserve, where one can watch the migrating birds and mangroves on the banks of the small lakes and walkyways. Kranji is the best place, don't miss it, just enjoy it.


How Singapore Started


Singapore Skyline

Singapore has a rich history and it also comes with a twist. In this article you will find out the history of Singapore through times. Though, the widely known historic backgrounds of Singapore were covered through time, the 3rd century Chinese has described them as the Puluochung. It is also known as the isle at a peninsula end. Later on, it has been determined as the town of the sea when the very 1st settlers were established. As what the legends say, that the Leader from Palembang, which is the capital city of Srivijaya has been out to hunt when he saw an animal that he has never found ever again. That must be a respectable symbol he says, he established a town where an animal has been found. That town was named The City of Lions or Singapura. It came from the Sanskrit Words Lion and City.

The town of Singapore was then governed by 5 kings of the old Singapura. Situated on top of the Malayan Peninsula, the normal assembly place of the marine ways, the town prospering as a exchange capital for the ports like the Chinese containers, battleships owned by Portugal and Some Arab dhows. During the modern Singapore founded in nineteenth century, good thing there is politics and a trade man whom they call Raffles. To this day, the empire has been seeing a harbor of plea in this part to the base the mercantile navy and to the forestall as well with the advancement brought about by the Dutch. The Singapore has an upcoming trading post through the Straits of Malacca, which is quite good.
Raffles and someone from the government of Sumatra has reached Singapore in January 1819. They have discovered that the wetland enclosed isle has a lot of possibilities in store for them. He helped in the negotiations of the contract with the local monarchs and those who have established Singapore as a trade station. Singapore rapidly develop as a trade hub thus it became inviting to migrants coming from nearby countries like India, Malay and even China. In terms of the war and peace, the richness of Singapore has gone a primary blow, it occurred in the World War 2 when it has been attacked by some of the Japanese fighters in 1941. Those who have invaded the city has reached from the northern part of the world. They had confounded the military personnel from Great Britain who thought an attack by the sea coming from the southern part.
Aside from the statistics, the associated forces have submitted to the Japanese during a Chinese celebration in 1942. It was by far the biggest surrender to ever happen in the history of Singapore. The British forces led this history. The isle, has been renowned as an unassailable stronghold and it was soon renamed as Syonan in Japanese. Whey they have retreat in 1940s the isle has been given to the British Military that has continued to rule till the closure of the Straits Defrayal that composed of Penang, Malaysia and in Singapore.
In April 1946, Singapore has become a colony of Great Britain. In 1955, the development of the patriotism led to the self-government, which is the nation's first general election. The PAP won a lot of seats and it was Lee Kuan Yew who became the very 1st prime minister to ever lead Singapore. The Malaysians molded a Federation of Malaya, Sarawak, Singapore and Sabah which is now North Borneo with the idea to build closer and tighter ties among nations. They wanted that and so they tried hard to achieve it.


Have an unforgettable family vacation


Have an unforgettable family vacation in singapore

During the long awaited summer vacation, remove your children from any electronics or iPad. There are many fun places for the whole family to hang out and have an enjoyable outing together in Singapore.

First hot spot would be the Singapore Zoo. It is suitable for children and adults alike. It has won many awards for wildlife park design, where visitors can catch a glimpse of animals roaming in natural habitat. It is delightful when you trek around the zoo, or ride on the guided route via tram. The zoo has a huge biodome, or miniature rainforest. Singapore Zoo has all the wildlife you can name of, from flying foxes to polar bears and Komodo Dragons. It will definitely be a fun filled trip to the zoo. Exciting breakfast event with Orangutans awaits the adventurous. Children can experience being a first-hand zookeeper via participation in Kidzranger Programme. It will be a memorable experience where all comes to life. Night Safari awaits the night explorers where multiple nocturnal species roam the safari area.
Next stop would be one and only Jurong's Bird Park. It is one of the oldest bird parks officially opened to tourists since 1971. Families will be enchanted by the colourful birds. Thousands of bird species have made the park their home. Be ready to be mesmerized be the ever graceful flamingoes or frolicking penguins. Heliconia Walk will bring you through a journey crossing bird cages containing at least 167 parrots' species. Waterfall Walk is another highlight of the park where visitors are to pass a suspension bridge about 13 stories up high beside a manmade waterfall.
Sentosa need no further introduction. It is the best outing spot a family can have to keep the kid occupied. Hop on to one of the cable cars for a scenic view of the whole island. Spend precious relaxation time at one of the holiday resorts. Sentosa is a place where beautiful beaches reside. Lazing around Siloso Beach or Tanjong Beach can make you energized after a good rest. Underwater world is a new attraction complete with thousands of fishes and marine life. Dolphin shows are shown regularly. Cool down in the summer heat at the water park named Fantasy Land. Head over to Universal Studios for some roller coaster actions.
Ethnic Quarters brings you back in history, a non-conventional outing spot. It takes visitors back in the olden days where 3 main village communities dominated the Singapore societies, which formed Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Souvenirs unique to each respective community can be found at the above places. Haji Lane at Kampong Glam has quality merchandise at lowest prices. Photoshoots are held regularly around the areas due to their colorful surroundings. Fort Canning is a heritage site worth exploring as well. It chronicles Singapore's WWII history. Main attraction is Battle Box, containing 26 underground bunkers acting as control rooms. The bunkers were restored and visitors are in for a visual treat. The Park at Fort Canning is also a beautiful place and a must tour site.
Shopping is a favorite pastime for many. During your Singapore stay, be sure to check out some of the best shipping centers in Singapore. Orchard Road is one of the shopping stretches worth checking out. It is the perfect spot for window shopping. The place is always bustling with heavy crowd. There are other fun activities and places for families to explore in Singapore. The Art Museum for Science is an educational spot that is great for the kids. Sentosa Island, as mentioned are best for winding down. Snow Centre is another place to escape the heat.


Five Crazy Activities In Singapore



They say that Singapore is paradise for shopaholics, but that is not all that can be done in this wonderful country. Considering that tourism is the main draw for visitors, there are plenty of interest attractions available. One of these is adventure sports. Adrenaline junkies find their way to Singapore year after year to try out the state of the art facilities created for adventure-based activities. As of now, there are five main activities, which are extremely popular among tourists. They combine the thrill of the journey along with competitive prices and strict security measures.

1) Cable Skiing
One of the more popular activities is an adaptation of skiing on the water while being dragged by a boat. Instead of the boat, there are cables that run across the length of the lake and are attached at the banks. Participants start from the opposite end, where they are pulled forward by the cables and get the same experience as that of the boat. The Cable Ski Park located in the East Coast Lagoon offers these entertaining rides, where the speeds start from 20 kmph and can go up to 50 kmph. The overall cost of the ride ranges from $38 to $50, depending on the time of the week. If cable skiing is not for you, there's also an option of an Obstacle Course, Knee boarding and Trick skiing.
2) A Wild Adventure
The forests and jungles of Singapore are well known for their beauty and bio-diversity. Other than the sightseeing and safari programs, there is an option of going to the Bedok Reservoir Park for an interesting adventure. Tourists can move across treetops by going on the obstacle course. It has 34 stops, which consist of hanging nets, rotating wooden logs, treetop bridges and moving trapezes. The entire course takes almost three hours to complete and runs at an average of 6 metres above the ground. Families will love the time spent together and the fact that is run by professionals with full emphasis on safety. The cost is $46 for adults and there are packages available for groups, children and yearlong trips.
3) The F1 Experience
If you have always dreamt of being a world-class car racer, then you can make it come true at Singapore. Ultimate Drive is a Singapore based company boasts of two Formula One tracks, both of which are designed as per international standards. The routes crisscross the city, with two start points. Drivers can choose to move from the Singapore Flyer or take the more picturesque Marina Bay Sands route. Once inside the car, there is an option of simply engaging the automatic mode and moving along, taking in the experience of the car. Others may try the gearbox modeled on the F1 cars. One can also be taken on a drive, which promises to be a crazy experience complete with a full video recording of the ride. The rides range between $300 and $800, depending on the package.
4) The Extreme Swing and Reverse Bungee
There are some rides that take more than just a simple boost of confidence to get on. This ride defines the need for courage and it will take a lot of courage to get on. The reverse bungee has the capability of catapulting the ride at the speed of 200 kmph in a cage made of steel. The cage then falls to the ground in a freefall. Just when you think it is over, the process starts again and swings in the opposite direction at high speeds. Found at Clarke Quay, daredevils can fork over $45 for a ride they won't forget for years to come.
5) Skydiving Experience
Skydiving isn't everybody's cup of tea. The flight and the journey to the ground can weaken the knees of some very strong people. However, there is always a chance to try it without having to step outside. Indoor skydiving is quite popular in Singapore. Found at Sentosa, it is created with the help of a wind tunnel which goes up five levels. Tourists can try jumping in and feel the simulation of skydiving without the risks. It costs $109 for a single person and is great fun for groups and families.


Flights for the entire family



Depending on the type of airline a family uses to a destined location, the services offered and treatment to them will depend on the type of the airliner. There are those that will cater for all your services and inquiry with the utmost care, generosity and understanding. These airlines go beyond the expected to ensure the satisfaction of families using such flights.

Whenever annual awards for the best airliner are being organized, the board vested with the powers to verify votes and basis of results submitted to select the best suited airline. The organizers had to conduct a ground check for evidence of all the services offered to families. Amongst factors considered during the award include the entertainment quality and provision, care for families using flights as well as check priorities. The scheduling of airlines, policies to do with pre-seating as well as entertainment onboard their aircraft are some of the factors that have to be ensured for families making flights to any destinations.
One of the winners of the awards, an American airliner emerged unique and outstanding by having counters that are solely dedicated for families, welcome kits for the young children, pictorial drawings and celebrations of birthdays on board. For other flights that were presented, they also had unique features that catered for families but did not overpass the threshold of the winning airliner. The airliners provided zones for the kids to play in the lounges of the airport, provided kids with magazines and helped and made announcement for children with autism.
The period of time a flight takes, as well as the stop overs a plane makes is also a factor to be considered. This is because having children on board can be a bit trying when it comes to saving time in those stop overs. For some airlines, which is becoming a major consideration for other airlines, having movies is highly becoming a trend under very high demand.
For the families travelling with toddlers, a bassinet is a guarantee supply by any airliner and should never be availed on request; it is a mandatory requirement that must be confirmed by the operatives of the airliner. The services offered while on air and the considerate help facilitated by the cabin crew is a major factor of consideration for families.
While flying out or in with the families, it is good to use an all-inclusive service option as you will not be subjected to trouble dealing with children making request for snacks and foods that you had not anticipated for. A full service package is the most suitable for families. There have been previous times when the low cost airliners have had to deal with shortages of food products, drinks as well as malfunction and limited functional entertainment units. This might happen even when arrangements have been for booking prior to the material flight day. It can be a very frustrating flight for families in the event that it happens.
Some of the best airlines provide families with the best services they would ever get, while some have a control over the extent to which they stretch that support to their family clients. It becomes a losing factor when such families mark a certain airliner because of not providing a particular service at a particular time; clients will stop booking flights via that airliner, losing the trust and goodwill from the travelers.
For some flights providing food to children is a major issue that they can't and have not had the chance to do. Ensuring that families sit together during a flight is a priority that some airliners take into much consideration while for some it is not a bother.
Some of the airliners offer families having small kids some strollers to ease movements from one point to another especially when there is a rush for a plain or movement is being curtailed by the presence of many people in an airport. As far as children are concerned, some airliners scores highest while others dwindle to survive that area. All that said, for those who never want to see kids on their sight while flying, there are wings that children are not allowed to occupy, you can consider that.
17th July 2018 the World Airline Awards part of Skytrax Ceremony will be held at The Langham Hotel London.


Singapore Gardens


skypark bar restaurant

Singapore is the wealthiest Asian country currently. The success of the country shows in the new and mode infrastructures that are being constructed and these that have already been built. These infrastructures including parks, metro lines and skyscrapers are all infused with the latest in technology, some of which are not introduced to the rest of the world as yet. A perfect spot to experience just how mush Singapore has advanced is the SkyPark (photo) on the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This building consists of three fifty six floor towers that are connected at their tops by a three hundred and forty meters long platform. You get a great view from the infinity pool on just how much the country has grown. Almost half of what you will see are new constructs that were erected within the last five year. There are still signs of growth as there are still construction cranes at location where construction is already taking place or should take place in the coming years.

The Marina Bay also known as the Marina Reservoir was transformed into a fresh reservoir by using Marine Barrages and this project was completed in the year two thousand and eight. This body of water used to be the saline estuary of the Singapore River and was also the main focus point of the city. The dam is now a popular place for visitors to have picnics or just a nice stroll around the area. Visitors won't have the need to worry as the barrage was designed to prevent the flooding of the low-lying areas.
The area is design to allow collecting rain water a route to the ocean. The crest gates will open to allow the rain water to run out to sea. This was a needed device as it is very common in the country of Singapore to have very heavy rain fall. The crest gates really regulate the flow of water. During high tide the dam is kept close to keep out the rising sea tides and during heavy rains at low tide the dam opens its gates to allow the excess water to run off. Giant pumps are installed to extract the excess water out the reservoir if necessary. The construction of the reservoir is a construction that might soon be adapted by other countries that flood from the rising sea levels and the ones that suffer from water shortages due to the change in world climate. If the entire tech displayed at this reservoir is not adapted you can be sure that a large amount of it is.
The reservoir serves not only as a cistern for water but it serves to reflect the Central Business District's skyscrapers. Approximately one square kilometers of land located to the west of the bay is being transformed into a project called the Gardens by the Bay. This project will include a set of gardens with a variety of different themes. These themes may include for instance, the Heritage Gardens. This theme incorporates the many plants used by the three main ethnic groups of Singapore. They include Chinese, Indian and Malaysian as well as those used by the British colonies. It was these colonialists who transferred the area into the major trading city it now is.
The gardens have twenty five to fifty meters high man-made trees that tower above the garden. They are palm tree shaped metallic structures that serve the same purposes of an actual tree. The structures are covered by vines and plants making them a virtual vertical garden. These are another iconic structure of the gardens. The center piece of the gardens is the largest greenhouse construct in the world. The greenhouse is constructed to be able to provide a climate that is suitable for tropical plans as well as providing the climate those thousand year old olives trees can survive in.


Reasons to Visit Singapore


National Gallery Singapore

It is quite hard to believe that the National Gallery of Singapore is just relatively new. It started to operate and welcomes the public in November of 2015. It has been the best place to go for those who would like to pay a visit at some of the Arts and history of Southeast Asia and Singaporeans. It took them 10 years and more than $300 Million to make this gallery (in photo) possible. The place now occupies the establishments that have been a haven to the city state Supreme court as well as the City hall. In this place, there is also a cultural center that highlights some of the best regional art and has kept the past of Singapore. There are 7 points why you need to visit this place when you come to Singapore.

This gallery offers a unique benefit in terms of checking the history and culture of Singapore and understanding what and who they are now. The previous court as well as the government structures location is a witness to what Singapore went through before they have reached where they are now. Lord Louis Mountbatten made an announcement in 1945 about the Japanese forces and their retreat. The 2 structures of the establishments were made by a British national in 1920. The old and very classic City Hall, which they call the municipal bldg. in the past has been opened in 1920s and then they open up the Supreme Court just a few years after that. The visitors nowadays will not be able to see the time has captured within the stone foundation of the establishment.
Well, you can make a research about the old Supreme Court using your mobile. It is now made available for Android and Apple users online. That is one of the best and a good alternative as well for people to learn about the history of Singapore without even leaving their homes. The Rotunda library is actually the law library of the past before the Supreme Court Building has established. This occurred after the remodeling and restructuring of the building. There are high columns and even domed roof. There are also bookshelves that were restored to the original look. It has become a part of the Resource Center. It is a trove of archival material that is accessible for public viewing.
Where you able to see the biggest paint in the world? Well, there is one biggest paint in Singapore, it is the artwork of Boschbrand. It was made by an Indonesian painter and it was placed on the wall for some reasons. It is big enough with 396 by 300 cm. It is by far the biggest painting in the said gallery. It has been completed in 1849 and this iconic piece shows some scenes of tigers and beasts trying to fly to escape a jungle inferno. It is located in the gallery of the South East Asia. Being an art fanatic, art collector and enthusiasts, you must come to Singapore to check on the National Gallery.
You will find more than eight thousand modern and conventional Singaporean pieces and Asian works from the nineteenth century to the twentieth centuries. The different collection spans years, movements of the artists and even methods to come up with those pieces. There are also facts that were documented like the Nguyen Van Nhan's Grande Tenue de La cour d' annam which is an album of watercolor paintings with beautiful ceremonial dresses. There are some other highlights that you can find such as the National Language class that has been painted in 1959. It was made by Singaporean artists named Chua Mia Tee.


Family outing spots for the adventurous


Pasi Ris Park

There are many outing spots up for exploration for those who do not have any clues. They are all safe and fun for your young nieces or nephews.

First up on the list if Kampung Lorong Buangkok. It is a complete opposite to the usual concrete jungle scenery we face every day. It is especially educational for kids to experience pre-modernized landscape and feel the kampong air. It is situated between busy roads and skyscraper developments. It has all kampong features intact, ranging from wooden houses, vegetable patches, tin roofs and fruit trees. You can feel yourself stepping into another brand new atmosphere close to Mother Nature. Houses come with open public porches and welcoming courtyards, similar to the olden community spirits. Crime is virtually non-existent due to the strong unity among villagers, unlike modern Singapore which houses are gated and CCTV installation at every corner of the house. Spare some time for a short visit with your family. It is free for all to wander about, but be wary of residents' privacy.
Another family outing spot could be organized at the wet markets. Children are curious about everything from simple questions such as origins of their breakfasts and source for fish and seafood. Bringing your kids to wet markets can give teach them lessons about grocery-shopping. The fruits and vegetables vendor contains the most variety of colorful plants. Fresh raw vegetable scent accompanied the kids every corner of the market. You can pay the prawn stalls a visit. Kids can have a fun time playing with worms and terrapins. Kids can relate to their friends about their exciting adventure to the market and the lessons behinds fresh poultry. Breakfast outlets can be found in the market as well which sells familiar local cuisine as what the kids had long known, namely the ever delicious Nasi Lemak or Roti Prata. It may not be a common family outing for visiting wet markets but the educational lessons are vital for the children's growth.
Next up on the family outing list is Pasir Ris Boardwalk along the mangrove. It is a hidden trekking gem suitable for trekkers of all age categories, including young kids. It has a dedicated stroller lane as well. Fun awaits the visitors who enjoy crab spotting. Humps could be spotted along the walk, created by lobsters on the muddy surface. Mudskippers are well camouflaged and needed more eye-power for effective detection. Once you get the hang of their hiding spots it is easy spot. Boardwalk ends with a jetty that oversees Sungai Tampines. Plenty of uncommon creature sightings can be found such as kingfishers, monitor lizard, archer fishes and water snake. Kid would love the hangout spot. It is the number one hang out spot for many families in Singapore.
Staying put at home over the weekend may be a good idea to recuperate after a busy workweek. Some households prefer maintaining an active lifestyle, especially families with boy kids who have endless energy for all adventures. Nature lovers can consider going for regular hikes at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. 1 or 2 hours of hike will see hikers reaching TreeTop Walk. Nature lovers can enjoy the fresh and cool forest air and rest under the shady thick canopy. Singapore's nature parks are some of the best parks in world with 1st class maintenance and landscaping. National Parks had performed a great task constructing the boardwalks at MacRitchie Reservoir, allowing hikers to get close to emerald green water coming to life.
Parents always worry that outing spots they have chosen may not be safe for their young kids. A place that is kid friendly need not be extremely safe, but rather places that parents can let go and allow children to get dirty while playing with mud and having joyous moments. Activities should be fun and engaging. They will learn to pick up after a hard fall. The main takeaway is to have an enjoyable moment and cherish the weekend outings together.


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