Best beaches near Singapore

Best beaches near Singapore

Holiday destinations that are required outside the borders of Singapore will require that you first get clearance from the immigration department. This is because travel visas and passports might apply. These destinations are near Singapore and will not require much of logistics of travelling.

The batu batu resort is one of these destinations. Located in Malaysia, it provides families with all forms of entertainment, dishes and beaches to make merry while on holiday. From children's play stations and access to seven beaches, batu batu is a three hour drive from Singapore. You will be required to board a speed boat to the batu batu paradise. For the small toddlers, it is advisable that they be provided with strollers when moving around the balconies.

In the state of Indonesia, Nikoi presents one of the most spectacular and beautiful holiday destinations for families. There is a huge intermix of the traditional and modern cultures that has helped in the conservation of the ecological surrounding of the resort. You will come along eggs laid by turtles along its beaches. Apart from the beach, there are other forms of games and engagements that kids can be involved with. Even though there are no television sets hanging on the walls of the hotel's rooms and very weak to almost no internet , Nikoi stands out as one of the most charming holiday destination for families. From Singapore, you can take advantage of the ferry services and commute to Bintam where you will connect to the resort after a forty five minute drive.

The Bintan has for a long time been a holiday destination for families from Singapore. Both the med club and the gardens of Nirwana presents kids with a lifetime experience to never forget when it comes to fun and beaches exploration. Various activities such as riding of horses, bowling and flying of foxes are some of the engagements that families can engage in for fun.

A spa and beach resort duped Pulai is a beach that is closest to the land of Singapore. It is two hour drive from the borders of Singapore to its spectacular beaches. There are alternative routes to the resort that you can use to avoid busy traffic. There are no limitations to the amount of luggage that you would like to carry and in case in need for any of them, there various shop outlets that you can purchase them at a friendly cost.

The Rawa resort, located in Malaysia is an outstanding holiday destination with the comfort of elegance presented by the stylish architectural designs as well as the comfort the hotel provides to the families relishing holidays here. From playing volleyball , the beaches presents a huge area and a beehive of activities that families can engage in. even though it might not be a good consideration when there are rains , it stands out as one of the most outstanding resorts in Malaysia.

The Hyatt Kuantan presents a lot of surprises for the families coming in for holidays. The beach is conducive for kids as the waves are moderate, the water is also clean. Eating and drinking is catered for in the most nobble way. For those that would also love to spend a quality time with their families here, it is a drive that will take not more than seven hours.

The montigo resort is located in the state of Indonesia. The rooms present a good view of the ocean and activities going on along its beaches. The hotel is very large that you might be required to use a golf cart to ferry you to your desired spot either along the beach or to the reef. Those kids that would love to build castles and empires with sand have all the space and sand to do it here.

Another Indonesia beach resort is the Telunas (photo), having both a beach and island that has restricted entry, meaning it is private and accessed through procedural bookings. Here, rooms and prices are standardized. There is a challenge for communication due to low or no internet and even televisions.

The Sea gypsy presents a rustic kind of resort in Malaysia. Here, hot water for the kids is provided when you request them to do so, the taps open ice cold water. There are also no internet services or televisions to keep you updated of the current affairs around the globe. This resort presents families with a menu for the small kids; their specialized entertainment and child lock door systems to control explorations and discovery nature of children.

Caution should however be taken on the type of water the children partake while on such holiday destinations. Exclusively buy bottled water, the water from the taps can be quite wanting and might compromise the health of the small kids.

Recreation In Vacation

Recreation In Vacation

One should recognize the importance of recreation. It is proven by the experts that recreation plays an important role in the everybody's life, especially children need recreational activities on and off. If it is well planned, then the impact of the activity will be more and it works wonders. To see wonders in your children's life, it is the time for the parents to plan for a recreational program in their vacation. Along with the studies, children need to play, and they always like to spend with the family in their leisure hours. Those who are planning a trip to Asia, with their families, just have a glance at me, then schedule your program. Here is the guide to the best child friendly resorts. Take a step forward and make your trip memorable.

All parents who are planning a trip with children, usually search for the resorts where their children are comfortable. There are many children friendly resorts in Asia. These resorts offer many comforts like massages, bunk beds for children, clubs and ubiquitous, extra beds and infants are given the most care in these resorts. Many resorts to attract the travelers, offering different treatment menus such as tots in tow, flying trapeze and so on.

Friendly Resorts In Thailand

Angsana Laguna Phuket, is a part of the Laguna Phuket resort, which is the best reputed resorts for its maintenance and friendly oriented atmosphere. There is an attraction for the kids that they can have the Tree House Children Clubs. In this resort there are many more other activities for kids and parents such as crafts classes, exploring and especially for woman cooking classes, to entertain the whole family can have a pleasant walk on the beach shore and swimming, many activities for all ages in this resort. Children of age 10 to 14 can play internet games and Playstations. There are challenging programs for the whole family. If your family halt in the resorts, and face all the activities, then the kids get confidence that they are capable of facing things. Along with the entertainment programs, there are many natural sceneries to visit. Like Phang Nga Bay, Old Phuket Town, Bangla Road Nightlife, Bid Buddha and so on.

Banyan Tree Phuket

Are you in search for the ‘Turtle Club', where your kids need whole day entertainment. Here it is just having a glance at our programs and decide your trip. Some of the activities our resorts are organizing are batik painting, sand sculpture, games and kids above five years can have additional entertainment like achieving a status of the information given by them on nature and related topics. For toddlers there are some other attractions like high chairs and the resorts offer services like baby sitting etc.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

These resorts offer many child-friendly activities which are educational related and mental and physical pursuits. All the child friendly activities are very interesting and the kids are enthusiastic to participate in these activities. Some of the activities include T- shirt paintings, boxing, wood designing and cartoon painting.

Is your tot ready to face some more challenges, It is not the time to hesitate, just encourage them and let them face the challenges. Kids like to visit the circus because there they can watch all the animals performing some activities, but this is different, our JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is offering a variety training, that is children are divided into three groups according to their ages and start giving Circus training. They can learn Pyramid building, juggling and also swinging trapeze. Wow! What an amazing aspect. This training is not given by the local trainers, it is given by the US circus trainers. Let us visit the resort and inquire the whereabouts. Along with these resorts there are many integrated Phuket resorts like ‘Holiday Inn Phuket', this resort offers special activities separately for children and parents. Another ‘Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa' children can learn finger paintings etc.

‘City Kids and Hokkaido hols' in Tokyo this resort is specializes in baby friendly holiday destination. ‘Okinawa area – family vacations in Japan. ‘Shangri – La's Mactan Island Resort & Spa' in Philippines.

Family stays in Singapore

The biggest resort with 454 rooms, which is on the banks of the Beach and very relaxed and fun ambience, I think you got the name…. It is ‘Shangri – La's Rasa Sentosa Resort'. Nothing to worry if you want any novelty packs then you can visit " Festive Hotel". ‘The Coco Beach Resort which is in Vietnam is also providing all the child friendly holiday resorts are providing. So don't miss the fun, just plan the trip to any of the Asian countries to get recreated in vacation.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in conserving the heritage and culture in Asian countries, seeks the local authorities and private sectors in retaining their cultural heritage. In connection with this the UNESCO, culture and heritage was established in the year 2000 and to encourage the public and private initiatives UNESCO started awarding the Asian countries. In this concept this year "

Gardens by the Bay" who possesses an old Botanical Garden, (which is 156 years old) was named as ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site'. This honour is awarded only for three gardens in the world, among the threeSingapore's Botanical Gardenis one. The remaining two arePadua Gardenwhich is located in Italy andRoyal Botanical Garden in Kew, England. One more important information is, the so called award received botanical garden is the first botanical garden in Asia.

Botanical History

Singapore celebrated her golden jubilee celebrations this year, but Singapore Botanic Garden is three times to that of Singapore, having a history attached with the British Colonial era. When the East India Company, started his administration in this country, in the year 1859, Singapore is one among the Straits Settlements, Anglo-Malay plantation house is the main attraction, which has historical history and the second floor of this building is the best view point of the garden. The history says that it has significance that this botanical garden is the first Singapore zoo. From 1875 to 1905, many wild animals like Kangaroos, rhinos and many other wild animals lived here. The stairway, which was built by the Australian POWs was still in good condition to that building. During the second world war, the Japanese protected the garden and utilized this garden to maintain the prisoners in them. At inception, The Singapore Botanic Garden has played a vital role in the history of Botany, because this is the main source for the researchers, investigators and agricultural investigations.

The names assigned to the Flora of the garden are related to the President and the Princess of the nation, and the main VIP orchid named after Cambridge's Duke and Duchess. The important factor for the industrialization of Asia is indirectly the botanic garden by producing 70% of rubber in this garden. The latest news that Singapore is in the top ceneters for commercial orchid growing from this garden. Some of the orchids are dedicated to the VIP in the nation like Margaret Thatcher, Ricky Martin, Xi Jinping (Chinese President) Princess Diana and so on.

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Now the botanical garden is the best picnic spot, Educational tours and hosts the joggers early in the morning. One more ornament it has is, that the garden is the best popular food destination. For a dining spot they named as ‘Food for Thought' offers Western dishes with Asian aroma. The garden offers monthly orchid sales, interested gardeners can buy according to their interest. To meet the increase in the demand, in the garden there is an extension of 24 acres which is to be completed by this year end. The new areas are going to be decorated with trees which can reach nearly 60 meters high. ‘SPH Walk of Giants, is the name given to the Broadwalk elevated area for the visitors to walk.

The oldest and vertical garden is the main attraction for the visitors in the state and it is the iconic garden in the city state. This is the only tropical garden to receive the World Heritage award.

Family Holiday Destinations near SG

Family Holiday Destinations near SG

Take a whole family into vacation is really something to be prepared goodly. Keep everyone entertained sometimes hard to achieve when the holiday destination doesn't match the entire family with adult only or children only activity. You may want to get everything ready for this mid-July and August long vacation for school students, when stay at home will make them bored. Here are some great holiday destinations near Singapore you can visit for the last minute plan.

Koh Samui

You and your family can visit Koh Samui in Thailand for two hours of flight. Right here, a lot of activities will entertain you and your children. Thailand as one of the tourism destination is always crowded with people. But if you want a serene island but still have a lot of fun, then Koh Samui is the best. You can enjoy the sea, beaches with white sand, and the island living activities. Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo might be your best destination in Koh Samui. You can watch the colorful birds, manta rays, and leopard sharks. Also, Bengal tigers and leopard, and the shows of the tiger, birds, and lion on the tiger zoo. Or else, you can also have a visit to Elephant Nature Park to feed and wash the elephant.

Koh Samui also has tourism destination like Namuang Waterfall, Chaweng Beach, and the giant statue of golden Buddha to be on your top list destination.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands in Malaysia is one of the top list holiday destination. Greenery everywhere, as far as you can see. You can get here by bus for 7 or 8 hours. You will find a lot of fruit farms and tea tree farm. Some of the farm plants strawberry for over the years, and you might want to take a visit. Your children will enjoy the time picking the ripe red strawberry. Boh Tea Plantation can offer you knowledge how to process tea from leaves, and enjoy a cup with a beautiful scenery of the tea tree plantation around you.


Bintan island in Indonesia with its beautiful scenery might be one big choice. You can get there by ferry in 55 minutes. If you have a toddler or even smaller, it is a very good choice to not let them too long on a road trip. If your kids bigger, it will be good since the trip won't make them bored. Golfing, canoeing, and water activity will offer the fun. The spa also exists to make you relax and enjoy Bintan island fully.

Kuala Lumpur

You can get there by bus for six hours' long, or by plane for only 45 minutes. If you love culinary, it is the best choice to go. KL presents this food paradise to crave. Your kids will be having fun visiting Aquaria KLCC, which presents a lot of water animal, and animal from around the world. The KL Bird Park also be a good choice, watching 3,000 bird and how they hatch from the egg in the incubation room. Shopping at the mall if you like to shop. Choose Pavilion Shopping Mall or Mid Valley MegaMall to satisfy your shopping experience.


Visiting Bali island in Indonesia will be so much fun since the beach, spa and water activity is super relaxing. You can get there by planes for about two and a half hours. This island attracts tourists from over the world to see the "Last Paradise". Waterbom and Splash park can keep all of your family member entertained. Take the kids to ride a horse along the rice field or sea shore also a great activity. The great news is most hotels and some villas have staff who can work as a babysitter to take care of your kids so you can relax even more. Nusa Lembongan in the photo is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali.