Singapore is possibly the most family-friendly destination I have visited in Asia. A modern, clean and vibrant city with so much on offer for all ages. It offers so much convenience for travelling with a baby and even has an theme park on its own island to keep older kids entertained! We only visited Singapore on a long stopover on route to Indonesia however I would definitely like to go back to spend more time here.
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Night Safari - Grown ups and kids will love Singapore’s Night Safari, the world's first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. Enjoy a fun tram ride whilst keeping your eyes peeled for all the nocturnal animals roaming in their natural habitats. You will travel through rainforest, savannah and jungle, many of the animals here are are threatened species.
Sentosa - This is Singapore’s biggest attraction, we jumped on the cable car over there; you can take other transport, but the cable crossing offers fantastic views of the city so is an experience in itself. Once you arrive on Sentosa, there are a number of different attractions to choose from and you could easily spend a few days on the island alone. Fantasy Land; a water park filled with slides and rides; Volcano Land and the main attraction that is Universal Studios Singapore.
Gardens By The Bay - I would suggest to allow enough time visiting here to explore and If you have young children with you make sure you pack some swimmers as there's a great water park! One of the best attractions here is the light show, twice daily at 7:45pm and 8:45pm and a must see for anyone visiting Singapore.
Where To Stay
Singapore has so many great hotels and it all really depends on your budget here. We opted for a budget stay to allow us more money for our days out. We hardly spend any time actually in our hotel until we went back to sleep because there is so much to do so I would also bare this in mind when deciding how much to spend.
The temperature can get hot and humid so light clothing is best but comfort is most important as there can be a lot of walking involved.
When to visit
Singapore is mostly a all year destination however to get the best chances of avoiding any rain February - April is a prime time, this is their spring so the weather is warm and dry with the lowest levels of humidity during these months.
Flying to Singapore
Chiangi Airport is the major airport that serves Singapore and is one of the largest transport hubs in Asia. It is a tourist spot in itself offering travellers amazing places to dine, shop and explore including its butterly garden, the tallest slide on the island and a variety of indoor playgrounds. Getting from the airport to Singapore is also very easy, we opted for the metro (MRT) as our flight arrived in mid morning. It is extremely easy to navigate and most things are in English as it is one of the countries spoken languages. The city is very well connected with 6 lines covering more than 130 stations, just check which MRT station is closest to your hotel.
Food & drink
A little like London any other big cities Singapore has districts (Chinatown, Little India, Harbourtown etc) We stayed in Chinatown as this was a good option for us budget wise and location. This came with amazing food options for us including some more local dishes from places like the food street and Takeshi Noodle Bar but we were also well connected to many fast food chains too to grab food on the go.