If you’ve got the grandparents in town this holiday, keep them entertained with our fun guide on where to go and what to do in Singapore. Remember they won’t be used to the heat, so make sure they spend enough time indoors and keep hydrated. We have also included elderly friendly places in Singapore. Happy exploring…family style!
Sunday brunch as we all know is a popular treat! There’s nowhere else in the world that does brunch quite as well as Singapore. So whether it’s a high end 5* hotel or a local brunch with the family, there are plenty of options and price points to choose from. Here are our go to guides.
Summer Brunches With Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/summer-brunches-kids
Free Flowing Brunches With Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/free-flowing-brunches-kids
Singapore is awash with rooftop bars that have stunning skyline views. Head to Ce La Vie at Marina Bay Sands and get the full view of Singy city. Alternatively, pop over the road to Level 33, where Pops can enjoy a cold beer at the world’s highest microbrewery. If Granny needs a cocktail, then make your way to either the Swiss Hotel or One Altitude.
Marina Bay Sands, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/modern-asian/ce-la-vi.html
Level 33, www.level33.com.sg/
One Altitude, www.1-altitude.com/
Occupying a dazzling green space equal to over 170 football fields and built on reclaimed land, Gardens by the Bay is poised to become the best city park in the world. The kids will go wild in the incredible biomes of The Conservatory Complex, home to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The Flower Dome brings “the world of plants to all Singaporeans” within its cool/dry climate. Cloud Forest’s climate is closer to that found in mountainous cool and moist areas and includes a 35-foot manmade waterfall fitted with real stalactites.
Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Singapore is known for its love of hawker food and one of the most famous of all is Lau Pa Sat. The grande dame of local eateries finally reopened last June, sporting a revitalized interior. Formerly known as Telok Ayer Market, Lau Pa Sat, which translates to "old market", serves up hawker staples such as Ban Mian (handmade noodles), Char Kuay Teow (fried noodles), and Hainanese Chicken Rice. To beat the heat, dine under the stars at the roadside Satay stalls in the evening.
Lau Pa Sat, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582, www.laupasat.biz
A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore hosts innovative festivals and events all year round from the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings. This is a great place for the little ones and the old ones! Whatever you need to know about the history of Singapore, the ACM will have an exhibition on it. From textiles to pottery, to the famous people who've graced the land, you can spend a wet afternoon pottering between the different exhibits.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, +65 6332 3659, www.nationalmuseum.sg
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, +65 6332 7798,www.acm.org.sg
For Zoo lovers, Night Safari is a must do! You can either walk the trail (but watch out for the bats!), or we’d recommend, especially with oldies in tow, the shuttle. The shuttle will guide you around the park where you are able to see animals at night. As you know, some sleep in the day, so this is a perfect was to see those nocturnal creatures playing around.
Night Safari Singapore, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826, +65 6269 3411, www.nightsafari.com.sg
Are the little ones going stir crazy? Are you, too? It's time to rock on with your socks on with the Little Steps Guide to cool indoor playgrounds in Singapore! So if Granny and Grandpa need some indoor fun, this is the perfect solution for everyone. Ready, set, go!
Indoor Playgrounds, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/cool-indoor-playgrounds
Outdoor Playgrounds, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/top-outdoor-playgrounds-singapore
Enjoy views of lush green forests along Upper Seletar Reservoir with the newly launched River Safari Cruise. Visitors may catch a glimpse of elephants going on daily walks along the water’s edge, as well as giraffes and rhinos along the outskirts of the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. Boats run daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm.
River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore, www.riversafari.com.sg
Possibly one of the best attractions on Sentosa. We're not sure who’s going to have the most fun (Grandpa maybe…) but there are plenty of fish to see and touch. With lots of activities, this is a great way to spend the afternoon. Stop off at Cat Cora Restaurant and dine next to magnificent views of the Open Ocean aquarium. A truly unique dining experience.
SEA Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, +65 6577 8899, www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/SEAAquarium
To most Westerners, the wet market is a new discovery. Noisy, colorful, and often wet, they are filled with a cacophony of smells, people, and produce. You might even find live frogs and turtles sitting amongst the chicken and pork! Fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and flowers can be found at the dry end of the market. Most larger HDB complexes have a wet market, so stop by yours today.
100+ Activities To Do With Babies, Toddlers, Kids, Teens In Singapore