Overseas getaways are always an alluring prospect, the stuff of daydreams during idle moments at work or school. However, travelling far abroad isn’t always a feasible option, and requires much planning beforehand. Luckily, Singapore’s very own tropical destination has much to offer: Sentosa Island packs an incredible amount of fun attractions you can fit around a tight schedule.
Here is a quick peek at some of the best activities Sentosa has for kids and adults alike, without the risk of burning a hole in your pocket.
This massive aquatic marvel houses 100,000 marine species of all colours, shapes, and sizes. Kids will enjoy the variety of fish on display, and they might even recognise species a particular Disney movie made famous. To cap their underwater adventures, children can visit the rock pools where they can interact with creatures that seem to have jumped straight out of a wildlife documentary.
This water park’s thrilling water slides and coasters will have kids and kids-at-heart squealing with glee. For children not old enough for the tall, scary slides, there are pools, mini-rivers and the wet maze that’ll provide enough splashy entertainment. The more adventurous kids can go snorkelling amongst thousands of friendly fish at the aptly named Rainbow Reef.
Are your kids always eager to come with you to work? Let them experience it firsthand at KidZania Singapore, which boasts a ‘mini-city’ filled with streets, shops, cafes, police stations, candy factories, and others. Kids can take on careers in this simulated city, get paid with KidZos currency, and learn the value of wise spending.
Sentosa Nature Walk
Flex those muscles and breathe in some fresh air! The 18-kilometre Nature Walk roams the refreshing scenery of Imbiah Forest Reserve. Pack a notebook and binoculars to document all the exciting wildlife and plant species the forest harbours.
There’s no shortage of fun and educational experiences at Sentosa. Children and their parents can find a huge array of activities to enjoy and remember long after the holidays are over.