5 Places You Have To Visit In Singapore | Family Friendly!

August 12, 2018


So as many of you know by now it has been a minute since I visited Singapore, I miss it more and more every single day. It is by far the most beautiful place ever! I was over there for 3 days and surprisingly I got to see more than I thought I would have. I am planning on going back at the end of the year to revisit places and see things I didn't get chance to see. However, I put together a list of 5 things I managed to do/see in the short time I was there, honestly, all of these things are a must! The places I managed to see are also all family friendly so for any parents that want a relaxing holiday, where you can travel and have fun with the kids, here is definitely somewhere you can do that.


1. Gardens by The Bay

This is honestly the one place you have to go when visiting Singapore, this place is magnificent! Stunning botanical trees stand tall covered in greenery and flowers. If you walk across the bridge you get breathtaking panoramic views of the Marina Bay hotel and the city one side, then trees, forestry and the sea the other. It's a true vision that you cannot afford to miss out on! Also if you're lucky enough to be here in the evening the trees put on a beautiful light show, unfortunately for us, we just missed it which I was truly gutted about. They also had loads of activities for kids which I was amazed by, this isn't a place that most kids would enjoy without the fun so it was nice to see how they made it possible for families to enjoy these amazing views.






2. Cloud Forrest

I put the Cloud Forrest as number 2 because it's literally surrounded by Gardens by the Bay so you can really kill two birds with one stone here, or even three if you wanted to visit the Flower Dome also. Cloud Forrest is a huge greenhouse that showcases all sorts of funky and unusual plants, as well as an amazing waterfall directly as you enter! Its purpose is to capture all kinds of plants at different mountain altitudes, so the higher up you go the plants change and need completely different things. They also have a mini exhibition about global warming and all different things that affect our planet, it teaches you all about the things we can do to help/prevent this and shows you what will happen if our world carries on the way it is, it's honestly amazing and a great learning experience! I also have to mention this is also somewhere you want to enter just to escape the heat, because Singapore is hot and humid, and if you go stand by that waterfall you will never want to move. 







3. Universal Studios

These next 3 are all perfect if Singapore is your family holiday of choice, or if you're just wanting to unleash your inner child. The first being Universal Studios, now unless you have been living under a rock your entire life then I'm guessing you know what this place is. It's the perfect place to let your childhood adventure dreams come true, with lots of themed rides and attractions, but be sure to take the whole day as wait times can be horrendous as expected at somewhere like this. Unfortunately for us, we went on a stormy day so all of the rides got closed, we politely spoke to the front desk and they were kind enough to give us complimentary tickets to the Sea Life aquarium instead which was still nice. We didn't take too many photos due to the weather being on and off but here are a few we managed to snap.








4. Adventure Cove Waterpark

Now I don't know about you but is there genuinely anything more fun than a water park on a 35-degree day? Probably not right. We decided to take a trip to Adventure Cove before our flight home as we had a whole day to spare before we had to head to the airport. We didn't really want to lug all of our bags around all day. I hadn't been to a water park in legitimately years so I honestly had the time of my life. They have so many good water slides, one of which goes so fast you feel like you're on a rollercoaster but then they also have a huge lazy river! The lazy river was great because about a third of the way through you go through a ray bay, and all the rays swim up to the glass and try and follow you around it was actually the cutest (I now want a pet ray so bad how are they so adorable). You can also go snorkelling in a coral reef they have, this was such a fun experience even if I did freak out in fear of fish touching my toes and that I didn't know how to use a snorkel. I must've swum around it so fast but I then got to sit back and amusingly watch Kurt struggle to swim to the end for about 10 minutes. You can also swim with dolphins, sharks and in the ray bay if you pay extra for passes to do so. Obviously, because it's a water park I unfortunately didn't manage to get any photos but if you search this place up you can see how fun it looks!

5. Night Safari

The night safari is actually something I've never seen anywhere before, it's a safari park/zoo that is open throughout the night (as well as the day). You have a guided safari tour around to see all the nocturnal animals and different wild animals at night. When you first get there they have this amazing show of fire breathers and dancers whilst you waited for it to begin. This was genuinely an incredible experience because some of the animals come so close to the car. They also give you facts about each animal as you stop by them about their lifespan, diets, characteristics, where they are on the endangered scale and what humans can do to help stop extinction. Once the safari tour is over you can walk around and try not to get lost around all the walking trails, we must've walked around in circles a few times but it's all part of the fun! This is open till late if I remember correctly I'm pretty sure it finished at around 12:30pm, you will most probably have to get a taxi back to your hotel but its so easy and cheap to do so.







As we only spent 3 days in Singapore we didn't manage to see everything we wanted too, I still want to see the Botanical Gardens, explore little India and China town and theres so much more I didn't get to see. This place it's by far the most beautiful place I've ever been and I cannot wait to go back. I truly would recommend this place to anyone, it's the perfect place to go if you want to mix travel, culture, fun and a relaxing holiday all into one trip. 

Courts x

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