We list down new and revamped places around the island that cater to the whole family. Here are 11 new or revamped places to go in 2017.

1. The Learning Forest

The Learning Forest is located in the Tyerall area and is an extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The forested area, which includes a freshwater swamp, has regenerated over the last 100 years.

keppel discovery wetlands

It represents an extension of habitat for the Gardens’s Rain Forest. As the forest matures, more wildlife is expected to inhabit the space, enhancing biodiversity in this area.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Opening Hours: 5am – 12 midnight daily (the SPH Walk of Giants and Keppel Discovery Wetlands will be closed from 7pm to 7am to maintain a conducive habitat for wildlife)
Admission: Free

For more information, visit The Learning Forest.


2. Parkview Museum

The Parkview Museum Singapore is a private museum established by the Parkview Group. Located in Parkview Square, it occupies a floor area of 1,400 square metres with up to six metres of ceiling height.

the parkview museum

It is a brand new space conceived to host exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art. Its exhibitions will alternate between solo shows, thematic exhibitions and exhibitions featuring pieces from the Group’s extensive collection.

Where: L3 Parkview Square
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Parkview Museum.


3. Changi Airport T4

Having completed construction in December 2016, Terminal 4 (T4) is now in full swing to prepare for operations in the second half of 2017. Are you looking forward to the grand opening?


4. Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

Memories at Old Ford Factory MOFF

The exhibition Syonan Gallery: War and its Legacies was officially opened at the Former Ford Factory. Operated by NAS, now under the National Library Board, the exhibition showcases events leading up to the surrender, the diverse experiences of people living during the Occupation, the legacies of war and its lasting impact on the people of Singapore.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm | Saturday: 9am – 1.30pm | Sundays, 12pm – 5.30pm
Admission: Free for All Children under 6 | Singaporeans and permanent residents

For more information, visit here.


5. Chestnut Nature Park

The largest nature park in Singapore to date. The nature park also extends the buffer for the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

chestnut nature park south

The park has also more than doubled the biking and hiking trails from 1.6 km to 8.2 km and 2.1 km to 5.6 km respectively. Hikers are now able to trek directly from Chestnut Nature Park to Dairy Farm Nature Park.

Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm
Admission: Free

For more information, visit here.


6. Pang Sua Pond

Pang Sua Pond has been transformed under national water agency PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters programme into a place where people can have fun while appreciating nature.

Pang Sua PondSource

The enhancements included a boardwalk for residents to jog or walk, viewing decks that lend a panoramic view of the water body and a stage for performances and community events by the water. ABC Waters design features such as floating wetlands that improve water quality and enhance the biodiversity of the pond have been included.

Admission: Free

For more information, visit here.


7. Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa is a unique garden that is rich in educational value and grand in architecture. It is an undisputed wonderland of beautiful landscape and over a thousand sculptures that artistically portray stories and events based on famous Chinese historical personalities, mythology and legends.

statues in Haw Par Villa Singapore

Haw Par Villa is undergoing refurbishment works which are expected to be completed by April 2017.

Opening Hours: 9am to 7pm
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Haw Par Villa.


8. Palawan Pirate Ship

A water play area designed for children aged 3-10 years old, the Palawan Pirate Ship is free for guests to splash around and have fun as a family!

Activities to do at Port of Lost Wonder Sentosa

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm daily
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Palawan Pirate Ship.


9. Kidzland at The Grandstand

With 32 traders spanning over 40,000 square feet, PasarBella@TheGrandstand introduces a new playground spanning over 12,000 square feet, KIDZLAND, slated to be one of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds.

kidzland the grandstand

KIDZLAND is guaranteed to bring a world of fun adventures to children, and cements The Grandstand’s status as a children’s enclave, with a wide variety of fun activities for children.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.30am to 8.30pm | Sat – Sun, PH, School Holiday 9.30am to 9.30pm
Admission: Charges apply


10. Windsor Nature Park

The newly opened Windsor Park, at 30 Venus Drive, has three trails for visitors to explore. Take a walk through fauna under the canopy or treetop level along the Drongo Trail’s sub-canopy walk.

windsor nature park

Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm daily
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Windsor Nature Park.


11. The Artground

Featuring purpose-built spaces that cater to the different ages and learning stages of children, the Artground offers enriching artistic experiences across a variety of art forms, encouraging a sense of curiosity and self-expression in our next generation. The Artground is developed by The Ground Co Limited, in collaboration with the National Arts Council.

The Artground

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday – Sundays & Public Holiday: 9.30am – 6.30pm
*Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission: Free admission for the opening month of July. Interactive installations at the Ground Floor are free year-round.

For more information, visit The Artground.

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