While the teachers are hard at work during the PSLE Marking Exercise, parents will no doubt be wondering how to keep their kids entertained for four entire days (plus the weekend!).
For those who can’t get away for the few days, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has curated a list of nine exciting experiences that you can explore right here in Singapore that will be sure to keep kids – and parents alike – busy throughout marking week.
1. Lion City Bike Tour
Leave the car and MRT behind and see the island from a different perspective – on a bike! Ride beyond the usual tourist spots that buses and walking tours usually miss with this small group, which offers personalised tours at a leisurely pace, as well as some yummy local bites along the way!
2. Singapore Duck Tour
Get on the Original DUCKtours @ Suntec City for a truly holistic adventure across the city. The hour-long journey starts with a city tour of the historic Civic District, before diving into the water (just like its namesake!) for a picturesque harbour tour. Marvel at the vibrant urban city’s skyline and Singapore’s iconic landmarks as you cruise along Marina Bay. Take in a whole new perspective of your little island as your journey continues along the Singapore Flyer where much of Singapore’s history lies.
3. Houbii Spot Singapore
A hidden gem in the Singapore Zoo, Houbii Spot Singapore is a rope course that challenges both grown-ups and kids alike! Conquer obstacles and scale heights with your family, as you brave this man-made jungle and be rewarded with a stunning view of lakes and treetops at the top. A great confidence booster for kids, one TripAdvisor reviewer noted, “the course is safe yet challenging” with many others commenting that the activity helped to “build their child’s confidence and help them learn to overcome obstacles”.
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4. Virtual Room
October is the scary season, so why not take on monsters of a whole new level with this unique version of the escape room concept which blends a full 3D cinematic experience with VR? An immersive and mind-blowing adventure for the entire family, there are several ‘missions’ available, enabling the family to band together, solve puzzles and work through mind-blowing adventures to emerge as heroes at the end of the day!
Too old for playgrounds? Explore this elevated playground with your kids and experience what it’s like to walk on air! Explore distinct themed zones containing unique games, get lost in the 3D suspended maze, feel the thrill of the giant slide on level 6, and dive into hundreds of balls in the playgrounds ball pit. Happy TripAdvisor reviewers said that it was “great fun and a unique experience for all ages”, and “it made them feel like a kid again”.
6. Kayak Fishing in Singapore Big Boat Small Boat Tour
Get out and into the fresh air on this fishing expedition as you live like a fisherman for a few hours, kayaking and fishing along the busiest shipping lane in the world. You’ll get a fresh look at Singapore’s landscape from the ocean and a unique perspective of the sea as you drop your line over sunken wrecks and natural sea structures to try to snag parrotfish, groupers and even snapper.
7. Coney Island
Leave the mainland and get back to nature as you venture Coney Island. Take a breather as you ride a bike or picnic with your family in the peace and tranquillity of the island. Relax along the beach and stay a little longer on what travellers refer to as a “jewel in Singapore”, recommending you “rent bikes to cycle around and follow the trail leading to the beach to catch the sunset”.
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8. Trick Eye Museum
Be prepared to boggle your mind as you step into the Trick Eye Museum and explore the world of optical illusion. Have your smartphones or cameras ready as you take insta-worthy pictures of the 4D wonderland, with its six themed zones and Augmented Reality museum!
9. Haw Par Villa
Embark on a journey into Chinese folklore with a visit to Haw Par Villa. Built in 1937, the Asian cultural park, dedicated to legend and mythology, is set over 8.5 hectares and considered Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery. Quirky yet cultural, this park offers the family a unique heritage journey for a fun day out with a difference!
Whether your tribe prefers culture or cool spots to see the sunset, exploring lesser-known parts of Singapore is the perfect way to spend a few precious days out of the classroom with the family.
Photos credit: TripAdvisor Traveller Photos
Article contributed by TripAdvisor.
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