Jan 3, 2024

Ash is 19 - his final year as a Teen, and I'm so NOT ready for THIS!

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Ash turns nineteen today.

*gasp*

19 years old – a final fling at being a teen and the beginning of adulting.



Seriously, where have all the years gone? Why does life have to go by so fast? I wish I could hit rewind and pause buttons and just savor the blessing of Ash as a child and adolescent.

But there is no stopping time, of course. It’s a bittersweet moment because I'm saying goodbye to the child the wifey and I raised and embracing the young adult he has and will become.



Some people say that turning 19 isn’t that big of a deal, but it’s really the last year you'll ever be able to call yourself a teenager, which is a milestone that definitely deserves some recognition.

One's 19th birthday is a bridge between being a teen and a full-fledged adult. Legally, you may be considered an adult, but you’re still technically a teenager too.




So to Ash, I just want you to know that it's a tough pill for me to swallow. You're no longer the little boy, no longer an adolescent but a grown man who is beginning to make a life of his own.



However, that doesn’t mean you are simply ON YOUR OWN. Both your mummy and I still deeply want to be in your life and you in ours. We may not be in the straight-cut 'parent-child' relationship where you simply just take our word and do what we say, but we still remain your loving parents – ready to provide advice, support, friendship and also to share in the up’s and down’s life brings.



And because you are my firstborn, being a Dad to a soon-to-be non-teenager is new territory for me. Loosening the kite string hasn’t been easy, but it has to be done. It takes a conscious effort to not over-parent, over-love, over-Dad or even over-advise you.

But it’s an exciting time, a time of transition, of looking to and planning for your future. Always believe that you will make a difference for you certainly have in my life. I am blessed to call you my son.



Happy 19th Birthday, Ash.

Your loving and proud,
Dad



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Dec 13, 2023

[UPDATED] 43 New Attractions & Places in Singapore that Opened in 2023!

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Here's one final update to all the NEW Attractions and Places that have opened this year in 2023!



If you are looking for new places and attractions to bring the family to, good news - there are 20 26  43 of them to take your pick from. In fact, more than 40% of these places are actually FREE to visit so there's no excuse to make use of the remaining school holidays to create more memories!


1. KIDZWORLD @ SINGAPORE ZOO NEW ADDITION!


KidzWorld @ Singapore Zoo has opened after refurbishment and in short, everything has been levelled up here - from an interactive playground to meeting animals, to a new water maze!



The experiences have been designed to spark and grow love for animals, wildlife and nature among kids. Here's what to expect:


Play Trees

Engage in sensory exploration at two treehouses, one inspired by the natural environment while the other features play elements that mimic sounds of nature. Expect slides, trampolines, climbing nets, swings and sand pits!



Splish Splash

Kids enjoy a splashing good time as they navigate the randomly changing water maze patterns. If you're enrolled in the Ranger Buddies programme, you will be able to enter a special code into the C.O.U.R.A.G.E. launch pad and control the maze pattern!



Animal Land

Get up close with animals like Axis deer, pigs, tortoises, falabellas and goats at this outdoor exhibit.



Little Paws

Get a chance to snuggle up to the furry residents at Kitty Corner, Canine Clubhouse and Rabbit Patch.

Animal Buddies 

In place of the Animal Friends presentation at the previous Rainforest KidzWorld amphitheatre, guests can now swing by Animal Buddies to catch short presentations featuring animals such as falabellas, goats and pigs and get moving through uplifting mass dance.  



KidzWorld is also Home of the Ranger Buddies (additional fee), an edutainment programme aimed at nurturing every child to become a future-ready and responsible global citizen by driving positive change for themselves, others and the world. With the newly soft-launched Ranger Buddies Quest that features unique interactive park experiences, children may set out from the Base Camp on phygital missions to visit outposts, equipped with smart binoculars and a companion app. There are three outposts in KidzWorld where children can discover more about animal health, animal care and animal nutrition.


Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Opening hours: 8.30am - 6pm daily

Admission: *Admission charges to Singapore Zoo apply. KidzWorld is free to enter with the entry ticket.

Website


2. KPMG WELLNESS GARDEN @ EAST COAST PARK NEW ADDITION! FREE


Located together at East Coast Park Area D, the Wellness Garden boasts four themed sections, including a therapeutic garden, a nature playgarden, a nature fitness area and a pond trail.



Kids will love the new coastal-themed Nature Playgarden which allows them to roleplay as an explorer or a boat captain with play spaces such as the ‘Kelong’ and ‘Stranded Cargo’. Kids aged between 2 and 12 years old can play in a sandpit, create beats with musical instruments such as hand pipes and tongue drums, and jump on a trampoline! Of particular note is the ‘Driftwood’ play area, which has 2 different areas of different challenge levels - one for kids aged 2 to 5 and another for kids aged 5 to 12. In addition, the area has lookout platforms accessible by ramps, and a wheelchair-accessible sand play table.


The nature fitness area is where parents can burn a few calories while the kids are playing at the adjacent nature playgarden. Use the ‘Cardio Hill’ to engage in a cardiovascular workout or test your agility on balancing beams and stepping pods with various levels of difficulty, made with repurposed logs from East Coast Park.


If you just feel like chilling, head to the elevated deck which offers panoramic views of the therapeutic garden, the pond as well as the sea. At the therapeutic garden, interact with various herbs and edibles at the raised planters, or even enjoy foot reflexology at a quiet corner in the garden.


Address: East Coast Park Area D, near Carpark D5

Opening hours: N.A.

Admission: Free


3. HAY DAIRIES (RELOCATED) NEW ADDITION! FREE


Hay Dairies has a new home, and it's right beside Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Not only is Hay Dairies the only goat farm in Singapore, it is now Singapore's first and only multi-storey animal barn. three levels of goats!



Visitors are able to walk into the farm and enjoy a free & easy tour, no prior booking required for groups less than 10 pax. There're essentially two activities that visitors can experience at Hay Dairies:


Viewing of the goat milking process

This happens once daily (except Tues) from 9am to 11am. So do head down between these timings to let the kids have a close-up look at the milking process.



Goat feeding

Goats galore at the goat barns, and get to feed them too! At the time of writing, only the first level is currently open to public but it's still a pretty big area with lots of goats. Some of the more curious goats may just come up to interact.



If you wish to feed the goats, be sure to purchase Alfalfa Hay (S$5 per packet) at the shop near the farm entrance before heading into the barn. The goat barns and goat feeding areas are open to the public from 9am to 4pm while the purchase of Alfalfa Hay is available until 3pm. As you leave, be sure to stop by the shop to buy fresh goat milk (original or chocolate) too.


Address: 250 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 719866

Opening hours: 9am to 4pm (public walk-ins) | *Closed on every Tuesday

Admission: Free

*If you're driving, park at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve [Neo Tiew Crescent Entrance] carpark. Cross the road and enter the farm through the side pedestrian gate.


4. THREE THERAPEUTIC GARDENS NEW ADDITION! FREE


Three new therapeutic gardens have opened in the north!

Therapeutic gardens are located within parks and are designed based to facilitate our interactions with nature, with each area carefully planned for a range of users in mind, across different age groups and needs. 


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The second largest therapeutic garden in SG (largest being the one at Jurong Lake Gardens), it comprises an Active Zone and a Passive Zone for different activity levels.



Of particular interest to kids will be the Natural Playscape area which is made of natural elements such as boulders, tepees, log clusters and wooden balancing beams. The garden also features a Forest Classroom and is also equipped with features specially curated for users with special needs, such as children with mild autism, and seniors with dementia.

BONUS: Be sure to let the kids visit the adjacent huge Battleship Playground too!


Address: Centre of Sembawang Park, beside Battleship Playground. Accessible from both Car Parks 1 & 2.

Admission: Free


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Main feature of the therapeutic garden has to be the life-sized bead maze which features tracks of varying heights built on recycled logs with the beads made of recycled timber too.



Other features include the Garden Brook water feature, an activity shelter, foot reflexology sensory walk, & Edibles Garden.


BONUS: Head across the road to hike through the underrated Tampines Eco Green park to enjoy the best of nature!


Address: Near the amphitheatre, along Tampines Ave 7.  Parking at Blk 408, Tampines St 41.

Admission: Free


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Built in close consultation with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, garden elements here encompass both therapeutic horticulture and rehabilitative activities, suitable for both general visitors and hospital out-patients.



Unique features exclusive to here include wheelchair-accessible exercise bridge to enhance and strengthen users’ physical mobility, mound therapy stairs with steps of shorter heights to help users improve strength and overall mobility, three-generational fitness corner, a sensory walk, and two lawns.


Address: Northern part of park, next to Nee Soon Sports Centre Carpark

Admission: Free


5. SKYPARK BY KIZTOPIA @ CINELEISURE NEW ADDITION!


SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure is a brand new play park that targets older kids, teens and even parents!



Spanning over 8,000 square feet, this action-packed indoor adventure play park offers a variety of thrilling challenges including rock climbing, high elements and trampolines.

The main highlight, though, is the multi-level play structure that gamifies challenges and fosters friendly competition. Housed in a box-like structure, participants enter the it wearing electronic wristbands. 



Scattered all round the 2-level structure are checkpoints that they have to tap with their bands. Different logos give different points, and they have to clear obstacles in order to get to them. Some of the more challenging ones include climbing a vertical rope to reach the ceiling, crossing a shaky bridge and stacking giant transparent bubble balls onto one another to climb upwards (most fun of all imo)! The one who collects the most points gets to be on the leaderboard and bragging rights! 



Other play structures include a high elements course and a trampoline area with ball-throwing games and a velcro-stick-on wall for endless laughter. Younger kids can frolic in the ball pit and playground with climbing structures and slides.



So if your kid is sick of inflatables, this new concept by Kiztopia is definitely something new… and FUN! Older kids will love the more challenging aspects while parents can even join in to see who can score the most points!


Address: Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #04-04/05, S(239695)

Opening Hours: Sun -Thurs: 10am - 8pm | Fri, Sat & PH: 10am - 9pm

Admission:

[1-hr Play] $22.80 (15 yrs & below) | $15 (16 yrs & above)

[2-hr Play] $32.80 (15 yrs & below) | $15 (16 yrs & above)

[Sky Pass] $188 (10 session of 1-hr Play) | $278 (10 session of 2-hr Play)

Website & Tickets


6. BUKIT CANBERRA SWIMMING COMPLEX NEW ADDITION!



The newly-opened Bukit Canberra Swimming Complex offers 4 pools in total with 2 being totally sheltered:

🏊 outdoor competition pool

🏊‍♀️ sheltered training pool

πŸ› sheltered wading pool (for younger kids)

πŸ’¦ outdoor kids fun pool with a water playground




Address: 21 Canberra Link, Singapore 756973

Opening hours: 8am to 9.30pm daily *Closed on every Wednesday for weekly pool maintenance

Admission:

Singaporeans & PRs - Weekdays $1 | Weekends & PHs $1.30

Kids & Senior Citizens - Weekdays $0.50 | Weekends & PHs $0.60

Standard (Foreigners) - Weekdays $1.30 | Weekends & PHs $1.70

Website


7. CHAOS LAB NEW ADDITION!


Creativity meets chaos at the one-of-a-kind, wacky lab-themed experience Chaos Lab. Located at Changi Airport, T2 , kids can let their imaginations run wild as they make their way through 11 interactive activity stations that revolve around science themes and theories, meeting Chaos Lab’s very own resident ‘mad scientist’, Dr Splat, and working as his ‘intern’ along the way. Here's what to expect:



DECONTAMINATION TUNNEL: Sanitise before play!

SLIME STATION: Make your own take-home slime

GRAVITY WALL: Channel your inner Einstein and learn all about the laws of gravity



AR SAND: Build sand sculptures and watch them light up with layers of colours

NEON ROOM: Glow-in-the-dark wonderland of neon graffiti & a game of Twister on fluorescent floor

LIGHT LAB: Craft your own pixelated artwork with multi-colored acrylic rods

BUBBLING BALL PIT: Shoes off, and dive into the pit we go! (Socks required)

ID PHOTO TAG STATION: End your internship journey with an ID Tag that is larger-than-life



WALLS OF WONDER: This is FREE to play! Located at the entrance, everyone can interact with this wall filled with interactive sequin panels.


The SG edition also has TWO brand new elements:

DR SPLAT'S LABORATORY: A symphony of vibrant light reflective murals

PNEUMATIC PRESSURE PIPES:  Try to catch balls that blast out from spiralled tubes



Overall, a great place for kids as they navigate through different rooms to create, jump, play, and HAVE FUN! And DID YOU KNOW? Kids AGED 13 & ABOVE only pay $9???? This means TEENS can head inside for fun at a CHEAPER price!


Address: Changi Airport T2, Viewing Mall North #03-03 (directly above the Skytrain stop at T2)

Dates: Now to Q2 2024

Time: 11am-10pm daily (last entry at 9pm) | *Each session takes about 45 min

Admission: Kids (4-12) $30 | Adults (13 & up) $9 | Kids (0-3) Free

*Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Website 


8. NEW SECTION OF PASIR PANJANG PARK NEW ADDITION! FREE


Now it’s possible to cycle, run or walk from West Coast Park to Pasir Panjang Park, and all the way to Pasir Panjang Food Centre, thanks to newly-opened section of Pasir Panjang Park.



A small section of the park (450m-long) opened behind the food centre in 2021, and that included a Nature Playgarden with sand play for kids. Now, an additional 2.2km-long section has opened which pays tribute to Pasir Panjang’s history as one of Singapore’s major port terminals, with heritage and maritime-themed elements.


Of particular interest are 3 shipping containers repurposed as shelters. Two of them exhibit maritime artefacts such as a ship telegraph (kids can try turning the lever!), a ship anchor from and an old cannon.


Address: Along Pasir Panjang Drive 1, next to Pasir Panjang Food Centre

Opening hours: 24 hours (Lighting hours from 7pm to 7am daily)

Admission: Free


9. THE BUS COLLECTIVE NEW ADDITION!


Staycation at a bus hotel? Now you can stay overnight in a bus, and no bus driver is gonna chase you off! πŸ˜†



The Bus Collective is a new resort at Changi Village, and comprises of 20 buses that have been repurposed into 'hotel' rooms. Its layout is little similar to a campervan but the space being cleverly utilized with touches of sophistication that isn't present in standard hotel rooms. Each suite has marble countertops, separate toilet & bath areas (with rain showers), super comfy beds, tasteful decor and a private deck with BBQ station.




Two main room types with different bed configurations - one sleeps 3 (sofa bed & either 2 single beds or king bed) while the other sleeps 4 (bunk bed & either 2 single beds or king bed). Feeling fancy? Get the room with a round bed WITH a bathtub right in front of the bed!



And yes, the bus driver's seat still remains intact with the entire dashboard, brake and accelerator. If only they kept the EZ-Link machine so that it beeps whenever we leave/enter the room!🀣 But it sure is cool to sit in the seat, move the big steering wheel and press indiscriminately on the dashboard's buttons. Kids who are into buses (& trains) will dig this.


And because the bus resort is beside Changi Village Hawker Centre, easy access to yummy food is an understatement. Or you can BBQ right outside your bus - free usage but BYO BBQ equipment & food. There're tons of activities nearby too: Changi Beach Park, Changi Point Coastal Walk, cycling or Pulau Ubin!


Address: 5 Telok Paku Road, Singapore 508883

Pricing: From $398++  (comes with breakfast & minibar consisting of 4 soft drinks, 2 beer, 2 chocolate bars & 2 snacks) for 4 pax

Website


10. REFRESHED ANG MO KIO HERITAGE TRAIL NEW ADDITION! FREE


In a refresh of the National Heritage Board (NHB)’s refreshed Ang Mo Kio Heritage Trail, the trail delves deeper into Ang Mo Kio’s transformation from an area of plantations and farming land to a thriving residential and commercial hub; reveal lesser-known facts about its landmarks; and uncover more tales of the men and women who live and work there.



The refreshed Ang Mo Kio Heritage Trail covers 40 heritage sites and features 10 heritage markers. These include 13 new sites, as well as two new markers at the Church of Christ the King – the only Catholic church in Ang Mo Kio – and Liuxun Sanhemiao, a joint temple formed by three temples – Sam Ann Fu, Longxuyan Jinshuiguan, and Hong San Chin Huat Temple Association. 


The trail also features three newly curated thematic routes exploring different aspects of Ang Mo Kio’s heritage, including Iconic Landmarks, Hidden Heartland Gems, and Scenic Fringes. 


The self-guided Ang Mo Kio Heritage Trail’s companion guide and map can be downloaded from NHB’s heritage portal, Roots.gov.sg. and is FREE for everyone to enjoy.

11. LAZARUS ISLAND NEW OFFERINGS NEW ADDITION!


Lazarus Island just got more fun! Together with earlier launched Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island (#27 on this list), a series of five compact accommodation units since April 2023, and a bicycle rental kiosk by Gogreen Eco Adventure on St John's Island, new additions include Lazarus Sea Sports Centre and a convenience store!



With the first water activity sea sports centre on the Southern Islands, Lazarus Sea Sports Centre offers a range of non-motorised water activities, such as stand-up paddling, kayaking and floating yoga boards - a first in Singapore - for visitors to explore the surrounding waters. Operating hours are 10am-4pm on Fri & 10am-5pm on Sat, Sun & PHs.

If you’re feeling famished after that or just planning a picnic, there’s a convenience store (opens 10am to 6pm from Fri to Sun) on the island too! The newly-opened Sol by BDC, a convenience store by Bespoke Dining Club, is located just a stone's throw from the waterfront. It offers a selection of day-to-day necessities and groceries. These include microwavable ready-to-eat meals and ready-to-grill food items.


Address: Lazarus Island

Opening hours: As above 

Admission: N.A. (Ferry charges apply)


12. TIPSY UNICORN NEW ADDITION!



Taking over the space previously occupied by Wave House on Sentosa, Tipsy Unicorn is a whimsical mix of colours and energy - and that outdoor area & pool, oh my word, it’s a great place to chill the day (& night) away!


And yes, families with kids are welcome at Tipsy Unicorn too. But do NOTE that because alcohol is served and loud music is played there, I suggest heading there for brunch (it opens at 10am) instead as the DJ starts spinning at 2pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends.



But parents can also party, no? We all deserve to let our hair down (or whatever that’s left) sometimes so it’ll make for a great place to hang out with buddies minus the kids too! 


Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Sentosa Island, S099007

Opening hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm | Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 12am | Sunday: 11am - 10pm | Closed on Monday

Admission: N.A.

Website


13. TRIFECTA NEW ADDITION!


Trifecta, where you can surf, ski and skate all in one place in one day, is FREE FOR ALL to enter! Located next to Somerset Skate Park, Trifecta is massive with three main areas:


SURF POOL

At 9.34m in length, this is one of the biggest in the region for standing waves and creates variable wave conditions for all surfer levels. From gentle rollers to waves of up to 1.5m in height, beginner and advanced surfers can surf safely in a controlled environment.



SKATE BOWL

The world's first hybrid skate bowl, it's suited for both skateboarding and surfskating. Designed with more than 10 types of skate bowl features to inspire unlimited play, this area is FREE TO PLAY for all!



SNOW ARENA


No snow here, but the endless slope Ski Simulator boasts a ski carpet that replicates the thrill of real mountain skiing, whether you’re a novice or pro. For the seasoned skiers & snowboarders, it boasts the region’s only dry slope freestyle park with an airbag jump and jib area for practicing tricks.



FIRST-TIMER GUIDE: New to Trifecta’s surf or snow arenas? Booking an Arena Intro Class is a MUST. You will taught to use the equipment and learn how to ride and safely navigate the arenas. You're free to book an open session after that.



THINGS TO NOTE

- Classes & Open Sessions are 60 minutes

- Standard gear will be provided for free for both paid Classes and Open Sessions

- Min age of 6 yrs (accompanied by adults)

- Butter Cafe onsite, in collaboration with Two Men Bagel House, offers all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Address: 10A Exeter Road, beside Somerset MRT

Opening hours: 7am to 12am daily

Admission: FREE (classes & open sessions chargeable)

[SESSIONS PRICING] 3 pass types: Single Passes, Credit Packs & Season Passes

SINGLE PASS: Pay-as-you-go. Class rates start from $40* for Skate, $80* for Snow & $100* for Surf. Open session rates start from $40* for Snow & $80* for Surf.

CREDIT PACKS: From $390 for 20 credits. Eg. An Open Session at Snow during off-peak uses 2 credits

SEASON PASS: 6-month membership from $320/mth

*Off-Peak: Weekdays 10am-5pm & Sun from 7pm (excl PHs)

Website


14. REVAMPED TAYO STATION NEW ADDITION!



After an extensive renovation, Tayo Station, the ultimate indoor playground based on the popular animated series "Tayo the Little Bus”, has reopened! The newly-revamped playground features an array of new and elevated attractions including the iconic Tayo Road Circuit with realistic road simulation and the Yellow Bus Playground for active play.



Kids would also love the huge two-storey Gani Playground with various physical obstacles to improve their motor skills. There is also a School Area to equip children with road safety knowledge in an engaging and enjoyable way. 



Address: E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, S(519599)

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm | Sat, Sun, School Holidays & Public Holidays: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Admission:

[2-hr Play for 1 Adult & 1 Child] $27.90 (Weekdays) | $31.90 (Weekends, PH & Sch Hols)

[3-hr Play for 1 Adult & 1 Child] $33.90 (Weekdays) | $37.90 (Weekends, PH & Sch Hols)

Website


15. THE ARTGROUND @ ONE HOLLAND VILLAGE NEW ADDITION!


Explore: A Curious Garden is a new arts space designed to jumpstart kids' curiosity! Hop on toadstools, dance with the garden gnomes or hide in the treehouse! Spot the reimagined rocks in a garden and the colourful trail which may take your mind to new places of discovery.



The Artground is where the children's hundred languages; of speaking, of playing, of marvelling, of wondrous new ways of being, will be celebrated. 


For its December's soft opening, families (up to 5 pax) pay only $10/family! All families are welcome and encouraged to walk in. You can explore 'A Curious Garden' as well as have an opportunity to drop into any of its programmes. Check our Instagram page for the most updated programme schedules!


Address: 7 Holland Village Way #01-20 One Holland Village, Singapore 275748

Opening Hours: 9.15am – 10.30am, 10.45am – 12pm, 2pm – 3.15pm, 3.30pm – 4.45pm, 5pm – 6.15pm | CLOSED on selected Public Holidays

Admission: (Starting January 2024) $5 per person, including babies in arms

*Non-slip grip socks are mandatory for everyone (except pre-walking babies). Socks will be available for sale $3/pair for those who do not have them. 

Website


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OPENING ON 14 DEC 2023  NEW ADDITION!


Spanning 4,500 sq ft and conveniently located inside Toys “R” U @ Jewel Changi, the brand new Kiztopia Club is an aviation-themed wonderland and opens on 14 Dec 2023!



Let the kids immerse in the aviation experience as they explore a giant plane structure and a larger-than-life boarding pass. The indoor playground boasts unique features, including a colossal funnel slide that descends into an ocean ball pit, an interactive ball-shooting game wall, trampolines and challenging obstacle courses! 


Address: Toys”R”Us @ Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-210, Singapore 819666

Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 10am to 8pm | Fri, Sat & PH: 10am to 9pm

Admission:

[1-hr Play] $22.80 (1 Adult & 1 Child) | Additional adult $12

[2-hr Play] $32.80 (1 Adult & 1 Child) | Additional adult $12

[Sky Pass] $188 (10 sessions of 1-hr Play) | $278 (10 sessions of 2-hr Play)

Website & Tickets


17. REVAMPED KEPPEL CENTRE FOR ART EDUCATION FREE

OPENING ON 16 DEC 2023; 2.30PM  NEW ADDITION! 


National Gallery Singapore’s Keppel Centre for Art Education is reopening on 16 Dec 2023 with an entirely revamped space that offers exciting new opportunities for little ones to engage with art through play and creativity!


One of the Gallery’s most popular spaces, the revamped area offers visitors a completely refreshed experience with eight new interactive learning zones for children to engage in hands-on activities. Children will have the chance to wander through colourful spaces directly inspired by the Gallery’s artworks and express their creativity through digitised canvases.


Address: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957

Opening Hours: 10am - 7pm daily

Admission: Free for Singpaoreans & PRs

Website


18. THE PALAWAN @ SENTOSA


The Palawan @ Sentosa has opened with 2 beach clubs - one for families with young kids and another for the older crowd! Plus, there’s an mini 18-hole golf course for all ages too... and HyperDrive has opened as well!


HYPERDRIVE

NEW ADDITION!


The next-level Karting experience with a 3-LEVEL race track is NOW OPEN - at π—›π˜†π—½π—²π—Ώπ——π—Ώπ—Άπ˜ƒπ—²!


Located at The Palawan @ Sentosa, HyperDrive is Asia’s first indoor gamified electric Go-Kart circuit with a 3-level track spanning 308 metres and 14 exciting turns. Powered by a fleet of 36 eco-friendly electric go-karts that come in senior, junior and tandem kart configurations to cater to the young and young-at-heart, the karts can go up to a top speed of 30km/h for the novice level and 50km/h for the advanced level.



And coming really soon is 'Game of Karts', where virtual gaming is merged with real-life racing! Enhanced by sound and lighting effects, drivers can collect ‘weapons’ to sabotage competitors or ‘boosts’ to turbo-charge themselves to the finish line - just like Mario Kart but IN REAL LIFE!!! Once launched, HyperDrive will be the only circuit in Asia with the 'Game of Karts' unique experience.


SPLASH TRIBE



Remember Port of Lost Wonder? In its place is Splash Tribe, Singapore’s premier family-oriented beach club. With a sandcastle-themed play zone complete with water slides & wading pools, infinity-edge pool, and food & drinks, this is the perfect place for families with kids to spend a day out!


Choose from poolside or in-water sun loungers to elaborate two-storey private gazebos to chill - a minimum spend amount applies (from $50 to $600) depending on the seating you reserve. Reservation for the dining table has no minimum spending requirement. However, a cover charge of $10 is applicable for every guest 5 years old and above, regardless of the seating.



+TWELVE

A beach club featuring an iconic swim-up bar in the main pool overlooking the shoreline of Palawan beach, +Twelve also has 12 terraced private cabanas, each with their own plunge pool. This beach club is geared towards adults, as all pools are restricted to patrons above 18 years old only. 



Select from casual spots on the beach, poolside daybeds and lounges or the exclusive cabanas on the terrace - a minimum spend amount applies (from $100 to $800) depending on the seating you reserve. Reservation for the picnic table has no minimum spending requirement. Bookings which include children and guests under 18 years old are welcomed for Picnic Tables and Beach Daybeds only. There is NO cover charge.


ULTRAGOLF

UltraGolf features a tournament-worthy course spanning over 1,900 square metres with 750m of playing length. Each of its 18 holes feature 2 tee positions for both seasoned and beginner players.


Rates start from $12 (aged 3-12) and $15 (13 & above) for off-peak timings to $18 (aged 3-12) and $22 (13 & above).



HYDRODASH

Take on the ultimate water adventure at Hydrodash, Singapore’s first and only floating aqua park. Dash, slide, leap and repeat as you conquer our inflatable obstacle course on the water. With varying challenge levels, HydroDash is the perfect attraction for bonding over a day of thrills, spills and laughter. Tickets from $19 for 1-hour of play.



At the time of writing, the DOG RUN (free to enter) and FOOD TRUCKS have opened. 


Address: 54 Palawan Beach Walk, Sentosa Singapore 098233

Opening hours: Opening hours differ for each attraction and dining outlet - Click here to learn more.

Admission: Different charges apply

Website


19. GALLOP STABLE @ D'RESORT



Take the reins at the new Gallop Stable located at D'Resort, Downtown East! In addition to its current locations at Horsecity (Bukit Timah) and Pasir Ris Park, Gallop Stable has opened at Downtown East for everyone to interact with its horses.


Go on a pony ride, feed the horses, and get the chance to help to groom the horses too! Kids as young as three years old can go on a ride, or you can take a tour of the stables to learn more about horses in general. There is also an Art & Craft corner where the young ones can try their hand at Horseshoe Painting, Window Art, Sand Art, and Mask Painting (all at additional charges).


*Note: There will be no animal interactions between 12pm to 2pm (horses' nap time!), as well as on days with wet weather or extreme heat.


Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, D'Resort Level 1, Singapore 519599 (D'Resort @ Downtown East)

Opening hours: Tue - Fri 10am -11:30am, 2pm - 6:30pm | Sat - Sun 8am - 11:30am, 2 - 6:30pm

Admission: Charges depend on activties 

Website


20. SINGAPORE NAVY MUSEUM FREE



After a round of refurbishment, the Singapore Navy Museum has re-opened its doors! Themed ‘Maritime Force for a Maritime Nation’, the refreshed three-storey museum features diverse offering across both its indoor and outdoor galleries, charting the evolution of the Republic of Singapore Navy, from its early days to the present, as well as a peek into the future.



Learn more about the Republic of Singapore Navy: from how it began, to the challenges the early sailors went through and overcame as well as view fascinating components preserved from its early warships.


The young and the young at heart can also try their hands at taking out simulated enemy targets with the Navy weapons, navigate a ship through the busy Singapore Strait, steer a submarine underwater, or get a glimpse of what it is like to be the commanding officer of a frigate. 


Address: 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road Singapore 498794

Opening hours: Mon to Fri | 12pm to 5pm (Last entry at 4.30pm)

PH, Sat and Sun | 10am to 2pm (Last entry at 1.30pm) 

*Closed every Tue

Admission: FREE Admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (please present Pink or Blue NRIC for verification), Children below 6 years (any nationality) and  Foreign Military Personnel (Active, Retired, Veteran).

Tourists & Foreign Residents: Adult $8 | Concession Senior (60 years and above), Student, Special Access / Person with Disabilities (PWD) $5 | Package of 5 pax $24

Website


21. AIR COMBAT SENTOSA


Located at Central Beach Bazaar, Air Combat Sentosa is a unique VR experience combining state-of-the-art VR technology with the excitement of aerial warfare, providing an unparalleled sensory experience for participants.



Visitors will don a virtual reality headset and find themselves transported into the cockpit of a high performance fighter jet and enjoy a sense of exploration and exhilaration while soaring through realistic skyscapes through 6 different movements: Heave, Sway, Surge, Pitch, Roll, and Yaw. Unlike other conventional VR rides, the all-new ‘surge’ movement in Air Combat will take guests on an adrenaline rush when the fighter jet takes off from a runway. 


The 8-minute ride can accommodate up to eight guests at a time. Guests must be at least 12 years old, between 110cm and 190cm tall and below 100kg to enjoy the VR experience.


Address: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604, on Level 2 @ Central Beach Bazaar

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (Last ride at 9:40pm)

Admission: $15 per pax (Enjoy 10% off for online purchases)

Website


22. SLINGSHOT SINGAPORE



Get those adrenaline pumping furiously at Slingshot Singapore, Asia’s tallest slingshot! Located at Clarke Quay, Slingshot Singapore will catapult up to 70 metres high at 160 km per hour. Designed to simulate a volcanic eruption, the Slingshot platform will tilt the two-seater gondola into a reclined position and lower riders into the heart of the ‘volcano’, before propelling them towards the skies at a force of up to 4G.


With its inclined structures at 54-metre high - equivalent to about 16 storeys - riders will be able to take in the mesmerising skyline of Singapore from a unique angle during the two-minute ride - if they dare to open their eyes! πŸ˜…


Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block E,  Singapore 179024

Opening hours: 4.30pm to 11.30pm daily

Admission: Adults $45 | Students (18 yrs & below) $35

*Height Requirement: Above 125cm

*No Age Requirement

Website


23. SBG HERITAGE MUSEUM & CDL GREEN GALLERY FREE


First opened in November 2013, the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum featured interactive and multimedia exhibits and panels detailing the Garden’s rich heritage since its inception in 1859. Refreshed and reopened in June 2023, visitors to the museum can now find out more about the Garden’s rich heritage and milestones with a particular focus on the accomplishments of the past decade through new installations and interactive exhibits.




Do also pop by the CDL Green Gallery, an eco-friendly building sited on Holttum Lawn in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It was conceptualised as an extension of the Heritage Museum and features botanical or related exhibitions that are changed every six to nine months. Designed to be sustainable right from the start, the project introduced two eco-features for the first time in Singapore: the use of Hempcrete, a bio-composite material; and a pre-fabricated modular system that reduced on-site construction time to under 24 hours.


Address: Holttum Hall, next to Botany Centre in the Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily

*SBG Heritage Museum: CLOSED on every last Monday of the Month

*CDL Green Gallery: CLOSED on every last Tuesday of the Month

Admission: FREE

Website


24. MANDAI WILDLIFE WEST FREE



Mandai Wildlife West is an ungated public node that connects to the Bird Paradise, which means you don't need a ticket to access this area! Yes, it's FREE ENTRY FOR ALL! And that's superb news especially for kids, because of these 3 play areas:


Pangolin Hideout



Inspired by the burrows of a pangolin, kids can unleash their sense of discovery and mimic the behaviour of the mammal with movements like climbing, burrowing and sliding.


Pangolin Adventure



If one play area isn't enough, how about two? Scale through the obstacles at the pangolin-themed play area where the obstacles are at a lower level - which is great news for younger kids. 


Forest Stream Trail



At the Forest Stream Trail, kids can learn about the vulnerable riverine forest ecosystems as they weave through the root-like structures inspired by mangrove forests. And yes, they get to cool off here too by waddling through shallow waters!


Waterfall Cavern



Located at Mandai Wildlife West’s arrival point, be sure to make a stop ath the 10m-tall waterfall which is sculpted after Indonesia’s Madakaripura waterfall. You can get to the top of the waterfall by following the winding path behind a cascading water curtain and enjoy the cool mist, before arriving at the upper deck where playgrounds and F&B are located.


Of course, there is a wide variety of dining options too. Restaurants include A&W, Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique & Sandwich Bar, COLLIN'S, Hans Union, Luke's Lobster, Leckerbaer, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Old Chang Kee Coffee House, Pavilion Banana Leaf and Starbucks.

 

Address: 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825

Opening hours: 6am to 9pm daily 

Admission: FREE

Website


25. BIRD PARADISE


The new Bird Paradise occupies a smaller land area than the old Jurong Bird Park but somehow, it feels so much larger! I think it has to do with how ingeniously the park made use of the ‘vertical space’ despite being smaller.



Bird Paradise consists of 10 zones, of which 8 are walk-through aviaries themed after various rainforests & habitats around the world. Visitors get up-close with different bird species via elevated boardwalks, and each aviary is seamlessly connected to one another. All amazing stuff, but the thing I love is the interactive rooms in between each aviary. Not only are these air-conditioned (yay!), they provide educational information through hands-on features that both kids & adults will love.



Some of the absolute must-visit attractions at Bird Paradise include Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands (flagmingos & a majestic waterfall - what's there not to love?), Kuok Group Wings of Asia (spot hornbills, spoonbills and other fascinating birds of Asia and go on a short Adventure Trail too!), and Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove (cute penguins, 'nuff said).


And of course, kids will love the WET & DRY playgrounds too! Egg Splash (9:30am – 5:30pm) is an egg-themed wonderland which offers wet play zones, with water slides, sprays and shallow pools while Treetop Play allows one to bounce on the trampolines and scale the nets like the park's feathered residents! It has a ramp for wheelchair users to get to the second level too.



Address: 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825

Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily

Admission: Adults $48 | Kids (3-12) $33 | Senior Citizens $20

*If you're a local resident, do sign up for the FREE Wildpass before purchasing tickets as you can get 20% discount off admission prices!

Website


26. RAIL CORRIDOR (NORTH) FREE


Rail Corridor (North) has re-opened! The stretch from Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge (opposite Rail Mall) to Kranji MRT station is now open for everyone to enjoy. Now, you can walk along the Rail Corridor from Spooner Road near Tanjong Pagar to Kranji MRT - from south to north, all 21km of it!



Here are some things to take note for Rail Corridor (North):

- The new stretch starts from Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge. Entry point is at Rail Mall or at the overhead bridge in front of Rail Mall.

- Cross the bridge and head to the lookout deck where you can enjoy the scenic view of the lush Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park.



- Hike further down to the new Hillview Bridge. Railway tracks were embedded into the flooring of the bridge to remind visitors of the Rail Corridor’s history as a railway.

- After crossing the Hillview Bridge, there is a diverted route as the next section is still under refurbishment. Head down the ramp and walk along the main road until you reach the next entry point (opp  CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace).



- The Rail Corridor continues via a gravel path until Ten Mile Junction, where you have to cross the road and head to Pang Sua PCN.

- Walk along the PCN until you see a bridge on your right. Cross it and continue north along the Rail Corridor.

- From there, it’s pretty straightforward although do note you have to cross 2 roads along the way.



- This portion runs parallel to Woodlands Road and continues all the way to Kranji MRT station.

- The new Kranji node opposite Kranji MRT features a 250m rustic nature trail and next to it, a 2,000 sqm events field suitable for community events.



Admission: FREE


27. TINY AWAY ESCAPE @ LAZARUS 



Stay overnight on Lazarus Island in these spruced up tiny homes! Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus consists of 5 eco-friendly low-carbon accommodations and they are cosy and well-stocked!



Four of the accommodations come with a queen-sized bed and sofa bed. The sofa bed can fit either one adult or two kids so one house can comfortably fit 2 adults and 2 kids. The other is a smaller unit, which is good for 2 adults.


Amenities include a private bathroom with heater, TV, WiFi, safe, fridge, kettle, coffee machine, microwave, toaster, tableware, cutlery and even a smokeless grill!


But the greatest selling point has got to be getting the chance to stay in the tranquil surroundings of Lazarus Island, and experiencing all that Nature has to offer come night time and sunrise!



Address: Lazarus Island

Cost: From $199/night (excludes ferry from Singapore mainland)

Booking website


28. ORTO @ WEST COAST 


With ORTO's lease at its Yishun compund ending on 30 June 2023, some of the former tenants have relocated at West Coast. Located directly opposite Haw Par Villa, it occupies the former Westway building and is home to F&B outlets and some interesting lifestyle stores.



One of them is Ignite Spaces Singapore, which is a huge gaming space for everyone. Gaming comes in the form of good ol’ board games or cozy gaming rooms with Nintendo Switch or PS5 game consoles. There are even VR gaming rooms for rent too! Rates begin at $12/pax (full day access) for all-you-can-play board games and from $20/$30 per hr for the gaming rooms (up to 4 pax). Looks like a cool place to hang out with the family!



You can also try your hand at prawning at Prawning at ORTO or play a game of pool at West Coast Cue Sports. F&B options include RedDot BrewHouse (restaurant cum brewery), 88 Seafood SGMY (zichar), Kinn Dem (Thai food), Coastal Acoustic (bar with live band), Mo's Grill and Bar, Volta Bistro @ West (live band bistro) & After Hours Gelato.



*Do note the place is still in its soft opening phase, with renovation works still ongoing for other tenants.


Address: 27 West Coast Highway, Singapore 117867

*On-site parking available ($0.70/half-hour) | Nearest MRT Station: Haw Par Villa

Opening Hours: Varies according to tenant

Website


29. PUNGGOL REGIONAL LIBRARY FREE


Punggol Regional Library opens with the first two floors are entirely dedicated to children! Located within One Punggol, the library occupies a total of 5 levels!



FIRST LEVEL

- Stories Come Alive Room: It features interactive screens that animate Singaporean poems across the four official languages as well as having regular storytelling sessions every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month (3pm to 3.30pm).

- Toy Library: The first permanent toy library which offers a variety of toys to encourage dramatic, sensory and creative play among kids. 

- Tinker Tots: A dress-up area where kids can put on costumes and indulge in make-believe play as they read books within the area.



SECOND LEVEL

- Storyteller Cove: Kids can go on storytelling journey across three sections - Island of Tales, Kingdom of Books & Forest of Fables - and come up with their own tales, prompts included along the way.

- Spark!Lab: Set up in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution of the United States, this tinkering space lets kids tackle hands-on problems independently through a host of activities. Spark!Lab is free for kids aged 12 and below (kids aged 8 & below should be accompanied by an adult) and is open daily (2pm to 9pm on weekdays & 12pm to 9pm on weekends).

- Story Pods: Cosy areas where kids browse various stories via the screens.

- Cafe: For that much-needed coffee/tea break.



Both levels incorporate lots of accessible features to serve the needs of people with disabilities. These include Calm Pods (quiet and safe spaces with wall and floor padding), multi-coloured keyboards with large keys (for people with visual impairments), ramps between the 2 levels, and a “Borrow-n-Go” passageway, which allows wheelchair-bound visitors to simply wheel through to borrow books via RFID technology.


In addition, Levels 3 to 5 of the Punggol Regional Library offer spaces for teenagers, seniors, and freelancers and aspiring business owners.


Teenagers can look forward to a Study Zone and a Teenspace, which will host hands-on workshops and talks based on trending topics for teens to spark their interest in reading. These are on Level 3. Adults, including seniors, can pick up new tech skills and knowledge at ExperienceIT, which is an immersive and interactive showcase of emerging technologies and innovations on Level 4.


Punggol residents can discover stories about Punggol, with the area’s history dating back 200 years. The Lens of Literature on Level 3 is a new multimedia interactive showcase of curated poems, novels and short story excerpts about Punggol by Singapore writers. There is also the Punggol Stories exhibition at Singaporium at Level 4, which presents selected stories, with some contributed by the community, and histories of Punggol.


Address: 1 Punggol Drive, One Punggol #01-12, Singapore 828629

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 12pm to 9pm

*Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year and Closed on Public Holidays

Admission: FREE


30. ACTION MOTION



Action Motion is Singapore's first digital active experience arena with a score-tabulating gamifier system. It features Augmented- Reality (AR) bouldering walls, AR trampoline, multi-level obstacle course and a net maze.


Simply tap your wrist band on the respective panels before each installation and the gamifier system will track your scores and timings. At the end of the whole experience, participants' results are displayed on a leader board. Nothing like having a competitive element to up the fun!


Other activities include Valo Jump (trampoline jumping with AR games), Valo Climb (Gamified rock climbing with AR games) and Ascend Lab (rock-climbing walls with various difficulty levels).


Entry Requirements:

- Compulsory Action Motion socks ($4/pair)

*Free socks will be given to visitors during the first 3 months of official opening.

- Height above 125cm

- Weigh not more than 120kg

- Children aged 12 years old and below are highly encouraged to be accompanied by a parent/guardian


Address: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, #02-07, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994

Opening Hours: (Non-Peak) Weekdays: 12:00pm – 8:30pm | (Peak) Weekends/ PH/ School Holidays: 10:00am – 9:30pm​ (Closed on Mondays)

*Time Slots at 2.5hrs/slot with 30 min interval between slots​

Admission: Single Pass - HomeTeamNS $35.33 (Non-Peak) $39.36 (Peak) | Affiliate $40.37  (Non-Peak) $44.41 (Peak) | Guest $45.42 (Non-Peak)  $50.47 (Peak)

4-Pax Pass: HomeTeamNS $134.24 (Non-Peak) $147.36 (Peak) | Affiliate $159.48 (Non-Peak) $174.62 (Peak) | Guest $178.65 (Non-Peak) $195.81 (Peak)

WEBSITE

 

31. Smart Nation PlayScape @ Science Centre Singapore 

FREE (Off-peak days)


Jointly developed by the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) and Science Centre Singapore, Smart Nation PlayScape seeks to demystify technology and inspire youths to be curious about future technologies through fun and immersive exhibits.



The showcase aims to educate on tech trends in a simple, relatable and easy-to-digest manner, where complex technological concepts are broken down and translated into exhibits where they can “feel, touch, and play”. It features a wide variety of digital technologies powering Singapore’s Smart Nation journey – comprising eight zones covering Sensors, Geospatial, Biometrics and Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics, User Experience (UX) and Services, Robotics and Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).


Some of the fun activities include programming a robot to dance, scrambling a Rubik’s cube and watching how the robot solves it, and competing with friends to see how fast the computer can recognise your doodles!


Address: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 10am - 5pm
(Closed on Mondays except for Public Holidays and  the gazetted school holidays)
Admission: *Access to exhibition is included in the Science Centre Singapore's admission
Singaporean & PR
- FREE for all during OFF-PEAK days (weekdays during school term, excluding public holidays and school holidays)
- PEAK days (weekends, public holidays and school holidays): Adult $6 | Child (3-12) $4 | Senior Citizen (above 60) $4
Standard
- OFF-PEAK & PEAK: Adult $12 | Child (3-12) $8 | Senior Citizen (above 60) $12

32. THE ARTGROUND - CLEAN UP. OR ELSE! FREE



“Clean Up, Or Else!” features household chores that balloon to enormous proportions to encourage active exploration and literary fun through poems and play to bring home the messages of shared responsibilities and of building good habits.


This playful idea is BIG on imagination and builds upon supersizing poems and play to encourage family conversation around the values of kindness, helpfulness and responsibility over personal and shared spaces at home.



Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday - Session 1: 0915 – 1030 | Session 2: 1045 – 1200 | Session 3: 1400 – 1515 | Session 4: 1545 – 1700

Admission: Admission into The Artground’s Arts Space is free, with a refundable deposit of $15 per group booking collected upon booking on Peatix. This group Explore ticket admits a group of up to 5 pax only.

*You may choose to get back your deposit of $15 or donate it to The Artground during your booking. For those who have selected for a refund, you will receive it within 24 hours after your visit (standard Credit Card refund terms apply). A full $15 refund will only apply if a visitor who bought the ticket shows up for the allocated slot and checks the ‘I would like my refund back’ option.

For tickets, visit HERE.

WEBSITE


33. EAST VILLA @ HOMETEAMNS BEDOK RESERVOIR



Set on a hill slope amidst a canopy of trees, the East Villa at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir consist of 10 villas in total which offer either soothing greenery or scenic waterfront views.



All villas come with 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen & 2 Single beds), living room (with game console!), kitchen and dining area. Two unique features of the villas are the private BBQ countertop with electric grill area which comes with awesome views AND the rooftop area. Awesome option for celebrations with family and friends!


There is no limit on group size for guest and visitors but the night occupancy limit of 6 pax apply. Each booking also comes with two complimentary parking tickets per night, entry for 10 to the gorgeous Infinity Pool and 4 access passes to Fitness Workz Garage gym.


Rates start from $400++/night and the villas are currently open for booking exclusively for HomeTeamNS Members from now to 30 June 2023. The next booking window for Affiliate (SAFRA/PAssion/JOM) Members and Guest Bookings will be announced at a later date so stay tuned!


Address: 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994

Cost: From $400++/night

Website


34. REUNION @ NATIONAL MUSEUM SINGAPORE FREE


Reunion at National Museum of Singapore is the first purpose-built social space for seniors in a local museum. Its primary aim is to provide a museum-based intervention that embraces social inclusion, health and well-being goals for seniors, including those with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.



Comprising of a cafΓ© and an activity space, it is truly a wonderful space that seniors can find both familiarity and comfort in. The activity space features a group activity area, an immersive projection cave, a Quiet Room, and music booths - all with the intention to support the mental health and well-being of seniors through stimulating memories and initiating conversations.



Designed to resemble a space that feels like our home, Reunion exudes a sense of warmth and comfort through the use of natural lighting, wide spaces and even a Quiet Room for seniors to get away from the ‘noise’. There are ample seating for seniors, and various ‘artefacts’ like the rotary dial telephone and chapteh are placed around the space to create that sense of familiarity for seniors.



And do check out CafΓ© Brera at Reunion too. Opened by Bakery Brera, the cafe serves fresh bakes and wholesome food suitable for seniors. And you know it is senior-friendly when it also serves dysphagia-friendly food which are suitable for people with swallowing difficulties. A majority of the CafΓ© Brera team also comprises seniors, as the cafΓ© welcomes them to work, mingle, contribute and do things together.


Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

35. CLIMB @ T3



Climb@T3 with your family and friends at Changi Airport's first sport climbing facility!


The family-friendly facility provides a novel and exciting experience for everyone from as young as 2 years old to adult enthusiasts. Be it guided or unguided programmes, or children's coaching classes, there is something for everyone!


Address: Changi Airport T3 (Public area), Basement 3

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm to 9.30pm | Weekends & PH: 10am to 9.30pm

Cost: From $17 - 1x Climb & Play (Unguided) [Visit website for full rates and schedules)

WEBSITE


36. PERANAKAN MUSEUM FREE


After 4 years of renovation, Peranakan Museum Singapore has re-opened! Spread over three floors, the museum explores the Peranakan identity through universal themes of “Origins”, “Home”, and “Style” with each permanent gallery having its own distinctive look and feel, and spotlights a particular aspect of Peranakan culture.



Level one's Origins gallery showcases the diverse origins and evolution of Peranakan communities. Level two's Home galleries feature objects related to family and community life, revealing a range of Peranakan customs, foods, languages and beliefs. Check out especially the ceramics and food culture gallery which houses some of the best and rarest examples of Peranakan ‘nyonyaware’! Level three's Style galleries are dedicated to Peranakan fashion and decorative textiles, like the iconic sarong kebaya.



Granted that the galleries may be a tad dry for younger kids so what are there for kids at the new Perankan Museum?


1. Exploration Zone: Located on Level 2, this dedicated space has tables and chairs for the young ones where they can do crafting, drawing and colouring. Activities such as storytelling will also be held here.



2. Throughout the museum, look out for pink panels titled 'ANAK ANAK'. These have been specially printed for children and explain the significance of the exhibits in a more engaging manner. Specifically chosen due to their appeal to kids, they include a special birth carriage and an 'ang ku kueh' mould.


3. Kids can pick up a FREE copy of an Activity Trail booklet at the admission counter and complete the activities within as they tour the musuem.


Address: 39 Armenian Street. Singapore 179941

Opening Hours: 10am - 7pm daily (Late closure on Fridays)

Admission: FREE for Singaporeans & PRs | Foreign Residents & Visitors - Adults $12, Students & Seniors $8, Children (6yrs & below) Free, Families of 5 $36

Website


37. Aqua Adventure



Aqua Adventure is Singapore's first integrated all-weather water adventure centre. It spans 3 storeys, featuring Singapore's longest indoor waterslide at 114m for the double rider slide (green) and an 85m long indoor Black Hole Water Slide with Aqualucent Strips (orange/white).


But more than that, it is also home to an AquaCourse, an indoor aquatic challenge rope course - yes, prepare to get wet while attempting the course! Located above the Laze Pool, the Aquatic Challenge Rope Course offers eight engaging and interactive obstacles that require the participants to walk across narrow beams or hanging steps, while getting splashed from water buckets.


Aqua Adventure also has dry activities including an indoor net obstacle course and climbing walls. For those who just want to chill, there is a laze pool as well.


NOTE: There is a minimum height requirement of 1.25m, a minimum weight of 30kg and a maximum weight of 120kg. There is no age requirement for the activities. However, children under 12 years old are required to have adult supervision in the pool.


Address: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, #02-06, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994

Opening Hours: 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Tuesday – Thursday 1000hrs – 1800hrs | Friday – Sunday 1000hrs – 1500hrs & 1600hrs – 2100hrs (Closed on Mondays)

NON-SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Thursday & Friday (Non-Peak) 1400hrs – 2000hrs | Weekends, Public Holiday, School Holiday (Peak) 1000hrs – 1500hrs & 1600hrs – 2100hrs (Closed from Monday to Wednesday)

Admission:

WEBSITE


38. RINK @ PUNGGOL EAST



Rink @ Punggol East is Singapore’s Largest Rollersports Rink – built for endless hours of active fun!

With over 12,000 sqft of fully sheltered rink space, the widest assortment of rollersports equipment and direct access to one of the most scenic riverside park connectors, the rink is a dream come true for all roller-lovers young and old, rain or shine!


Check out the full range of activities below:



Address: Punggol East Container Park, 50 Punggol East (along Tebing Lane)
Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm (Weekends, Sch & Public Holidays)
Cost: $16 per 2-Hour Pass (includes equip & guards)

39. ESCAPE @ SCIENCE CENTRE (E.S.C.)

Step into E.S.C., Singapore's most exciting escape room, which offers immersive experiences from ball-filled enclosures to quaking floors. This fun-filled attraction blends the ever-popular escape room concept with the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and an added sprinkle of theatricality.


If you're expecting the regular combination locks and ciphers you might be a little disappointed. Instead, think unique new storylines and fresh, STEM-themed puzzles, which test knowledge, skill and tenacity.


There are three different concept rooms – Museum of Humankind, Shangri-La and Dr X – each offering a different world for players to immerse themselves in. Take on the role of the last humans alive, avatars trying to make their way out of a glitching metaverse, or desperate people in search of a lost friend. 


*Recommended for ages 13 and up. Children aged 4 to 12 must have a valid ticket and accompanied by a paying adult (of at least 18 years old). Children aged 3 and below will not be granted entry.

Address: ​Science Centre Singapore (Annexe), 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: Thur - Sun & Public Holidays: 10am - 10pm | Mon - Wed (Gazetted School Holidays): 10am - 5pm
Admission: From $20 per pax (weekdays) to $30 per pax (weekends)


40. REFRESHED TOA PAYOH HERITAGE TRAIL FREE


The National Heritage Board (NHB)’s refreshed Toa Payoh Heritage Trail expounds on the history of Singapore’s “model town” and tell the lesser-known stories of Toa Payoh’s significant landmarks and ubiquitous locales. 



First launched in 2014 as NHB’s 11th heritage trail, the Toa Payoh Heritage Trail traced the development of the area from swampland to a “model” estate, which subsequently became home to iconic religious and community institutions. 



The refreshed Toa Payoh Heritage Trail covers 29 heritage sites and features 10 heritage trail markers, with two new marked sites comprising Block 53, also known as the “VIP Block”, and the iconic Toa Payoh Dragon Playground. 


As part of the refresh, three newly curated thematic routes will bring trail-goers on different journeys vis-a-vis (1) the evolution of public housing design, (2) the histories of religious institutions in Toa Payoh and (3) the everyday heritage of the area’s community institutions. These self-guided routes, which trail-goers can embark on in their own time and according to their interests, are:


Of Public Housing & Shared Spaces (1.5 hours on foot, 4.5 km)

This trail explores the architectural development of HDB blocks, communal spaces and town planning, which reflected the needs and aspirations of Singaporean homeowners over the decades.


Of Faiths & Beliefs (2 hours with public transport, 6 km)

This trail showcases the temples, mosques, churches and institutions that represent the diverse communities which live, work and worshipped in Toa Payoh.


Of Community Institutions & Common Spaces (0.5 hours on foot, 1.5 km)

This trail focuses on the institutions and spaces that continue to play an active role in the sporting, cultural and social lives of Toa Payoh residents. 



The Toa Payoh Heritage Trail’s companion guide and map can be downloaded from NHB’s heritage portal Roots.gov.sg


41. SKATEPARK @ LAKESIDE GARDEN FREE


Practise your moves and tricks at SkatePark @ Lakeside Garden!



Grab your skateboard and head down to SkatePark @ Lakeside Garden, which is Singapore’s largest outdoor skate park, and the first to include a parkour park and bouldering wall.

Designed with inputs from sporting communities, this skate park has five skate pods catering to different skill levels – Learn to Skate Pod, Skate Drain Pod, Mini Bowl Pod, Big Bowl Pod and Plaza Pod, which is sheltered for all-weather use. 


For those who prefer to take it slow, Lakeside Green is perfect for sitting back and enjoying the panoramic view of the lake. Or take a stroll along the water’s edge and spot freshwater wildlife.


Address: Lakeside Garden, Jurong Lake Gardens (nearest carpark is North Carpark)

Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday (Closed every Mondays for Maintenance and Tuesdays if preceding Monday is a Public Holiday.)

Admission: FREE

WEBSITE


42. SKY TERRACE @ SHAW PLAZA FREE


The Sky Terrace on Level 3 at the newly-reopened Shaw Plaza consists of an outdoor play area that is designed to excite, engage and entertain kids in active fun!


The highlight of the area has to be the Wallhola vertical playground where kids can climb up and down within a caged area, complete with a slide!



For the younger kids, there are the little tunnels and trampoline to keep them entertained as well.


Right at the other end of the Sky Terrace is a mini zip-line where kids can zip across!


Address: Shaw Plaza, Level 3, 360 Balestier Road, Singapore 329783

Admission: FREE

WEBSITE


43. KIZTOPIA


Kiztopia Club Woodleigh Mall


Venture into the ‘deep blue sea’ and uncover 3,000 sq ft of ‘underwater exploration’ such as mega ball pits, trampoline, role-play room, sand pit and more! Climb through challenging obstacle courses, navigating your way through the submarine and exit at high speed into pools of mini ocean balls.



Address: The Woodleigh Mall, 11 Bidadari Park Dr, #01-50/51, Singapore 367803

Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 10am to 8pm | Fri, Sat & PH: 10am to 9pm

Admission: From $19.80 (One-time entry, 1 hour playtime. Admits ONE child and ONE free accompanying adult.)

WEBSITE


Bouncetopia SAFRA Choa Chu Kang


Save the day with your favourite sidekick in the 6,400 sq ft Superhero-themed play area. Bounce off walls and transform each obstacle course into your battleground. Get your blood pumping with the tallest slide in the house, sending you into a ball pit frenzy at the speed of light! Take perfect photo opportunities with Kiztopia Friends in their superhero gear to commemorate your day as a hero!



Address: SAFRA Choa Chu Kang, 28 Choa Chu Kang Dr, #01-04, Singapore 689964
Opening Hours:  Sun – Thurs: 10am to 8pm | Fri, Sat & PH: 10am to 9pm
Admission: From $15.80 (One-time entry, 1 hour playtime. Admits ONE child only. Adult at $10/pax)


Kiztopia Marina Square [Re-opened]


Kiztopia at Marina Square Singapore has re-opened after a round of transformation and enhancement works!



𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓’𝐒 𝐍𝐄𝐖? 

πŸ› Expanded Mojo Zone, with more activities and a larger ball pit area

πŸ› Mark’s Blocks, a block play zone

πŸ› Honey's Station, a new play area for toddlers, with ball pit and slides

πŸ› New Bouncy Inflatable

πŸ› Enhanced Pio Drift zone




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