5 Fun, Family-Friendly Singapoliday Ideas For The Travel-Starved
With international travel unlikely to start up any time soon, there’s no better time to go travelling around Singapore during these school holidays, especially with the upcoming SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
Explore Singapore’s many value-for-money hidden gems, heritage tours, nature reserves and even art and cultural finds, all without ever leaving home. Here’s what we like:
Thought New Zealand was the only place possible for bungy jumping? Think again. AJ Hackett in Sentosa is the ONLY bungy site in Singapore, so head on over to experience authentic Kiwi-style jumping off a 50m height. That’s equivalent to jumping off a 17-story building. And while you’re there, check out the Giant Swing too, for riding at a high speed of 120km/h.
2. Jump off a plane with iFly
Flying and skydiving might be out of question but what about body flying? iFly Singapore, conveniently located near the Beach Station in Sentosa, is a unique, first-of-its-kind indoor skydiving facility, with a state-of-the-art indoor wind tunnel designed to give you the real experience of jumping out of a plane into the open skies.
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3. Explore Singapore’s nature reserves
Enjoy leisurely discovering Singapore, one nature reserve or hidden gem at a time. For instance, when was the last time you biked around Coney Island or the nearby Punggol Settlement? Did you know that Coney Island is home to over 80 species of birds, including rare red junglefowls and the melodious Oriental Magpie-Robin. For a more leisurely activity in nature, check out The Southern Ridges, a 10km long stretch connecting beautiful parks and gardens such as Mount Faber Park, Hort Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Be prepared to set aside at least five hours to complete the entire circuit. Pack a picnic and make a fun, family day out of it.
4. Pack a bag for a staycation
Redeem your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers at over 140 hotels across the island for the perfect local getaway this December. There’s something for everyone, be it a luxury hotel weekend stay, or a family friendly hotel with a pool villa. Most people head out to Sentosa to beat the city rush, but there are several great promotions and value-for-money deals ready to be snapped up. Check out your many options here.
5. Missing overseas family holidays? Rent a yacht and visit nearby islands
Thanks to the five person rule, The Yacht Club is offering yacht rentals and charters at very affordable prices for a unique Singapoliday experience. For instance, the Clipper 40 model that usually costs over $800 for 18 guests, can be yours and four other people at just $588.50 for four hours on weekdays. Likewise, Yachtly is offering customised event planning aboard their yachts, complete with a captain and crew members who can help with barbecuing food and setting up fun activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and even an on-board karaoke system. With prices starting at just over $500, spend the day cruising to islands such as Kusu, Saint John’s and Lazarus.