Mint Museum Of Toys
There is an extensive collection of over 50,000 toys from over 40 countries dating from the mid-19th century stored right here in Singapore’s Mint Museum of Toys. Just imagine looking around a vast area dedicated to toys. Keep in mind that the toys are on display and they aren’t for playing with, so this is a good time to practice the ‘look, but don’t touch’ discipline… for both you and your kids! How to get there: Between City Hall and Bugis MRT station.
Arguably one of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo brings in a lot of tourists but it’s very much justified. The large zoo houses an amazing variety of animals like lions, giraffes, tiger, zebras, polar bears, African penguins and local ones like orangutans and Komodo dragons — all organised geographically so it’s fairly easy to know where you’re going … but do grab a map. The enclosures are well-designed and allow for maximum view enjoyment from different angles, and you can even get up close and personal with some of the animals. Be prepared to get swept away by all the action (like feeding some animals, for a fee) and get hypnotised for hours! The zoo is very kid-friendly,with lockers, baby changing rooms, strollers for rent, a water play area and a playground. How to get there: Take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT station, or grab a cab.
Singapore Science Centre
Best time to spark your kids’ interest in science and Technology than when they’re young and on holiday? And what better place to do that than at the Singapore Science Centre? This big science museum has plenty to keep the kids entertained and educated, and you could easily spend an entire day there with the plethora of discovery rooms and areas, exhibitions and shows. The shows like as the fire tornado show that is a massive hit for family may go on, but if you’re lucky you could even see baby chicks hatch on the spot. These are educational but fun things you will experience. How to get there: Short walk from Jurong East MRT.
Take it from us: it’s best if you actually set aside a couple of days to explore Sentosa Island on its own because there are just so many things to do here such as Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, iFly (indoor bungee jumping), Adventure Cove Waterpark and Dolphin Island, Port of Lost Wonder, Skyline Luge Sentosa, Sentosa 4D Wonderland and the MegaZip. Head to the beach for some fun under the sun, If you need a break from activities! How to get there: Alight at Harbourfront MRT station, and head to VivoCity Mall, purchase a ticket at Level 3, and board the Sentosa Express.