With the playground of Sentosa at its doorstep, there’s more to do in Singapore than can be squeezed into a short trip, but the experts at Quintessentially have their top 5 picks at hand to help you make the most of your time. With animal adventures, theme parks and show tunes, there’s action packed fun for the entire family.
Movie magic hits Sentosa with this mega theme park celebrating everything silver screen, with rides and shows galore, bringing art to life while sharing insider secrets on backstage workings. Younger kids can head to lands Far Far Away where everyone’s favourite green ogre and his fairytale cohorts are ready to entertain; or set sail for more tropical climes and the friendly menagerie in Madagascar. Older kids will find excitement in Ancient Egypt, The Lost World and Sci-Fi City. Most of the rides have height restrictions.
Hop a tram and trundle through a nocturnal world rarely seen by humans, through 8 different eco-systems with the animals that inhabit them – this is the only such facility in Asia. See the agile mountain goats of the Himalayas, the greater one-horned rhinoceros in the Nepalese river valley, the Indian sloth bear, the Malay tiger and tapir, and more. Many of the species face extinction in the wild, so the visit offers an opportunity to educate and support conservation efforts.
Mega hit “The Lion King” will be finishing its run at the Marina Bay Sands at the end of October, but musical fiends can enjoy a whole new spectacular with “Wicked”, which arrives 7th December 2011. Sure to be popular with the whole family, the story follows the friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and The Good Witch of the North long before Dorothy’s house crash landed in Oz. Sing along to showstopper “Defying Gravity” and the infectious “Dancing Through Life”.
Swimming with Dolphins
The dolphin’s smiling face has made it one of the most beloved mammals across the world, along with its intelligence and outgoing nature. It’s no wonder that splashing out with these graceful creatures makes so many people’s must do lists – with kids in Singapore you must head to Underwater World, a vast oceanarium showcasing all manner of magnificent sea life. The Swim with the Dolphins programme offers a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphins (pink dolphins) and is open to youngsters aged 6 and above who are able to swim with confidence. Children aged 12 and above can also partake in a scuba diving adventure with sharks!
Who hasn’t dreamt of kicking off the earth’s gravity and soaring free as a bird? While grown ups can hang-glide and leap out of planes with parachutes, it’s a dream little ones usually have to hold out for. But for kids aged 7 and above, the dream can become a reality at the world’s largest indoor wind tunnel – all of the thrill and none of the danger. Every flyer gets two “skydives” and mama and dad will also be flying high at a bargainous price tag.
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