Check out Singapore’s parks and gardens for some serious R&R away from the bustling city.
Saturday Disney’s Top Tips For Kids Of All Ages
The Saturday Disney team had the time of their lives discovering Singapore whilst filming a location show for the 7 Network. Thousands of selfies later, Candice Dixon, Teigan Nash and Nathan Morgan are officially certified Singapore fans. Here are their tips for exploring the Lion City.
What do you love about Singapore?
NATHAN: Where do I start, there are so many reasons I love Singapore. #1 The weather is always warm, which is awesome. #2 You can get from one place to another in under 20 minutes. (That never happens in Sydney!). #3 All the many beautiful things to see from the Merlion to the amazing Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay. #4 The people! I have been all over the world with my job and I have never been to a country that has such friendly people. Everywhere you go everyone is just so kind. #5 Would have to be how clean and safe Singapore is, which just made my stay so much more fun. #6 Sentosa Island would have to be the best place as it has everything for kids (all the way up to the big kids, mum and dad).
TEIGAN: I think that Singapore is a fantastic holiday destination for families as there is so much to see and do. I absolutely love that Singapore is such a multicultural city, from Little India to Chinatown; you are always bound to find a great feed, enjoy the incredible architecture and embrace the different cultures!
CANDICE: Singapore is a fantastic place for families to experience different cultures and cuisines all in one place! Plus there’s so much to learn about each neighbourhood and you can easily explore them all on foot. I particularly love Singapore at night as the city really does sparkle. The lights are magical over the water and it seems as though the city never sleeps!
Feeding Asian Elephants, Singapore Zoo
80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
TEIGAN: Visit Singapore Zoo. I love that the Zoo is fenceless so you can get up close and personal with the animals. One of my favourite experiences was feeding the Asian Elephants - what incredibly smart, strong animals. My tip is to make sure you line up straight after the show, as sometimes it is busy and you will miss out on a fruit basket.
Merlion Park, Marina Bay
One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
CANDICE: Grab a selfie with a Merlion! I’ve never seen so many people taking photos with so many interesting gadgets. It really is a fantastic location, especially with the incredible architecture in the background. Marina Bay feels like the heart of Singapore and it’s a great place to start your trip because it gives you a good sense of direction. If I ever got lost in Singapore, I would head back to Merlion Park.
45 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, Singapore 099003
NATHAN: There is so much to do on Sentosa Island from hanging out on the beach to checking out the awesome attractions and even arriving in style via a cable car from the mainland. One of the coolest things to do with your family or friends is to have a downhill luge race at Skyline Luge. You’ll hit some pretty high speeds!
60 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229900
TEIGAN: Make sure you visit Little India, one of my favourite places in Singapore. The food, culture and atmosphere are so bright and bold that you’ll never want to leave. The food was a highlight. I ended up with an Indian Curry on a banana leaf, which I ate with my hand. Afterwards I got henna art on my feet, which I loved. The ladies are so creative and work really fast. Just make sure that you don’t touch anything for a while afterwards until it dries!
Wave House Sentosa
36 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099007
NATHAN: If you love taking things to the extreme when you are on holidays, then head to Wave House on Sentosa Island to experience the awesome man-made waves. I was only there for a couple of hours but it was so much fun I could have stayed the week, plus the staff are great!
2 Banda Street, Singapore 059962
CANDICE: I absolutely loved getting lost in Chinatown. Prepare for sensory overload (in the best possible way)! The atmosphere was incredible, especially with the Chinese New Year excitement. For me, Chinatown really came to life at night and I couldn’t help but take 1000s of photos of the markets, architecture, food and people. My advice is to wear comfortable walking shoes because there’s just so much to take in, you won’t want to stop!
Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
TEIGAN: Make sure your camera memory is cleared because you’ll take a lot of pictures here! The Flower Dome is filled with an array of plants and flowers from all over the globe. Head to the Cloud Forest to visit the impressive waterfall, the largest indoor waterfall in the world! Once you reach the top, stop and take it all in, you will feel like you are in a fantasy world! Make sure you get a selfie in front of the waterfall; a low angle will get the whole waterfall in.
Tekka Centre Wet Market, Little India
1 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227
Corner of Bukit Timah & Serangoon Rds, Singapore
NATHAN: If you want great food for a super low price and you don’t mind a little bit of spice, then don’t miss Tekka Centre in Little India. It was my favourite meal from the whole trip and the best part is you get to eat with your hands!
Haji Lane, Kampong Glam
2 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
TEIGAN: Be prepared to do some shopping in the Malay-Arab quarter, Kampong Glam! At the end of Arab Street is this divine store where you can create your own perfume from hundreds of fragrances. Once you hit Haji Lane, allow yourself plenty of time to sift through the many quirky and cute shops there!
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
NATHAN: A great place for dinner is Boon Tat Street or ‘Satay Street’ as I call it. The satays are to die for and trust me; you won’t just have one plate. You’ll go back for seconds, thirds, fourths and even fifths. It’s that good. If you do get there just before 7pm,watch it go from a normal city street to a busy pop-up row of street restaurants in a matter of minutes. It’s a great place to capture a good holiday time-lapse on your camera too.