Australia's most travelled family, Y Travel Blog share their Singapore tips.

Caz and Craig Makepeace and their daughters Kalyra and Savannah live by a simple philosophy: “We believe life is about accumulating moments and memories, not just possessions, and we do that through family travel."

What do you love about Singapore?

There’s a range of activities for all members of the family, from toddlers to teenagers to adults. The food is delicious, there is so much to see and do and it’s so easy to get around by public transport.  The people are accommodating and as there are no language barriers, our kids could engage with the locals.  Plus you aren’t confined to your accommodation in the evening, as it’s incredibly safe at all hours of the day. 

Gardens By The Bay

1 Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Tip 1: Enter the Cloud Forest and stand at the bottom of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall (35 metres) then walk around the elevated platform, which is like walking amongst a forest in the clouds. 


Jungle Breakfast at Ah Meng Restaurant

2 Singapore Zoo

80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Tip 2: Where else can you enjoy a yummy buffet breakfast with half a dozen orangutans?! They are so cute and funny. Don’t miss the opportunity for a one-of-a-kind family portrait. 

Garden Rhapsody Light & Sound Show

3 Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Tip 3: If you think Gardens by the Bay and the Supertrees are impressive by day, don’t miss the 15 minute nightly light show. Probably the highlight of our visit, the lights and perfectly matched accompanying music is spectacular. 

Adventure Cove Waterpark™

4 Resorts World™ Sentosa

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Tip 4: We loved this waterpark at Sentosa because it has a range of activities for everyone; from toddlers and small children, to big kids like us. Savannah especially loved the wave pool and Kalyra enjoyed the waterslides! For us adults, we found the relaxing tube ride very cool. 

S.E.A. Aquarium™

5 Resorts World™ Sentosa

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Tip 5: Possibly the best aquarium we have visited anywhere! Loved seeing all the different species of marine life from stingrays to sharks to jellyfish. And our kids loved the hands on experience with a Starfish! Engaging and educational.

Satay Street

6 Boon Tat Street

Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620

Tip 6: We love eating like the locals when we visit a new country, trying local dishes like at Boon Tat Street where we experienced “Satay Under the Stars” which was awesome. A relaxed family friendly setting with cheap yummy food. Try the beef & chicken skewers, and mi goreng and barbecued chicken wings!


7 Chinatown

Tip 7: We always seek out the local Chinatown in each country and this one in Singapore is one of the best! Clean, vibrant and full of colour. Be sure to check out the informative Chinese Heritage Centre. Our kids loved trying the local ice-cream sandwich (a scoop of ice cream in between two pieces of rainbow coloured bread) which we purchased from an “ice-cream uncle”.

Related: In The Neighbourhood: Chinatown walking trail



Suntec City Mall Level 1, #01-330, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

Tip 8: What a fun way to explore the highlights of Singapore and get a different perspective from the water and land. We got up close with some of Singapore’s famous landmarks; Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, and Merlion statues. We all learnt so many interesting things about Singapore via the informative commentary!


Slappy Cakes

9 Slappy Cakes

200 Turf Club Road #01-20/21 The Grandstand, Singapore 287994

Tip 9: Both our kids love pancakes, daddy too, and it was a lot of fun creating and cooking our own pancakes right at our own table. I recommend the buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, pecan nuts, shredded coconut, chopped banana and maple syrup!

Singapore Botanic Gardens

10 Singapore Botanic Gardens

1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Tip 10: A lovely tropical oasis easily reached on the MRT, the Botanic Gardens is the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the world’s largest orchid display. Spend an hour or two exploring the gardens and lakes and don’t forget to visit the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and playground.