Don’t let Singapore’s summer heat put a damper on your exciting travel plans.There’s plenty to explore and experience, from the city’s vibrant history and performing arts to its family-friendly attractions, to make it one cool summer break.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Thrill seekers have plenty to look forward to this waterpark located in the Resorts World Sentosa. From high-speed water slides and tube rides to drifting on a lazy river to snorkelling with 20,000 tropical fish over a colourful reef, there’s something for every family member here. Parents can take their toddlers to the Seahorse Hideaway for safe and fun activities, while daredevils can test their courage on the balance beam, tight rope and platform cliff jump. Children can also get a lesson in marine life as they encounter rays and fish up close during their swimming expeditions.
Go exploring a morgue or join a team of “player” dermatologist as they try to break the curse on the infamous Annabelle doll when in Singapore. Sign up for one of the challenges at Xscape Singapore. The first and biggest reality room escape game in the city offers a novel concept of entertainment with meticulously built environments that put your investigative and problem-solving skills to test. You can choose from 10 Hollywood game themes, including Kung Fu Panda, Shutter Island, Resident Evil and Annabelle (Haunted).
Animal and Bird Encounters – Palawan Amphitheatre
Experience a display of intelligence, agility and responsiveness as nimble monkeys, reptiles and colourful parrots strut their stuff in this amazing family experience in Singapore. Enjoy a daily show of antics by parrots and other birds-of-prey at Palawan Beach. Kids and teenagers will be delighted by the opportunity to feed and take photos with the animals. This is a free attraction with 15-minute shows every afternoon.
The National Gallery Singapore
This visual arts institution houses an extensive collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art. The 8,000-piece showcase from Singapore’s National Collection makes the museum one of the world’s largest and most invaluable public collection of works from the 19th century to the present day. Exhibits include works from prominent local artists, Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee and Liu Kang. Visitors can expect a jam-packed programme of guided tours, special exhibitions, talks and conversations with curators. Families can also take a journey into the past with active learning sessions and activities at the Keppel Centre for Art Education, Singapore’s very first art education centre.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Located in downtown Singapore, Esplanade is the beating heart of the performing arts community in Singapore. With about 3,000 performances every year, it is one of the busiest art centres in the world. Nicknamed “the Durian” by the locals, the Esplanade has a 1,600-seat Concert Hall, a 2,000-seat Theatre and various intimate performance venues. Theatre-goers can catch high-profile Western shows, such as Les Misérables and also Chinese plays and performances here.
This enchanting destination offers more than a cultural fix for travellers. Take a sunset stroll along the Marina Bay waterfront for breathtaking views or enjoy a night out with entertainment, dining and shopping.