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Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

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Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

I am visiting Singapore with family (2 young kids - of around 10 years). Singapore is not new to me, but visiting almost 14 years later.

Actually, I am staying for 10 nights/11 days, but planning only for 7 days now to accommodate any last minute change (or a short trip outside Singapore).

The places I plan to visit - most of them on weekdays to avoid crowd btw -

1. Bird Park - full day; relax evening

2. Zoo + night Safari + river safari - one full day

3. Sentosa - one full day

4. Universal Studios - one full day

5. Science center - one full day (no snow city) relax in the evening (kids would love it)

6.1 Botonical garden - half a day

6.2 Other new attraction in City - half a day

7. A relaxed day at the beach - please suggest a nice beach

This makes up 7 days. Plan to spend the rest of the time meeting some friends, dining out at clarke quay / similar, hang around bugis/raffles/suntec city to refresh nostalgic moments, so on; shopping is not a big item on my list. Will definitely visit Mustafa and couple of places for minimal shopping.

Please comment/advise on my itinerary.

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1. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

Zoo, Night Safari and River Safari isnt going to work in one day. The zoo is a full and hard day on its own, the river safari will add to it and to do zoo and night safari on the same day isnt advisable.

Im a total Science nut but I couldnt fill a whole day at the Science Centre - you could do the Science Centre early, relax for the remainder of the afternoon and then go to the Night Safari as a light enough day to not be tired out for the Night Safari.

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2. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

As a break from the hustle of the city, a day, full morning wandering around Pulau Ubin, followed by an afternoon in Changi village/beach might be nice, and see a bit of ''REAL'' Singapore most non Singaporeans never see, in any event it'll be beautifully quiet.

You might care to visit the Changi war museum, it'll eat your hearts out, but a ''must'' visit whilst in Singapore imvho. You can take lunch/drinks at the excellent ''Barke Cafe'' if you need refreshment.

http://www.wildsingapore.com/ubin/http://

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Edited: 31 March 2013, 23:16
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3. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

Thank you myrm; I like the idea of combining science center and night safari. I presumed the river safari would be short one. We have been to real river safari and jungle safari in a jeep, in India; but want kids to experience man made safari too :-)

Or, depending on energy levels, we may not doing anything at all on that evening.

pulau ubin / changi village is a good suggestion, ddiggs. Will share the details with family and I shall let them decide.

going by the inputs, I will split the itinerary in to 'must do' and 'nice to do'. more than anything, it will come down to energy levels to visit places.

Thanx again. Let the suggestions flow - we have at least couple of weeks before we take the trip.

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4. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

i actually do zoo and night safari together as they are next to each other. it saves time traveling.

bird park may not take the whole day, it doesnt occupy u as much as the zoo, unless u take it slow and try out the activities available, like feeding the lories etc

nothing planned for marina bay area? marina bay sands? garden by the bay? esplanade?

sad to say there is no nice beach in singapore, sentosa beach would be the best in my opinion, but most crowded. move on to the ends, like tanjung beach.

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I wouldnt do the Zoo and Night Safari together, I know they are next to each other but saving time and/or money on travelling risks wasting the entrance fee - after a full day in the open at the zoo, which it needs, you will be pretty tired. Going into the Night Safari too tired is a quick way to wreck the experience. Yes its easy to spend less time at the zoo so you are not tired, but then you are short changing yourself on the zoo.

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Weiyang, marina bay sands and garden by the bay is in the plan now. I referred the website and 'garden by the bay' looks amazing; will definitely spend good time here.

Marina bay sands - what do I do here? pool seems reserved for guests only.

Casino's dont allow kids so I am not making a trip to casino.

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7. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

hi, at MBS you may visit the Skypark on top of the hotel, the observation deck give you really great view of the marina and the city skyline. The observation deck is higher than the Flyer. You may visit the Skypark at the end of the afternoon so you can enjoy the view at day light and at dark: the view is breathtaking at night! There is a free light show at MBS by the marina; there is also a free light show at Gardens by the bay.

For dinner you may either go to Gluttons bay by the water or go to Lau Pa Sat to try satays.

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8. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

Agreed with the other, Zoo and Night Safari is too tiring to be on the same day.

How about Gardens by the bay, do visit the 2 domes, they are really different from the surrounding, you could go to Esplanade/Singapore river for a river ride or go to suntec city for the duck tour. Oh ya, not to forget the Singapore flyer.

Warning: if possible, purchase ticket for zoo/night safari/bird park first maybe in the airport (I remember that I saw a booth in airport), same for garden by the bay, the queue is really long.

If you are visiting Botonical garden, you might be interested to visit National Orchid Garden. =)

When you are at Science centre/Jurong bird park, you might want to go down to Singapore discovery centre and army museum, it is around 10min ride away.

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9. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

Thank you again, all.

I am flying SilkAir and they have 'boarding pass privileges'. And there are many sources who are providing discount to most of the attractions. If I buy tickets from airport, can I avail discount? Considering my relaxed itinerary, I dont mind starting the day early and buying discounted tickets at respective counter, than spending more.

On the food - my wife is a vegetarian and my kids like only 'KFC/McD' kind of food. Let me be honest - though I eat meat, I did not enjoy the local cusine at hawker centers simply because of its pungent / strong smell (no offense intended please). So will have to look for international cuisine such as italian or continental, or Indian cusine which we are comfortable with.

I dont intend to rely only on restaurants in/around Little India; or CBD. Quite open to explore suitable restaurants in/around the places I visit.

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10. Re: Family trip to Singapore - suggest 7 days itinerary

hello, Silkair and Singapore Arlines have the same boarding pass privileges program.

About food, food courts / hawker centers offer many choice of vegetarian and indian foods though if you don't like eating at these places no worry: you will have a large choice of restaurants everywhere in Singapore.