10) Botanical Gardens Orchid Gardens Students Special
Singapore Botanical Gardens organizes a programme for students, a holiday special with Orchids as their main theme.
extract from their website:
Did you know that orchids are one of the largest and most diverse families of flowering plants in the world?
From 8 to 23 November 2014, we are extending free admission to National Orchid Garden to students and accompanying adults.
Opening hours: 8.30am to 7.00pm daily (last admission is at 6.00pm).
Free admission criteria
1. Children 12 years old and below
2. Students are required to present valid student cards
3. Adults accompanying children and/or students
9) Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck
See Singapore from another point of view, its all about perspective. Your kids will love the views from the top of Singapore’s famous landmark.
extract from their website:
Please check for Sands SkyPark closures before your visit.
S$23 for adults
S$17 for children (aged between 2 – 12 years*)
S$20 for senior citizens (aged 65 years and above)
Children under 2 years may enter for free.
- Tickets can be purchased for a specific date up to one month in advance.
- Same-day admission tickets can only be purchased at Marina Bay Sands Box Offices.
- Please note that a condition of sale is there are no exchanges or refunds once the purchase has been made.
Where to buy:
Ticketing Hotline: +65 6688 8826
Marina Bay Sands Box Offices
- ArtScience Museum Lobby
- Concierge Desk, Hotel Lobby Tower 1
- Retail Concierge, The Shoppes L1
- SkyPark Ticketing Counter, Tower 3 B1
- Theatres, The Shoppes B1
for the visit
4. Not applicable to tour groups and tickets purchased in advance
This is a fairly hidden gem in Singapore’s local highlights but its a truly brilliant gem indeed. Three shophouses at Pagoda Street recreates our Singapore history in complete historical settings. How our forefathers lived and eat is faithfully recreated in this beautiful building. Your kids will learn how Singapore started and its rich cultural history, and there’s even a kopitiam in the building when you get hungry or thirsty.
7) Haji Lane
Food? Check. Culture? Check. Shopping? Check. Art? Check. Haji Lane is a smörgåsbord of all things new and old, chic and traditional, young and elderly. It is the cross junction of our past, present and future. There’s lots of things to do for everyone and with Orchard and Marina Bay area a stone’s throw away, Haji Lane has established itself as a fringe community with a strong-willed resolve to show the world that there’s more to do in Singapore than eating, banking, shopping, shipping, flying and going to the movies. Walk into its varied food joints to taste local food, or run into its many beautiful arty cafe’s. Or just walk around and soak in the art installations by the side of the buildings. Shopping is a good idea too, with plenty to offer along the shophouses.
6) Dempsey Hill
My army camp was located here before it revamped itself into Dempsey Hill, the placed to go when you want to get away from the city and cosy up to some beautiful restaurants and shops. Its old world charm redefined for the present. My favourite cafe there will definitely be” jones the grocer”. And its not even exactly a cafe as they sell grocery and speciality food items.
To be Continued… wait for the next installment where we reveal the top 5. Hang in there.
by Wong Kin Leong
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