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Updated: Jan 15, 2019

Family Daddy Mommy and Daughter with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo

Have you ever thought of what to do with kids in Singapore? It’s a small country packed with so many things to do and most are really great choices when travelling with kids. Our trip is quite special because we are celebrating the little one’s 7th birthday so we had her choose and plan this trip’s itinerary. It’s a birthday gift she says she wouldn’t forget.



August 2018 is the perfect time for us to travel because there was a public holiday scheduled on a Monday – this meant we had a long weekend on our hands. Travelling with Philippine Airlines (PAL), we made our way to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA2) and arrived at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 in less than four (4) hours – 3h and 40mins to be exact.



Day 0: Manila – Singapore (evening flight arrival at 11:10pm)

Check in at Lloyd’s Inn

Day 1: Singapore Zoo, Rainforest Lumina and Singapore Night Festival at SAM

10:00 am Visit and meet animal friends at Singapore Zoo

6:30 pm Early Dinner at Singapore Zoo

8:00 pm See the zoo transform with lights at Rainforest Lumina

10:00 pm Enjoy the annual Singapore Night Festival

11:00 pm Appreciate art (for free!) at Singapore Art Museum at 80

Head back to Lloyd’s Inn for the night

*Rainforest Lumina is located at Singapore Zoo so we did not have to travel away from this location

Day 2: Jurong Bird Park and Gardens by the Bay

10:00 am See birds on land and in the air at Jurong Bird Park & enjoy the water park

2:00 pm Explore the world renown Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skyway

7:45 pm Hum with the music of Garden Rhapsody Light and Sound Show

8:30 pm Dinner at Satay by the Bay

Head back to Lloyd’s Inn for the night

Day 3: Universal Studios Singapore, Marina Sands Light Show and Merlion Park

9:00 am Relive your kiddie adventures at Universal Studios Singapore

6:00 pm Say hello to the famous Merlion and enjoy the Spectra Light & Water Show across Marina Bay Sands

8:00 pm Dinner at Makan Sutra

Head back to Lloyd’s Inn for the night

Night shot Singapore Art Science Museum with Marina Bay Sands Hotel with lights

Day 4: Gillman Barracks and Flight back to Manila

9:00 am Last minute hurrah to see the Disini Art at Gillman Barracks

11:00 am Lunch at Changi Airport

2:00 pm Depart Singapore and head back to Manila



  • The sights and tourist attractions are fairly easy to reach – the best mode of transportation is the train or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). But for places like the Singapore Zoo and Gillman Barracks where stations were quite far, we took taxis as it was the most convenient way for us to travel. Taxis also helped us save on time when it was crunch time.

  • Taxis have surcharges during certain times of the day – this should be one of your considerations when choosing your mode of transportation.

  • Most stores and establishments accept credit card. We did not have a hard time even if we missed exchanging our money into local currency.

  • Weather in Singapore stays almost at a constant all year round. We were told to always bring a small umbrella in case it rains, but hardly had any rain during our stay in August. I do suggest to bring sunglasses, hat, and fan to beat the heat.

  • Wear comfortable shoes & light weight clothes. It’s hot, like humid hot in Singapore.

  • Bring a water bottle – water refilling stations abound in Singapore establishments. You save on extra money from buying a new bottle every time and also help Mother Earth.

  • Bring your own tissue and table napkins – it’s not free in Singapore and you have to pay for it.

  • Check out Visit Singapore website for updates on events and activities. This was our most used tool for what was happening in Singapore at the time of our visit.

Night shot of happy family Aguiventures with Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore

There is so much to see and experience in Singapore – from nature reserves, historical heritage locations, art appreciation and mouth watering food to eat. Singapore will easily become one of your favorite countries to visit. See you soon, Lion City!


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