Six shows to check out at ACT 3i Festival for Children
Will Chin breaks down the performances of the all-new kids festival, so you’ll know which is perfect for your little one
Best free water parks in Singapore
Singapore's weather can get quite hot, so cool down with the whole family at these aqua playgrounds around the island
ArtScience Museum's permanent exhibition: 'Future World'
Art and technology collide in a spectacular way at Future World. The new permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, on show for the next few years, features 15 installations by teamLab. Comprising over 400 members who come from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, mathematics and, of course, art, the Japanese collective are known for exploring how the natural and digital worlds interact with each other. So it goes without saying this show features more than canvases on bare white walls. The works respond and change according to movement and other forms of visitor interaction. TeamLab tell us more about five of the most eye-catching pieces at Future World.
Best places to bring your kids to in Singapore
Introducing the top places around town you can bring the little people to, whether they’re princesses-in-waiting, budding scientists or if you just need them out of your hair
Events and activities for kids
The ArtScience Museum’s first-ever permanent exhibition is a world of high-tech, immersive digital art installations. Featuring 15 works by...
Child-friendly venues in Singapore
Singapore's first and only tree top adventure course offers a rope course built in the trees, with various obstacles such as ladders, swings, nets, trapezes and tunnels. There are separate courses for adults and kids.
Curly and Spike
Even kids are getting style-conscious these days. Encourage your child’s inner diva from an early age with a visit to Curly and Spike. Run by JWT Kids Gym, this kids-only hairdressers-cum-beautysalon not only trims wayward locks back into shape, but also offers manicures, pedicures and even massages (for all those stressed kids?) amidst a vivid and fun interior. Prices on request.
TOTT, or ‘Tools of the Trade’, is Singapore’s (and Asia’s) largest shop specialising in culinary related products, services and activities. This 36,000 sq ft venture houses a bistro, a cookbook corner, children’s play area, a ‘Bake & Go’ counter, a 12-counter cooking studio and a 64-seater demo studio. While supervisors assist children in baking 30-minute cakes, adults can peruse the goodies: from NordicWare and Jamie Oliver merchandise to private and corporate courses.
Playing police and thief in the yard is so 1985. If combat is what your tiny brave one seeks (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to play a shoot-‘em-up with friends), then Combat Skirmish is the laser tag boot camp worth attending.
Kidz Amaze, Toa Payoh
No, SAFRA is not just for army boys. SAFRA Jurong has an interactive three-storey play system that features one of the highest indoor spiral slides in Asia and – wait for it – mounted turrets that shoot foam balls ($396/20 children; $16.50-$36/additional child). If the birthday boy or girl prefers to crawl through tunnels, explore themed zones and solve puzzles, then SAFRA Toa Payoh has it all. Here, kids can learn something about the world we live in, so it’s both fun and educational (same price as SAFRA Jurong). And no worries if the birthday kid is just two months old. SAFRA Toa Payoh even has an Infant & Toddler Play Zone designed by early childhood experts for your tots to roll around in total safety.
Sentosa Palawan Beach Amphitheatre
This open-space holds daily animal shows