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Singapore perfect family getaway

Anne Taylor

Planning the perfect family getaway? How about spa treatments and discount designer shopping for mum; fabulous food and gizmos galore for dad and theme parks, animal attractions and underwater adventures for the kids?
Add in a raft of accommodation options; clean and efficient public transport and an unrivalled reputation for safety – and you’ve got a spectacular summer break in Singapore.
Animal magnetism: To start the day, enjoy a breakfast feast with the orangutans, clawed otter and reticulated python at the Singapore Zoo. Explore 28-hectares of “open” zoo for an up-close-and-personal experience with more than 3200 mammals, birds and reptiles. Relax as the kids enjoy the newly opened Rainforest@KidzWorld where they can enjoy pony rides, horse carriage rides, splash around in the water wonderland, or ride on the flying fox.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is another must for nature lovers and no Singapore visitor should leave without enjoying an incredible adventure aboard the Night Safari, where you can wander amidst a lush 40-hectare forest to discover the active nocturnal creatures of the world’s first night zoo.
Sunny Sentosa: Singapore’s island playground and home to sandy beaches, Sentosa should be high on the priority list for any vacation. Ride up the hill via the Skyride chairlift before flying down on the Luge, or immerse yourself in a 4-dimensional wonderland at Sentosa 4D Magix.
Other activities on Sentosa include CineBlast, a state of the art cinema simulation ride, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom or the mesmerising Songs of the Sea show.
Action and waterworks: If the tropical weather starts to wear you down, enjoy a splash at the Playground@Big Splash, Singapore’s latest one-stop adventure playground which, besides water attractions, is also home to an indoor mini-golf course and inline skating school, as well as numerous dining, shopping and entertainment facilities. 
Wild Wild Wet is still a favourite offering hours of water slide fun, or leave the heat outdoors at Snow City and test your skills at skiing, tubing or the traditional snow ball fight.
Learning and adventure: Why not pack the kids into one of the Lion City’s newest attractions, the Singapore Flyer, and learn Singapore’s history from the world’s largest giant observation wheel, standing a colossal 165 metres tall. The entire family will be impressed by the 360-degree views of Singapore and beyond. The third level Atrium doubles as a lush tropical rainforest with cascading water falls.
To learn more about Singapore’s past, pop into the National History Museum and discover Singapore through the eyes of locals, or take a walk back in time to see how the early immigrants lived, worked and played in the Chinatown Heritage Centre.
Fabulous food: After enjoying all the sights and sounds of Singapore, it’s time for a feast. No matter what you cuisine you desire, Singapore has something to suit – and something for every budget. Singapore’s restaurants and cafes are renowned for their children’s menus and child-friendly attitudes.
Whether you fancy eating along the Singapore River, in one of the fascinating cultural enclaves, or in a restaurant surrounded by natural flora and fauna, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Pamper and shop: Don’t forget at the end of a day’s activities, pass a few hours luxuriating at one of Singapore’s myriad spa facilities, from chain reflexology parlours to designated day spas to spa-centric hotels. Singapore is becoming the hotspot of South-East Asia for pampering packages. And of course, there’s the shopping.
Whether you fancy haggling with street merchants in a bustling bazaar, exploring one of the air-conditioned mega malls or seeking out the latest fashion in global designer boutiques – Singapore has the lot – often at reduced prices.
Talk to the team at Jetset Horsham about tailoring a Singapore package to suit your family. Call in and see us on the corner of Pynsent and Darlots streets, phone 5382 5788 or email travel@jetsethorsham.com.au
We wish all our valued clients a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to sharing your holiday experiences with you in 2009.

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Posted on Dec 17 2008

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