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Expat Guide to Hidden Kid-Friendly Getaways in Singapore

Often dubbed as the world’s most expensive city to live in, Singapore’s high cost of living might pose a challenge when it comes to finding activities for your children. An important aspect of cognitive development, children should spend as much time as possible having fun, and we believe that cost should not be a hindrance to these opportunities. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of underrated and less conventional spots to visit for a unique and unforgettable time with your children. The best part? You don’t have to splurge on any of these activities!

Theatres with a twist


From: NLB

While not exactly a theatre, this specialised boutique library has a screening room fitted with sofas, dimmable lights and an extensive blu-ray collection to give you a cosy private theatre experience. An entire section of the library known as the ‘Film Village’ stores movies ranging from classics to recent blockbusters so you will not run out of shows to enjoy with your children. Screening room rental is at $8.50/hour, and caters for 4 people comfortably.

2.Omni-Theatre @ Science Centre


For a truly immersive experience, the Omni-Theatre is fitted with the best technology, boasting Southeast Asia’s first 8K resolution digital dome. This unique theatre offers a range of educational content and planetarium shows, which promises an experiential journey for you and your children. Admission to the theatre is at $14/person.

Water play areas

1.Far East Organization Children’s Garden

From: Gardens by the Bay

Located in Gardens by the Bay, this free water-playground is the perfect place for your children to cool-off after a walk in the park. While hanging around the area, you could also visit our award-winning Flower Dome or cycle along the Marina Barrage.

2.Jurong East Swimming Complex

From: Little Day Out

This one-stop integrated facility is home to a lazy river, wave pool, kiddy pool and 3 water slides, amongst others. At just $2.00/weekday entry and $2.60/weekend entry, this swimming complex is a bite-sized alternative to expensive water parks.


1.Hay Dairies

From: Travel Notes

Despite being a concrete jungle, farms in Singapore still offer a glimpse of life in the countryside. In particular, a visit to Hay Dairies, Singapore’s only goat farm, will entertain while educating your children, as they feed and understand how goats are tended for.

2.Pulau Ubin

From: Bel Around the World

Preserving Singapore’s “Kampong” (village) past, the island of Pulau Ubin has various farms and orchids. A trip to Pulau Ubin will take your family back to simpler times as you cycle on rustic roads under the cover of palm trees and explore trails in lush rubber plantations. The bumboat from Changi Point to the island just costs $3/person, and an additional $3 would allow you to bring your bike on board. Alternatively, you could check out the various bike rental shops upon arrival on the island itself.

We hope that this article has provided you with some ideas on planning an exciting day out with your children. For more tips regarding your relocation and settling in, visit us at https://temp.moovaz.com/blog/.

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