Got the children’s grandparents in Singapore for a visit and you’ve already done Gardens by the Bay, the Night Safari and the other regular stuff? Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with this list of fun things to do that’s perfect for young and old alike!
#1 More Asian Food
Hawker stalls are a must, but for a meal inside don’t miss Din Tai Fung’s soup dumplings. Want a real local experience? Try Westlake, right in the middle of an HDB (Block 4 Queen’s Road). The atmosphere isn’t much, but the food is cheap and divine
#2 Trishaw Tour
Is walking the streets of Kampong Glam or Little India too tough for the grandparents? Head to Albert Mall Trishaw Park, where Trishaw Uncle offers heritage and food tours, but also will customise something to fit your needs.
#3 Peranakan Culture
Check out the Peranakan Tiles Gallery, next to one of Singapore’s oldest Hokkien temples, Thian Hock Keng (168 Telok Ayer Street) – if you arrange it ahead of time, you can even try some silkscreen art based on popular tile designs. Then step back in time with brunch downstairs at Chong Wen Ge Café.
#4 History Buffs
WWII buffs will enjoy Fort Canning’s Battle Box, and the recently refurbed Former Ford Factory is another gem. Or sign up for a walking tour of Bukit Brown Cemetery, home to 100,000 tombs of Singapore’s pioneers dating back almost 200 years.
#5 The Ultimate Wet Market
Take advantage of your relatives’ jetlag and head to the Senoko Fishery Port, open from 2 to 6am. Watch the craziness as professional fishermen hock their fresh catch. Tip? Bring ID, cash and shoes with good traction
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For more helpful tips head to our Living in Singapore section!