Singapore Holidays: Where to take Great Family Photos
Did you know that Singapore is one of only three city-states in the world? The other two are Monaco and The Vatican City.
The island state may be tiny, but it offers lots of places of interest to snap gorgeous vacation photographs of your family. Notable among these visually stunning attractions is the world’s largest glass greenhouse and Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium.
Wish to bring back memorable Instagram worthy photos and videos of your Singapore family holiday? The team at?Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore?recommends a list of fun, kid-friendly (and photogenic) activities that let you engage and bond with your kids.
Feel the F1 Night Race Excitement With Your Kid
Satisfy the need for speed with your child at one of Singapore’s marquee events—the?Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. With three nights of high-octane race action, this is a must-do activity when you are in Singapore during September this year.
Get up close to the action at the F1 race pit and watch world-class race drivers such as Lewis Hamilton fly past in high speed over and over again. Here’s a tip—bring earplugs for your children. It can get quite loud!
The F1 race is a highly photogenic event and tailored for Instagram posts. Shoot at wide angle to capture the whole scene with your family all inside. The circuit is brightly lit, so lighting will not be a problem. To capture high-speed cars in action, set your shutter speed to high and ISO at maximum.
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Paint the Town Fire Engine Red Here
Central Fire Station
Address: 62 Hill St, Singapore 179367
Tour operating hours: 9:00am to 11:00am (Saturday)
Admission Fee: Free (Register on the spot)
Begin your photographic journey at the?Central Fire Station?in Singapore. Red is the colour of choice here.
Every Saturday morning, the fire station conducts an Open House for the public. Visitors are given an hour-long tour that gives you glimpse into the station’s facilities, capabilities and vehicles. This will be followed by an exciting live demonstration by the firefighters showing how the latest firefighting and life-saving equipment is used.??
The highlight of the Fire Station Open House is the water hosing demo. Your little ones can grab a piece of the action (complete with a complimentary fireman’s hat!) by holding onto the hose and shooting powerful jets of water to put out an imaginary fire, with assistance from the firefighters.
Visitors are welcome to take pictures of anything which captures their fancy. You can “slide” down a fireman’s pole, ride a fire engine like a firefighter, or take a selfie with the firefighters themselves—you can even pose as a family of “firefighters” next to the fire engine!
One of the best places to visit in Singapore for free, the station gives a rare chance for the little ones (and the adults) to experience what firefighters do.
After the tour, visit the Heritage Gallery, also at the Central Fire Station. Here you can check out the various types of fire engines, “don” a hazmat (hazardous material) suit, and gain a deeper insight into what firefighters undergo during an emergency.
Have a Splashing Good Time at Gardens By The Bay
Children’s Garden at Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm (Tuesday to Friday), 9:00am to 9:00pm (weekends and public holidays)
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm daily
Admission Fee: S$28 (Adults), S$15 (Children between 3 and 12)
The centrepiece of a three-part play area for children, the Water Play area is controlled by computers—water jets linked to sensors create water effects that react to the movements of the children, eliciting squeals of delight, laughter and smiles. This colourful garden-themed area makes an excellent backdrop for capturing priceless photos or videos of you and your little ones drenched in fun.
Thirsty for more adventure? Explore the other two play areas—an Adventure Trail with balance beams and huge slides, and a Treehouse with steps and nets for your “little monkeys” to climb and play.
After that, visit the iconic?Flower Dome?for some breath-taking shots. The unique structure holds the Guinness World Record for being the Largest Greenhouse in the World in 2015. Covering 1.28 hectares, you can focus your cameras on the lush forest showcasing exotic plants from five continents displayed throughout its nine gardens.
Next, make your way to the Supertree Grove—a cluster of majestic trees made from steel and concrete. These trees house more than 700 species of tropical plants and flowers. If you have seen the movie?Crazy Rich Asians, you might remember them forming the backdrop in the iconic wedding reception scene. Indeed, the Supertree Grove is one of the most beautiful places in Singapore for photography.
Explore the Future World at the ArtScience Museum
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm daily
Telephone:?+65 6688 8888
Admission Fee: S$19 (Adult), S$14 (Children between 2 and 12)
Train your camera and smartphone lenses on exhibits inspired by history and discovery at the?ArtScience Museum.
With its unusual lotus-inspired structure, the ArtScience Museum is a highly Instagram-friendly building on its own. It houses 21 gallery spaces that have held large-scale exhibitions featuring world-renowned artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Salvador Dali as well as the highly popular?Future World?Exhibition.? ?
Choose your own imaginary adventure while journeying through five zones—Nature, Town, Sanctuary, Park and finally, Space. Filled with immersive and interactive art installations, they are ideal places to take a unique selfie or wefie.??
Get your cameras out at Space, the breath-taking finale of your journey at Future World. Capture the spellbinding Crystal Universe—an interactive 4D display with over 170,000 LED lights that gives the illusion of a galaxy of stars moving in space. If there is any spot in the exhibition that you must take photos of, this has to be it.
Dive into the Deep at the S.E.A. Aquarium
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm daily
Telephone:?+65 6577 6688
Admission fee: S$40 (Adults), S$29 (for children between 4 and 12)
Immerse in the wonders of the deep with your little ones at the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia.?The S.E.A. Aquarium, located on the resort island of Sentosa, comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats. The aquarium is as much a visual wonder as it is an education centre for the little ones—here, they can learn about over 800 marine species and see them in their natural-looking habitats.
Experience what it feels like to be at the bottom of the ocean floor at the Open Ocean Habitat, the centrepiece of the aquarium. Measuring 36 metres wide and 8.3 metres tall, this ocean viewing gallery is both dreamy and surreal. It is the perfect place for a photo opportunity.
Visit early in the morning to snap the best pictures of an unblocked view of 50,000 marine animals, including playful manta rays that may just perform somersaults for your viewing pleasure. Devote at least 15 to 30 minutes to sit in front of the tank and bask in the wonders of the underwater world.
Bake a Cake With Your Kid
Address: 333 North Bridge Road KH Kea Building #07-00, Singapore 188721
Telephone:?+65 9741 2300
Let your little ones express their creativity at a baking class, and capture it in film. At?Spurbox, you and your child can work together to bake a cake, and eat it too!
Baking fosters bonding with your kids and lets you learn more about them in a fun and memorable setting. Juniors can learn good eating habits and practice their fine motor skills while invigorating their five senses during the baking process.
Pottery-making With Your Kid
Address: 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard, #04-05, Singapore 238876
Course Hours: 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
It is never too early to let your little ones learn a new skill. ?At?Clay Cove, join your kids at a pottery-making class and enjoy the sensuous pleasure of transforming dull brown clay into masterpieces of pottery.
This visual and tactile activity is both therapeutic stimulating. To make it more challenging for you and your loved ones, ?design a friendly competition to see who comes up with a “winning” pottery piece.
Document the pottery-making process in photographs or videos, and complete your journey by posing with your labour of love. Suitable for children ages three and above, the pottery classes are a great way to spend your Singapore vacation.
Bounce Like a Kid With Your Kid
Address: 8 Grange Rd, #09-01 Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
Telephone:?+65 6816 2879
Opening hours: 9:00am to 10:00pm daily
Admission fee: S$17 (children above 3 and under 110cm), S$25 (jumpers above 110cm)
If you love taking jump shots, you will enjoy trampolining with your child at?BOUNCE Singapore.
Featuring Asia’s first version of a Ninja-Warrior-like adventure course, this indoor urban playground caters to everyone—from kids ages three and above to youths and adults.
Jump in mid-air with your child to get that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. To prevent yourself from “merlioning” (vomiting in local slang, like Singapore’s national icon, the Merlion), do remember not to eat at least two hours before heading to BOUNCE.
Unwind at the Pool of Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
The ionised outdoor pool has three sections—a children’s area, a lap pool and Jacuzzi, perfect for the different needs of your family. The ionisation reduces any effects such as bleached or dry skin and hair that is commonly associated with daily swims, allowing you to stay immersed for as long as you like.
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