Every year in December, on the day the children’s school breaks up for Christmas we go on a roadtrip. We usually head to France, Switzerland, or Scotland. We return on Christmas Eve, to spend the festivities with the extended family. This year we’ve been considering something a little different. After some research we’ve settled upon Singapore – the Lion City. I asked Toby and Millie-Mae to do some research. They soon found out about Sentosa Island in Singapore, which has a ton of fun things to do. This includes Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, Dolphin Island, Kidzania Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Although it is just under a 13-hour flight away, Sentosa Island itself is ideal for a short break (3-4 day itinerary).
As mentioned already there is so much to do there. My research was made a lot easier using Destination2. I was able to pick flights to suit our needs and a hotel based on Sentosa Island (Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa). Sentosa is an ideal base as it is only 35 minutes from Changi Airport and 20 minutes into town for shopping.
Ideal for a short itinerary
Sentosa Island has one of the largest aquariums in the world as well as a world class casino and even a beach. Tracey wants to visit Dolphin Island.
Food is always a consideration. There is a myriad of food stalls to provide an inexpensive lunch. There is always McD’s, but also the Din Tai Fung restaurant (recommended by a friend).
So much to do this Christmas
A lot of people I have talked to about Singapore have said it is good for short trips. You can keep coming back time after time and always find something new to do as a family. Sentosa Island is a good start though, with other attractions including the Trick Eye Museum, K-Live, Tiger Sky Tower, Skyline Luge, MegaBounce, Singapore Cable Car, Crane Dance (free evening light show) and the Lake of Dreams (light show).
I know there are a lot of things to do and I am looking forward to it. I hope next time we will be able to stay a little longer and look at more areas of the Singapore.