Experience Singapore’s top attractions for kids right from your home

Being forced to stay at home doesn’t mean we stop exploring the world. Thanks to technology, the internet, and the initiative of some organizations, we’ve been able to watch concerts, musicals, and other international events through platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Museums and exhibits across the globe have also begun hosting virtual tours to make art and culture easily accessible to anyone.

Singapore, a country known for its child-friendly destinations, has made its gamut of attractions that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder among the little ones accessible for discovery and learning online.

For one, the Singapore Tourism Board has released a drawing tutorial of its iconic character, Merli, to help kids create and learn more about the country’s representative symbol, the Merlion. And this is just one of the many other online activities that Singapore has made available for the entire family to enjoy and take advantage of these days.

From museums to works of nature, and more—Singapore is opening its virtual doors for your family’s enjoyment.

Art, Science, and more!

Keep the momentum going after the Merli drawing tutorial. Expose the young minds to more hands-on arts and crafts, and a museum experience at the same time.

Help your child discover ways to experiment, play and create with every day, recyclable materials easily found at home such as cardboard toilet rolls, and rubber bands. Playeum, a center in Singapore that champions children through play, holds a live, guided craft session every week. This is an ideal choice for regular play dates for the little ones. One can also give the usual story time a boost and twist, with some puppet play at home with DIY instructions from the group C!puppets.

Get them to know more about the Indian heritage and culture of Singapore through online jigsaw puzzles and charades, even, provided by the Indian Heritage Center. Or let the kids marvel in the space where art meets science: ArtScience Museum currently has limited time online offerings—from virtual tours to workshops and performances.

Love video games? It may not necessarily be a bad thing. Learning also takes place when kids play, and Sentosa has taken the island adventure in the popular Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so kids can get a glimpse of the exciting experience possible there.

Get around Singapore

If the virtual island experience piques their interest, then let them further explore!

Singapore’s famed awe-inspiring green space in the heart of the city, Gardens by the Bay, has launched #StayHomeWithGB, to allow people to still learn about the art of horticulture, along with other edutainment content that are perfect for parents looking for new things to introduce to their kids.

Meanwhile, Google Street View has also made it possible to carry-on sightseeing in the Lion City through the virtual tours of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mount Faber Park, and MacRitchie Reservoir.

All these fun activities that Singapore makes available online are but a reflection of the many attractions the island nation has to offer. And even while we are in quarantine, there are still opportunities for kids to pursue creative and imaginative activities. In fact, it might be the best opportunity and time to bond and share precious moments together.

Keep checking Visit Singapore PH on Facebook for more online activities to enjoy!

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