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5 overseas destinations to bring your kids to this June Holidays

The long awaited June holidays is finally here.  Thinking hard on where to bring your child? Fret not, as we have come up with a list of family-friendly overseas destinations for you to enjoy precious family time.

1. Genting Highlands, Malaysia

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If you are looking for a short and cheap getaway, yet wanting to experience cold and crisp air, Genting Highlands may be one of your choices. Located just 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is a popular destination amongst families. The outdoor theme park is not to be missed and your kids will definitely enjoy their time there. There are tamer rides for families with younger kids or Space Shot and the Flying Coaster for families with more adventurous kids.

2. Melbourne, Australia

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Australia has always been a popular destination for families wishing to enjoy winter season during the June Holidays. Known for its coffee and sceneries, Melbourne is also suitable for families with kids. Children interested in marine animals can explore the SEA Life Melbourne Aquarium. For kids fascinated by dinosaurs, the Melbourne Museum features a Dinosaur Walk where they can see 17 prehistoric animals. For babies to toddlers of 5 years old, there is also the Children’s Gallery whereby they can explore and discover using hands-on and open-ended play-based learning. This holiday, bring your children to Melbourne for them to dig into fossils and travel through the discovery garden!

3. New Zealand, South Island

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Families with a larger budget can consider visiting this beautiful island of New Zealand.  Known for its scenic mountains and breathtaking views, we’re sure that this New Zealand trip would leave precious memories for your family.  For families who love wild life, be sure to visit Kaikoura where you can embark on a whale watch. Get on a boat and have a close encounter with the world’s largest toothed predator and observe the Giant Sperm Whale in their natural environment. Alternatively, take a road trip down Lake Tekapo and be dazzled by the night skies.

4. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Tower

For families who love Taiwanese food – braised pork rice, Taiwanese sausage and fried chicken cutlet, Taiwan is a must go this June Holidays. Visit Taipei 101 building at night to enjoy the city landscape, and eat till your heart’s content at the famous Shilin Night Market. Families who are more interested in culture can consider visiting Dihua Street, an old town turned hipster place,  showcasing artisanal products. For families with more time to spare, we would recommend you to go to their old streets – Jiufen and Shifen. Write your wishes on the paper lantern and release it for your dreams to come true, or visit the A Mei Tea House to enjoy a slow tea drinking session while overlooking the beautiful landscape. Remember to bring an umbrella or raincoat, for it’ll be the rainy season in June.

 

5. Shanghai, China

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With the latest Disneyland opening in Shanghai, parents can consider bringing your kids to Shanghai this upcoming holiday. Take them to the world’s happiest place to see their favorite cartoon characters in person and enjoy the fireworks at night. You can also take the cruise on Huangpu River to enjoy the romantic night scene. For families interested in Chinese culture, take a walk down the Yu Garden that is built in 1559.  Look at the historic Chinese architecture and appreciate the decorative stones, and if you are tired, you can take a short rest in one of the many little pavilions.

 

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Top 5 outdoor playgrounds to explore with your children this June Holiday

With the upcoming June holidays, spend some precious family time together with your children. We have come up with a list of 5 outdoor playgrounds that are unique and your child would definitely enjoy.

1. Clock Playground

Parents who are nostalgic about the past can consider bringing your children to the clock playground located in Bishan. Built in 1980s by HDB, it is one of the rare playgrounds that is still covered with mosaic. Kids could find a cuckoo clock with ladder and sit on the rocking horses atop metal springs. Parents with young children should accompany their child as he plays since the pit is filled with sand and not rubber.

 

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Location: 514A Bishan Street 13

2. Vertical Playground

If your child is tired of playing with conventional playgrounds, challenge him to a vertical playground located just a stone throw away from the clock playground. Known as the wallholla playground, it is the first vertical playground to be installed in Asia. Don’t worry if your child is too young for it as we’re confident that he would find one that is suitable for him in the three stories structured playground.  Parents who are young at heart can also explore this playground! We’re sure that your child would have a time of his life exploring this playground whilst building up his courage.

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Location: 158 Bishan Street 13

 

3. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

If you are thinking of picnicking while letting your child enjoy some time playing outdoor, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden may be the right choice for you. Located within the Botanic Garden, the playground take up four hectares, making it the largest children’s garden. Parents can explore the treehouse, maze and the water play area. Those with older children can consider playing the forest trampoline and even the zipline before enjoying the picnic within the Botanic Garden.

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Location: 481 Bukit Timah Road

4. Kim Keat Avenue Playground

If your child is an avid fan of dinosaur, then Kim Keat Avenue Playground would be the right choice for you!  This playground is not just popular kids, but also with the adults. Both parents and children can choose to take pictures with the mama T-Rex, or pose with the 5 dinosaur eggs. Alternatively, younger children can also climb onto the younger T-Rex.

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Location: 27 Kim Keat Avenue

 

5. Yishun River Green Playground

If you are keen on letting your child explore unique forms of architecture, you might be interested to bring him to Yishun River Green Playground. This playground features crooked houses that is made up of top quality weather proof wood. There is also a mini pool art installation nearby that is made up of 16 pads. Kids can step on these pads and watch it change colors. But take note that the lights would only be lit up in the evening, so consider bringing your children after family dinner!

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Location: 329 Yishun Ring Road

 

 

 

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6 baby-friendly places you can bring your child to

Bringing your child out can often be a headache as there are multiple needs to attend to. Your child may burst into tears while shopping, refuse to leave his favourite toy shop or throw a tantrum abruptly. Hence, we have compiled a list of baby-friendly places that you can bring your child to while dining and shopping. You can now focus on yourself while not compromising on your child’s needs!

Shopping malls with indoor playground

 

  • Petite Park at Kallang Wave Mall

The Petite Park in Kallang Wave Mall is dedicated to early childhood learning and development. Pamper yourself by going on a coffee break, while letting your child explore the bouncy castle, F1 track and pretending to be a chef using the kitchen set.

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Venue: Petite Park, Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, #01-06/07, Singapore 397628

  • Joy of Toys at Clarke Quay Central

If you find your child bored of shopping, bring him to the Joy of Toys. Unlike Petite Park, Joy of Toys does not offer bouncy castle or big slides. Instead, there is a huge range of wooden toys to stimulate your child’s brain development and family toys to foster closer family ties.

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Venue: Joy of Toys, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-51 Clarke Quay Central (Yellow Zone), Singapore 059817

Baby-Friendly Restaurant

Eating out can be another headache. They may not like the food served or simply prefer to watch their iPad than to eat.  So here are some good places that you can consider bringing your child to.

 

  • Eat Play Love Cafe

Named after the movie, this cafe is dedicated for Eat, Play and Love. Located at Aliwal Street, this cafe doubles up as a daycare. It believes in serving good food, while getting your child engaged. The café serves Thai-Western Fusion Food, while carving out a space for babies to play. For just $5 an hour, your child gets to enjoy a wide range of craft materials.

 

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Venue: 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918

 

  • Café Melba @ GoodMan Arts Centre

 

Café Melba is a good place to chill at if you are at the east side of Singapore. Not only is it famous for its pancakes, the expansive space also makes it possible for your ever-adventurous child to explore. Most importantly, Café Melba hosts The Kids Club every first Saturday of the month, for its Create art and craft event. Your child gets to enjoy an entire day of activities while you get to savour your all day breakfast menu and weekend roast.

Venue: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56 Singapore, 439053

Baby-friendly exhibitions

  • Wild Rumpus, The Artground 

Get your child to learn about the world through exhibitions. Bring your child to Wild Rumpus, an exhibition curated by a local artist, Adeline Loo. Adeline has created an imaginary world filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes for your child to explore

 

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Venue: The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053

Exhibition until 5 May 2019

  • Going Play-ces: A Wanderful Exploration of New Lands!, Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

Unlike other normal exhibitions, Going Play-ces is designed for a hands-on experience.  Your child will get to explore with sand, soil, light and even bricks that make up our buildings. Your child gets to enjoy these activities while developing their psychomotor skills, making it a perfect place to be on a weekend.

Source: HoneykidsAsia. Gadgets exhibition for children to explore the mechanics behind our electronic devices.

 

 

Source: HoneykidsAsia. Arrive in Homeland : The place where parents would be brief on the purpose of the exhibition

 

 

Source: HoneyKidsAsia. Jungaloo: Indoor jungle created with recycled fabric

Venue: Playeum, 47 Malan Road, #01-21/22/23, Singapore 10944

Exhibition until 29 April 2019