THE GREAT OUTDOORS
SUNGEI BULOH JUNIOR EXTENSION TRAIL
One of the shorter and more child-friendly trails, this is located next to the Visitors Centre. Kids can take part in different activities, ranging from a pulley boat challenge to hopping over pencil roots and crawling under prop roots to see what it feels like to be a mudskipper or crab. Children under the age of 13 must be supervised.
VISIT www.nparks.gov. sg/sbwr
Fancy feeding a donkey? Then a visit to Horsecity to meet and be charmed by Prince – Gallop Stables’ friendly resident donkey – is a must.
Little ones will also love the fun pony rides here. This public riding school accepts children aged seven and older for group horse-riding classes. Younger ones need to sign up for private lessons. Best of all? There are no membership fees involved.
HOW MUCH From $45 for a pony trail ride (20 minutes) for kids aged three and above; $10 for a three-round pony ride in a pen.
Step back in time and explore the last of Singapore’s remaining kampungs on this rustic island. While you’re there, hire a van from the jetty to Chek Jawa Wetlands (open from 8.30am to 6pm), where you might spot resident creatures like hermit crabs and mudskippers when the tide is low.
Stroll on the boardwalk along the coast and mangrove swamps, or climb the 21m-tall Jejawi Tower for panoramic views.
HOW MUCH Price: $3 per boat trip from Changi Point Ferry Terminal; add $2 if you’re bringing your own bicycle.
VISIT www.tinyurl.com/ UbinSG
QIAN HU FISH FARM TRADING
Your little ones can learn about unique shes from Singapore’s largest ornamental sh importer and exporter, housed in Sungei Tengah.
Or try longkang shing, a fun activity from the good ol’ kampung days when kids used to catch shes in canals and streams.
At the sh spa, garra rufa – also called doctor sh, or nibble sh – help make your feet smooth and soft. The kids will be fascinated by the sh swimming between their toes and nibbling away at all that dead, hard skin.
HOW MUCH $6 per child for longkang shing (30 minutes); $5 per child aged 12 and below, and $10 per adult for a sh-spa session (30 minutes).
VISIT www. qianhush.com
SINGAPORE WAKE PARK
Singapore’s only cable-ski park has reopened after two years. Its new design makes wakeboarding more accessible to all, with a gentle speed increase and new safety measurements, allowing even kids as young as six years old to try wakeboarding. The park is located next to the East Coast Lagoon Food Village along East Coast Park.
HOW MUCH From $40 on weekdays and $60 on weekends.
Sungei Buloh Junior Extension Trail
Singapore Wake Park