THE GREAT OUT­DOORS

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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

GAL­LOP STA­BLES

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.

VISIT www.gal­lop­stable.com

PU­LAU UBIN

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. qianhush.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.

VISIT www.sin­ga­pore­wakepark.com

Sungei Buloh Ju­nior Ex­ten­sion Trail

Sin­ga­pore Wake Park

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