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Singapore DIY Itinerary With Family And Tips In Traveling With Kids

February 7, 2019

Singapore is our second country of destination. After we left some of our luggage in the Philippines, it took us 4 hours to travel by plane from Cebu Philippines to Singapore. We arrived around 2 pm via Cebu Pacific Airlines– a local airline in the Philippines. The immigration process is quick compared to another airport hub.

A tiny but wealthy country. I am in awe of how clean and organized this country is. I love the way how citizens are well-disciplined and well-behaved.

Our family friend met us at the airport, and we all rode the train to our hotel. We stayed and relaxed for a bit enjoying the amenities of our hotel room. I’ve been trying to get a panoramic view of our hotel, Pan Pacific Singapore. So many people recommended it. The place is not what I expected because I am raving to see the beautiful view that everyone is talking. The room facilities and amenities are all so worth it.

Great Things About Pan Pacific Singapore. :
  • They have a speaker in the bathroom where you can hear the music while using it.
    The glass wall of the bathroom made my life easier because my kids can still enjoy watching their T.V. shows. While having their bath time which was a great help to me!.
  • It is in the same building with one of the big malls in Singapore.
  • The money changers with a good exchange rate are in the same building, which is excellent, especially when you’re traveling with small children. Everything needs to be handy and accessible.

At 4:30 pm we started our journey walking around the city and ate dinner with our family friend. The kids had so much fun, and China Town is very festive and lively as it is around the Chinese New Year. My 1-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter dance in front of everyone. A piece of music inspired us. We enjoyed watching them having fun and enjoying their first night in Singapore.

We traveled and visited tourists attractions on our own. As our friends are working and they can only spend time with us during the night. We visited some tourists attractions and ate dinner together. That is within walking distance to our hotel.

However, I remember how tiring it is to push a stroller and or carry a 1-year-old. Glad I had two men who help me take my son and push the stroller for my daughter. Having a 1-year-old with us is very hard because we can’t give him anything even if we have food in our diaper bag.

Some tourists spots are farther to travel from the central area of Singapore. Leaving the hotel around 7:00- 8:00 am, and it will take us at least 1 hr and 30 minutes train ride each way.

Things To Pay Attention When Visiting Singapore Especially With Small Children:
  • Please do not bring a bubble gum because it is illegal in Singapore.
  • It is hard to visit this place if you’re traveling with small children especially if you don’t have your private car.
  • You are not allowed to drink and eat while riding the train and even when you’re walking towards the train station.
  • Not only in riding a train will have this problem but it includes riding a taxi, bus, and renting a private car as well.

These are the following itinerary we used in visiting Singapore and hope it helps everyone who is planning to go to this country and especially those who travel with family and small children.


The following listed below is the itinerary we used.
Day 1

2:00- 3:00 pm          Arrived in Singapore

3:00- 3:30 pm          Check-In

3:30- 4:30 pm          Relax

4:30- 6:00 pm          Singapore Flyer

6:00- 7:00 pm          Dinner with friends

7:00- 10:00 pm        Went to Bugis Street

Day 2

7:00- 8:00 am          Breakfast

8:00- 10:00 am        Garden By The Bay

10:00-11:00 am       Marina Sands

11:00- 12:00 noon   Eat lunch and Rest

12:00- 2:30 pm        S.E.A Aquarium

2:30- 4:00 pm          Underwater World

4:00- 7:00 pm          Sentosa Merlion

7:00- 10: 00 pm       Dinner

Day 3

7:00- 4:00 pm          Singapore Zoo

4:00- 6:00 pm          Relax and take a nap

6:00- 8:00 pm          Dinner with friends

8:00- 10:00 pm        Orchard Park

Day 4

7:00-12: 00-noon     last day of our trip


I wanted to let you know that don’t cut your time to each attraction because you are trying to check the other one beside it. I made my family embraced and enjoyed the zoo instead of going to the one nearby. Don’t cram your schedule and end up not enjoying every place you visit. By doing this, you got everything you pay for, and you are not wasting your money trying to pay all those entrances that you do not have enough time to enjoy them.

To families who are planning to visit Singapore, there are many things to do. From Orchard Road going to Sentosa Island, Sentosa Merlion, Underwater World, and S.E.A Aquarium. If you are traveling with animal lovers, then head to Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari. Take note these attractions are quite far from the city center of Singapore. Need to plan all these attractions because some of them are in the beaten path of Singapore.

We ate breakfast at our hotel and while I was busy packing my family enjoyed relaxing and staying in the hotel. For our lunch, we did try the beef Chao Fan at the mall next to our hotel. We’re very impressed that it tastes the same as the Chao Fan we usually order here in the States. I rented an SUV to proceed to our next destination Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Please see our next adventure What To Do In Johor Bahru With Younger Kids






April Key Rode
New York, USA

April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.