Singapore is famous for an array of splendours - from its varied architecture to its world-class culture - making it one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In fact, more than 10 million tourists visited Singapore last year, with many recognising it as a destination where every type of experience can be had.
However, once considered somewhat of a niche holiday locale, Singapore has been gaining popularity as a family holiday destination. Offering countless sights and activities ideal for children and adults alike, there's something to keep everyone in the family busy.
One of the top activities for families to partake in during their Singapore holiday is to visit Singapore's animal kingdom. The city-state is full of animal parks, zoos, and aquariums, housing fascinating animals from all over the world. If you and your family want to see animals of all kinds, head to the Singapore Zoo. With more than 3200 mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, this 28-hectare "open" zoo is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
The Singapore Zoo is also home to Rainforest Kidzworld - offering educational and fun interactive activities - as well as the beautiful Upper Seletar Reservoir - where visitors can take a boat ride to get up close and personal with some of the zoo's water dwellers.
However, if you really want to witness underwater creatures, head to Singapore's Underwater World. Situated on Sentosa, Underwater World Singapore invites visitors to swim with dolphins, visit a unique "fish reflexology" centre, and to walk through an 83 metre-long tunnel that houses beautiful rays, awesome sharks as well as many other types of fish.
Singapore is also home to the Jurong Bird Park and the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom. With 9000 colourful birds of 600 species, bird-lovers will be amazed at all the feathered residents of the BirdPark. What's more, visitors to the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom can find themselves amid thousands of fluttering butterflies, not to mention rhino beetles, giant spiders and scorpions!
Last but certainly not least, Singapore offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a night safari. See the rhinos, hear the hyenas, and witness the giraffes as they glide through the night. Home to 900 animals of 135 species, Singapore's night safari park is sure to provide your family with an unforgettable holiday experience.