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7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Noida, India
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7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Hi everyone,

I am planning a 7 day trip for two families, 4 adults + 4 kids (<10yrs) between Dec 27 - Jan 2. Please go through the following itinerary and advise to make it a fun trip especially with the kids

Itinerary:

Wed-27th Dec-Day 1

Arrival at Changi @ 8PM, clear immigration, buy EZ link card or tourist pass(??), explore Changi, take cab/van/metro(????) to hotel (in Little India), have dinner and retire for the day.

Thurs-28th Dec- Day 2

Breakfast in Little India, leave by 9AM - Use Metro to go to Singapore Zoo. Flip in and out to River Safari.

At 6pm, Take Metro back to Hotel. Relax and then head out to Orchard Street for a stroll under Christmas Lights. Have dinner in LI and retire for the day.

Fri-29th Dec-Day 3

Breakfast in Little India, leave by 9:30AM – Use Metro to go to Vivocity Mall, take the cable car to go to Sentosa for a day at Universal Studios.

After Universal Studios, head to Siloso beach. What is the best way to go? Take the Cable car back to Vivocity Mall, have dinner at VCM(any veg outlets there), take Metro back to Little India and retire for the day.

Sat-30th Dec- Day 4

Breakfast in Little India, leave by 9AM – Use Metro to go to GBTB, cover both domes(4 hrs), have lunch close to GBTB (any vegetarian place??).

After lunch, head to Singapore Flyer(2hrs). Get dinner packed from a vegetarian place close to SF and take the metro to the Night Safari.

Sun-31st Dec- Day 5

Breakfast in Little India, Check out of Little India hotel by 10am. Take cab/van/metro (????) to hotel in Clarke Quay. Leave the luggage at the front desk and take the Metro to go to Jurong Bird Park, have lunch at JBP.

At 4pm, take Metro back to hotel to check in and relax for the BIG night. Explore Clarke Quay, Chinatown, Marina Bay Lightshow, Merlion. Where can we witness the Fireworks from?

Mon-01st Jan-Day 6

Breakfast at Hotel, leave by 10am for a day at Sentosa Island. S.E.A. Aquarium, Merlion, Wings of Time, Sentosa 4D Adventure, Sky&Luge, Trick Eye Museum. Which ones are must-do?

Take cable car back to Vivocity Mall, have dinner at VCM and back to hotel. Later venture out in Clarke Quay.

Tue-02nd Jan-Day 7

Breakfast at Hotel, check out by 10am, head to Changi to catch a flight to KL at 13:40 Hrs.

General questions –

1. Need recommendation for Vegetarian restaurant (not necessarily Indian) close to Marina Bay and Clarke Quay area for dinner (Cheap eats-Mid range).

2. What cab options would be the best and the cheapest to accommodate 8 people?

3. Please guide the best route to go to Universal Studios from Little India and to Sentosa Island itinerary from Clarke Quay via Metro.

Thanks everyone in advance!!

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1. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Buy EzLink not Tourist Pass.

Take a cab from the airport to the hotel and also to the Zoo. The train does not go directly to the zoo. You are going to waste 1-1.5h on the journey as compared to 30min by taxi and probably get there when the tour buses have arrived.

Use gothere.sg to check your transport options.

YOU should aim to enter USS at opening time (10am). 9.30am is quite late.

Edited: 15 December 2017, 21:04
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2. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

For 8 people, take 2 regular taxis.

Choose one of the 2 days you spend at Sentosa to take the cable car. I would suggest the non-USS day since taking the cable car to USS is not a direct route and you need to set aside 30mins (the ride+walking) for it.

Edited: 15 December 2017, 21:14
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3. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

From Harbourfornt MRT station, walk to Harbourfront Centre to take the cable car. Ride the Faber Line to Mount Faber (pls try to do this before 10am as it will be hot after that). Enjoy the bird's eye view and the lush greenery of Faber Peak then take the cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa. Take the Sentosa Line (within Sentosa) on arrival by walking over to Imbiah Lookout or later at sunset as it passes the beach. When ready to leave Sentosa, just take the cable car and exit at Harbourfront (to take taxi back or go to the Harbourfront MRT station). At night, the cable cars are lit with jewel lights and look extremely pretty.

faberpeaksingapore.com/singapore-cable-car/s…

This is a better map of Sentosa and you can see how to get to Siloso Beach.

https:/…island-map.pdf

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4. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Btw, the train system here is called MRT not Metro which is better known as the name of a department store here. The journey to JBP using MRT is again not direct (you need to transfer to a bus) so you need to set aside 90mins for it. You will miss some of the shows with the timing you have given. birdpark.com.sg/m/…show-times.html

I also feel visiting JBP on that day will likely make your kids too tired to stay awake for the countdown.

Details of countdown activities can be found at http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg

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5. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Vegetarian restaurant:

Annalakshmi at Central Square https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Re…

Real Food at Central https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Re…

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7. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Nalan tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g294265…

Sufood tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g294265…

Suntec City food court - Perfect www.littlegreenwok.sg/perfect_suntec_city/ Saravanaa Bhavan https://saravanabhavan.com.sg/food-court.php

I believe there is one vegetarian set option at Indian Express at MBS Rasapura Masters food court.

Noida, India
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8. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Thanks minxbaby, that would be really helpful.

How long would it take from Little India to USS if we start at 9:30am and we take 2 cabs directly to USS?

Singapore experts any other comments on my planned itinerary?

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9. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

>>How long would it take from Little India to USS if we start at 9:30am and we take 2 cabs directly to USS?<<

Use https://gothere.sg/m to check

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10. Re: 7 days in SIN around NYE with young kids

Thanks

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