Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Singapore: Traveller’s Delight

Get ready for fun in one of Asia’s most colourful cities!

Picking the perfect holiday destination can be a daunting task. If you are looking for a city that’s bursting with exciting activities and interesting sights and sounds that appeal to the fun-seeker in everyone, Singapore is the perfect destination for you and your family. Well-known for its tapestry of cultures, beautiful sights and warm hospitality, the Lion City enables visitors to indulge in a whirlwind of activities that range from world-class theme parks, endless shopping options and scrumptious dining choices. So whatever you and your family choose, get ready for an unforgettable holiday this summer!  

Spend the whole day with your family at the Universal Studios Singapore, Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, offering 24 state-of-the-art heart-pumping rides and attractions including 18 attractions designed specifically for Singapore. 

For some fantastic fun and adventure, head down to Sentosa Island with your little one to take the screaming ride down the MegaZip at the Adventure Park. Perched atop Imbiah Hill, the flying-fox ride offers a breath-taking view of the lush greenery and waters around the island.

Birds of a feather fly together, and you and the little ones can experience the thrill of freefall skydiving together at iFly Singapore. Housed in a safe, indoor environment, the largest wind tunnel in the world creates winds of up to 240 km/h which support your whole body in midair, allowing you to ‘fly.’

Explore the world’s best outdoor zoo at the Singapore Zoo, home to more than 2,800 animals representing over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Indulge in a hearty breakfast spread at the Zoo that includes international and local favourites, tropical fruits and juices, and plenty of fresh air and greenery; truly an eye-opening experience for your and your family. 

Take a leisurely stroll through Jurong Bird Park, a renowned bird sanctuary and have some family fun with some of the most exquisite birds in the world.  Bird lovers will enjoy the walk through the Waterfall Aviary, which houses over 600 birds and a 30-metre high waterfall.

Be sure to take your kids to visit the Great Panda Forest at the River Safari, home to Singapore’s beloved pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia and greet them as they roam around their naturalistic habitat. Take a tour of the Amazon Flooded Forest, an immersive re-creation of the Amazonian rainforest, and introduce the kids to Eva, River Safari’s star manatee. 
At the Night Safari, hop on-board the Tram and psyche yourself up for a 40-minute journey of wild animal encounters from the Himalayan foothills to wild Equatorial Africa. Do not miss the highly entertaining and interactive Creatures of the Night Show at the Night Safari, highlighting the natural abilities of some of the most fascinating nocturnal animals.

The city is a paradise all year round for fine dining connoisseurs, with an array of continental, Asian and local cuisines to suit every discerning palate. Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, presents tantalizing local and Asian delicacies in a contemporary family-friendly marketplace setting. Steal away for an intimate night out and savour the culinary exploits at some of Singapore’s-and the world’s-best restaurants. Recognized for their excellence by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013, establishments such as Iggy’s, L’atelier De Joel Robuchon, Restaurant Andre and Waku Ghin, will send your taste buds on a thrilling gastromincal journey.  

Singapore has earned its reputation as a renowned shopping destination with the presence of international fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, and Valentino. With ION Orchard, Knightsbridge, Orchard Central and 313@Somerset housing popular Asian and Western highstreet brands the likes of H&M, Uniqlo, TopShop and Warehouse shopping on Orchard Roadwill be a true expedition for any fashion-forward teenager. At Paragon Shopping Centre and Forum: The Shopping Mall, children have a wide selection of kid’s fashion and toys including Armani Kids, Guess Kids, Petit Bateau and Toys ‘R’ Us.

For your very own customized and memorable family holiday in Singapore, log on to and search for “Singapore The Holiday You Take Home With You” or connect with Mercury Travels.