Planning to reward your obedient kids with a well-deserved short family getaway during the upcoming week-long September school holidays? Whether it’s a day trip across the Causeway or a 3D2N mini escapade, take your pick from our list of recommended nearby destinations below. Time to take advantage of the current favourable exchange rates, we say!
1. Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Heard of but still haven’t been to the Legoland Theme Park nearest to us? Located in Nusajaya, Johor, the Legoland Resort is considered relatively new, having opened its doors in 2013.
With just an hour’s drive from Singapore, take your kids to Legoland Resort for a full day of fun-filled activities! Not only is there a Legoland Theme Park there but also Legoland Water Park consisting of wet amusement park rides — ensuring that it will be a splashing good time for the kids! If you’re planning to spend your weekend there, you can allocate one full day for the kids to thoroughly enjoy the water theme park and the next day meant solely for the Legoland theme park. For a comfortable road trip to Legoland, get the best cars from Carro.
2. Pahang, Malaysia
Ideal for city kids who have never stepped foot into a farm, let alone feed any farm animal! If you are the kind of parent who is accustomed to the comforts of living in a typical Singaporean apartment with air-conditioning and have your reservations about living in subpar standards of a farmhouse, fret not!
Kampong Bongsu Farm comes equipped with air-conditioned villas perfect as a family accommodation! After a day out and about engaging in farm activities with the kids, you can return to your comfortable villa to rest and wind down.
3. Penang, Malaysia
Consider yourself an art lover? A connoisseur of all art forms? Then a trip to Georgetown in Penang, a listed UNESCO Heritage site is a must! Take a walk down the streets of Georgetown with your kids and let them appreciate all the 3D street artwork and wall murals. The wall murals found on Armenian Street will bound to captivate them, or at the very least, pique their senses!
4. Genting Highlands, Malaysia
If you’re planning to beat the heat and temporarily escape the humidity in Singapore, look no further than heading to Genting Highlands! Long known for its slightly cooler climate which is below room temperatures, it is a perennial favourite destination of Singaporeans to take their families to for short getaways.
Over there, you’ll be greeted by a myriad of entertainment choices suitable for the whole family. You can plan and choose activities for your family to engage in, ranging from the indoor amusement theme park (they have an outdoor one as well which is even larger and boasts many thrilling rides!) to strawberry picking at the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm. Well, these are kid-friendly activities but you can surely sneak in some time to head to the casino for a bet or two after you’ve put the kids to bed and make sure they are are asleep!
5. Batam, Indonesia
With Batam being a mere 45-minute ferry ride away, an Indonesian island escapade awaits you! Other than participating in the usual forms of water activities such as banana boating, canoeing, jetskiing, just to name a few, you can also consider taking your kids to try their hands at go-karting.
After a tiring day of outdoor activity, you can look forward to indulging in the famed A&W root beer & waffles combo. Something about A&W conjures up feelings of nostalgia especially for people belonging to Generation X as A&W was previously available in Singapore but pulled out after a few years’ presence. Hence, you’d always hear people reminiscing of A&W and the awesome root beer, waffles and even burgers the chain fast-food restaurant is known to serve.
Don’t forget to pack along family travel essentials and other necessities such as your medication! Do check out our Vacation Essentials to have a better idea on what you may need for your trip! With that, we wish you safe trip and bon voyage~
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