Haw Par Villa
One of the best things to do in Singapore is to visit the city’s incredible theme parks. Trust Singapore to go all out when it comes to amusement and entertainment. The theme parks here are world-class, with immersive entertainment, fantastic rides and enough adventure to satisfy the world’s adrenaline-junkies. If you’re traveling to Singapore with kids, you’ll definitely need to know about the

Singapore theme parks,

where they’re located and what they’re all about.

1. Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa

  • Also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, Haw Par Villa is an interesting Singapore theme park that’s based on Chinese Mythology.
  • Created by Au brothers, the park contains a collection of bright and beautifully-crafted plaster and concrete figures.
  • Many of them depict the legends of the Monkey God, as he makes his journey to the West. Some of the figures represent the tragic love story of Lady White Snake, the Divine Maiden, who’s a symbol of sacrifice and love. There are figures representing the heroic acts of the fearless hero Wu Song.
  • Don’t miss checking out the grand Nine Dragon Wall and the incredible statues of the Gods of Happiness, Wealth and Longevity and the Laughing Buddha.
  • The piece de resistance is the Ten Courts of Hell which teaches you all about the punishments in store for men and women who commit the sins of sloth, indulgence, gambling, drinking, and adultery.
  • There’s also a roller-coaster boat ride and an interesting multimedia presentation of Chinese myths and legends.

Location: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118 628

Timing: Monday – Sunday: 9.00 am to 10.00 pm. Last entry at 9.30 pm

Ten Courts Of Hell Opening Hours: daily from 9.00am to 9.30pm. Last entry at 9.15 pm

Best for – Families and Friends

2. Singapore Discovery Centre

singapore discovery centre
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  • Singapore Discovery Centre is not strictly a Singapore theme park; it is more of an ‘edutainment’ center.
  • The Discovery Centre is an 88-hectare training ground meant for army, navy and air force officers. The Discovery Centre is located at the SAFTI Military Institute.
  • While on your Singapore holidays, you can take your kids to learn shooting at the Shooting Gallery, where they can try their skills out at a computer-simulated shooting game using real rifles.
  • There’s also a cool Crossfire Paintball game which is fun and ideal for team-building exercises. It’s an educational and yet fun place, where your kids can learn something useful while having fun.

Location: 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore

Timing: Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm

Best for – Families with Kids and Youth travelers

3. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is one large theme park by itself, holding several attractions for grownups and kids. It’s one of the topmost

theme parks in Singapore.

Here’s what you should be excited about at Sentosa Island.

• AJ Hackett

A J Hackett

AJ Hackett, the adventure company has opened its branch in Sentosa. Here you can enjoy Singapore’s first and only bungee tower, standing 50 meters above the ground on Siloso Beach. Thrill-seekers can also drop and swoop on the Giant Swing, which is great fun.

Location: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore

Best for – Thrillseeking adventurers, youngsters

• Skybridge

Skybridge, Singapore

The Skybridge is a 40-meter walkway that has scary see-through sections. The Paulaner Sundowner Deck is located on the Skybridge, which offers the best sunset views in Siloso.

Location: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore

Best for – Adventure Tours

• Fort Siloso Skywalk

The skywalk is an 11-storey, 181 meters long trail which offers a scenic trek among the treetops on the way to Fort Siloso.

Location: Siloso Rd, Singapore

Timing: Daily from 9 am to 7 pm

Best for- Everyone

• Wings of Time

Songs of the Sea

Another exciting entertainment choice is this incredible, outdoor night-time light show that follows a storyline. This 20-minute show comes with high tech and dramatic effects, and fantastic computer-generated images. The whole thing is set off by mesmerizing music and sudden, blinding bursts of flame. The story is completed by a display of water jets plus. It’s a wonderful theme show that’s perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

Location: Beach Station, 50 Beach View, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098604

Timing: Monday – Sunday: 7.40 pm – 8.05 pm, 8.40 pm – 9.05 pm

Best for – All age groups

• KidZania:

KidZania, Singapore

Singapore’s KidZania is the perfect indoor theme park for your little ones. It’s a city built for tots, complete with buildings and vehicles, each authenticated by well-known brands, both local and international. Your kids can learn how to combine role-play with real life, through fun and interactive activities. They can hold jobs, put on real-life uniforms, drive cars and earn money here! They can be anything they want to be – Banker, Surgeon, Firefighter and more. KidZania is one of the top kiddie Singapore tourist attractions.

Location: Palawan Kidz City. 31 Beach View #01-01/02 Singapore 098008

Timing: Monday – Sunday – 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Best for – Kids and toddlers

4. Universal Studios

Universal Studios, Singapore

  • Among all theme parks in Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore gives you the most fantastic entertaining and adventure experience. Opened in March 2010, Universal Studios has quickly become Singapore’s most famous theme park.
  • The park has seven themed sections with innumerable rides and shows, all based on major hit movies.
  • Here you and your family can experience cutting-edge rides, attractions, shows and other entertainment based on your favorite television series and movies.
  • The different fun zones at Universal Studios are Hollywood, New York, Sci-fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.
  • Let your kids enjoy Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and much more. There are other fun rides too, such as the Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, Canopy Flyer, Dino Soarin’, Magic Potion Spin, Enchanted Airways, and others.

Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Timing: Monday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Best for: Family and Friends, Thrill-seekers, Movie fans

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5. Virtual Room Singapore

Virtual Reality Singapore

  • One of the cool things to do in Singapore is a visit to Singapore’s The Virtual Room. It’s the world’s best team-based virtual reality experience.
  • Here you can experience an incredibly immersive and breath-catching adventures where you can live, drive, work and manage lives in a totally realistic virtual world.
  • You can build your own unique characters, change things about yourselves, and be someone else that’s still you, in the virtual world. This is one of Singapore’s amusement parks, though indoor that both adults and children will enjoy equally.

Location: Basement 3, Lucky Chinatown 211 New Bridge Road, Singapore

Best for – Families with kids, teens, and youngsters

6. G-Max Reverse Bungee and GX-5 Extreme Swing

G-Max Reverse Bungee and GX-5 Extreme Swing

Though not strictly a theme park, G-Max reverse trampoline bungee, and the gx-5 extreme swing are great fun. Both were designed and created in New Zealand. More than 1,000,000 riders have ridden on the reverse bungee ride so far, and the safety record is 100%. This giant swing has been installed not only in Singapore but in 7 countries around the world.

Location: 3E River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay,  Singapore

Timing: Monday – Sunday: 4.30 pm till late night

Best for – Hardcore Adventure Junkies

G-Max Reverse Bungee

If you like the idea of bungee jumping but just don’t have the guts to do it, then try Singapore’s very own Reverse Bungee. You’ll be strapped into the capsule while on the ground and then catapulted 60 meters into the air. It’s incredibly fast, great fun, and very safe. The capsule seats five persons at a time, reaching speeds of 200 km ph and forces of 5G.

GX-5 Extreme Swing

The extreme GX-5 swing falls down from a height of 50 meters and reaches speeds of more than 120kph. You can perform somersaults and flips and bounce up to 8 meters in the air.


Singapore’s theme parks are varied, fun and educational. There’s plenty for the whole family to do and enjoy at these parks. While Haw Par Villa is all about mythology, Sentosa’s many theme parks are about fun and entertainment. You will need several days to explore and enjoy all of Singapore’s theme parks.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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