8 Staycation destinations in Singapore

The Wacky Duo


Scratching your head for a staycation in Singapore?


A staycation is a great way to rediscover Singapore. It allows us to see Singapore through the eyes of a tourist. For recommendations on things to do, we always read fellow bloggers experience. At times we would use travel portals such as Expedia.com to discover new attractions or a new experience around Singapore. The location of the staycation would be dependent on what we would like to do for the staycations.


The Wacky Duo may be avid travellers but we have a soft spot for home. Despite the opportunities to travel to several countries over the years, we will always have a staycation in Singapore every year. 

Here is a guide of staycation hotspots that you can consider for future.
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FOR THE MUST TRAVEL 'OVERSEAS FAMILY

Sentosa is a great place to start for young families. If you want to experience travel overseas without the long plane or boat rides, just hop on the Sentosa Express and you would be overseas in a jiffy. Sentosa is a good 'training ground' for the first trip out with kids. We know, because we did it!
Eqaurius Hotel Sentosa
  • Theme park and more

 A visit to USS would transport you to a magical place of fun rides and shows. Cap the staycation with a visit to nearby attractions such as SEA Aquarium, Trickeye museum and Adventure Cove

Suggested hotels


  • Stay in the State of FUN

Sentosa offers alot more beyond the walls of RWS. Speed down the hill with a  luge ride, ride the waves, let kids work at kidzania, explore a virtual world at Mosh, explore Singapore largest wet outdoor playground,. There are tons to do in the state of Fun.

Le Meriden Sentosa

Suggested hotels

Le Meriden Sentosa, Rasa Sentosa



FOR THE AUTHENTIC SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE

  • On the Heritage Trail

Stay in the mainland and discover historic Singapore. Visit the numerous museums that are open FREE to locals and PRs. Enjoy a waterfront dinner at Marina Bay or Singapore River. Visit the cool Flower Dome and conservatories at Gardens by the bay. During Christmas season, you can enjoy a light up at Gardens by the bay. The Marina Bay area is a great place to stay during scheduled Fireworks such as National Day and New Year Eve.

Fireworks Marina Bay


Suggested Hotel

Near Museums  : Carlton Hotel , Fairmont Singapore

For Fireworks  : Fullerton Bay Hotel, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Mandarin, Ritz Carlton

Riverside Activities : Swisshotel Merchant Court, Novetel, Fullerton Hotel


  • Cultural Explosion

Other than historical locations, being a multicultural nation, a staycation in culture rich locations would be interesting for kids to experience. Stay in Chinatown to explore the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple. Little India is a good starting point to explore Indian heritage.  Bugis would be great to explore old churches such as St Joseph Church, St Peter and Paul and Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. The back lanes of Purvis Street and Seah Street near Bugis are worth a look too.
Prinsep Street


Some of the best boutique hotels are found in these areas and they provide an interesting alternative for staycations.

Suggested Hotels

Chinatown : Carlton City, New Majestic Hotel, Hotel 1929

Bugis : Village Hotel Bugis, Intercontinental

Little India : Wanderlust Hotel


  • Shop Till you Drop
Sometimes the only chance a parent gets to shop is that the shops are right at the doorsteps. That is why online shopping is very popular for busy parents. However you cannot beat the experience of shopping LIVE, so a stay in the heart of the shopping capital of Singapore - Orchard Road is a great alternative for busy parents. Parents shop, while kids enjoy themselves in the hotel pool. After the shopping, head to Botanic Gardens for a quiet stress-free stroll.

Marriott Tangs Plaza
Suggested Hotels
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Grand Park Orchard, The Quincy

  • Head to the Far East

Locals would view the far east as an ulu area. Therein lies the charm as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay in Downtown East for a wild wet time and BBQ, Head to the extreme east of Changi Village to explore the Changi Museum or spend a day at the beach plane spotting.  If time permits, take a boat ride to Pulau Ubin and explore an untouched Singapore from yesteryear.


Suggested Hotels

Downtown East : Downtown East Resort

Changi village : Village Hotel Changi,



  • Bake in the sun @ East Coast

East Coast Park

The East Coast in Singapore is a favourite hangout of Singapore. The East Coast Park beckons with its sun, sea and activities. While Joo Chiat provides a place to explore old Singapore for  the heritage buffs. Foodies would love the line up of mouth watering delights in the restaurants that line alongside most of East Coast Road.

Suggested Hotels
Village Hotel Katong , Hotel Indigo
 

  • Off the Beaten Track

Farm stay in Singapore? Got meh?

Try D’ Kranji Farm Resort or Punggol Ranch.

D’ Kranji offers cozy villas in a rustic spot. You can explore the nearby farms such as Bollywood Veggies, Gan Aquarium Fish farm or even a visit to the Zoo.
 
Animal Farm

Punggol Ranch offers a cowboy town experience where you can to experience Pony feedings, Horse rides , horse shoe games. After horsing around, head to the nearby Pungool Settlements for dining by the sea . On a clear day, you could even see Johor from a distance. A day trip could include a visit to the nearby animal  resort.

Suggested Hotels

D ‘Kranji or Punggol Ranch


Go ahead, play a staycation. Get a little help with the newly launch interactive digital guide by Expedia to find activities to do with family. This interactive guide will be presented as a map, and the user will see all the "hot spots" and venues such as kids' places, cafes and more 

Get ready for a hassle free, fun-filled holiday just at your doorstep. 


Happy Staycationing!

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