Soak in art and science in Singapore
SINGAPORE — For families looking for a vacation in Singapore, a trip to Universal Studios Singapore is an almost non-negotiable in the itinerary. But unbeknownst to many, the museum that features the largest Southeast Asian art calls Singapore a home too.
Soak in the beautiful art of Southeast Asian artists or amp up the kids’ love for science in the following museums:
Science Centre Singapore
Learn and experience the science in this museum that houses more than a thousand interactive exhibits—throw in an Ecogarden and water park to boot— for the young and old alike.
A favorite would be the up-close experience with butterflies where you can watch them eat or resting. You may be lucky and have one stay on your shoulder—or elbow, as this writer experienced—while you walk around the indoor butterfly enclosure.
There is also a gallery dedicated to exploring the science of fear where adult museum goers may find it fun and chilling.
National Gallery Singapore
This museum is home to the largest collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern art.
The museum is situated between two national monuments of Singapore: City Hall and its former Supreme Court. These have since been restored and transformed to house 8,000 pieces of art.
For 2019, it hosts Gallery Children’s Biennale which will run until December 30. You can your own carton robots like famous artist/illustrator Eric Wong.
ArtScience museum is a definite feast for the eyes. Its facade boasts of gorgeous architecture while inside, it houses several interactive galleries that play with light and colors.
The museum is filled with many interactive displays that play with light: Kids play with giant neon balls, run around or slide while chasing colors, or explore the effects of light in your own drawings.
The adults can take their OOTDs with moving shower of flowers or butterflies, or take a quick walk in the middle of dancing crystals.
Floating Donut Cruise
When you get tired from all the walking, you can enjoy a cruise in a floating donut in Marina Bay.
Play your favorite music while watching the sunset bleed through the famous Singapore skyline or book for a later time slot and enjoy the night show too.
You can choose between a 30-minute or 60-minute cruise. They also have options for food packages for family lunches or romantic dinners.
You can book your tours from KLOOK: Save some money for your museum souvenirs and skip the line for entrance fees, which only means more time for the museum!
Editor's note: The tour to Singapore was hosted by Klook and Singapore Tourism Board to promote Singapore as a destination for incentive travel. At no stage does the host organization has a say on the stories generated from the coverage, interviews conducted, publication date and story treatment. Content is produced solely by Philstar.com following editorial guidelines.