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Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 7:00 pm

I think this has been discussed but could not find anything appropriate by searching.

Mum is here visiting Singapore for the third time so we have hit all the main tourist attractions:

Zoo
Flyer
Botanic Gardens
Chinese Gardens
Gardens by the Bay
Sentosa, pretty much everything there
Skypark Hotel
Trip across to JB
Art/Science Museum

Any ideas for what else we might do which would interest a 75 year old?

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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby x9200 » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 9:54 pm

Haw Par Villa
Jurong birds and reptiles parks

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Postby nanana » Sun, 08 Feb 2015 9:57 pm

my mom is 10 years younger...we let her try the fish spa treatment...funny to see her reaction....

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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:28 am

Steve1960 wrote:I think this has been discussed but could not find anything appropriate by searching.

Mum is here visiting Singapore for the third time so we have hit all the main tourist attractions:

Zoo
Flyer
Botanic Gardens
Chinese Gardens
Gardens by the Bay
Sentosa, pretty much everything there
Skypark Hotel
Trip across to JB
Art/Science Museum

Any ideas for what else we might do which would interest a 75 year old?


If she likes history , go to the "Old Ford Factory" A very informative place to visit on the history of Singapore.
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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 7:58 am

Thanks for the ideas. Birds are not an option as Mum has a fear of anything with feathers!

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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby x9200 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 8:44 am

Another idea is to take her for a picnic to the St. John's island. It is a short trip by a ferry, not much walking anywhere (some remains of an old prison but all short walking distance), take a cooler box with food and drinks and spend there ~3-4h (to match the ferry schedule).

It's not an open, unshaded space so unless there is an extremely hot weather with no breeze or she is very sensitive to the hot weather in general it should be enjoyable even for 75, especially if you take the first ferry trip on morning.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:41 am

Little India? Chinatown? Haji Lane/Sultan Road area?

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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 9:52 am

Thanks for more ideas. Should have said we did China Town too. I will take up some of your ideas though :-)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:13 am

How about a session at a local cookery-school?

There are several, here is one that rates well...
http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Attractio ... apore.html

.... then she can come home after, and has no excuse not to cook dinner ;)


Other somewhat 'different' experiences - http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Attractio ... apore.html - 'Owner description: The Inside Job is a unique experience that combines Suspense, Theater and Adventure. Be prepared for an interactive theatrical experience as The Inside Job takes you on a secret adventure against the backdrop of some of Singapore's most popular local hangouts'

And if she's up for a bit of 'spicy Italian' I can vouch for ... http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Attractio ... apore.html
'The Ultimate Drive makes driving a Supercar a reality. Experience the thrill of driving on the official F1 circuit in a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.'

Each of them are 'alt', and rate very highly. There are plenty of others listed there too...
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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:25 am

x9200 wrote:Another idea is to take her for a picnic to the St. John's island. It is a short trip by a ferry, not much walking anywhere (some remains of an old prison but all short walking distance), take a cooler box with food and drinks and spend there ~3-4h (to match the ferry schedule).

It's not an open, unshaded space so unless there is an extremely hot weather with no breeze or she is very sensitive to the hot weather in general it should be enjoyable even for 75, especially if you take the first ferry trip on morning.


Is there an online ferry schedule to St John's? Where does the ferry leave from?
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Postby x9200 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:59 am

PNGMK wrote:
x9200 wrote:Another idea is to take her for a picnic to the St. John's island. It is a short trip by a ferry, not much walking anywhere (some remains of an old prison but all short walking distance), take a cooler box with food and drinks and spend there ~3-4h (to match the ferry schedule).

It's not an open, unshaded space so unless there is an extremely hot weather with no breeze or she is very sensitive to the hot weather in general it should be enjoyable even for 75, especially if you take the first ferry trip on morning.


Is there an online ferry schedule to St John's? Where does the ferry leave from?

It used to be from the WTC terminals but now I see it is from Marina South Pier:
http://www.islandcruise.com.sg/ferry_schedule.html

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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby x9200 » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:08 pm

earthfriendly wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/feb/06/top-10-day-trips-singapore

Most of which I have never been.

I would not recommend Sungei Tengah or Pulau Ubin for a 75yo. Of course it depends on the stamina and general health condition of the lady but whole days trips with longer distance walking in Singapore climate may not be that pleasant experience for an elderly.

(Also: Steve: Mum, today I am going to take you to a cemetery may be a tricky introduction to the new day of cultural exploration)

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Re: Stuff to do in Singapore

Postby the lynx » Mon, 09 Feb 2015 1:08 pm

PNGMK wrote:
x9200 wrote:Another idea is to take her for a picnic to the St. John's island. It is a short trip by a ferry, not much walking anywhere (some remains of an old prison but all short walking distance), take a cooler box with food and drinks and spend there ~3-4h (to match the ferry schedule).

It's not an open, unshaded space so unless there is an extremely hot weather with no breeze or she is very sensitive to the hot weather in general it should be enjoyable even for 75, especially if you take the first ferry trip on morning.


Is there an online ferry schedule to St John's? Where does the ferry leave from?


Marina South Pier

http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/nature/southern-islands/st-johns-island/


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