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Stretching Your Dollar Series: School Holiday Fun on the Budget!

June Holidays are around the corner and the children are excited for the break from schoolwork! According to MOE, the June holidays will start from Sat, 25 May 24 to Sun, 23 June 24. Some Singaporeans will probably use this chance to travel and escape the heat but if you are not travelling, you will probably be brainstorming for wholesome activities to bond with your children and keep them occupied.

When left to their own devices, no pun intended, children these days can literally stay at home for days, watching Tik Tok videos, playing mobile games and chatting with friends online. To help you with your planning, we have listed some activities below that  do not break your bank (all the activities listed cost less than $20 per person!).

1) National Museum of Singapore 

Photo from Singapore Tourism Board

This one is a no-brainer - free admission for Singaporeans and  PRs to national museums and heritage institutions.

Museums contribute to Singapore’s vibrancy and promote understanding of our country’s history, heritage, and culture. , Museums offers exhibitions that covers the whole gamut of Singapore’s history to trees around Singapore. The National Heritage Board (NHB), which runs our museums, regularly revamps and refreshes their galleries to keep the museum content up-to-date and relevant to the people.  

To make your family trip more meaningful, do join the Museum’s guided tours. These tours are on a first come, first served basis and are scheduled on specific timeslots so please check out their website for the guided tour’s timetable.

Apart from the National Museum, other museums and heritage centres you can visit for free includes the Asian Civilisation Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Changi Chapel and Museum, Indian Heritage Centre and Malay Heritage Centre, just to name a few.

2) Children’s Museum Singapore

Photo from Singapore Tourism Board

This museum is also managed by NHB and offers free admission for Singaporeans. However, it is specifically designed with children  aged 12 and below in mind.

Like the National Museum of Singapore, the permanent exhibition covers Singapore’s history, but its focus is to appeal to the interest of children due to its design elements and features – think soft toys, colourful and animated drawings, and playful fonts.

Be sure to secure a slot before your visit!

3) Changi Experience Studio

Photo from Jewel Changi Airport

Our Changi Airport has consistently ranked among the  Top 10 airports in Skytrax World Airport Awards. Find out what sets Changi Airport apart by visiting  the Changi Experience Studio. It is located on Level 4 of Jewel and  tickets are priced below $20 per person for Singaporeans and PRs. With plenty of virtual interactive touchpoints and games showcasing  Changi Airport’s history and operations, your child will be entertained for sure!

Make the most of your children’s June Holiday by exploring these fun and affordable attractions! While enjoying precious family moments. don’t forget to take a lot of photos and videos!

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Published 10 May 2024.