Family Adventure: Exploring Singapore and Malaysia

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It had been a long time since we had traveled or gone on a vacation. Little “A” had kept us on our toes since his arrival and these two years with him had been quite a roller coaster ride. We had taken many spontaneous short trips in the past, and we were really missing the adventurer in us.

The thrill of planning a detailed schedule and selecting the must-see places was indescribable! At the same time, we felt guilty for not being able to spend quality time with A because of our long working hours and the repetitive office-home-office routine. We realized we needed to set aside some time for ourselves and our little one.

And so our quest for the perfect tourist destination where A could also have fun began. And what better place than Malaysia – Singapore! These two countries are known for being extremely baby-friendly, so we were determined to explore and vacation there. We started our research for the best packages and deals. After browsing through numerous travel websites, we finally found the ideal deal for us on Fred and Fuzzys – a 7 nights 8 days Malaysia Singapore Family Package through Freeze my Trip (our agents connected via Fred and Fuzzys).

And thus, the countdown began!

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Our 8 Days Itinerary for Family Trip in Singapore & Malaysia

Price: INR 99,500Duration: 7 Nights & 8 DaysInclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transportation, SightseeingExclusions: Personal expenses & other paid activities

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Day 1: Arrival in Singapore & Visit to Gardens by the Bay

We arrived at Changi International Airport from Kuala Lumpur KILA2 and were warmly greeted by a gentleman from Red Apple Travel Agency. After receiving our vouchers and other necessary documents, we were taken to our hotel, Parc Sovereign, to freshen up before being picked up in the evening to visit the Gardens by the Bay. Upon arrival, we were amazed by the breathtaking view of the Singapore skyline at sunset. The beautifully lit up trees from various parts of the world were a sight to behold. The Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest are must-visit attractions in Singapore and Malaysia for every tourist, as the view is simply enchanting and cannot be described in words. As the sun sets, the Garden Rhapsody show comes alive, with lights and music playing amidst the stunning flora. It is truly a feast for the eyes! We had a fantastic time and returned to the hotel after the show, stopping by a nearby food court for dinner.

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Day 2: Trip to Jurong Bird Park and the Sentosa Island

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Following a delicious breakfast, we set off for Jurong Bird Park to pay a visit to the feathered creatures. This intriguing place was next on our list of destinations to explore in Malaysia and Singapore. Our little toddler went wild upon spotting the vibrant red flamingos and the friendly parrots. Our little bundle of joy was captivated by the peacocks and trailed after them like a newborn. It was a marvelous sight to see him reveling in the company of the amiable birds with no trepidation. We had a fantastic time riding the tram, capturing shots of some elusive birds leisurely strolling by. The New Zealand Ice Cream parlor at the end of the Zoo served some of the finest ice creams we had ever tasted. A must-visit for all ice cream enthusiasts!

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After lunch, we were taken to Sentosa Island, another remarkable destination from the list of places to visit in Malaysia and Singapore. It was an exhilarating experience to ride the cable car all the way to Sentosa Island. Surprisingly, Little A showed no signs of fear at all and relished the view from the top to the fullest! Upon reaching the island, we boarded a bus to explore the S.E.A Aquarium. It was a breathtaking display of various aquatic creatures, ranging from sharks to the renowned Dory fish. One could spend hours simply admiring the open ocean habitat area teeming with diverse aqua species. It is one of the finest tourist attractions in Singapore and Malaysia.

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“A truly mesmerizing sight!”

Unfortunately, we missed the Wings of Time show due to heavy rainfall. To avoid getting the little one drenched in the open, unprotected area, we decided to skip it. Fortunately, our fellow travelers were kind enough to capture some parts of the show and share them with us. It is undoubtedly one of those tourist attractions in Singapore and Malaysia that one must visit, and perhaps a reason for us to return to Singapore.

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Day 3: Tour of Singapore City

After we were picked up from our hotel, we embarked on the Singapore city tour with the first stop being the Singapore Flyer. This was one of the finest activities to undertake in Singapore and Malaysia. Although the panorama of Singapore skyline was appealing during the day as well, we opted to ride the flyer in the late evening to witness the illuminated cityscape. We then proceeded to the Merlion Park to partake in the River Cruise aboard the renowned Singapore Bum Boat. It was a mystical experience to observe the historical journey of Singapore along its river and pass by numerous famous locations such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade Theatres by the Bay, Clarke Quay, and Boat Quay, among others. In the bright sunlight, we captured remarkable photographs of these astounding architectures. Subsequently, we visited the Raffles Hotel, Chinatown, and Little India, concluding with a quick chocolate shopping spree at a boutique, before returning to our hotel.

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After lunch, we revisited the Singapore Flyer to catch a nighttime view of the Singapore skyline. It turned out to be one of our best decisions as we were fortunate enough to have an entire empty capsule all to ourselves (we narrowly missed the crowd by a fraction of a second). Words are inadequate to describe the breathtaking panoramic view from the top! The view of the skyline from the flyer was nothing short of enchanting, and one must experience it personally to comprehend the awe-inspiring feeling of witnessing some of the world’s most magnificent skyscrapers and historical landmarks from such heights.

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Day 4: Exploring Singapore Zoo

On our final day in Singapore, we eagerly awaited our visit to the Singapore Zoo. Exploring the zoo was among the top enriching experiences and activities to undertake in Singapore and Malaysia with our young child. From the majestic Polar bears to the hopping kangaroos, the playful orangutans to the gentle giraffes, this zoo showcased a magnificent exhibit of extraordinary wildlife. We delighted in the captivating splash show featuring a highly trained and amicable sea lion. As the scorching heat was taking a toll on our toddler’s mood, we swiftly sought refuge in the Kids zone, a child-friendly pool with shallow water. This became one of the most cherished moments as he thoroughly relished the refreshing splashes of cool water.

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Day 5: Bid Farewell to Singapore and a Heartwarming Reception by Malaysia

After our midday meal, we proceeded to the Merlion Park in order to catch one final glimpse of the cityscape. We arrived just in time for the brilliant exhibition of lights and water. For a splendid 15 minutes, we were fully engrossed in the captivating and dazzling showcase of lights and water, which magnificently illuminated the entire metropolis. We then spent some time at the park simply reveling in the vibrant atmosphere of the city before preparing to say our farewells the following day.

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Day 5: Goodbye to Singapore and a Warm Embrace from Malaysia

After completing the checkout process, we caught an early flight to Kuala Lumpur to continue the second half of our vacation. Upon arrival, we were utterly amazed to witness the iconic Petronas Towers right in front of our Hotel room at Hotel Renaissance Kuala Lumpur. Our son was equally delighted to discover a generously-sized bed (in contrast to the one in Singapore) and gleefully bounced on it like a mischievous primate.

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After refreshing ourselves and enjoying some delectable Malay cuisine at a nearby Food court, we made our way to the renowned KL tower to savor a panoramic view of the city from above. During our exploration, we stumbled upon some exquisite replicas of the Ferrari brand and purchased a few for our son. Subsequently, we proceeded to the observation deck to behold the cityscape. Our young child was overjoyed and ran around in exhilaration. The aerial perspective of the bustling city of KL was truly awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, we were unable to visit the well-preserved Bukit Nanas Forest due to heavy rainfall.

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Day 6: A day for exploration

We did not have any sightseeing planned. Additionally, after visiting the Bird Park and Aquarium in Singapore, we did not want to repeat the experience in KL. Therefore, we took a break from our busy schedule and slept in, enjoying a luxurious breakfast at the hotel before taking a monorail to Bukit Bintang (a shopper’s paradise). We indulged in some extravagant shopping for souvenirs, clothing, toys, etc. For lunch, we had some incredible seafood at the food court in Weing Plaza Mall before concluding our shopping spree and returning to the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, we decided to visit the renowned SOGO mall known for its children’s clothing. However, we were taken aback by the large crowd. Little A was also not pleased, and with His Highness not in the mood for shopping, we abandoned our plans and headed to Little India, hoping to see it illuminated for Deepawali. Unfortunately, we were disappointed to find the streets overcrowded and messy, so we turned around just two minutes after arriving. We deeply regretted wasting our precious time at SOGO and Little India. Nonetheless, we learned a valuable lesson.

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Day 7: Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves

After once again relishing a delectable breakfast, we were picked up by a very amiable local guide for our city tour. He was accompanied by his charming 5-year-old daughter who kept us company throughout. Our first stop was a factory outlet near Batu Caves where we purchased a few watches, clutches, etc. Next, we visited Batu Caves to receive the blessings of Lord Murugan. The majestic statue of Lord Murugan greeted us at the entrance. As if climbing the 270 steps wasn’t exhausting enough, the scorching sun showed no mercy on us. We were completely drained by the time we reached the bottom. Following that, we visited the King’s Palace, War Memorial, and National Mosque. We also took the typical tourist pictures at the KL City Gallery and enjoyed the experience. Thanks to our warm and friendly tour guide and driver, we had an amazing tour.

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After some relaxation, we headed to KLCC Park so A could enjoy as well. The KLCC park had a fantastic exclusive children’s swimming pool. Our little troublemaker had a blast playing in the waters and no amount of time spent there was sufficient for him. He was just not ready to come out of the pool and threw tantrums when we forced him to. The view of the Petronas twin towers from the park simply cannot be described in words. It was truly a captivating view of the iconic skyscraper and we went on a clicking spree shooting the towers from every angle possible. The KL tower, fully illuminated, was also a sight not to be missed.

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Day 8: Shopping therapy continues until departure

Having checked out of the hotel after hours of packing, we decided to splurge on the final day of our vacation like never before! We managed to find some great items for everyone back home at Time’s Square. The Monorail just a yard away from our hotel helped us tremendously in navigating through the city.

Our Travel Experience To Singapore & Malaysia

As the saying goes: All good things come to an end… so did our highly anticipated and well-deserved vacation. We came back with some invaluable memories and wonderful experiences (not to forget some heavy luggage as well). But on a serious note, we feel our son enjoyed the most as he got to spend quality time with us without any routine. Our undivided attention was something he truly missed (and so did we).

We have vowed to take a vacation every year no matter what. You need not spend a fortune on international getaways, it could be a simple trip to a nearby hill station as well. What matters the most is that you set aside some time to spend exclusively with family (away from work and daily routine life) and this is truly the best takeaway from any trip.

Low Points: Visit to Mustafa Centre in Singapore and Sogo Mall and Little India in KL was a waste of time and could have been completely avoided.High Points: Our trip was worth every penny spent. We did miss out on Universal Studios (due to lack of time – we had to prioritize our son’s rest timings) and Wings of Time (due to heavy rains).

We have already started jotting down places to visit for our next vacation! Our experience with Fred and Fuzzys was incredible and effortless. Freeze my Trip managed and delivered to our requirements with minimal hiccups. We hope to have our next trip with them soon and you can do the same.

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We had a great time exploring these places to visit in Singapore and Malaysia. If you too are planning a family trip then simply book a Singapore and Malaysia Family Package and let Fred and Fuzzys handle the planning for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Singapore And Malaysia

How can one travel to Malaysia from Singapore?

One can take a flight to travel to Malaysia from Singapore. One can also travel via bus, and there are multiple operators operating between the two countries. Another way of traveling is via train, and one can take a train to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore.

Do you require a visa to go to Singapore?

One does not require a visa for tourism purposes in Singapore for up to 90 days.


Is Singapore costly to travel to?

Yes, Singapore if compared to other countries in the same region, is expensive to travel to.

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