If you're a skeptical parent - it's definitely possible! And since school's (almost) out, all the more reason to find fun and educational things for the little ones to do, such as these.
Make old-school cool; bring the kids on a history lesson for free
Tell your kids about the good old days - how it was a time people wrote letters and poured their hearts out to trusted pen pals. Home to the largest post office and the country’s first and only Smart Post Office, the General Post Office will evoke the memories for sure. But don't take the trip down memory lane alone - take this chance to bring the kids along; it will make for precious bonding time.
The mall is also home to Singapore’s first dedicated Philatelic Store, made complete with its full range of national stamps and limited-edition merchandise. With mobile and web app readily available and ever so easy to use, have your children be your little assistants as you get your postal services on-the-go. These virtual post offices in your pockets can be lifesavers on days you're running out of time.
Do some superb-marketing and enjoy a game of treasure hunt... at no cost!
Make the kids your supermarketing warriors and turn the trip into a treasure hunt! Use the FairPrice@SingPost mobile app (iPhone or Android) to plot your route and have the young ones locate the cereal aisle in record time. Another good opportunity to teach the kids about managing budgets - let them try the SCAN2GO handheld scanner as you shop. Give them a budget to work with and have them prioritise what’s important!
Get them all up and about
The younger ones all seem to possess energy that never ever runs out. Let your kids run off some of that adrenaline at the rooftop playground. Perfect spot to snap some photos of them having fun, and the best part is creating lifelong memories without spending a cent.
Then there's the stuff you can also do with your whole #fambam without breaking the bank. On a shoestring budget? Here's how to manage that.
Thor in 20,000 lumens and more
School holidays = movies and popcorn. Watch Thor defend Asgard in a whole new light with vivid colours and crisp images at Singapore’s first laser projection multiplex! For the movie buffs, Golden Village has also launched the 58-seat DUO DELUXE hall with twin leatherette seats designed for maximum comfort and privacy.
Work up a sweat... always a good idea.
Take the kids to Boulder World, Singapore’s largest bouldering gym when it opens in December - you can even organise birthday parties for them here. Aspiring gymnasts can get a stretch or attempt a backflip at the new NorthStar Gymnastics & Fitness.
East side, best side?
SingPost Centre brings even more food options to the Easties – Taiwan’s hotpot chain, UPOT, has opened its first overseas outlet here, serving food up on a conveyor belt to keep the children excited and engaged. How about a food hall designed to look like the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station? Head to Platform M and choose from western grill, donburis or Cantonese roast meats. If you’re looking for a new place for the entire fam, you’ve got Putien, Swensen’s, Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice and Maki-san, among many others.
And as if you need another reason to visit (especially if you're a bubble tea fan) - you've seen photos, you've heard the hype; it's true - Gong Cha is BACK! Its first flagship outlet will be opening at the mall this December.
Stay tuned for the opening of Jewel Changi Airport in early 2019! We're gonna be busy and can't wait to bring you and your family even more exciting shopping, lifestyle and leisure activities. Here's a glimpse of what's to come.
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