Ask the travel expert: What to do when on a 4-day vacay to Singapore?

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

We are travelling to Singapore for a four-day trip this month, and have two kids aged 5 and 8 years. We will be staying at the Sentosa Island. Please suggest a suitable itinerary and an exotic seafood restaurant?

If you intend to do a four-day trip, then you can stay in Sentosa Island for two nights and spend the other two in Singapore. Since you are travelling with kids, Sentosa Island offers a wide range of attractions like the Universal Studios, Adventure Cove, Madame Tussauds, Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom and many more. In Singapore, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore River Safari, Marina Bay Sands Sky Park and the Spectra laser show are some of the major attractions for sightseeing and amusement. You can check out the ‘Singapore Seafood Republic’ restaurant which is quite popular for its specialised exotic seafood servings.

I am planning a trip to Thailand this month, with my kids who are 13 and 9 years old. Can you please suggest the best places along with recommendation for vegetarian restaurants?

Thailand is famous for its culture and tradition. At the same time, it is also known for the vibrant nightlife it offers. Places of prime attraction include Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai etc. that require minimum two nights each for a fulfilling experience. This can include island visits to ‘Phi Phi’, ‘James Bond’, ’4 islands’, etc. Besides you can also visit animal and marine life amusement parks like ‘Safari World’ and ‘Marine Park’. At Phuket, kids can enjoy the ‘Phuket FantaSea show and the ‘Siam Niramit Theatre’ during evenings. Most of these cities offer great shopping experiences which you should not miss. Vegetarian food is available everywhere however Indian cuisine may not be available everywhere.

My son is travelling to Australia for his undergraduate programme and I would like to pack some dehydrated home cooked food. Do u think I can send it with him?

Australia has some of the strictest customs and quarantine laws when it comes to food. It is advisable to avoid carrying any form of food products as it can lead to questioning from authorities at customs and immigration.

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