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Looking for somewhere in Asia to take the kids? There are plenty of destinations that are great for families, offering child-friendly attractions and cultural experiences for everyone to enjoy. Here are just five family friendly destinations to consider.
Singapore is perfect for a family holiday. It’s one of the cleanest and safest cities in Asia and it’s buzzing with things to do that will ensure the kids don’t get bored.
Sentosa Island is the most popular destination for tourists to stay. Here you’ll find beautiful accommodation, white sand beaches and the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Across the water from this island, you’ll then find Adventure Cove Water Park and S.E.A Aquarium (the largest aquarium in the world).
In central Singapore meanwhile, you’ll find plenty of restaurants to dine at for tasting the flavours of Singapore and many of the main city sights such as its epic Marina Bay Sands skyscraper and Raffles Hotel. You’ll find more property rental and purchase opportunities here as found at this HDB BTO 2019 application site – these could make perfect holiday homes to stay in and rent out when you’re not there. Alternatively, you may prefer to stay at a hotel here in the centre – there are many family friendly accommodation options with swimming pools.
This Indonesian island is also great for a holiday with the kids. It’s the ultimate beach destination, sporting lots of fun things to do, whilst still maintaining an equal amount of authentic cultural attractions for those that want more than a beach holiday.
Nusa Dua is the most popular place to stay for families – it’s here that you’ll find some of the island’s top family-oriented hotels. Kuta is the nightlife capital but you will still find families here, plus this is where you’ll find Waterbom Bali (the island’s most popular waterpark).
Meanwhile, there are other parts of the island such as Ubud, which are worth visiting for the cultural sights such as the rice fields, temples and Indonesian restaurants. Don’t forget to also take a trip to the Elephant Safari Park.
Malaysia’s capital can also be a great family holiday destination. Being an inland city, you won’t find any beaches here, however the city is still full of fun attractions.
The Petronas Twin Towers are the city’s biggest landmark – it’s possible to climb these twin Skyscrapers and take in spectacular views of the city. KL National Planetarium meanwhile is a great place for learning about space, featuring some great exhibits on anti-gravity and space toilets. There’s then the Batu Caves – a huge hindu temple built in a cave up 272 steps.
The city has a number of family-friendly hotels with swimming pool facilities. These could be great for relaxing in the evening after an active day out. The city also has no shortage of restaurants for dining out in and trying local Malaysian food.
The hectic capital of Japan may not seem like the most family friendly Asian destination on the surface, however it is teeming with family-friendly things to do that make it worth wrestling through the crowds for (besides not all areas are as crowded).
The city firstly has a number of theme parks including Tokyo Disneyland and Sanrio’s Puroland (where you can meet Hello Kitty). There’s also a drum museum where kids can play on many of the drums. On top of this, there are numerous pet cafes across the city including a cat café and a bunny café.
Shinjuku can be a great area to stay with kids as there is quick access to restaurants and shops. There are also several kid friendly hotels in this area which you can find at sites such as this Travelocity guide.
Hong Kong is also excellent for families. It offers a mix of beaches and city sights that are certain to awe both you and your kids.
For quick access to Hong Kong Disneyland, it could be worth staying on Lantau Island. This is also where you’ll find the large Tian Tian Buddha, as well as many of the city’s most popular beaches. The Ngong Ping 360 cable car is also worth taking a ride on.
Other family-friendly attractions across Hong Kong include Ocean Park and Hong Kong Park. There’s also the Hong Kong Science Museum and Toy Streets. On top of this there are plenty of restaurants and markets for tasting authentic local Chinese food.
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