Singapore is packed with many places of interest & attractions and is great if you’re are looking for fun or entertainment. However, some attractions are geared towards the younger population. What if you have a family member in their golden years that aren’t interested such activities?
Fear not! This doesn’t mean there are no places to go if you’re looking to spend time with your elderly loved ones. Your ah-gong or ah-ma will surely enjoy their time if you bring them to these “must-see” attractions we have listed.
1. Gardens by the bay
An oasis of lush greenery and colorful florals this remarkable garden is located at Marina Bay. Explore the iconic Supertree Grove or relax and take in the amazing view of Cloud Forest. For your elderly, Gardens by the bay is wheelchair friendly & provides wheelchair rental services. There is also a shuttle service that runs between The Gardens and Bayfront MRT Station. If you or your elderly gets tired, try out the Auto Rider. A self-driving vehicle that lets you tour the gardens comfortably.
Gardens by The Bay showcases the very best of what nature has to offer. Both young and old are sure to enjoy this amazing botanical feat.
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html
2. National Museum of Singapore
The oldest museum in our country. Its exhibits focus on the history of Singapore, which can hold plenty of appeal to your elderly loved ones. Visit the Singapore History Gallery within the museum and take a trip through 700 years Singapore’s culture and history. Experience the gallery’s distinctive story-telling approach and learn how Singapore became what it is today. While your elderly members can take a trip down memory lane.
The best thing about visiting the National Museum is its admission rate. Entry into the museum is free but do take note that this is only for Singaporeans and PR citizens. Additionally, all exhibits are wheelchair friendly and wheelchairs are also available to rent for free.
93 Stamford Road, 178897 http://nationalmuseum.sg/
3. Universal Studio Singapore
As the theme park’s name already suggests it is “universal”, everyone can enjoy it whether you are young or old. Universal Studio Singapore has seven themed zones. Each zone’s theme spectacularly brings a movie or TV show to life and features its own attractions, dining and shopping areas.
For seniors, simulation rides like “Transformer: The Ride” can let you experience the thrill of a roller coaster, without putting too much physical stress on your body. Universal Studios also has wheelchairs for rent and offer transfer assistance for the rides.
4. Singapore Flyer
Tired of all the walking and just want to relax? The Singapore Flyer is a perfect place for that! You can soak in the breath-taking view of the Lion City, especially during sunset. This giant observation wheel has capsules that can hold up to 15 people and 5 wheelchairs.
If you and your elderly loved ones wish to spend some peaceful time together while enjoying Singapore’s skyline, the flyer is a “must-go-to” place. Additionally, seniors above 60 years old can enjoy this iconic marvel at a cheaper rate.
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803 http://www.singaporeflyer.com/
5. River Safari Singapore
Asia’s only river-themed wildlife park, this lush sanctuary is both a zoo and aquarium. “Amazon River Quest”a boat ride, is one of River Safari’s main attraction. It offers you a chance to view over 30 wildlife species while you enjoy a calming boat ride with your elderly loved ones.
River Safari also features animal exhibits of up to 5000 animals. Most of the park is sheltered so you don’t have to worry be it rain or shine. Furthermore, seniors with mobility issue can view the wildlife park’s animals on wheelchair-friendly pathways. In addition, seniors can enjoy a lower admission rate. The River Safari is also a great place to celebrate your elderly’s birthday as admission is free, and they can enjoy a 10% discount at all retail outlets.
80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826 https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/river-safari/