Great buys and food aside, you’d want to visit these fab shopping centres for their child-friendly perks and amenities!
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Shopping malls are a go-to option in hot and sunny Singapore for families, thanks to their many appealing qualities. Not only is the air-conditioning a cool respite from the humid weather, these buldings offer countless food options, retail therapy, and even places for the younger ones to play and learn.
From the east to the west, we list seven Singapore malls you’d want to check out with your mini-me today!
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WHERE 1 Harbourfront Walk, 6377-6860 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am to 10pm NEAREST MRT Harbourfront MRT Station WHAT As Singapore’s largest mall, VivoCity has a dazzling array of shops! Ranging from supermarkets to restaurants, this sprawling 140,000sq m-large mall has everything you’ll need to enjoy your day out with the kids, including ample space for you to move about even with a baby stroller. It is also home to the biggest cinema multiplex in Singapore. Your little one can dash around at the outdoor playground located on level 2, or dip his toes in a shallow wading pool on the level 3 SkyPark while you enjoy a cup of teh peng from the food court located on the same floor. (Photo: VivoCity)
City Square Mall
WHERE 180 Kitchener Road, 6595-6595 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am to 10pm NEAREST MRT Farrer Park MRT Station WHAT Bring your tyke to Singapore’s very first eco mall, City Square Mall, and teach him the importance of conserving energy and saving the Earth! Instead of the metal most playgrounds are built with, the level 1 eco-playground is constructed from child-friendly conditioned wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The shopping centre also offers complimentary baby strollers and kiddy carts should your mini-me suddenly feel tired after all the frenetic activity. (Photo: Melissa Tan)
WHERE 3 Gateway Drive, 6908-3737 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am to 10pm NEAREST MRT Jurong East MRT Station WHAT Westgate Mall, home to the largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore ― Westgate Wonderland ― boasts a 10m-tall tree house, gigantic watering cans and large flower installations that will bring your child’s imagination to life. A separate area for toddlers means you won’t have to worry that the older kids will jostle your tiny tot. And if he or she is all sweaty after playing, give him a bath in the shower on the fourth floor before heading grabbing a meal or heading home. (Photo: Westgate)
United Square Shopping Mall
WHERE 101 Thomson Road, 6251-5885 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10.30am to 9z30pm NEAREST MRT Novena MRT Station WHAT This mall was definitely built with children in mind. With the colour-themed levels, spacious walkways, carpeted floors and even animal-shaped rubbish bins, kids will love visiting United Square Shopping Mall to bits! It also has everything your little one could possibly need. From baby-friendly loos, a playground, enrichment centres and food, you’ll be able to find everything for your little champ here. (Photo: United Square Shopping Mall)
WHERE 1 Pasir Ris Close, 6589-1688 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am to 10pm NEAREST MRT Pasir Ris MRT Station (10 to 15 minute walk away) WHAT Downtown East is the ultimate place to head to if you’re determined to spend an adrenaline-spiked day with your kiddo. Besides eXplorer Kid activities, you can go bowling and play a round of laser tag, then catch the latest movie with him, all in one place! The Wild, Wild Wet water theme park is also mere minutes away if watery adventures are what everyone prefers. Feeling peckish? Just take your pick from the many food choices available here. Your munchkin will have a blast spending the day here, and you’ll create special memories with him that will stay with the both of you for a long time to come. (Photo: eXplorerkid, Tag Team, Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East)
WHERE 23 Serangoon Central, OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm NEAREST MRT Serangoon MRT Station WHAT With Serangoon MRT station just below this mall, Nex is easily accessible even if you don’t have a car. Whether your child likes spending time in the sun, or sitting quietly with his nose buried in a book, Nex has got you covered, thanks to an outdoor playground and the Serangoon Public Library on the building’s top floor. By the way, your family has over 100+ food outlets to choose from, including two food courts! (Photo: Serangoon Public Library)
WHERE 290 Orchard Road, 6738-5535 OPENING HOURS Open daily from 10am to 10pm NEAREST MRT Orchard MRT Station WHAT Paragon might not have a big playground with fun water features for your tot to frolic in, but it does have a popular indoor playground located on level 5. While not as big as other malls, it will keep your little sprout happily entertained. Get the hubs to mind junior while you browse children’s clothing shops on this dedicated kid’s level. With so many brands ranging from high-street ones like Petit Bateau and Gingersnaps, to Armani Junior, you’ll be spoilt for choice! (Photo: Paragon)