One of the great things about living in Singapore is having easy and cheap access to so many of Asia’s best travel destinations.
Asia also has lots to offer families traveling with kids. Here are some of the top Asian countries to visit with your kids on your next family holiday.
Taiwan is a very underrated travel destination in East Asia, which is a pity as it has so much to offer. Travelling to Taiwan with children is a breeze as it is very safe, the locals are friendly and helpful, most big cities have efficient and easy-to-use public transport systems, and taxis are relatively cheap. The language barrier is almost non-existent with Mandarin widely spoken.
Most cities in Taiwan have their own night markets and, in the case of big cities like Taipei, several. Night markets can be a lot of fun for children as there are often games with prizes to win, as well as stalls selling toys and knick knacks.
There are also lots of beautiful natural sites to visit in Taiwan such as Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County and Taroko Gorge, which can be accessed from Hualien.
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and luckily for people in Singapore, it’s just a short hop away by plane. It is also a very cheap destination for visitors from Singapore, which means it won’t cost a bomb to travel there with your entire family.
The south of Thailand is home to the beach resort areas of Phuket and Krabi, where kids can enjoy snorkeling, making sandcastles and trying out activities such as the banana boat.
Thailand’s capital Bangkok is enjoyable for older children as they tend to enjoy the cheap and trendy fashion items that can be purchased at places like Chatuchak Weekend Market and Platinum Fashion Mall.
Malaysia is Singapore’s closest neighbor, and also a vibrant and relatively cheap holiday destination. If you don’t like flying, many destinations in Malaysia can be reached by coach or car.
Cameron Highlands is a very popular destination for families with kids due to the cool climate and the presence of farms cultivating everything from strawberries to butterflies. This makes it perfect for families who want to escape the urban jungle and heat of Singapore.
Other great destinations for families include Penang and Malacca, as well as the resort island of Langkawi.
Japan is one of the best travel destinations in the world for people of any age, with a unique and highly aesthetically-pleasing culture that inspires and fascinates.
If your children watch anime series like One Piece or are fans of Doraemon and Hello Kitty, Japan will have special significance for them as the birthplace of their favorite characters.
Families visiting Tokyo will also want to include at least a day at Tokyo Disneyland, which is sure to captivate kids and perhaps their parents, too.
Thanks to the influence of K-pop, Korea is now an exceedingly popular travel destination for Singaporeans. Traveling to Korea with kids is not a problem thanks to the safety and cleanliness of the cities and ubiquity of affordable and tasty food.
As Kpop is hugely popular amongst students in Singapore, older children would be thrilled to visit Seoul. Many young fans plan trips to Korea in order to visit the studios of their favorite artiste management agencies in hopes of running into their favorite stars.
There is plenty for younger children and toddlers, too, thanks to kid-friendly attractions such as Lotte World theme park, which is accessible from Seoul. Don’t forget to check if there are promotions for families that can lower the cost of tickets.
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