School’s out, sun’s out: Family-friendly destinations you will love

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GOING on a family holiday requires getting the logistics right for more than just one person and most importantly, planning an exciting itinerary which will be “fit for all”.

But in this part of Asia Pacific, there is a selection of exceptional destinations which will offer something for everyone – whether it is a bustling city of wonders and activities, a relaxing tropical island retreat, or even a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a charming town steeped in culture and history.

So before the school holidays roll by, considering booking a family-friendly getaway at one of these destinations.

Bali, Indonesia

The paradise island of Bali in Indonesia has always been known as an ideal couple’s getaway, but it is also a great choice for families.

Definitely do not miss exploring its unspoiled landscape of volcanoes, fantastic hiking trails, beautiful cascading waterfalls, scenic rice paddies, and tropical beaches.

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Kids with an insatiable thirst for adventure will especially love the Tree Top Adventure Park and the Ubud Monkey Forest.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Beyond the glitz, glamour, and wonders of this shiny United Arab Emirates (UAE) city is also home to some of the world’s best educational attractions such as the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

While you shop till you drop at Dubai Mall, let your kids experience The Green Planet at Citywalk for an immersive experience with nature from around the world.

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Alternatively, treat your family to an exhilarating day out at the Wild Wadi Waterpark, complete with slides and water trails to get their adrenaline going.


The island city-state of Singapore boasts sights, sounds, and a plethora of activities from luxury experiences to its humble hawker food culture. It is also one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia Pacific.

Be sure to visit popular landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay for the perfect photo opportunity before spending a day on Sentosa island, home to Universal Studios Singapore.

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Not forgetting, your tiny tots will also love the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, as well as Jurong Bird Park.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of Malaysia, is ideal for traveling families looking to enjoy fun-filled activities during their stay.

Here, you will find a colorful myriad of unique theme parks with exhilarating rides, expansive animals farms, and kid entertainment centers.

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Fully-interactive activities such as SkyTrex and G Force X at Sunway Lagoon are sure to be a hit with teens while wildlife sanctuaries such as Farm in the City and Aquaria KLCC are great for families with toddlers.