6 awesome things to do with your grandparents in Singapore
Oh no, not another drama re-run! Here are some really fun things you and your grandparents can do to spend quality time together.
Is there anything else to do with grandpa and grandma other than staying at home on weekends and watching re-runs of Hong Kong drama? Actually, yes!
Here are a few things that will make quality time you spend with them fun and enriching for all. And it doesn't involve turning on the TV.
#1 Volunteer at an orphanage
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Nothing puts a smile on a senior's face quicker than making children happy. Through volunteering in places like Muhammadiyah Welfare Home, everyone involved will leave with a smile on their face.
A simple activity such as reading a book to the little ones is enough to create a warm atmosphere, and will actually have you consider making this a frequent activity!
#2 City Bus Tours
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It isn't common to know that the seniors in Singapore haven't stepped foot into the city area for a long time. Taking a full day bus tour around the city would amaze them by seeing how much Singapore has changed, which will result in the "back in those days..." stories, which will in turn, amaze you.
There are a handful of city bus tour services offered in Singapore. One of them is DUCK & HIPPO, which offers a "hop-on and hop-off" system, where you can tour at your own leisure, perfect for when grandma or grandpa has a long story to share!
#3 Visit the Changi museum
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Memories of WWII will always be something our old folks hold close to their hearts. It will definitely warm their hearts to look at how far our country has come since the war ended. Take them to Changi museum, where Singapore's war time history during the Japanese occupation is showcased.
In Changi Museum, letters, pictures and drawings from then prisoners are displayed. Changi Museum conducts 45-minute guided tours and audio tours, for those who prefer to roam the museum at their own leisure. For more information, visit their website.
#4 Satay by The Bay
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Nothing beats a feast of Singapore's local delights. Satay by The Bay is much like Chomp Chomp and Simpang Bedok, except that it's in between two of Singapore's popular attractions- Marina Barrage and Gardens by The Bay.
Have an 80-stick Satay feast after looking at the colourful flowers of Gardens by The Bay (which is currently having an awesome promotion for senior citizens), and then head over to Marina Barrage for some kite flying or simply, star gazing.
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Fine dining, high tea and painting, all at the same time? Why not? Arteastiq lives up to its name with its unique dining concept. Providing patrons with high quality food such as squid ink pasta and sirloin steak, they also give patrons a chance to show off their creativity, through canvas painting!
Although Arteastiq has 3 outlets currently, places are always crowded especially during the weekends. We recommend you to book a table online to avoid disappointment.
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Prawning not only serves as a therapeutic activity, it's also the guaranteed smile factor for seniors. With so many prawning farms located all over Singapore, there's sure one that's of convenience.
ORTO is currently having a promotion where senior citizens, NSFs and students get to prawn for just $33 for a whole 3 hours! Catch as much prawn as you can and then proceed to the barbeque area, where you can feast on your fresh catch.
Do you know any other places in Singapore that might excite our grandparents? Do share them with us!