A sanctuary for nature lovers, ORTO is a 555,000 sq ft (about the size of 7 football fields) lush greenery located in the northern part of Singapore. It is the country’s first multi-recreational park that is open to the public 24 hours a day, catering to all-day and night activities such as prawning and fishing.
5 fun places to bond with daddy in Singapore
Dads, we're not forgetting you! Here are some fun activities you can do to bond with your child...
Mummies, are you and hubby dearest always on the hunt for things your kiddos can do with their daddy? Fret no more...
We've hand-picked our favourite places for father and kid to visit that will send them back with a grin on their faces, and them wanting for more days like that! Score!
#1 Fishing and prawning @ ORTO
At the heart of ORTO lies a huge fishing pond that caters to families and fishing enthusiasts. It is large enough to accommodate family parties, social gatherings or company events and it can hold up to 90 people at any one time.
Fishing Paradise Specialises in
- Customised Team Building/ Family Gathering Activities/ Children Birthday Parties
- Fishing Clinic Cum Fishing Session/ Competition
- Prawning Clinic Cum Prawning Session/ Competition
- Local and Overseas Offshore Fishing
- MOE Learning Journey programs
Unsure of where to bring your kids to play during the weekends? Forget about the air-conditioned places like shopping malls or movie theaters! Bring them outdoors into the sun and fun to experience the popular old-school activity – Longkang Fishing.
Longkang Fishing had been a popular hobby among the children living in the 60s. Back then, children would visit these “Longkangs” (Drain in Malay) or natural streams after and during the rain to catch small fishes, usually with glass/plastic containers or bottles. Let your child re-live this experience again! For only $12 (inclusive of GST), each child would be given a plastic tank and a fishing net (returnable).
The non-slip concrete flooring and 30cm maximum depth of the pond compliments the different height so the place is perfect for kids.
81 Lorong Chencharu #01-01
#2 Orchid Bowl @ E!Hub
Located at Downtown East, Orchid Bowl @ E!Hub is a popular choice among both youths and families with options such as miniature and cosmic bowling. This 32-lane bowling centre is also open late till the night, catering to revellers at the nearby resort and neighbourhood.
1 Pasir Ris Cl,
Other Orchid Bowl outlets:
Chevrons, Safra Yishun, Safra Tampines, Orchid Country Club
#3 Hiking and camping @ Pulau Ubin
Have a one to one personal bonding time with your child. You can pitch a tent and teach them about the wonders of nature. It's a great opportunity to have heart to heart talks with your sons or daughters.
Permits are not required to camp at Noordin, Mamam Beach or Jelutong campsite, availability is on a first come first served basis.
However, campers are advised to drop by the Ubin NParks Info Kiosk (at the Ubin Jetty) for some camping do and don'ts and register their particulars at the Pulau Ubin Police Post (to the right of Ubin Jetty) with the local police post for ease of contact in case of emergencies. More tips for visitors.
#4 Laser tag @ LaserOPS
Photo: Trip Advisor
Laser tag is an incredibly fun activity to take part in as a group. Players seek to either capture the opponents’ base or rake in maximum points from hits on targets, while maneuvering within a maze exposed to potential encounters with mines en-route to their objectives.
All these while dodging to avoid being shot! You can get some of your best mates to bring along their children and you can all have a battle of men vs boys!
Operating a 5,500 sf Indoor Laser Tag venue, LaserOPS offer up to 35 game formats to cater to every skill level-various ages, gender and fitness levels.
It's a safe, comfortable and painless indoor play environment that is not affected by the unpredictable weather (rain or haze) and provides a unique bonding experience for all.
60A Orchard Road, #B1-04/05/06
The Atrium @ Orchard
#5 Red Dynasty Paintball Park
Photo: Trip Advisor
Paintballing is a great activity to promote bonding amongst families. Other than enhancing your speed, strength and agility, this activity focuses more on teamwork, communication skills and determination.
It is a fun activity that enhances trust, self confidence, communication and decision making skills. However, your child needs to be above 14 years old to be able to participate in the activity.
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Dads, what are some of your favourite places to go to bond with your child? Do share with us!