Slick yet suitably exotic, Singapore can feel like a gigantic theme park to children, and just wandering Little India or even Orchard Road should unearth plenty to interest them. Reactions to the Hindu and Buddhist temples covered throughout this book will vary: some children are utterly fascinated by them, while for others the colourful statuary and religious ceremonies just sail over their heads. Traditional festivals are generally entertaining too, but Thaipusam is one event which might freak some kids out. Otherwise, there are several theme parks around Singapore, and of course Sentosa is one giant theme park (see Chapter 9 for more). Upmarket shops geared to kids cluster within the Forum mall on Orchard Road.

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