Offering a rich tapestry of culture and entertainment, Terminal 4 at Changi Airport makes a great pit stop for recharging family bonds.
First up, the Heritage Facade. Taking inspiration from Peranakan shop-houses around Singapore, heritage-themed facades and furnishings evoke nostalgia among the older generation. This is also a great opportunity to teach the young ones about Singapore’s culture and history. Grandparents can start by intriguing them with stories of by-gone days, strengthening the bond between generations. You can also bring along traditional childhood toys such as five stones for a more immersive learning experience. To spice things up, you can organise friendly competitions between your children and their cousins. Get ready for the ensuing laughter and squabbles.
Art fanatics, you are not left out. Many sculptures dotted around Terminal 4 in the departure and arrival levels. Bring your family on an art trail to uncover these gems. The centrepiece, Petalclouds, is a kinetic sculpture that is synchronised to lighting and music, promising an enthralling moment for young and old.
End your art trail with a flourish by catching a performance. Peranakan Love Story is a theatrical performance of a love story set in 1930s Singapore. The video is projected on two shop fronts at Peranakan Facade, making it an unforgettable experience for the family.
After a visual feast, it is time to keep the tummies happy well. A colonial-styled food court that tantalises with a delectable spread of local delights like “Scissors-Cut” Curry Rice and Hakka style Yong Tau Foo is the perfect stop for wrapping up a family outing. After all what greater joy is there than coming together to raise a ruckus over good food?
Planning a family day out with children can be tricky. Before you begin your day out, here are some must-haves to pack:
- Snacks – to prevent waiting queue meltdowns, it is handy to keep snacks in your bag. Best of all, you can prepare healthy snacks like carrot sticks, fruits, and granola bars.
- Water – it is important to stay hydrated at all times. More importantly, you can stay away from sugar loaded soda.
- Wet and Dry Wipes – these are lifesavers because mess happen with children.
Now get ready for a fun family day out!