The Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill in the heart of Singapore City. It was part of the headquarters of Malaya Command, the army which defended Malaya and Singapore in WWII. It was inside the Battlebox that the British decided to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese on 15 February 1942.
Today, the Battlebox is a museum that unveils the true causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”.
30 – 45 minutes personalized guided tour showcasing the history and development of bicycles throughout the years.
Spreading awareness about the origin of bicycles, our experienced guides will walk you along Shimano Cycling World’s classic antique bicycle collections. This tour also features hands on experiences that invites visitors to experience the innovations, technology, precision and the art of various bicycle parts.As functional as they are artfully designed, visitors, enthusiasts and budding designers can appreciate the inspiring precision work by Shimano.
Climb Central is the tallest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing venue in Singapore. With approximately 1,000 square meters of climbing wall space, Climb Central is conveniently located within the Singapore Sports Hub!
Culinaryon is the Disneyland of cooking schools and the perfect party venue for the junior master chef. We can confirm from first-hand experience that it is truly magical. The party mojo starts flowing the moment you walk through the doors with up-beat tunes filling the big and bright kitchen. The kids then enjoy a culinary master-class – mixing, kneading and tasting three delicious recipes (100% from scratch). You can pick your little chef’s favourites from a great kids’ menu (think colourful pasta, spring rolls and pizza faces) and opt for a raft of other fun activities including competitions and quizzes, apron decorating and a chocolate fountain. And you can watch on with a glass of wine in hand. Best suited to kids aged four to 16 years.
This place specializes in gardening on rooftops and terraces. One of the women involved, Suekay, did a GREAT talk about bees and then we all made lip balm out of beeswax! Contact:
ian Hu Corporation is a high-tech, factory-style ornamental fish farm that breeds more than 200 species from all over the world. There is a popular Dragon Fish display and breeding area, a gold fish area, koi fish pond, huge fish quarantine and more.
They give farm tours and also have fishing opportunities.
Here is your chance to really fly. Experience true free-fall conditions, just like a real skydive. Each flyer will enjoy two skydives in the wind tunnel. The time it takes for each skydive is like falling through the air from 12,000 to 3,000 feet! And at one-fifth the cost of a tandem jump, iFly Singapore is unbeatable value.
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. Its history dates back to 1887. There are lots of cool, child-friendly exhibits.
Pawsibility, the only animal assisted therapy organisation in Singapore. Scouts can learn how dogs can provide support in counselling and social emotional development. For more details on their programmes, please contact Maureen Huang, Animal Assisted Therapist at 98335320.
90 Taman Warna
Tel: 64977932 / 98335320
The flagship Pet Lovers store at Vivo City is a MASSIVE pet store with all sorts of cool things in it - and animals, too. They also have a grooming salon and they are willing to give a VERY short lecture about how the animals are groomed. Boys can watch the process through the window.
Karen Koh was the person, but if she leaves, just contact the main site.
St. John's is closed currently for asbestos remediation.
For organized groups, Holiday Camp 5 offers accommodation for up to 60 people. It's equipped with basic cooking facilities, so you can self-cater or even have a BBQ. To book Holiday Camp 2, 3 or 4, please call Mr Eddy Bin Ali on 9138 5029 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). The Holiday Bungalow and Holiday Camps are the only accommodation available on the island. Camping is not permitted.
SCDF EMEGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP) focuses on core lifesaving skills and essential emergency procedures with greater emphasis on practical hands-on engagements. Boys can learn First Aid and fire fighting skills. There are several programs from which to choose. Course are free, but there's a minimum number of participants.
Contact: Humphrey CHAI (SCDF)
The zoo is an amazing resource. You can do work on animal badges, lecture about using resources wisely or even arrange a camp sleepover - an amazing, but expensive experience.
The zoo also has lots of signs about recycling and animals which can be good for a Tiger activity.
This is an amazing place with LOTS of turtles and tortoises. They will organize a fascinating, educational tour that includes getting to feed and bathe giant tortoises!
Since 1987, Yakult Singapore has welcomed visitors for an educational tour of its state-of-the-art plant. To date, about 400,000 people have visited our plant, ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens from grassroots, community centres, private organisations, government bodies and educational institutions of all levels.
Contact: Lim Chee Wee
1 Telok Blangah Rise
School field of Shelton International College
Note: $40 per person for 1.5 hours lesson based on group of 14 girls.
Looking to fix up that old bicycle lying around or the new bicycle you have just bought?
This Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop is for you! A free 90-minutes workshop covering topics such as:
How to use quick release skewers, adjusting your brakes, removing front and rear wheels, repairing a puncture/ changing tube and tire, bicycle cleaning, routines checks before riding and safety tips.
It is an artificial caving activity carried out inside massive cubes that form a simulated cave maze.
The intricately designed cave-like maze is filled with obstacles such as tight crawlspaces and confusing junctions that make it more challenging.
Participants have to also navigate their way through the dark from beginning to end. (Believe us when we say it is total darkness inside the cube. You literally can’t see anything! A terrifying and thrilling experience all at the same time.)
Great indoor climbing gym with a variety of walls. They use an automatic balay, too. Great spot for encouraging adventure. There is also a laser tag place in the same facility.
Fort Siloso was built in the late 19th century. During that time, Singapore had become an important trading port for the British, so it was imperative that the island was protected from sea invasion.
This place has more than 250 species of organic herbs. They cobine education, recreational, research and retail activities. You can joined a guided tour or create a customized tour.
This is a very cool little shop in Singapore where Mr. Tay still makes traditional joss sticks used in temples. He also makes super cool Christmas decorations and more! This is part of the Singapore Discoverer patch as well.
Here's a nicel article about him:
Get paddling in our 3-hour programmes for new water enthusiasts! Learn to control your craft, and enjoy a mini-tour of the Marina Reservoir. Participants are to be of a reasonable level of fitness and must be able to swim. Please consult a medical professional if you suffer from any medical conditions.
NOTE: Pulau Hantu closed for renovations until mid 2019.
This little Singaporean island is a great spot for free camping. Pulau Hantu is managed by Singapore Land Authority. So first, you need to get permission from them to go. There is a booking form on their website: http://www.sla.gov.sg/Islands
You fill it out, scan it in and e-mail it back. The applicant is the lead person for the camp out. Be sure to have the applicant sign, but not date the form. The Collector of Land Revenue is the person who dates the form when they approve it. Must provide participants NRIC/FIN numbers. Send form to: email@example.com
Cost for camping on Pulau Hantu is nothing - SLA doesn't charge any fees. The big cost of Hantu is the ferry. After checking with SLA to make sure Hantu is available and beginning the process for approval, you will also need to book a ferry (or ferries) to get you to Hantu and back.
Kanlian Ferry - Fees are $321 per boat. Each boat holds 12. E-mail CK Ong directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Title the email "scout trip" as they give us a special price.
On the day of departure, have your lead person take a copy of the SLA Approval Letter and Kanlian paid invoice with them. Also, we have the participants bring passports and SG ID cards. Hantu is part of Singapore, but because you are departing and returning on a ferry, they may require these.
Orca Scuba Diving
For the Try Dives, we could use Queenstown Swimming Complex on a Saturday or Sunday morning. We could offer the dives at SGD100 per person for a group of 12 kids. This is including equipment and pool hire, insurance and 1 Instructor to 4 students. Minimum age is 8.
We also run camps. These camps take place on Rawa Island (the next one on from Batu Batu!). Depending on the age and the requirements of the kids we can arrange fun activity camps and weekends on Rawa where the PADI Open Water Certificates are completed
Contact Joanna Jones email@example.com
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, which spans about 40 hectares around Sisters' Islands and along the western reefs of both St John's Island and Pulau Tekukor, will be a platform for outreach, educational, conservation and research activities related to our native marine biodiversity. The location was chosen due to its variety o f habitats including coral reefs, sandy shores and seagrass areas.
This new initiative aims to give Singaporeans a first-hand experience of our rich biodiversity which are submerged most of the time. The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park will protect Singapore’s coral reefs, which support an ecosystem inhabited by rare and endangered species of seahorses, clams, sponges and other marine life.
AIR FORCE MUSEUM
The Air Force Museum is a physical embodiment of the history, heritage, and values of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). Since its inception at Changi Air Base on 1 September 1988, the museum has come a long way. Today, it stands in a new compound next to Paya Lebar Air Base and creatively combines original artefacts with interactive media. The museum provides an engaging hands-on experience that breathes new life into the RSAF story for all ages.
RSAF Museum, 400 Airport Road
This museum will preserve the heritage of the Singapore Army, as well as honour the contributions and celebrate the experiences of our soldiers. It hopes to capture and tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. (Please click here to read Dr. Albert Lau's "Towards an SAF Museum", which traces steps taken since the 1970s towards the establishment of the museum.)
Shimano Cycling World’s Bike Cruise – a cycling activity that caters to the public, corporate and schools.
Participants will be riding on the Park Connectors, alongside Singapore’s most iconic sceneries.
We will be stopping by for refreshments and bonding activities during our pit stop. A great way to involve exercise with fun!
Enjoy a day out on the water at the Water Sports Centre!
Perfect for the community and athletes, the Water Sports Centre offers a variety of canoes, kayaks and pedal boats for rent. If you’re up for a challenge, compete with your family and friends at the 500-metre Regatta course mapped out on the Kallang Basin!
For an immersive water sports experience, be sure to check out our variety of water sports courses!
The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore's early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home.
Located within three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents.
This is a good place to try your hand at old fashioned Singapore prawning. It’s not a very exciting experience, by the way! Ha! But Scouts still love it. There are also bikes to rent on the beach nearby.
Since 2002, Fei Fah Singapore has welcomed visitors for a discovery tour of its balm & oil production. To date, about 24,000 people have visited our factory, ranging from young adults to senior citizens from grassroots, community centres, private organisations, government bodies and educational institutions of all levels. More than 2,000 visitors are received yearly.
Gallop Stable at Punggol will organize a tour of their stables which includes getting to groom and feed the ponies as well as pony rides. You have to have 20 minimum so you can combine with another troop. They also have really cute cabins which might make for a fun troop sleepover.
Did you know there are 672 geocaches hidden in Singapore? Amazing, right? Hunting for a geocache is like taking your kids on the ultimate treasure hunt while earning a badge and learning cool technology. It's super easy to do, too. Just log onto the site and get started.
Haw Par Villa - formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden – is an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening, at the same time. Since 2015, it is managed by award-winning heritage specialist Journeys Pte Ltd, which has taken on the task of bringing back the park’s glory days.
Note that this may be too graphic for younger boys.
Come and learn more about the developments of land transport and how improvements have been made possible over time. Experience the issues surrounding land transport in the past and present. Thereafter have a look at the future transportation plans.
With interactive features, the Challenge Theatre and more, the Land Transport Gallery promises to be an experiential and interesting learning journey!
Refurbishing until 4Q 2018
Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in June 2005, the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests. Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Gelam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore.
Best way to do this is to rent and share boards. Charges will depend on number of boards. Depending on age group, you maybe want to rent less boards than participants. Say rent 6 boards and everyone has a little trial (taking turns). Total cost will be $240.
we could probably
put 2 boys on a board. We'd need to discuss the ratio parents:
kids. I'd say 2 kids: 1 parent if young (6-8 like Beavers); 4 kid: 1
parent if older. Parents need to be ready to get wet like swimming
after a board that is drifting
There are 4 instructors at the SUP School. 1 main instructor
(myself) and 3 free lance instructors (including Celine). 3 of us
are First Aid and CPR. The other instructor has the French
equivalent. We are also certified Stand Up Paddle Instructors.
The Stand Up Paddling School
Home to Singapore's last villages or kampongs, the island still retains the rustic beauty and simplicity of a bygone era. This is a great place to take Scouts. They catch a bumboat and once there, they can bike, hike, camp and more.
We have three campsites on Pulau Ubin – Jelutong, Mamam and Ubin Living Lab (Endut Senin) Campsites. There is no booking system for our campsites, we encourage all parties to share and accommodate our campsites. May I know which one you are intending to camp in, so that we can check further if there are other larger groups who have informed us?
There are public toilet blocks and designated campfire pits (demarcated with 4 wooden logs) in each campsite. Open fires are only allowed inside the designated campfire pits. Showers are available in the public toilets at Ubin Living Lab (ULL). The opening hours for ULL are 9.30am to 4.30pm (all keys to be returned/obtained within the opening hours).
Please note that for all activities involving more than 40 pax on the island, event organisers will need to fill in this application form as attached. Please be reminded to attach the programme/activities/itinerary of your event, and conduct your own risk assessment.
We wish to remind all participants and the organiser to abide by the rules and regulations that govern Pulau Ubin. These regulations can be found here. Failure by any participants or the organiser to abide by the rules may result in immediate halt of the event and/or prosecution.
For your convenience, some of the regulations are:
• No poaching, baiting or damaging of any flora and fauna
• No tying of any item to NParks’ structure or plants
• No littering
• Remain on designated road, tracks and boardwalks at all times
• Remain behind erected fences
With regards to the participants’ conduct during the event, kindly remind them to:
• Respect villagers’ property and do not enter their grounds or take anything from their gardens
• Keep to the left when travelling on roads at all times
• Dispose of litter properly
• Share the campsite with others
• Keep noise to a minimum. The island is home to villagers and wildlife
What a cool experience for kids! They let you climb in the ambulance and fire trucks and explain everything inside and out. One of the top firefighters was a woman when we went which was such a good thing for girls to see.
Dedicated to telling the stories of Singapore’s sporting aspirations, the Singapore Sports Museum is Singapore’s first sports-related Museum and welcomes sports training academics, international sporting organisations, as well as curious minds from locally and abroad!
They have info on a special ‘Animal Hero‘ program through which the girls have to make a presentation to their class/friends and gather a few signatures to get a certificate. We added an Animal Hero button as part of the reward.
MINT & COIN
This place rocks! The museum will organize cool games for the girls to play teaching the value of money. They can even MAKE their own money! It’s about $30/boy, but very educational.
Samantha Wu was contact.
March 2018: The Mint has moved. It's unclear if they still offer tours and educational games for children.
Woodworking place that does courses for boys. for General Inquiries, Public Workshops, Private Sessions and Custom Commission Matters
Contact: Yah Khin Boon
91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun)
Note: $45 per person for a 2-hour woodworking lesson based on group of 15 girls.
MegaZip combines adrenaline, speed and fun to let you fly like an eagle! At 75 metres high, 450 metres long and heart pounding speed of 60kph, MegaZip is the first 3 wire zip line built to test friendships as you race your mates or family in an exhilarating, breathtaking adventure from the jungle canopy of Imbiah Hill to the white sands of Siloso Beach finish point.