Since we live in Singapore, why not start with an article “Discover the World” about this city? What about a monastery? So yes, a monastery is not necessarily the first thing that comes to a parents’ mind for an outing with the kids in Singapore. But we can’t possibly stick to the zoo and the botanic garden all the time… Agree?
So, let’s go. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in the lion city. It was founded in 1920 by Venerable Zhuan Dao.
The colors of the monastery are beautiful. A peaceful and quiet outing for the whole family… (except if your child is grumpy on that day, ok!).
Young children will definitely enjoy the small statues that you can find everywhere in the monastery.
The section below will be repeated in every “Discover the World” article to help fellow traveling parents 😉
|Traveling with Kids: Advice for Parents
|Stroller or baby carrier?
||You may well get away with the stroller (we did), but you should still expect a few steps. Nothing too bad but it’s better if there are two adults to carry the stroller.|
|Minimum age of the child?||4-6 months|
|Sanitary conditions?||Excellent health infrastructure in Singapore. No complaint about the cleanliness of the streets.|
|Particular issues?||No problem at all if it is to avoid the midday heat if you have a very young kid (lighting will also be better for your photos!)|
|Food?||No food for sale at the monastery but you will find absolutely everything you need for your baby in Singapore: milk powder, baby food (although the choice is not as great as in western countries) or French, Italian Chinese, Japanese food, etc.). One thing is certain: your children will not die of hunger in the city-state!|
|Time spent?||1 hour|
To go further: Wikipedia article on the monastery