Singapore Sizzles with New Cultural Attractions

Singapore is cruising into 2013 with a slew of new attractions. Here's the scoop:

KidZania, a fast-growing family entertainment center, is coming to Sentosa Island. The indoor family edutainment center offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience for children in a kid-sized city. At KidZania, kids are empowered and inspired to pursue their life's dreams by exploring what it's like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania is set to open in 2015.

Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Parks & Resorts and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has transformed the television program into the latest family-oriented theme park experience in Southeast Asia. Universal Studios Singapore will launch a new attraction, the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, in early 2013. 

Resorts World Sentosa's newest attraction is home to more than 100,000 marine animals comprising some 800 species in more than 16 million gallons of water in two venues. The world's largest oceanarium gives guests the option of either getting wet or staying dry at Adventure Cove Waterpark, including Southeast Asia's first hydromagnetic coaster and S.E.A. Aquarium, the world's biggest aquarium with marine animals such as manta rays and hammerhead sharks. 

River Safari will be Singapore's river-themed wildlife park comprising boat rides, display of freshwater habitats and other highlights offering close-up multi-sensory experience that will thrill adults and children. It will be home to more than 150 plant species, 300 animal species and over 5,000 individual animal specimens, including one of the world's largest collections of freshwater aquatic animals.