Singapore is a great place for kids-lots to see and do at decent prices, clean, safe, largely English-speaking and food of all shapes, tastes and sizes including magnificent shaved ice mounds called, delightfully, ka-chang.

The old stories about Singapore being like Disneyland run by the Nazis are really out of date. The city-state is an excellent, kid-friendly vacation spot for your children, and you will also have a nice time alongside them.

We'll start with the basics, and then move on to the good stuff about what to do once you are there.