7 Best Value Annual Family Memberships You Should Own in 2020


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Annual passes oftentimes feel like they cost an arm and maybe a kidney but in a small country like Singapore with a little one, you are bound to visit certain attractions at least three times. Or ten times. And when you compare the cost of each individual trip to the annual pass, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t get an annual pass earlier.

To help you save some dollars in the long run, we’ve compiled a list of 7 Annual Family Memberships with the most value. 

 

1. Sentosa Island

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Sentosa
Photo credits Sentosa

Membership: Islander Family Membership
Fee: First-year: $50 | Subsequent years: $40/year
Valid For: 1 main cardholder and up to 4 immediate family members

The State of Fun does not joke around when it comes to, well, fun. With enticing events taking place all year round, it’s impossible to stay away from the island for long. While you can make a list of things to do without spending a penny, can you imagine all the things you can do and do and do with an Islander Family Membership?

You and your family will get to enjoy attractions—Skyline Luge Sentosa, Mega Adventure Park, KidZania, and Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, to name a few— hotel stays, fine dining, and more at highly discounted rates!

A ticket to exclusive invites to Sentosa events, the Islander Family Membership, is also your pass for unlimited island admissions via the Sentosa Boardwalk, Sentosa Express, Sentosa Gantry (drive-in) with the registration of one private car.

2. Gardens by the Bay

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Membership: Friends of the Gardens
Fee (1 yr): Family: $180 | Family Plus: $238
Valid For: 
Family: 2 adults/seniors and up to 3 children (3 – 12 yrs)
Family Plus: Up to 5 family members (no age restrictions)

If you and your little ones are nature lovers, visiting Flower Dome each season to appreciate the different breathtakingly beautiful flowers, from Dahlias to Begonias, hailing from different countries, from Holland to Japan, will be right up your alley.

Being a Friend of the Gardens gains you unlimited admission to the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skyway. Additionally, you will also enjoy free parking for two hours, exclusive audio tour rates, free quarterly e-newsletter, and discounts at the F&B and retail outlets. 

3. Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, & Jurong Bird Park

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, Bird Park
Photo credits Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Membership: Friends of Wild Life
Fee (1 yr): Family Package (2 Adults + 1 Child): $275 | Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children): $285

Forget about single-attraction memberships, the Friends of Wild Life membership gains you and your little ones unlimited admission to Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park! Except for three blackout days, you can visit any of the parks any day you want for any number of times!

And that’s not all! Your membership also entitles you to complimentary tram rides at the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park on weekdays (excluding public holidays) and at the Night Safari every night.

Enjoy 20% discount at selected F&B and retail outlets and 20% off Wildlife Tours, rides and rental items such as strollers, and Houbii Spot rope course, with your membership.

If you’re driving, you’ll want to get the Members’ Parking Pass and if you have a Caretaker, more good news, with every Family membership purchased, you’ll receive a Caretaker Discount Voucher to purchase an individual Friends of Wildlife membership at a concessionary rate.

4. Science Centre Singapore

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Science Centre Singapore
Photo credits Science Centre Singapore

Membership: Singapore Scientist Extra
Fee (1 yr):
$65
Valid For: Up to 5 family members

For our curious-minded little ones, the Science Centre Singapore can be a fountain of knowledge. Encourage their learning with Singapore Scientist Extra membership. Not only do you enjoy unlimited free admission to the centre, the membership grants free admission to nearly 300 science museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program!

Discounted Omni-Theatre, Butterflies Up-Close, Snow City and KidsSTOPTM tickets accompany your membership together with discounts at selected F&B and retail outlets.

Alternatively, you could also sign up for the Butterflies Up-Close Plus, Omni-Theatre Ultimate or Arctic Explorer, which would entitle you to a specific number of the respective attraction tickets in addition to the benefits of Singapore Scientist Extra.

To sign up for membership, you simply have to complete the downloaded application form and submit it onsite on the day of your visit. Photo credits Science Centre Singapore

5. Adventure Cove Waterpark

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Adventure Cove Waterpark
Photo credits Resorts World at Sentosa

Membership: Adventure Cove Waterpark Annual Pass
Fee (1 yr): Adult (13 – 59 yrs): $98 | Child (4 – 12 yrs)/Senior (60 yrs & above): $68

With water-loving babies, you’ll not regret getting the annual pass to Adventure Cove Waterpark.

With unlimited admission throughout the year, you can visit the park any day you want! Gain priority access to attraction, invitation to exclusive events, all-day complimentary refreshments at the Riptide Lounge, and receive a birthday gift on your birthday month with your membership!

Experience SEAA VIP Tour, Ocean Dreams in S.E.A. Aquarium, all RWS attractions, shopping, fine dining and selected RWS events at discounted rates.

Child Annual Pass holders also get to indulge in a free ice-cream each time they visit!

6. Universal Studios Singapore


Photo credits Resorts World at SentosaBest Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Universal Studios Singapore

Membership: Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass
Fee (1 yr): Adult (13 – 59 yrs): $198 | Child (4 – 12 yrs)/Senior (60 yrs & above): $168

Consider the Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass if you’re a regular down at the theme park (or if you’ve been deterred from a second trip due to the rather expensive one-day ticket).

In addition to unlimited and priority access to the park and invitations to exclusive events, you can also enjoy discounts at the retail and dining outlets as well as on USS events and select RWS events. Not only that, if you need strollers or wheelchairs, you can rent them at a discounted rate. As for child annual pass holders, they can redeem a free ice-cream on each visit!

7. Marina Bay Sands

Best Value Annual Family Memberships to Own in 2020 - Marina Bay Sands
Photo credits Singapore Tourism Board

Membership: Sands Rewards Lifestyle
Fee: Free

You might think, “How much value can a free membership have?” With the Sands Rewards Lifestyle, much more than you would expect. You will get complimentary rewards dollars for shopping and dining, enjoy savings on selected Sands Theatre shows and Banyan Tree Spa Massages, and 1-for-1 standard tickets the ArtScience Museum among others!



This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day


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2 comments


  • Diana

    Hi Serene,

    I am not sure which membership are you refering to. But I will suggest checking their individual websites or let us know which membership to do the check for you!


  • Serene Koh

    Hi, I would like to know if there is further discount on the annual pass if I purchase it on my date of birth


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