Idyllic island life for the kids

Sentosa, with its many activities for the children and a new family-friendly hotel, will make for a staycation that will relax the parents

A grown man is wearing a big unicorn float at the kids' swimming pool. It is as good a symbol as any for hands-on parenting in the Instagram age.

In one of three shallow pools, toddlers step on burbling mini-fountains or slither down the slides, while babies wobble towards their parents. Older children and adults drift in a serene, tiered pool.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline 'Idyllic island life for the kids'. Print Edition | Subscribe