Zoological Gardens & Night Safari, Singapore

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80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 (65) 6-269-3411

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    Animal lovers photo opportunity

    by Phildy Written Mar 19, 2014
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    Singapore Zoo is world renowned, and there are good reasons why. For some, the 'old school' style zoo (compared to plains styled zoos) might be offensive. However, on this crowded, small island nation, it's pleasing to see how well they keep their animals compared to many of the world's zoos in places where space isn't at such a premium.

    This is definitely worthy of at least a half day, although anyone who gets 'hands on' might spend longer. There's a Night Safari option for anyone who wants to ride around in a trolley car spooking the wildlife at night! Actually, it is a better way to see some of the nocturnal creatures in fairness.

    Great place for kids!

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    Overrated, boring and expensive!

    by HebaM Written Sep 16, 2013
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    How to get there:
    The nearest MRT stations to Singapore Zoo are on the North-South (Red) line.
    Nearest MRT station Connecting buse
    Ang Mo Kio Bus No. 138. From Ang Mo Kio bus interchange

    Admission Fee: $23.00 per adult / $27.00 including the tram ride
    If you are flying with Singaporean airlines you are entitled with discount if you show them the boarding pass. I paid $23.00 for the ticket including the tram ride.

    As for me I didn't enjoy it because it was hot and you have to walk a lot which is not nice in that heat and humidity! I thought I am gonna spend half day there but I got bored after just one hour and I left.

    I felt sorry for my money and I was disappointed but that's just me. but still I feel it's overrated, boring and expensive, especially comparing to Ocean Park in Hong Kong.

    Maybe watching animals is something lame for me and spending half day at the zoo is not my kind of things...actually I'd rather spend it in air conditioned shopping mall or a theme park!

    I am glad that I skipped the night safari and went to Little India for souvenirs shopping instead...

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    A jungle way of life at Singapore Zoo

    by jessgotdestiny Updated Jan 20, 2012

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    It’s the closest place to a jungle. With free-ranging orang utans overhead, you’re out to set foot on an adventure on your own. The place was quite a maze, which, if you don’t have a map at hand, you’ll end up at the White tiger’s den or at the Hamadryas Baboons! I did just that when I was lost from my companions at the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia. I was busy taking pictures at the baboons and walked all the way through when suddenly I realized I was already alone (except for a small group of primates playing on trees nearby). Thank God the primates happened to mind their business on their own, so I continued to make my way out and encountered a lonely fox at the end of the trail.

    One thing I liked about this place is that the people like to put a twist when giving their safety tips to the visitors.

    To name a few:

    1. Watch out for your kids lest they find their way into a lion’s den.
    2. Do not stampede, only elephants do.
    3. Have you encountered any of our native animals such as snakes, scorpions, flying lemurs, long-tailed macaques, and monitor lizards? If you have, and need help, please approach our friendly staff.

    When we were there, I encountered a monitor lizard crossing our path and a peacock taking a nice stroll with us. How cool is that?

    Don’t miss:
    *To visit Inuka.
    *To ponder about seeing any butterflies.

    Some tips:
    *Be cautious about kangaroos crossing.
    *Have a fun ride on the elephants.

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    Animals everywhere!

    by PandawitchElphie Written Jul 23, 2011

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    If you like seeing animals but scared to see them all caged up... don't be. The singapore zoo has made a very happy place for all of them. They're almost in the wild up here.

    If you're coming with children and want up-close encounters with the orangutans...call ahead. Have a table reserved for you then come early on your day. You can have breakfast with the furry dudes. :) (or at least breakfast, then an up-close photo op with them).

    There are lots to see here, and this is a great place to go if you have children...or want to take loads of pictures. (The day zoo is great for photos...the night safari? Nope. Useless to take shots unless you're a patient photographer with a great camera and tripod and an expert at night settings).

    You can take an elephant ride (for an additional fee), catch the animal shows, animal feedings or just roam the place. You can take a tram around the park (but won't really get to see much). It's really best to walk from place to place and take your time.

    OH and! Make sure you catch the Elephant show. :D And when you do, buy a basket of fruits to feed them with . :) It's unforgettable to have one of those giants eating from your hand.

    What else can I say? It's a zoo. A world-class one.

    TIP:
    Best to take a taxi going and coming from here. You may call for a taxi instead of waiting in line... that might take forever. There are taxi numbers right there on the taxi line. All you have to do, is say where you are, and they'll get back to you with a plate number and approx time for picking you up. There's an additional fee for calling a taxi... I think it's an additional S$3? (not sure) but it's way better than growing old in the line. :)

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    Night Safari- After Dark is where the Fun starts

    by Stentorian Written May 3, 2011

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    As dark falls, the night has just started for over 1000 nocturnal animals. Observe, as they rise to frolic, graze and hunt their night away. Embark on a fascinating journey through the world's first wildlife night park.

    Getting there:

    By Bus:
    Take Bus 171, alight at the 1st Bus stop along Mandai Road and switch to Bus 927, Estimated travel time 75 Mins
    By MRT:
    Alight Ang Mo Kio MRT Station and board Bus 138 OR Alight Choa Chu Kang MRT Station abd take Bus 927. Estimated time 60 Mins.

    Direct Coach service Available from Orchard Road and Little India. (Contact: 65-67530506)

    Admission Fee:
    Night Safari:
    Adult:S$22 Child:S$15

    I suggest you buy the Park Hopper Card. It includes entrance into Zoo, Night safari and Bird Park. You can save S$13.
    Parkhopper costs, Adult:S$45, Child : S$28

    Night Safari Shows:

    Bornean Tribal Performance:

    Daily 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM

    Creatures of The Night Show

    Daily 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and only on Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

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    Experience the difference.

    by Stentorian Written May 3, 2011

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    If your are visiting Singapore for the first time and along with the family, Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari park is the place you don't want to miss. It is one of the best place to watch the animals in their natural living places. Simply awesome experience. They have different shows to entertain you and your family.

    Getting there:

    By Bus:
    Take Bus 171, alight at the 1st Bus stop along Mandai Road and switch to Bus 927, Estimated travel time 75 Mins
    By MRT:
    Alight Ang Mo Kio MRT Station and board Bus 138 OR Alight Choa Chu Kang MRT Station abd take Bus 927. Estimated time 60 Mins.

    Direct Coach service Available from Orchard Road and Little India. (Contact: 65-67530506)

    Admission Fee:

    Singapore Zoo:
    Adult: S$18 Child: S$12
    Night Safari:
    Adult:S$22 Child:S$15

    I suggest you buy the Park Hopper Card. It includes entrance into Zoo, Night safari and Bird Park. You can save S$13.
    Parkhopper costs, Adult:S$45, Child : S$28

    Singapore Zoo shows:

    Rain Forest Fights Back: Daily 10:30am and 1:30pm

    Elephants at work and Play: 11.30am and 3:30pm

    Splash Safari: Daily 11am, 2:30pm and 5pm

    Night Safari Shows:

    Bornean Tribal Performance:
    Daily 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM

    Creatures of The Night Show

    Daily 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and only on Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

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    Celebrating your Kid's Birthday At the Zoo

    by Aidy_p Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Balloon-giving Chicky @ the Birthday Party

    If you want to celebrate your child's birthday with a difference, do try out KFC Birthday Party @ Singapore Zoo. You'd not only get food, but also special games, and even a 15 minutes appearance of an animal. eg. A Humongous Python. A super treat for your child.

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    Night Safari

    by SPW Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Night safari tickets

    Taking the small train ride aroung the safari was an excellent introduction to the animals, and was very helpful for Susan who finds walking very tiring. After the warnings not to use flash cameras, the usual suspects were put to shame and the tour continued in the warm, noisy (cicadas and frogs with odd bird calls) dark. The animals were illuminated by lamps mimicking moonlight which was more than adequate. The commentary was useful (only in English, I think) but a bit corny in parts.
    Arrive early if you want tickets for the Creatures of the Night show.
    It is also possible to walk along different trails to see more animals and to take low light pho tos
    The food in the stalls in the park did not look particularly appealing., and bottled water was expensive.

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    Something different

    by LimorSchwartz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It's still a safari, but to experience going to a zoo at night with just the stars and basically hearing the cricket and frogs making their noise, is an experience not to be missed.

    I was glad to have gone with two girls. It's eerie to walk at night in the trails, with sometimes no one in front or back of you.
    Also, what normally you see the animals asleep during the day, here are awake and very much active.

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    NIght Safari

    by Lozza_9 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a lovely evening activity to do. Its great for adults and children. When you first arrive you queue up to go on a train. This takes you around the zoo with a someone explaining what the animals are also helping you to find them because they do hide. There comes a point when you can get off and look at animals which are off the main path. I would recommend it. After you get back on the train for the next bit. Trains run regulary in the park and the staff are lovely. When you finish you can eat in the restaurant and visit the shop. This is a excellent trip.
    Opening Hours:
    7.30pm - midnight.
    Ticket sales end at 11pm. Last tram leaves Station 1 from the entrance at 11.15pm.
    Food outlets and gift shop open at 6.30pm.
    Admission Rates:
    S$15.60 Adult
    S$10.40 Child (3 to 12 years old)
    Tram Ride:
    The tram ride covers 3.2km and takes about 45 minutes to complete. With live commentary and one stopover at East Lodge.
    Charges:
    S$5.05 Adult
    S$2.00 Child (3 to 12 years old)
    Animal Show:
    8.00pm & 9.00pm daily
    Venue: Entrace Plaza

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    Singapore Zoological Gardens (3) Fragile Forest

    by moomoos Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Pretty me.

    The Fragile Forest is an enclosed greenhouse where visitors can walk in and look at the birds, butterflies & plants up close and personal.

    You can go really close to the butterflies and photograph them!

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    Singapore Zoological Gardens (6) Orang Utan

    by moomoos Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Ah Meng getting ready for his photo shoot session.

    Ah Meng, the famous orang utan in Spore is seen here, led by one of the zoo keepers to her photo shoot spot. She has a daily schedules to be available for photo sessions with the zoo visitors. You can have your Wild Breakfast with her at 9am at the Zoo. Adults pay S$15.60 nett and children (between the age of 3 and 12) pay S$11.45 nett. Prices exclude admission to the Zoo.

    Also available is the Afternoon tea, held daily (except Sundays & Public Holidays) at 4pm at the Zoo. Adults pay S$13.10 nett and children (between the age of 3 and 12) pay S$10.40 nett. Prices exclude admission to the Zoo.

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    Singapore Zoo

    by robertgaz Updated Mar 5, 2011

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    Singapore Zoo is one of the best open concept to be found anywhere and the world's first night safari is right next door.

    It does make for a long day to do both of these attractions but it's well worth the effort.

    Tip: It's more economical to buy yourself a 3 park pass which will get you to the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park.

    I have added additional photos on a separate Singapore Travelogue.

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    Singapore Night Safari

    by balhannah Updated Feb 28, 2011

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    Tlhis Park is located just across the road from the zoo.

    We had done a lot of walking at the zoo for most of the day, then went to the Night Safari. Even though we took the Tram Ride and hopped on and off, we were so tired, that we didn't do much at all!

    My advice is, if you have done a lot in the day, and are tired, come back on a different night so that you can really enjoy the Safari

    If I had to choose, we thought the zoo was a lot better than the night safari.

    Food at the Night Safari is very expensive, so if you have family with you, it will cost a lot to feed them.

    It is very well set out, and the shops and eating area is open from 6pm to midnight, the park itself from 7.30pm
    Last admission is at 11.00pm

    Admission + Tram in 2011.....
    Adult S$32.00
    Child (3 to 12 years old) S$21.00

    Your Tram ticket is only good for 1 trip.

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    Have your photo taken @ Singapore Zoo

    by balhannah Updated Feb 28, 2011

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    I had my photo taken with the Orangutans. This was great, you are so close to them. One of them was putting some food down the back of my shirt. This for me, was a once in a lifetime chance to get so close to them.

    I had my photo taken by the Boardwalk Orangutans, times were 2.15 & 4.30pm

    Cost in 2008.... $5, the proceeds go to animal conservation.

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