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Singapore Zoo

By: kimberly on 27 Feb 2013
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

(+65) 6269 3411

Operating Hours:
Daily from 8.30am - 6pm (Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)


See exotic and endangered animals up close in their natural habitats in the Singapore Zoo. Voted the best attraction in Singapore on Trip Advisor, and considered one of the best zoos in the world, this attraction is a must see, housing over 2500 mammals, birds and reptiles.

Have a memorable Wild Breakfast with the Asian small-clawed otter, reticulated python or the well-loved orang-utans (S$15.80 for adults and S$11.50 for children). Watch as the orang-utans swing effortlessly from one hold to another in their free-ranging areas. Get a better look at these primates at the boardwalk or take a picture with these apes during their feeding sessions at the Island free-ranging area at 11.30 am and 3.30 pm, or the Boardwalk free-ranging area at 2.15 pm and 4.30 pm respectively.

Hop aboard the Elephant Rides for an unforgettable and thrilling ride, or provide the children with bragging rights as they climb aboard the Pony Rides. Other ways to tour the park include the Horse-carriage, boat rides, or the tram, for a quicker and more efficient way to see the park in its entirety.

Other highlights of the zoo include the Fragile Forest, a rainforest ecosystem, and the Bat Exhibit with bats that have a wingspan of 1.7 m. Catch a glimpse of flying squirrels in the Giant Flying Squirrel Exhibit and watch squirrels soar 400 m above the ground.

Visit the animals in their natural habitats. Check out the Elephants of Asia, a one-hectare exhibit featuring the animal and its various historical and cultural associations. This exhibit, designed for the overall comfort of the elephants, has a mud wallow, viewing loft, bathing pool and has several thatched huts inspired by Myanmar's architecture. Walk through the eco-habitat on the elevated boardwalks to observe the elephants' behaviour and check out the amazing views of the reservoir. Educate yourself about elephants and their role in non-destructive logging operations in rainforests.

Animals from all over the world can be found in the Singapore Zoo. Meet the inhabitants of Australia, Africa, and even the Arctic Circle. You can visit the Australian outback to see grey kangaroos and wallabies wandering about freely and even feed them during their feeding sessions at 11 am and 4 pm. Check out the rustic sheds nearby, featuring a range of reptiles native to Australia. Be sure to look out for the more exotic reptiles such as the frill-necked lizard, the bearded dragon and the carpet python. If you're lucky enough, you might even be able to catch the notoriously shy sugar gliders. Another must-see is the cassowary with its signature vibrant and intimidating helmet.

Be sure to also visit the magnificent African lions in their enclosures. If you want a more personal encounter with the lions, you could actually choose to participate in the Lunch with Lions event, an event that won the Bronze Award for innovation in the International Festivals and Events Association's Pinnacle Awards in 2000. Embark on the adventure, arranged exclusively for only 15 to 21 guests, by boarding the tram which will take you into the heart of Wild Africa and to the Tropical Crops Plantation, providing you with stunning views of the tranquil Seletar Reservoir. Sip on a welcome cocktail before being ushered into the lion viewing gallery, where you will dine alongside the lions. Feast on a sumptuous buffet spread with amazing variety of cold and hot foods, appetizers, vegetables and eventually dessert, accompanied by unparalleled views of the majestic lions.

Admission Rates:
Should you visit on your birthday, you would be eligible for free entry if you show a form of identification and will also be eligible to enjoy other benefits.

Adult – S$20.00
Child (3 to 12 years old) – S$13.00
Child (Below 3 years old) – Free
Senior Citizens (Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 60 & above) – S$10

'Park Hopper' special packages for the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park are also available, where visits to the three parks need not be in one day.

You may also wish to purchase the 'Zoo-per Saver' special package for unlimited boat and tram rides, including the zoo's admission fee.

Renowned for its 'open zoo' concept and featuring 2,500 specimens from 315 species of animals, the Singapore Zoo is a must-see on any visitors' itinerary.

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  • Parents with little ones must drop by the newly re-opened Rainforest Kidzworld. There are pony rides, a carousel, and if you are lucky, the keeper might let you feed the goats and rabbits. Remember to pack an extra change of clothes and swimsuits! The splash park is great fun especially on a hot day :)
  • If you (or more likely, your little one) want to go to the splash park but forgot your swimsuit or sunblock, fret not - there is a shop selling them within the Rainforest Kidzworld. Though note that items might be priced slightly higher. There are shower rooms right next to the splash park when you are done. Very convenient. They really thought of everything *like*