In the first part of our Things to do in Singapore series, we featured Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa, and the various attractions and rides found there. For part II, we will be talking about the Singapore Zoological Gardens, or the Singapore Zoo for short. Located in the tropical forests along Upper Seletar Reservoir and a 30 minute drive away from Fraser Suites Singapore, the Singapore Zoo is home to over 315 species of animals and protects over 50 rare species from all over the world that are considered to be endangered.
Expect to see all kinds of amazing animals and creatures in their realistic simulated habitats and enclosures while you’re there! Photo opportunities are aplenty, so be sure to have a digital camera handy!
As part of an animal exchange with Taman Safari, Indonesia, these gorgeous white tigers came to the Singapore Zoo in 2001. Since then the pair of tigers have been one of the crowd’s favourites in the zoo.
Considered to be one of the flagship exhibits of the Singapore Zoo, the Orang Utans are another must-see animal during your trip there. Unlike other zoos, the Orang Utans here are allowed to roam freely in the areas around the Orang Utan enclosures.
Be sure to check out the Elephants of Asia enclosure, a huge one-hectare exhibit that lets visitors get up close and personal with the elephants from the Southeast Asia region. Catch some of their playful antics at the Elephants at Work and Play (11.30am and 3.30pm daily) show while you’re there!
Fancy having breakfast with an Orang Utan, or savour local delicacies in a tropical rainforest setting? Apart from being one of the most well-kept zoos in the region, the Singapore Zoo received the prestigious 3 star rating from Michelin, the renowned French lifestyle surveyor in 2008. In addition, the zoo also has several exotic dining establishments for patrons to grab a bite.
Night Safari, Singapore
If you intend to stay after the dark, then you’re in for another treat – The Singapore Night Safari who also received the prestigious 3 star Michelin rating, is located right next to the zoo. The world’s first nocturnal zoo. has over 40 hectares of tropical rainforest enclosures, each teeming with a different kind of night life….
On a good night, you’ll be able to spot quite a variety of animals, from tigers lazing around in their enclosures to fishing cats catching their prey along the moats of the fishing cat trail. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the nocturnal creatures as they come to life at night.
Getting to the Zoo and Night Safari from Capri by Fraser, Changi City
From Changi Business Park, get onto the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and head towards Jurong. Take Exit 24 into Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), then Exit 7 into Mandai Road. There will be traffic signs guiding you into Mandai Lake Road, where the entrances to the zoo and Night Safari are at.
If you’re taking public transport, take the MRT to Woodlands station, and then take bus service 926. It should take you right to the doorstep of the zoo.
The Zoo and Night Safari are open daily, from 8.30am to 6.00pm and 6.30pm to 12.00am respectively.
Singapore Zoo – Adult S$20.00, Child (3 to 12 years old): S$13.00
Night Safari –Adult: $32, Child (3 – 12 Years Old): $21