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INTRODUCTION:
Singapore Zoo needs no introduction. This 28-hectare open-concept zoo is reputed to be one of the world's best display of animals and top-notched animal conservation programmes.

GETTING HERE:
Singapore Zoo is not directly linked to any MRT or LRT stations. A combination of MRT and SBS Transit bus journey is necessary to get here. For my visit to Singapore Zoo's Night Safari, I took the MRT across the suburban housing areas of the city-state to NS4 Chua Chu Kang station, from which I took an SBS Transit bus #927 to Mandai Road and finally the zoo. Alternatively, one can take the MRT to NS16 Ang Mo Kio station and then board an SBS Transit bus #138.

If you are driving from downtown like I did (I visited Singapore Zoo and Night Safari on 2 different days), get on the Central Expressway (CTE) and then Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) from which well-marked road signs will easily guide you to Singapore Zoo.

Ample parking space is available. The cost is about SGD3.50 per entry.

OPERATING HOURS & ENTRANCE FEES:
Singapore Zoo is opened daily from 0830 hrs to 1800 hrs, while its sister attraction, The Night Safari, is opened daily from 1930 hrs to 000 hrs midnight.

I would strongly recommend you to purchase the Park Hoppers Special ticket which combines both Singapore Zoo and Night Safari for SGD28 per adult or SGD14 per child of 3-12 years old. Not only it is cost-saving, but the admission ticket is valid for 1 month. That means you can first visit Singapore Zoo and then tour the Night Safari a few days later, or vice versa.

Otherwise, separate entrance tickets for Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari cost SGD15 per adult / SGD7.50 per child and SGD20 per adult / SGD10 per child respectively.

LIST OF ATTRACTIONS:
Both Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are distinguished in their offering of animal displays. Different sections are strikingly named to resemble exotic places around the world.

ANIMAL SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Singapore Zoo

    • Wonders of the Wild - featuring primates, sea lions and otters. 1030 hrs and 1330 hrs daily at Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre.

    • Animal Friends - behind-the-scene show which demonstrates how animals like dogs, cats, rats and birds are trained. 1230 hrs and 1630 hrs daily at Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre.

    • Elephants at Work and Play - show on elephants and their behaviours, and feeding sessions are held afterwards. 1130 hrs and 1530 hrs daily at Elephants of Asia.

    • Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife - morning breakfast at Jungle Flavours restaurant while basking in the view of elephants, otters, pythons and orang utan. 0900 hrs to 1000 hrs at Jungle Flavours.

    • Wild Discoverer Tour - 1-hour long buggy tour guided by zoo personnel to Fragile Forest, The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, etc. 1100 hrs, 1330 hrs and 1500 hrs daily.

    • Tram Rides - for a minimal fee, the trams will carry you across the zoo area with 3 scheduled stops along the way.

    • Animal Rides - for SGD8 per adult / SGD4 per child, you can try riding an elephant, pony or horse carriage. 1030 hrs to 1200 hrs, 1430 hrs to 1700 hrs daily.

  • Night Safari

    • Creatures of the Night - an exciting nocturnal animal show consists of binturongs, raccoons, otters, wolves, owls, hyenas and servals. 2000 hrs, 2100 hrs and 2200 hrs at the Amphitheatre. Free admission.

    • Safari Adventurer - exploring Night Safari on limo buggy cars with guided description at various points of interests. 2000 hrs daily, 1 1/2 hours duration.

DINING OUTLETS:

  • Singapore Zoo

    • Forest Fare

    • Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlour

    • Jungle Flavors

    • Jungle Tandoor

    • KFC restaurant

  • Night Safari

    • Gourmet Safari Express

    • Bongo Burgers

    • Safari Restaurant

    • East Lodge

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