Often voted as one of the best rainforest zoos and wildlife parks in the world, Singapore Zoo is known for having an immersive experience, where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. The wildlife park is nestled within the lush Mandai rainforest that stretches into the magnificent Upper Seletar Reservoir. Admission to Singapore Zoo is at 33 SGD for adults and 22 SGD for kids. It was nice knowing that more than 3,000 animals representing different species of mammals, birds and reptiles call Singapore Zoo home – that’s a lot! It has also been awhile since I visited a zoo so visiting Singapore Zoo was an amusing experience. Plus, I also got to add another item for Singapore in my Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist project!
Singapore Zoo is also known for its walk-through exhibits that bring animals and visitors together in one space for incredibly intimate encounters. I wandered into the spectacular diversity of the park’s forest, where flying foxes soar freely, mouse deers tread gingerly across my path, and ring-tailed lemurs bask in full view on the open sundeck. On top of the fascinating perspective of the animals, I also got to view them in environments that have been thoughtfully built and landscaped after their habitats in the wild. But the experience doesn’t just stop there. Singapore Zoo’s fun animal shows have long been popular and the daily token feeding session gives visitors the opportunity to see the resident animals at their most active. Feeding a giraffe was a rare (and really cool) experience that definitely made my trip to Singapore Zoo worth it! Just be sure to check the feeding times so you can plan your route inside the zoo.
How to get to Singapore Zoo:
The easiest way to get here via public transport is to take the MRT on the North-South (Red) line and transit to connecting public bus services. Catch these connecting public buses that will take you right to the park:
|Nearest MRT stations||Connecting buses|
|Khatib (NS14)||Mandai Express Khatib Shuttle|
|Choa Chu Kang (NS4)||927|
|Ang Mo Kio (NS16)||138|
|Marsiling (NS8)||926 (operates on Sundays and Public Holidays only)|
|Woodlands (NS9)||926 (operates on Sundays and Public Holidays only)|