Synopsis
Visiting Singapore wouldn't be complete without visiting the Night Safari. Unique and interesting, you'll get to see animals at their most active time - night time - and in a naturalistic environment with the park cleverly lit to simulate a moonlit night.

How much time you will need: 3 to 5 hours.

What we thought of it: A must-visit – it's an exciting experience to see the animals at night.
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Addr: 80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826

Tel: (65) 6269 3411

Email: info@zoo.com.sg
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Review
Like the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari runs on an open concept. Its wonderful design starts with the admission ticket sales counter. There is no counter! The admission tickets are sold at four open reception stands. You'd also hardly noticed when you have actually entered or exited the park proper!
Come early and catch the cultural performances before you enter the Night Safari. The Bornean Tribal Performers are really impressive with their tribal dances, blowpipe and fire-eating performances. The shows are on next to the Bonger Burgers at 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm.
The queues to the tram rides are long but fast moving. The ride comes with live commentary. Most of the animals are up and about - you’ll get to see many different deer species, the rhinoceros, the Malayan tigers, the capybara (also known as the water hog) that is the largest living rodent, the giant anteater, etc. On a good night, you’ll also get to hear the hyenas laughing, the golden jackals howling and the lions roaring.
The kids especially enjoy the experience of deer roaming free and almost within reach from the tram. At the Asian Riverine Forest, you’ll also find the black-and-white Malayan Tapir grazing right next to the tram tracks. Beware; you might even get sprayed at by Chawang, the Bull Asian elephant.
Alight at the only mid-way stop and walk the Leopard Trail where you can get a closer look at the Malayan Civet, the porcupine, the leopards and the big-eyed tarsiers. You can board the tram after the walk and continue the rest of the ride. The other 2 walking trails, the Fishing Cat Trail and the Forest Giants Trail, can be reached from the main tram station. At the Fishing Cat Trail, you’ll get to see the mousedeer, the otters and even catch the Fishing Cat… fishing!
The Creatures of the Night Show is worth watching – it’s great entertainment. And if you sit in the first four rows, it promises to be an experience you will not forget.

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Tips
Take the tram ride. It lasts about 45 min but you'll get to see animals you wouldn't otherwise have seen on foot. Tram rides start at 7:30 pm. There's only one animal show with 3 show times at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm (weather permitting). Check for the show times when you arrive. As seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis, do queue up about half-hour before the show time.

Photography-buffs, sorry, it's difficult to take pictures as flash photography is not allowed.

Things to Bring
Drinking water - drinks are costly here. An umbrella is useful in case of rain. A mosquito repellent for the occasional mozzies.

Opening Times
Opening times: 7:30 pm to 12 midnight (last admission is at 11 pm). Restaurants and shops open at 6 pm.

Best time to go: From 6:30 pm when the cultural performances are on.

Admission Fees
Entrance is $22 per adult and $15 per child (3 to 12 years old). Tram ride (one round only) is $10 per adult and $6 per child.

Free admission on the actual day of your birthday! Just show proof of identification. You'll also get 10% off retail and food & beverage, and a free scoop of ice-cream.

There is a Park Hoppers special (entrance only) - rates are from 8 November 2010:
• $58 per adult and $38 per child -  if you intend to visit the Zoo, Night Safari and Bird Park.
• $42 per adult and $28 per child - if you are visiting the Night Safari and Bird Park.
• $42 per adult and $28 per child - if you are visiting the Night Safari and Zoo.
• $32 per adult and $21 per child - if you are visiting the Zoo and Bird Park.

The visits to the attractions can be on different days and the Park Hoppers ticket is valid for 1 month from date of purchase.

How to Get There
By Taxi - All taxi drivers know the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. This is the fastest and easiest way to get there.

By MRT - One approach is to alight at Ang Mo Kio MRT Station on the North-South line and take the bus service 138 from the Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange. You can't miss the destination stop - you'll see Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

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