Synopsis
Certainly worth-while visiting the zoo, especially for families with teenagers or young children. Most of the animals are in open enclosures with a few free-ranging ones within the confines of the zoo. Catch the feeding times and animal shows and you may get to come up close to some of these amazing animals.

How much time you will need: 4 to 6 hours.

What we thought of it: A must-see even for non-animal lovers.
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Addr: 80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826

Tel: (65) 6269 3411

Email: info@zoo.com.sg
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Page created on 29 Oct 2007
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Review
There’s much to do and much to see at the Singapore Zoo. What should not be missed are the white tigers, polar bears, komodo dragons (the largest lizards in the world) and crocodiles - they are a sight to behold.
There was talk earlier that the 16-year old polar bear, Inuka (who, incidentally, was born in Singapore), would be sent to a temperate zoo upon the demise of his mother, 30-year old Sheba. However, the final decision is for Inuka to stay, much to the delight of many of the regular zoo visitors. So enjoy the polar bears whilst they are still here!
Some other animals worth visiting include the lions, giraffes and rhinos at the Wild Africa Zone where you can see them up close. Take a walk through the Treetops Trail as soon as you enter the Zoo and you can see free-ranging primates swinging at the top of the trees - at eye-level!
Walking through the Fragile Forest and seeing lemurs and fruit bats wandering or flying freely and at arm’s length away excites even the least of animal lover. Amazingly, the butterflies actually come to rest on your bag or hat and wouldn't leave whilst you walk around the Fragile Forest!
The stories and simple facts of the animals make each stop interesting and educational for the kids (and adults!). You not only learn more about the species of animal, you also learn to identify the animal and call each one by name. The skeleton displays are also mouth-gapers. Did you know that an elephant only has six molar teeth? The size of one molar is about the size of your open hand!
The animal feeding times and shows are both informative and fun. You can also have photos taken with the orang utans, the sea lions, the snakes and other animals at a donation of $5. At some enclosures, you get to feed or touch the animals too.

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Tips
From 9 am to 10 am daily and at $18 per adult and $12 per child, you can enjoy a jungle breakfast with some of the animals. The highlight of the "Jungle Breakfast - with Wildlife" programme is the orang-utans.

Things to Bring
Drinking water - drinks are costly here. An umbrella is useful for rain or hot sun. A mosquito repellent for the occasional mozzies.

Opening Times
Opening times: 8:30 am to 6 pm

Best time to go: Early morning and mid-afternoon when the animals are awake and active. If you intend to visit Night Safari too, then go in the afternoon, after which you can hop over to the Night Safari next door.

Admission Fees
Entrance is $20 per adult and $13 per child. Tram rides (unlimited) - $5 per adult and $3 per child (3 to 12 years old). Boat rides (unlimited) - $6 per adult and $3.50 per child.

There is a Zoo-per Saver for admission, unlimited tram and boat rides:
• $27 per adult and $17 per child - all must be used within the day.

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):
• $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.

All rates above are from 8 November 2010.

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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