Singapore has many sights to offer and among the top favorites are its zoological gardens and bird sanctuaries. The Singapore Zoological Garden and Night Safari – Singapore is one such top attraction that is not only popular among tourists but also to locals.
The Singapore Zoological Garden and Night Safari – Singapore is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road.
There are several ways for you to reach the zoo and go on a night safari. You can take the MRT going to Ang Mo Kio Station and then transfer to bus 138; or to Choa Chu Kang Station and transfer to bus 927.
From the airport, you can also take the MRT and get off at Tanah Menah Station, transfer to the train that will take you to the City Hall Station and then transfer once more to the train that will take you to the Ang Mo Kio Station.
On the other hand, you can also take a taxi or drive your own car if you want to get a car hire service for your visit to the country.
If you are going to be driving, take the Pan Island Expressway and drive towards Jurong. Go through Exit 24 going to Bukit Timah Expressway. From here, take Exit 7 and make a right turn at Mandai Road.
At the next traffic light from Mandai Road, make a right turn again and you will be now along Mandai Lake Road.
What to See
Singapore Zoological Garden and Night Safari – Singapore is home to some three thousand and six hundred different animals, birds as well as reptiles.
There is a special place for orangutans here right at Orang Utan where you can see twenty-four of these apes roaming about in their natural environment. Also not to be missed are Reptile Garden, Wild Africa and White Tiger.
You can also go on a boat and tram ride around the zoo.
The Night Safari meanwhile takes you on a tour where you will see one hundred exotic species of animals. Nocturnal animals that you can see during the safari trip are well over one thousand housed in a forty-hectare jungle.
The Singapore Zoological Garden and Night Safari – Singapore opened its doors to the public on the 27th of June in 1973. The initial cost to build, transport and care for the animals was estimated at S$9 million, which is a grant from the Singaporean government.
Its total land area is estimated at twenty-eight hectares which is home to more than two thousand and five hundred animals, reptiles and birds.
There are about three hundred and fifteen different species currently housed in the zoo, sixteen percent of which are considered as threatened species.
The zoo welcomes 1.6 million visitors each year.
The cost to enter the Singapore Zoological Garden is S$20.00 for adults and S$13.00 for children three years old up to twelve years old.
Tram rides cost S$5.00 for adults and S$3.00 for children three years old up to twelve years.
Boat rides are at S$6.00 for adults and S$3.50 for children three years old up to twelve years old.
Night Safaris cost S$32.00 for adults and S$21.00 for children three years up to twelve years old.
The zoo is open daily from 8:30 am up to 6 pm; while the Night Safari is open daily from 7:30 pm up to 12 midnight.