Zoos in Singapore to Experience Wildlife Like Never Before

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Top Zoos in Singapore

The island nation of southern Malaysia, Singapore hosts a great deal of entertainment and rich lifestyle to visitors and residents. Among the various luxuries of the city, Singapore also offers an engaging scenic experience through hikes, trails and zoos. Singapore not only houses the world's top 3 zoos, but also the world's best rainforest zoo. In addition to offering adventure through the zoo trip such as safaris and trails, the Lion City also shelters some of the most endangered species. Here are our top picks among the zoos in Singapore.

Here is the list of 5 Zoos in Singapore to Experience Wildlife Like Never Before

1. Singapore Zoo

4.5 /5

Regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, the Singapore Zoo is spread across a vast area of 70 acres. It is a remarkable place offering natural habitat to over 3600 mammal, birds and reptiles. It is famed for housing the largest captive colony of Orangutans in the world. Another major highlight of this lush landscaped attraction is the Rainforest Kidzworld, a technicolour play area for the little ones.

Timings: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM,
Last Entry: 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Adult: SGD 33, Child (3 - 12 years): SGD 22

2. Singapore Night Safari

4.3 /5

World's first nocturnal zoo, Singapore Night Safari is located next to the equally popular Singapore Zoo. Housing more than 130 species of animals, it uses the open-concept enclosures or trams to take the visitors on a 45-minute commented tour of its nocturnal animals and habitats.

Timings: 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM,
Last ticket sale at 11:15 PM 
Entry Fee: Adults: SGD 47, Children: SGD 31, Seniors: SGD 20,
Parkhopper Plus: SGD 68 - SGD 88

3. SEA Aquarium

4.7 /5

Part of the vibrant Resorts Sentosa World on Sentosa Island, the South East Asia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums of the world, with a total of 45 million litres of water that houses more than 800 species of marine animals. Until 2014, it was the largest aquarium in the world, possessing the world's largest viewing panel which gave visitors the impression of walking on the ocean floor. This is also the only aquarium in the world to house the giant oceanic manta ray.

Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: Singaporeans and PRs: SGD 22 - SGD 34, Foreigners: SGD 29 - SGD 39,
Season Pass: SGD 58 - SGD 68,
Annual Pass: SGD 68 - SGD 88

4. Singapore River Safari

4.5 /5

The River Safari in Singapore is Asia's first river-themed zoo and aquarium, part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Built over 12 hectares between the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari Singapore, the park explores the ecosystems and biodiversity found across various rivers of the world such as the Amazon, Nile, Congo, Ganges, Mississippi, and so on. Visitors are treated to the rainforest setting of this fantastic park as they are taken through a tour of the lives of the river-dwelling animals.

Timings: River Safari: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM,
Last entry 6:30 PM
Visitor Services Counter: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fee - 

1. River Safari: Adults: SGD 32, Children (3 - 12 years): SGD 21, Seniors (Singaporean): SGD 15,
2. Amazon River Quest: SGD 3 - SGD 5

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5. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

2.4 /5

Established as an outdoor conservatory, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is located at Imbiah on the Sentosa Island of Singapore and is home to more than fifty varieties of butterflies, beetles, macaws and a plethora of colourful insects. The park is not only about these fluttering butterflies but also jungle parrots, snakes and lizards with iguanas at the aviary being the star attraction. 

Timings: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Last entry at 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: Standard: Adult: SGD 20, Child (3- 12 years): SGD 14, Local Residents: Adult: SGD 16, Child (3- 12 years): SGD 10

What do you think about our list of zoos in Singapore? Have you visited any of the zoos mentioned above? Or do you think we've missed out on any? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer

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