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Timings : 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM,
Last ticket sale at 11:15 PM

Time Required : 3-4 hours

Entry Fee : Adults: SGD 47,
Children: SGD 31,
Seniors: SGD 20,
Parkhopper Plus: SGD 68 - SGD 88

Singapore Night Safari, Singapore Overview

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.

Spread across seven distinct habitats, each housing its unique array of creatures, some sections of Singapore Night Safari can only be explored on foot via the four designated trails. For the little ones in tow, the night safari park has a 20-minute Creatures of the Night show. The animals of the night safari, ranging from gaur, chital deer, Asian elephants, rhinoceros, are made visible by lighting.

While the friendlier creatures such as deer roam the park freely, the more fierce animals like lions and tigers are kept in enclosed barriers. Cultural performances are a regular part of Singapore Night Safari - don't miss out the high-energy, fire-spinning Thumbuakar Performance held daily at the entrance courtyard.

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Zones of the Night Safari

There are seven unique geographical zones in the Night Safari at Singapore, following an open-air zoo theme. Natural barriers separate the animals from the tourists, giving them a certain amount of mobility and freedom to move around in their natural environments. The lighting within the safari is designed to resemble moonlight, bright enough to see these remarkable animals without being an annoyance to them.

  • Himalayan Foothills: This zone features the characteristics of the landscape of the Himalayan mountain range, such as majestic mountains, rugged terrains, steep slopes, flowing streams, and arid vegetation.
  • Indian Subcontinent: One can find a dense forest and thick vegetative cover across this zone, representative of the beautiful landscape of India.
  • Equatorial Africa: Open grasslands and mid-sized greenery cover this zone, home to many exotic herbivores.
  • Indo-Malayan Region: A thick population of verdant rainforests and lovely mangroves cover this zone.
  • Asian Riverine Forest: See the twisted rich rainforests native to the region of Southeast Asian rivers in this zone.
  • Nepalese River Valley: One can see the beautiful low-lying terrains and wet marshlands that form the Nepalese River Valley at this zone.
  • Burmese Hillside: The final zone of the tram ride is the Burmese Hillside, covered in tropical and subtropical forests.

Activities at Night Safari in Singapore

Wildlife Tours
The well-designed wildlife tours help visitors get the most from their trip to the Singapore Night Safari. Take the Safari Adventure Tour in which a guide will take you around on a discovery buggy. Go on the thrilling leopard trail and take part in an elephant feeding session that lets you get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.
Timings: The tour starts at 7:15 pm and ends at 9:45 pm.
Cost: Adult: SGD 138, Child (3-12 years): SGD 85

Keeper’s Chit-Chat
A perfect activity for wildlife lovers, the Keeper’ chit-chat sessions let one learn about animals like Lions, Tigers, Pangolins, and Wallabies. Walk through the trails of different animals with the zookeepers and get to learn about the different habits of these incredible inhabitants. 

Unique Dining Experience
The Unique Dining Experience is all about experiencing a magical evening in the wild with night shows and exquisite 4-course gourmet dinner. Indulge in wine and great food underneath the glittering stars. 
Timings: It starts at 7:15 pm and finishes at 10:00 pm
Cost: SGD 199

Shows at the Night Safari

Apart from the engrossing wildlife of the reserve, one can also attend exciting shows at the Night Safari.

Thumbaukar Performance 
Start the captivating night safari experience with this exciting show involving traditionally dressed performers with lit up batons honing their fire-twirling skills, set to the beat of jungle drums.
Venue: Entrance Courtyard
Duration: 7 minutes
Timings: 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM (every day), 10:00 PM (Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays)

Creatures of the Night Show
Immerse yourself in the enthralling display of the unique abilities of the fascinating creatures of the night that are found in the Night Safari in this interactive show.
Venue: Amphitheatre
Duration: 25 minutes
Timings: 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, (every day), 10:30 PM (Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays)

Pro-Tips:
  • Seating is unassigned and the venue is closed once the show starts. So, arrive 30 minutes early to secure a good vantage point
  • Don't use flash photography during the show as it might distract the animals
  • The shows may be cancelled in case of wet weather

Walking Trails

In addition to embarking on the tram ride that takes tourists throughout the safari, one can also choose to explore the Singapore Night Safari through 4 walking trails laid out around the area.

Leopard Trail 
Observe the nightly routine of leopards, lions, civets, porcupines through this trail. Creatures of the sky such as flying foxes and squirrels can be seen through the walk-through exhibit of Mangrove Walk.

Fishing Cat Trail
 
Winding through the lush simulated jungles, one can find endangered species like the Pangolins across this trail. The interesting fishing cat can be found scurrying about the water surface.

East Lodge Trail 
Taking one through the crossroads of Africa and Asia, this trail let visitors view the interesting animals of the savannah co-exist with the exotic animals of the tropical regions.

Wallaby Trail 
Explore the fascinating wildlife of Oceania and the neighbouring region of Australasia. This captivating trail starts off as the Discovery Centre where tourists can meet marsupials like the sugar glider and brush-tailed possum. One will also pass the Naracoorte Cave, Singapore’s first man-made cave, where they will find uncommon animals like the Asian black forest scorpion, Mexican fireleg Tarantula, and the amethystine python alongside interesting aboriginal paintings hidden away in the nooks of the cave.

How to Reach Singapore Night safari

MRT: There are multiple MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations that are well connected with the Singapore Night Safari. Take the north-south line and get down at the Khatib Metro Station. From there on, board a Mandai Khatib Shuttle to arrive at the destination. Alternatively, take an MRT train to Choa Chu Kang Station and follow up by hopping on bus no. 927. Aside from these two stations, one can also get down at Ang Mo Kio Station, Woodlands Station, and Marsiling Station. The connecting bus from Woodlands and Marsiling station only runs on Sundays and public holidays

Mandai Khatib Shuttle: The affordable Mantabi Khatib Shuttle service operates on frequent intervals from Khatib MRT Station. By opting for this service, reach the Singapore Night Safari in less than half an hour for SGD 1. 

Direct Bus Services: Use the direct bus services to reach the Singapore Night Safari from any corner of Singapore. The three different services are Safari Gate, Singapore Attractions Express, StarIsland Travel. Safari Gate and Singapore Attractions Express buses charge SGD 12 and SGD 11 for a two-way trip, respectively, while StarIsland Travel services only offer one-way trips for SGD 6. 

Taxi or Car: One can hire a private taxi or opt for the self-drive option for a memorable experience. The city is located just half an hour's drive away from Singapore Night Safari. Either take the Central Expressway or the Pan Island Expressway from the city to reach the destination.

Note: Opt for a taxi while returning, as public transport can be a little unreliable at this hour of the night (the waiting time can be long)

Getting Around

Guided Trams: The most preferred way to get around the various zones of Singapore Night Safari spread over 35 hectares. The tramcar ride service can be availed for free.

Multi-Language Trams: Get on the Multi-language Express Tram for SGD 10.

Strollers for Kids: Parents visiting with young kids can rent a stroller for SGD 9.

Wheelchairs: Senior citizens or others who require wheelchairs can get a complimentary wheelchair at the entrance.

Tips

  • Singapore Night Safari is overcrowded at almost all times, and there is no way to escape the crowd. Be prepared for it!
  • When booking a tram, it is possible to see how many seats are left for each time slot. Opt for later trams, to avoid over-crowding.
  • The staff at the Night Safari in Singapore is well organised and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask them where to go or where to queue up. 
  • There are plenty of eating options available at the Singapore Night Safari. Enjoy the mouthwatering Asian or Indian buffet at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. Other dining options are Safari Sizzles, Jungle Rotisserie, and Ben & Jerry’s.
  • Visit the gifts shop situated at the entrance to buy all kinds of fun items like animal soft toys, chocolates, and unique souvenirs. 
  • Wear comfortable and lose-fitted clothes, as the heat in Singapore is stifling, even at night.
  • Be prepared for sudden rain but carrying a poncho and an umbrella.
  • Don't forget to carry an insect repellant. The shops at the Night Safari also have them for sale, in case you forget to carry one.
  • There is an ATM at the entrance of Singapore Night Safari.
  • Lockers are rent are available to keep the belongings.

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Mrunal Mahadik 1 year ago
I went in around 8.30 and left around 12 so that should give you an idea about the crowds, also try and see the creatures of the night show first and then go for a tram ride because the trams run later in the night than the show or else by the time you finish your tram ride the creatures of the night show may be full or past it's last slot.
Mrunal Mahadik 1 year ago
The night safari has an open sided tram that takes you around the park and lasts for about 30 minutes. The lighting in the park is made so to resemble natural moonlight so that the animals are reminded of their natural habitat. The creatures of the night show is a must see, but get there early because they have really long queues and limited slots.

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