Singapore Zoo

About The Zoo

Around 28 hectares in size, and located near the Upper Seletar reservoir , within Singapore's central catchment area, Singapore's Zoological gardens attracts around 1.6million tourists annually and with good reason. There are over 300 species of animal of which around 16% have been classified as endangered.

Getting there + Admission Costs

The zoo is located  about 12 minutes on the bus from Choa Chua Kang MRT station. However, depending where you start your journey from a taxi maybe the fastest way to get there.  http://gothere.sg is a great site planning your journey and the mode of transport you wish to take.

Regarding admission costs, there are a number of offers one can take,  for example you can for $58 dollars get a "park hopper" which allows you to cover all three of Singapore's wildlife tours i.e. Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird park.  For just a single adult the cost is $2. If you want unlimited boat and tram rides then you can opt for "Zoo Saver" which will set you back $27.

What to see + highlights

There is definitely no shortage of animals to see, to keep you occupied throughout the day, with a number of animal shows throughout the day there is enough for all people big or small, young or old.

The main highlight here is the rare White Tiger, and quite rightly so. There are three of them and they are nothing short of magnificent, it was a very rewarding experience to be able to capture them in bits even though they were not in their natural habitat.  Other highlights include the funny Himadrayan Baboons who spend most of their time climbing rocks, or grooming one another.  Orangutans were also amusing to watch as they roamed freely and often seemed to stop and look curiously as you pointed your camera towards them, as though they understood what was going on. At times their behavior and interaction among themselves often reminded me of how we are so much alike save for the appearance and ability to speak. 

Final Thoughts.

A great day out , plenty of animals to see and a lot to learn about the world we live in.  I would have liked to see more, but completely understandable given that the Zoo is currently undergoing extensive renovation. Hope to visit it again soon when they have completed the work.













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