Travel to Singapore Zoo

‘Why do you want to waste a day visiting the Zoo, that’s for kids man’ messaged a friend of mine jokingly when he heard we were heading to Singapore Zoo. ‘If going to the zoo is for kids, I would love the kid in me to stay longer’, I messaged back.

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If you also have similar thoughts, one of the activities that you must not miss when you Travel in Singapore is a visit to the ‘Singapore Zoo’. Ranked 4th in the world the zoo attracted 2.11 million visitors last year. Among the most frequented Travel attractions of Singapore.., in addition to ‘Sentosa Island Singapore‘ and ‘Gardens on the Bay’, this destination has a nature charm which is hard to match.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

The Singapore Zoo, occupies 28 hectares (69 acres) on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore’s heavily forested central catchment area. It is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manage the neighboring Night Safari, River Safari and the Jurong Bird Park. There are about 315 species of animal in the zoo, of which some 16 percent are considered to be threatened species. Being one of the few ‘open concept’ zoos in the world, the animals are all kept here in spacious natural enclosures separated from visitors by use of motes, rocks, water bodies and plants or glass for smaller species.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

We just purchased our ticket from the counter which was not too crowded. This is probably because most prefer to buy tickets online these days, with options of various combo packages available and with offers during festivals to help you save. You could do that, but for now come with us for a small glimpse of an awesome day, encountering species we don’t get to meet everyday. And take back some fond memories.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
There we go..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
We start off with the crocodiles..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
The nature, birds and animals..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
The Great White Pelican

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
And a healthy mix..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Red River Hog
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Time for food..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Feeding a young King Cobra..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
While the elder one relaxes..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Stingrays

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Rest a while..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
While a turtle meeting is in full swing..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Adventure seeker..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
While they are at peace..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
The Elephants. Chilling it out..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
An interesting fact..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
As life goes on for them..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
The Amphitheater gets ready for another show..
Singapore Zoo, Singapore
While this Pygmy Hippo seemed busy..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
The beautiful adjoining lake..

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

It was a bit cloudy now with an occasional drizzle. The Lions were all still deep in their sleep, a little away from us as we crossed their large open enclosure. The White Tigers though made their presence felt and hogged most of the attention.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
White Tigers

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo, Singapore
Have a look at the swagger..

Singapore Zoo. It’s huge and features 11 zones, each taking you through some of the most distinctive global wildlife habitats in the world. To experience it fully you need at least a couple of days.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

In addition you must not miss out on the next door award winning Night Safari with Tram Ride, watching the wild animals made visible by lighting that resembles moonlight. Also not to be missed while you are here are the ‘Singapore River Safari’ and the’ Jurong Bird Park’ spread over twenty hectares with a collection of over 5000 birds from 400 species. We missed it this time but would stay in my bucket list for our next trip.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Singapore Zoo. A fun family destination ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง

Singapore. Even a week was just not enough ๐Ÿ‘ป

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70 Comments Add yours

  1. Chocoviv says:

    What a fun trip!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah it was ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. One of the more depressing things to me when visiting the zoo is seeing animals in close quarters. The fact that tThe Singapore Zoo has large open enclosures makes me happy to hear. I don’t care how old you are the Zoo is always fun. I’ve witnessed night time “safari” before in Disney and its interestign to see the animals milling around more at night as it starts to cool off a bit.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      I too only feel like visiting only open zoos like this one Scott.

  3. Lene says:

    I loveee the Zoo! My partner and I go at least once a year (and would go more if our local one wasn’t so far away). Thanks for the virtual visit! PS I would hate to be the King Cobra keeper ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Lene. Oh yes I wouldn’t like to be either. It was scary seeing him inside.

  4. Kelly Martin says:

    Singapore zoo looks great. So many beautiful animals. I like the rhinos and the giraffes especially.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      The white tigers too were such a great sight ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Stacie says:

    That looks like a great zoo. I love to see that the animals are treated well and have good habitats. There are some zoos in the world that don’t do that. =(

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Stacie. It’s so heartening to see that.

  6. Colleen says:

    That sounds like an excellent zoo. I love the variety of animals, and they all look healthy and seem to have plenty of space. I have left zoos in the past when I was traveling internationally because they looked like horrible prisons for the animals.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You are so right Colleen.

  7. Bill Sweeney says:

    What an exceptional zoo. Such beautiful and exotic animals. I like the hippos and white tigers here.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Bill. I just loved being there in Singapore Zoo.

  8. Carolyn says:

    How fun! I love zoos and so does my family so that’s a win-win!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      It would be a great place to be in then ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Ronnie E. says:

    Wow, this zoo looks superb! We were thinking of traveling to Singapore and now we have something else to add to our travels there.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Ronnie. You’ll love Singapore.

  10. Alexandra says:

    I wish that zoo was closer to where I live. I really don’t like zoos because it is so sad to capture animals and keep them in cages. But this zoo does a nice job of trying to give them the type of environment that they are used to and where people can see how they would actually be living if they were in the wild. Thanks!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Alexandra. I too liked that the zoo was an open one.

  11. EmmanDamian says:

    I have been to Singapore Zoo before. It was magical place for me. There’s a lot of animals and they are so cute!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Great to hear that you too enjoyed.

      1. Blairvillanueva says:

        Singapore zoo is one of the place in Singapore I really want to visit. I heard so many good stories about it. Your post makes me excited more.

        1. travelwisesr says:

          Yes do plan a visit to Singapore sometime.

  12. Norma says:

    Visiting the zoo is a great experience. The Singapore Zoo seem like a wonderful place to visit to everyone not just for kids.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Norma. It was really a very nice trip.

  13. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    I always visit zoo anywhere I travel if I can. Zoo is so pretty and so relaxing. I am sure it was a time well spent in Singapore.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah Lyosha. Great time.

  14. Lindsay Rae says:

    I love the zoo! We try to take our kids to the zoo every year. Although I definitely went lots before having children as well. The Singapore Zoo looks awesome with a lot of attractions to see!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah Lindsay it’s quite nice and you can spend lots of time there.

  15. Zandra Castillo says:

    I would love to travel to Singapore.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You’ll love it for sure.

  16. Eileen M Loya says:

    My high school best friend moved her entire family to live in Singapore. Her grandchildren love going to Singapore Zoo and I love the photos she posts on Facebook. It does look like a really family and kid friendly zoo. Someday I will take my grandchildren there too.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      So nice. Am sure you too will love the experience.

  17. Nnniiiccceeeee….I had never seen a red river hog till about now!

  18. Cha Esper says:

    This is a fun place to be with. Plus it is perfect for families with kids. itโ€™s a great way to bond as a family as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

  19. Cha Esper says:

    Singapore zoo is indeed great for kids. There will be a lot of learning experiences since this zoo is home to many animals such as mammals, birds and reptiles. This zoo is perfect for families, especially kids. <3 would love to bring my family here!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it was a nice experience and a perfect place with your family.

  20. Nicole says:

    This looks like a blast! I love the zoo!

  21. Audrey says:

    What a spectacular zoo. I always love taking our kids to them, so they can see animals they’d never get to see. I would love to take them here.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes with kids around it’s great fun seeing them happy.

  22. My family and I love to visit zoos! If we are ever in Singapore, it will definitely be on our list!

  23. angelina says:

    I loved Singaour, but sadly didn’t make it to the Zoo. Totally regretting after seeing these photos!

  24. Emily Zielinski says:

    I love Singapore zoo, I personally think that itโ€™s one of the best

  25. Desiree says:

    The night safari sounds amazing! Thanks for including that.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      My pleasure ๐Ÿ˜Š

  26. Ruth I says:

    It’s always nice to go visit a zoo. People of all ages are just going to quickly fall in love with it. This is one of the best ones I’ve seen so far.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah Ruth very nice ambience too.

  27. This looks like such a great zoo. Perfect day trip with kids.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Carrie the kids would love it.

    2. travelwisesr says:

      Absolutely Carrie ๐Ÿ˜Š

  28. Angelica Sereda says:

    This zoo looks amazing. What fun way to spend the day.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Angelica. It was an amazing day spending time at the zoo.

    2. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah it was good fun Angelica ๐Ÿ˜Š

  29. What a fun place to take kids. Singapore looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this recommendation for traveling families.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      It’s my pleasure really ๐Ÿ˜Š

  30. I’m so glad you and your family had a wonderful time :). Looks like a great day!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah it was. Thanks Sara.

  31. Surekha-dreamingloud.com says:

    Haha I don’t know why some people think that zoo are just for kids, I know plenty of people who loves going to zoo even if they are old.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      It’s surely one of the best family destinations.

  32. Aw looks like you had an amazing day out at the zoo. Also taking many lovely pictures along the way x

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah it was very nice.

  33. Sarah M says:

    I love to go Singapore zoo and my children will definitely enjoy there.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes your kids would have a great time.

  34. I love visiting the zoo and see plenty of exciting animals. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time there and hopefully we could go here someday.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You would love it if you do happen to visit sometime.

  35. Wow, what a great zoo! I love that you can see the hippo under water. The zebras, the stingray, and the cobra were amazing. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yeah Julia it’s an interesting zoo.

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