Continue from where I left off in my previous entry… After our visit to the Night Safari on Monday’s night, we went to the Singapore Zoo on Thursday afternoon.
Among the four parks – Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo is probably the one I’m most excited about! My initial plan was to combine the visit to the Singapore Zoo and River Safari on the same day (both parks are just 1-minute walk away) so that we could save a trip to Mandai. But the plan got backfired because we couldn’t wake up in the morning.
We only managed to reach Mandai at around 13:30 on the day of our visit. Considering the park closes at 18:00, we hardly have enough time to explore the zoo, let alone to go to River Safari.
From the entrance of the park, we cut across and made our way to the center of the park to board the tram. Really glad that our tickets came with the tram rides as it really saves us a lot of time from walking.
Tickets for the tram rides can be purchased separately at SGD5/adult and SGD3/child. (Ours came inclusive with our ‘ParkHopper Plus’ tickets.
Our first stop for the day – SPH Foundation Conservation Centre to see the Proboscis Monkey!
Leaving the Proboscis Monkey, we made our way across to the Fragile Forest.
Almost everyone was playing the animal-spotting exercise, trying to pick out the well-camouflaged amphibians.
This one here is probably my favourite – the Malayan horned frog.
Made our way to the Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre for the ‘Rainforest Fights Back’. The show is available daily at 12:30 and 14:30.
Aside from the ‘Rainforest Fights Back’, there are also other shows like ‘Splash Safari’, ‘Animal Friends Show’ and ‘Elephants at Work and Play’.
Splash Safari (at Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre)
Daily: 10:30 and 17:00
Animal Friends Show (at Kidzworld Amphitheatre)
Daily: 11:00 and 16:00
Elephants at Work and Play (at Elephants of Asia)
Daily: 11:30 and 15:30
Since there were still sometime before the show, we popped into the gift shop.
As I predicted, the show was the same or almost identical to the one we saw in our previous visits to the zoo. It would be a good show if it’s your first time watching it, but not so much if you’ve seen it a couple of times.
After the show, we walked over to Elephants of Asia. We weren’t planning on catching the show at 15:30, and were just hoping to catch sight of the elephants.
Back at the Tram Station.
From the Free Ranging Orang Utan Boardwalk, we crossed over to the Frozen Tundra to see the polar bear.
This was sadly our last time seeing Inuka.
Making our way to Wild Africa. Probably my favourite part out of the entire zoo.
Spot the adorable Meerkat!
Continuing our way up, we came across the Tropical Crops. From brinjal to spring onion to aloe and smooth luffa, you can find them all here at the tropical crops.
Making our way further up north, we came to the Chimpanzee exhibit.
It happens to be their feeding time, so we managed to catch sight of them up close.
After seeing the Chimpanzee, we went to have our lunch at the Rainforest Kidzworld, before making our way back to the entrance of the park. No pictures from our lunch as it was just KFC.
Passed by Ah Meng Memorial.
Our final stop was the White Tiger Exhibit.
And a quick visit to the gift shop before we called it a day!
Summing-up our trip to Singapore Zoo in this 15 minutes video that I put together.