Zoo and aquarium
4 - 5 Hours
FIrst Aid kit
Singapore Zoo, locally known as the Mandai Zoo is a well-known tourist site in Singapore for many years. It was built back in 1973 with the investment cost of S$ 9 million from the government. This zoo follows a modern style of displaying animals in open and naturalistic exhibitions. The Singapore Zoo is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manages the neighboring Night Safari and the Jurong Bird Park. There are about 315 species of animal in the zoo, of which some 16% are considered threatened species.
The zoo attracts about 1.6 million visitors a year. Singapore Zoo is in the north of the island at Mandai, by the serene Seletar Reservoir, and is immensely proud of its orangutan-breeding program. By focusing on these magnificent creatures, whose plight symbolizes the disappearance of tropical rainforests around the world, the zoo hopes to nurture respect and deep appreciation of nature in all who visit the zoo. It is not all dark at the world’s first nighttime zoo safari, with subtle moon glow lighting highlighting the raw beauty of 40 hectares of the secondary jungle next to the Singapore Zoo. Thrills are guaranteed as you ride the open tram through the tropical jungle, with all its mysteries laid bare. The journey passes a large reservoir and snakes through habitats that are as identical to the natural environment as much as possible, from the Himalayan foothills to the Southeast Asian rainforest and Indian subcontinent.
- all animal shows at the park are included in your admission.
- Be at the shows at least 15-20 min. in advance for good seats.
- kids have a play area with water. So make sure to take some changing clothes if you have young kids.
- Take MRT to Khatib-NS14 and then you can pick-up Mandai Khatib Shuttle which can take you to zoo in just SGD $ 1.
- avoid June and December as they are school holiday months and it gets crowded. Weekends can be pretty busy.
|January to December|
|Monday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||08:30 AM - 08:30 AM|
|Thursday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday||08:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Last Admission||Last ticket sale at 5: 30 PM|
Things to carry
Food or Snacks
Things Not Allowed