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“There are much better zoos in Asia (((”
Review of Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo
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Singapore Zoo with Transfer and Optional Breakfast with Orangutans
Ranked #7 of 865 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo. Delight in an exciting outdoor feast at Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning programme that offers exhilarating experience with orangutans. The fun is endless with interesting animal presentations, photography with animals and more!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Stated in line more than 1,5 to buy tickets!
Too crowded
Zoo is smaller than in Bangkok
After waited for taxi (in line) more than 1 hour again !!!!

Thank Denis U
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The animals seem happy, really enjoyed the breakfast with orangutans and riding the elephant. There is a large variety of animals and it is the right size for a day visit.

Thank Priscilla B
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

It has been a long long time since I last stepped into the zoo. Decided to make a trip down with family on a saturday afternoon. Took bus to AMK interchange and transfer to bus 138. It was pretty crowded when we reached but of course due to the sheer size of the place, it is not overwhelming.

Was thrilled to see black monkeys (i think) swinging from trees to trees and we proceeded to traipse through the venue. Caught sight of crocodiles, white tiger, puma, leopard, hippos, polar bears and many others. To be honest, the layout was good, in the sense that there are no cages and thus you would feel that it is a pretty natural enclosure for the animals. The very hot and humid made the trip pretty uncomfortable, and my kids were tired out in about an hour's time. My little boy looked so worn out and it took an ice cream ($4 for a wall's ice cream cone which is a rip off) before he visibly perked up. On hindsight, we should have taken the tram ride which would have made the trip more enjoyable. We chanced upon the small games stalls in celebration of the zoo's 40th anniversary, and that brightened up the kids significantly before we continue the slow trekking.

It was a bit disconcerting to see the white tiger and the puma endlessly walking back and forth......sorta like they are bored to death or caught in a trance. Most of the animals are sleeping which makes sense since the weather leaves one drowsy and tired. The Kidzworld was fun with pony rides, carriage rides and a carousel. They have a package of $10 for all three rides, otherwise it is $6 for pony, $6 for carriage and $4 for carousel.

There was something also very strange about Inuka, the polar bear, who kept diving towards the left side of her enclosure, and only the left side, and going near the glass many times. Hubby commented that it looks like she has been trained to perform a routine. Either that or she genuinely needed to do something to while away time. I figured maybe that's where her feeding normally takes place.

I was happy to see the EXIT sign and I doubt I will be there shortly, not because the zoo is disappointing but more because I am not a nature/outdoors person plus I cannot stand walking in the hot sun.

Thank arielgetz
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Nothing I've experienced before and an opportunity to see animals in a more natural setting. Well worth a visit

Thank 55tonyw55
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I've been to a lot of zoos, not because I enjoy them especially but for something to do! However, this is in another league and is definitely worth going to. The lay out is really good with animals kept together as the would be in the wild. You can see that the zoo is very passionate about Animal welfare which has been lacking in so many zoos I've visited. The highlights were seeing the oranutangs swinging in the branches above your head and seeing the polar bear swimming in endless circles. Give yourself at least 3 hours and take your own food and drink. If you can, go to the night zoo afterwards. These are different zoos but next to each other, and before you can go in, there is a fire dance show and there are loads of places to eat and drink to keep you entertained while you wait for the night safari to open.You can't take pictures but you'll see the animals being a lot more active and it's an amazing experience

Thank Megan1982
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