Day4: Singapore Zoo and River Safari Trip
We spent our 4th and last day in Singapore at Singapore Zoo and River Safari. My cousin decided that we take a taxi from the hotel going there. BTW compared here in the Philippines, Singapore’s taxis have a different flag down rate. My cousin said that it varies from the style, model and company of the car. The flag down rate is around 3.50 to 5 SGD.
The Singapore Zoo opens from 8.30am to 6.00pm daily. There were a few people already there when we arrived around 10am. I saw small kids with their teachers and a few companions that are visiting the zoo that day too.
The entrance is $33 for adults and $22 for children 3-12 years old.
If you are a Pokemon player, there is a Pokestop and Pokegym here too. They even have a guide where to go.
What I like with this Zoo is that they have huge trees that helps walking enjoyable, you won’t feel the sunrays much on your skin.
This zoo is quite big so it’s advisable to wear comfortable outfit and shoes. Bring extra clothes if you want, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen and insect repellent.
The lake at the middle also compliments the cozy atmosphere for both visitors and animals.
Compared to Universal Studios, the drinking fountain in Singapore zoo is a lot better. It is cold and convenient. They actually encourage people to just refill their water bottle here.
Make sure to have a map of the place with you when you visit this place, you can get it at the entrance or you can download it here – www.zoo.com.sg/assets/pdf/parkmap.pdf
Here are some of the animals we saw there. These is just a few of the photos I’ve taken because Noel had a video of them (they’re better moving right). Stay tuned for the video that I hope he’ll be able to finish soon.
If ever you get hungry, there are fastfood chains like KFC and other restaurants here also. You can even buy ice cream and on the go snacks while walking or watching the animal shows.
You can bring your kids swimwear also because there is this Rainforest Kidzworld inside the zoo. We forgot to pack Ren’s swimwear so I’m happy that it was under renovation during our visit. I know he’ll be disappointed if he won’t be able to try it.
After touring the Singapore Zoo, we decided to drop by River Safari that’s just beside the Zoo. Ticket price is $30 for adult and $20 for child.
Here we were able to see a lot of fishes and other water animals.
We rode a tourist boat that toured us for 10 minutes around the lake. This cost $5/adults and $3 for children.
The Panda area is located at River Safari instead of the Singapore Zoo. They’re so fluffy and adorable but kinda lazy (they slept the whole time when we were there haha).
We went home around 4pm because we need to have a rest first before heading back to Manila that night. We rode a taxi van going back to the hotel.
This Singapore Trip is our family’s first ever trip abroad and I’m hoping that we will be able to do another out of town trip soon.
We love SG!