Singapore Zoo is very large, open, natural and highly recommended by many travellers. More of the rainforest and less of the bars.
Night Safaris and Breakfast with Wildlife are just two of the terrific concepts in this 220 acre open-plan zoo, home to over 2,800 animals representing over 300 species.
If you book breakfast ahead you can get the best tables next to the orang utans who’ll wander over to watch you watching them.
You should reckon on spending most of a day here and should bring wet weather gear or umbrellas in case of sudden downpours. And do buy food for the animals; feeding them yourself gets you way closer than normally possible.
Set in a rainforest environment, Zoo is renowned for its ‘open concept’, which offers visitors from around the world the opportunity to be inspired by the wonders of nature and wildlife. Animals live in spacious and landscaped environments, simulating that of their natural habitats. For example they have the world’s first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo. This environment emulates the charismatic apes in their natural surroundings. Visitors get a vantage point, walking along a raised boardwalk.
The Zoo is constantly evolving into an open, learning experience about wildlife. Interactive, educational content has become a feature of all exhibits. Through these guests learn more about animals and wildlife conservation efforts in an engaging way.
Zoo shows take place twice daily and last for 15 to 20 minutes, weather permitting: currently popular shows are Splash Safari, Animal Friends, Elephants at work and play, Rainforest fights back.