Today we visited one of the most beautiful and famous zoos in the world: the Singapore Zoo.
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The location of Singapore Zoo
Since the zoo is quite far away from the city center, it is recommended to arrive by taxi by bus (from Khatib MRT station) or metro. We took the metro of the north-south MRT line and took the rest of the route with a shuttle bus.
A map of Singapore Zoo
Things to know about the zoo
The Singapore Zoo is world-famous and has received many awards. The special thing about this zoo is that there are virtually no cage grilles, fences or thick glass panes for the nearly 3200 animals. The animals live in as natural an environment as possible and borders such as rivers, dense plant growth, rocks or just deep trenches are usually used to separate the enclosures. This gives visitors the feeling of openness and wilderness and thus a very special animal watching feeling in the zoo.
The zoo is divided into the different habitats of the animals. Visitors can experience the savannah of Africa with lions, zebras and rhinos or an Ethiopian valley with monkeys. There are the Australian Outback, Wild Africa, Frozen Tundra, Cat Country, Orangutan Island and also the Primate Kingdom. There is much to experience,and also to touch. Many of the animals in the zoo can move completely freely (monkeys, peas, bats, goats, etc.) and you even have the possibility to feedmany of the animals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinos and monkeys yourself.
Our pictures of the zoo in Singapore
What we couldn’t do (because we were late) is the possibility of breakfast with an Orangutan, which is offered daily from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. The information can be found here.
We have been to so many zoos around the world, but we think the Singapore Zoo is really one of the best zoos in the world! A visit should not be missed under any circumstances and the entrance fee of $33 Singapore Dollars (approx. 21 Euros) is also justified.
Right next to the Singapore Zoo is the “Night Safari”, a dedicated and independently accessible zoo dedicated to nocturnal animals. It is open every evening from 7.30 pm until midnight. Visitors can walk along the signposted trails through the area, visit the “Creatures of the Night” show, or admire other artistic performances such as the Thumbuakar Fire Swallows. The last new attraction was recently opened “River Safari”, a zoo that recreates the world of life on various famous rivers such as the Mekong, the Nile, the Amazon and the Mississippi. Some of the paths are covered on foot, partly by boats. The site includes the Forest of the Great Pandas (in the Yangtze River theme area), where the two panda bears Kai Kai kai and Jia Jia live. In the Mekong area, one of the largest aquariums in the world is waiting for visitors, where the Mekong giant catfish and the Laos stingray, among others, romp around. [Source: singapur-reisetipps.de]
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of SingaporeWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Singapore has several Starbucks stores and also its own cup 🙂
All travelogues from South-East Asia (2013)In this holiday through South East Asia we travelled through 5 different countries. Starting with our flight to Hong Kong (China), then on to Bangkok (Thailand), to the million metropolis Singapore, then into the jungle to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat to Siem Riep (Cambodia), on to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and finally to the island of Borneo (Malaysia). An unbelievably fascinating journey with an incredible number of impressions and experiences.
China: Hong Kong - Explore tourist attractions & things to do
China: Hong Kong - Peak Tram & the viewpoint from Victoria Peak
China: Hong Kong - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery & the Big Buddha
Thailand: Elephant Camp – Bathing with elephants in the Khwae Noi River
Thailand: Kanchanaburi – The Tiger Temple Wat Pa Luangta Maha Bua
Thailand: Bangkok – The Royal Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Temples & Ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage
Thailand: Ayutthaya – The Elephants at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village
Singapore: Chinatown, S.E.A. Aquarium & Sentosa Island
Singapore: A day trip to Singapore Zoo
Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Resort & the Infinity Pool
Cambodia: Siem Reap – Hotel, Old Market & the Butterfly Farm
Cambodia: Siem Reap – The temples of Angkor Wat
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – The Batu Caves & the Aquaria KLCC
Malaysia: Borneo – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Malaysia: Borneo – Proboscis Monkey Labuk Bay Sanctuary
Malaysia: Borneo – Gomantong Caves & Jungle Elephants
Malaysia: Borneo – Diving at Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Malaysia: Borneo – The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort