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 SingaporeSeit einiger Zeit sammeln wir die Starbucks Tassen der Städte (City Mugs) und Inseln, die wir auf unseren Reisen besuchen. Die großen Tassen gibt es leider nicht von jeder Stadt, in der es auch eine Starbucks Filiale gibt. Aber wenn es eine solche Tasse gibt, dann finden wir diese ein wirklich schönes Andenken. Hierbei sammeln wir allerdings (fast) nur Städtetassen der 2008 erschienenen “Global Icon Serie”. Unsere komplette Sammlung könnt Ihr Euch hier ansehen: Starbucks – Unsere Tassensammlung der Global Icon Serie
Singapore has several Starbucks stores and also its own beautiful cup 🙂