I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Singapore Zoo as part of Day 5.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo [This article]
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines
It was the 5th day of my Singapore trip. I visited Singapore Zoo and River Safari.
Apart from Singapore Zoo and River Safari, there was Night Safari in the same premises, but I visited only the two places due to schedule issues. In this article, I will write about Singapore Zoo.
What is Singapore Zoo?
Singapore Zoo is a zoo which was opened in 1973. It has about 300 species and 2,800 animals with the premise of 28 ha. What makes Singapore Zoo so special is that Singapore Zoo has “Open Zoo” concept, which means the zoo does not use cages or fences as much as possible while animals are kept close to natural environments.
(See the link for the map above)
I walked around the zoo in the counterclockwise direction. Here are some photos of animals I saw in the zoo.
Animals in Singapore Zoo
Just after I entered the entrance, I saw two monkeys on the information board.
Orangutan, which is one of the most popular animals in Singapore Zoo.
Visitors can have breakfast near Orangutans and take photos with them at Amen restaurant.
Polar Bear. He/She was just asleep.
At Fragile Forest. Are they a kind of duck?
Malayan Flying Fox. I didn’t expect to see it at all.
Coincidentally, I just happened to see feeding.
Pony at Kids World.
A kind of Pelican?
The following photos of several kinds of monkeys were takes at Primate Kingdom area, but I’m not confident in their correct names… Anyway, Lion-tailed Macaque.
Black and White Colobus Monkey.
It was just a feeding time.
When I passed the Elephants of Asia area, a show called “Elephants at Work & Play” just started.
Kangaroo or Wallaby.
The last photo was about a kind of monkey I saw again at the information board near the gate.
Then, I left Singapore Zoo and moved to the next destination, River Safari.
That’s it for the article about Singapore Zoo as part of Day 5. I was able to see animals more closely and naturally thanks to Singapore Zoo’s “Open Zoo” concept, so I was satisfied with it. This time, I just walked around quickly in the morning due to my time schedule, but it is also a good idea to spend a day walking around the zoo, if times allows 🙂
In the next article, I will write about River Safari, which I visited in the afternoon.