Singapore Zoo: an open zoo where you can enjoy watching animals more closely and naturally

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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

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

It was the 5th day of my Singapore trip. I visited Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Singapore Zoo

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.
Singapore Zoo map
(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.シンガポール動物園 放し飼い

Flamingo.Singapore Zoo Flamingo

Gibbon.Singapore Zoo Gibbon

Orangutan, which is one of the most popular animals in Singapore Zoo.Singapore Zoo Orangutan1

Singapore Zoo Orangutan2

Singapore Zoo Orangutan3

Visitors can have breakfast near Orangutans and take photos with them at Amen restaurant.

Polar Bear. He/She was just asleep.Singapore Zoo Polar Bear

Zebra.Singapore Zoo Zebra

Giraffe.Singapore Zoo Giraffe

Cheetah.Singapore Zoo Cheetah

Lion.Singapore Zoo Lion

At Fragile Forest. Are they a kind of duck?Singapore Zoo Fragile Forest

Ring-tailed Lemur.Singapore Zoo Ring-tailed Lemur

Malayan Flying Fox. I didn’t expect to see it at all.Singapore Zoo Malayan Flying Fox1

Coincidentally, I just happened to see feeding.Singapore Zoo Malayan Flying Fox feeding

Chimpanzee.Singapore Zoo Chimpanzee1

Singapore Zoo Chimpanzee2

Pony at Kids World.Singapore Zoo Pony1

Singapore Zoo Pony2

Goat.Singapore Zoo Goat

Indian Gharial.Singapore Zoo Indian Gharial

Seal Lion.Singapore Zoo Seal Lion

A kind of Pelican?Singapore Zoo 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.Singapore Zoo Lion-tailed Macaque1

Singapore Zoo Lion-tailed Macaque2

Douc Langur?""

Singapore Zoo Douc Langur1

Zoom-in.Singapore Zoo monkey1

Singapore Zoo monkey2

Singapore Zoo monkey3

When I passed the Elephants of Asia area, a show called “Elephants at Work & Play” just started.Singapore Zoo Elephant1

Singapore Zoo Elephant2

Singapore Zoo Elephant3

Kangaroo or Wallaby.Singapore Zoo Kangaroo or Wallaby

Proboscis Monkey.Singapore Zoo Proboscis Monkey

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.


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