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 River Safari 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
* Day 5 (2) River Safari [This article]
* 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
Following the previous post, I moved from Singapore Zoo to River Safari (FYI: they were located in the same site)
Before walking around River Safari, I had a lunch at River Safari Tea House.
What is River Safari?
River Safari is a safari park focusing on “River”. The Giant Panda Forest area was opened in November 29, 2012 in advance and then River Safari was officially opened in February 28, 2014. When I lived in Singapore before, River Safari started to exhibit Giant Panda and I have been there once. While River Safari kept two pandas, I was able to see just one panda at that time. So, this time was a good chance to see two pandas.
There are three areas in River Safari, which are Rivers of the World, Giant Panda Forest and Wild Amazonia. I went around River Safari in this order.
(see the link for the map)
Rivers of the World
Rivers of the World adopts seven world-class large rivers as its theme and keeps fish and animals that live around these rivers. Here are some photos from Rivers of the World.
Giant Panda Forest
Giant Panda Forest exhibits two giant pandas and red pandas. As I mentioned earlier, when I visited Giant Panda Forest before, I only say one of the two giant pandas. So, I wanted to see both of them this time.
When I entered the area, I just found a board with giant pandas and red pandas.
Then, I went into the observation area and found…
A panda was sleeping while another panda didn’t show up!
Just like my last visit, only one panda showed up. In addition, he/she was asleep this time.
So, I watched red pandas instead.
Alternatively, I stopped by Mama Panda Kitchen and ordered giant panda cappuccino.
Wild Amazonia is an area that replicates the Amazon River. Wild Amazonia consists of Amazon River Quest, Squirrel Monkey Forest and Amazon Flooded Forest.
In the Amazon River Quest, visitors are able to ride a boat to see wild animals living around the Amazon River.
In the Squirrel Monkey Forest, there are lots of free-range squirrel monkeys.
Last but not least, in the Amazon Flooded Forest, wild animals living in the Amazon River such as manatee and piranha are exhibited.
That’s it for the article about River Safari as part of Day 5. Regarding giant pandas, I was sad to see just one sleeping panda, but there is no use crying it. By the way, I visited Singapore Zoo and River Safari while there is another zoo, Night Safari, on the same site. This time I didn’t visit it due to my busy schedule, but I would like to visit it next time 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Clarke Quay, which I visited in the evening.