Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo. Delight in an exciting outdoor feast at Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning programme that offers exhilarating experience with orangutans. The fun is endless with interesting animal presentations, photography with animals and more!
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  • kikilala
    15 contributions
    Beyond Expectations
    My boyfriend and I visited Singapore Zoo on Feb. 28th, 2020. We arrived via Mandai Khatib Shuttle bus at around 8:30am and purchased tickets for the Park Hopper Plus (SGD95). This included entry to all four parks which are: Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Our visit included everything except Jurong Bird Park since we found out at the ticket booth that this area was not actually on site with the other areas, but about a 20 minute drive away. We plan to visit again sometime this year to see it. Upon entering the Singapore Zoo, the first thing we noticed was how clean and well maintained it was, despite there being lots of people and animals there all the time. It's hot and humid most of the time in all of the parks so wear light, breathable clothing. Mosquitos live in the zoo as well so if you're prone to bites like me, I highly encourage you to apply some sort of repellent before entering. You could also do what I did and bring a small bottle of OFF! spray to carry with you for touch ups through out the day. We saw plenty of animals and got our fair share of walking done in this area. The River Safari had lots of marine life to see and we enjoyed the Amazon River Quest ride a lot. The 15 minute Reservoir Cruise was an enjoyable way to relax, take in the scenery and learn a bit of history about the area. At the Night Safari, it was very difficult to see things but we enjoyed the experience of doing a late night walk while taking some photos of the animals we could see. Some of our favorite animals to see from each zoo were: Cheetahs, penguins and white tigers from the Singapore Zoo. Giant panda, red panda and jaguar from the River Safari. Tiger, giant hippo and servals from the Night Safari. Overall, we loved our first trip to this zoo and would definitely recommend it as a wonderful place to spend a day with the entire family, friends or partners. Other zoos will find it hard to compete and this zoo will always be one of our favorite places to recommend for travelers who are coming to see Singapore for the first time.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2020
  • adventuresofkaymay
    Mount Isa, Australia511 contributions
    Wild Discoverer Tour
    It took about 30 mins in a grab at 9am to reach the zoo from Swissotel the Stamford. This zoo is such a beautiful place to visit. We have been here many times but never done the 1 hour Wild Discoverer Tour. There is one at 10:30am - there is another tour at 3:30pm if you were heading to the zoo later in the day. I booked this ahead of time as you get a 10% discount on tours when you book the lot together - S$38 per adult and $25 per child on top of the entry fee before discount and it was worth every cent. You get driven around by a guide in a golf buggy, who tells you facts about animals and you get priority feeding to the giraffes, cuddle a giant tortoise and he even snuck in a orangutan photo for us. At the end he dropped us to where we wanted in the zoo and we could do as we please. Tips & Info: Take your own water bottle as they have refill stations all around the park. There is toilets for the kids and sinks down low to wash hands easily. Nursery areas with hot and cold water dispensers for making bubs food. Take swimwear for the kids as they have a waterpark to cool off. You are allowed to take packed lunches into the park. Have your camera ready as some animals are free range and will pop up anywhere - like a couple of cheeky monkeys we spotted. Pay the extra $5 for a tram to save the legs.
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written January 15, 2020
  • Mister Perfect
    New York City, New York168 contributions
    A taste of the Wild
    A nice day trip away from the city. We took a cab there around ~SGD 30 each way. ParkHopper + pass was worth it since we did three parks in one day (primary zoo, river safari, 7:20pm night safari, rainforest lumina). We got there at 1pm and left around 9pm. The zoo is terrific - the open design is pretty cool, especially for viewing the primates. River safari worth it just for seeing the manatees and pandas. Thunderstorms closed down the boat ride. Night safari a unique experience, especially seeing the big cats at night. Rainforest lumina a waste of time - best to avoid. If you don't have mobility issues avoid the tram at all costs. The zoo is not that big. You could probably walk to the other end in around 15-20 minutes with kids. If you wait at tram stop 1 and the line is full, you will waste 45 minutes standing around, and you can't see much from the tram.
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 2, 2020
  • brcam2402
    1 contribution
    Singapore Zoo
    There is a large variety of animals to be seen including some live shows. Give yourself plenty of time to see all the animals and recommend buying a reasonably priced ticket to the hop on hop off zoo shuttle- saves a ot of walking time. Really enjoyed the exhibits including an area where birds and some invertebrates walked around freely. There are strategically placed cafes around the zoo if you get thirsty or hungry. We travelled to and from the zoo using Uber equivilant- was also good value for five adults.
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 6, 2020
  • Normadic Life
    Singapore, Singapore88 contributions
    Singapore Zoo is one of the Best Zoos in the world
    This zoo is amazing! IT has so many different variety of animals from all around the world. Despite the limited area of the zoo, the representation of the species is truly global. Animals on the endangered species list are well supported and even bred offsprings. The visit is not just about expecting to see many animals of the same species, but it is about being an engaging experience as much as possible for each and every species where permissible. This is not a safari, yet the environment is brought to the visitors as close as possible. From a visitors point of view is fantastic. (Put must have dolphins or the polar bear that lived for a very long time there aside) However, from the animal itself living in a controlled habitat has its advantages and disadvantages. Protection of the species survival is the utmost, however, this seemed to cost the animal the required area for roaming, thriving and animal socialising within the animal species and inter-social with other animals. Although well, looked after, the animals seemed to lack enough space/area - after all this is a form of captivity. Most animals have lost their ability to hunt and find they home for survival. Still, this zoo is one of the best I have seen. All continents are represented. Making fun out of the zoo is also Singapore’s greatest gift to attracting visitors to a calm, safe and hassle free zoo environment. Worth a visit and certainly all the attractions cannot be seen in a day - such and amazing design to a small area. With the adjacent attractions, allocate at least three good (weather) days to wander the zoo and surrounding attractions. This visit is highly recommended. Start the visit when the gate opens to get the most out of it, even for multiple visits.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 29, 2020
  • Mark B
    3 contributions
    Crowds and crowds of people. The management of the zoo obviously failed to organize the crowd.
    Crowds and crowds of people. The management of the zoo obviously failed to organize the crowd. We wasted too much time standing in long queues, first one was to purchase the tickets to the night safari, 2nd one was to enter the zoo are, 3d one was to take a van which we finally still missed. Then too little time left for us to see the animals because we had to go back to our bus. We paid a lot of money just to run on the zoo paths and see a few glimpses of a night animal life. Highly disappointed.
    Visited November 2019
    Written February 24, 2020
  • tromboon1220
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    Fun and Convenient
    It was rather exciting and a very personalised private tour! Really big thanks to our wildlife experience guide Neetha and Gen :) Had a request for mandarin speaking guide and they really they tried their best to explain to us in Chinese haha. They were also able to make an advance booking for us for animal presentation and allow us to go in without any booking in advance made by ourselves. Fuss free! They were also really patience despite having my dad not being able to catch up and corporate at times. However, the private buggy tour were really fun ! Will definitely come back for more. Personally I would recommend coming in the morning slot (930am) as you would get more time to walk around and taking a look at the zoo. Also, a properly planned itinerary will also make the tour a lot more fun as well. Overall, I felt that my 2nd day of outing to zoo was well spent!
    Visited February 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written February 13, 2021
  • Simon H
    Adelaide, Australia43 contributions
    Fun zoo
    We've been to zoos all over the world, and this one is definitely up there. For admission, we got the 4 park pass (includes the river zoo, bird park and night zoo) which seems to be good value. As you walk in, they give you a map and it's pretty easy to find your way around. Given the time of visit, there was screening for coronavirus, which made us feel a bit safer. It's key to line up the times with animal feedings. They have a 'tour' where they go around and feed about 5 different animals in a 30 min window. It's great, as you get a commentary on the animals you're looking at, while looking at them up close and while they are active. The animal variety was great, saw an awesome mix of all kinds of animals. It's great that they seemed to be well taken care of. The highlights for us were the elephants (they have so many!), chimps and orangutans. To get there, we got the SMTR (train) to khabib and then the shuttlr bus from there that comes every 20 mins. Would advise buying the card if you're going to use the SMTR often while in Singapore. With the card, it was $1.60 ish to get there, and another $1 for the shuttle, and the range coming back. Overall it's pretty much a must visit while in Singapore, they have the river cruise next door so if you get the multi pass, beneficial to do both on the same day. Go early to make sure you see everything though!
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2020
  • Arne
    Lembeke, Belgium602 contributions
    More vending machines than animals
    If you like a zoo to have more shops&vending machine than animals, cheap buffets, loud music attractions, depressed animals in small habitats and an expensive entry, this is the place to go. Observe the huge collection of plastic animals. Stuff yourself with pop corn and crisps and sugary drinks whilst watching some depressed sea lions do their trick under the shouting of an overenthousiastic animator. Compared to the domes&botanic gardens, which are epic, this was the most depressing visit in Singapore. A zoo should be about animals not about using them for the amusement of visitors in outdated shows. Many of the habitats are shameful, which is illustrated by the frustrated behaviour of the animals. Time to rethink the whole thing, in the mean time I won’t be back.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 15, 2020
  • Ann T
    18 contributions
    singapore zoo
    we caught the MRT and a bus to get here. take your singapore airlines boarding pass with you and get a discount on entry, The zoo is a large area and takes a bit of time to get around. Duck into the reptile enclosure for some aircon comfort if needed. The first show starts at 10.00am so get there before it starts.
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 17, 2020
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brcam2402
1 contribution
Feb 2020
There is a large variety of animals to be seen including some live shows. Give yourself plenty of time to see all the animals and recommend buying a reasonably priced ticket to the hop on hop off zoo shuttle- saves a ot of walking time. Really enjoyed the exhibits including an area where birds and some invertebrates walked around freely. There are strategically placed cafes around the zoo if you get thirsty or hungry. We travelled to and from the zoo using Uber equivilant- was also good value for five adults.
Written March 6, 2020
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Normadic Life
Singapore, Singapore88 contributions
Feb 2020
This zoo is amazing! IT has so many different variety of animals from all around the world. Despite the limited area of the zoo, the representation of the species is truly global. Animals on the endangered species list are well supported and even bred offsprings. The visit is not just about expecting to see many animals of the same species, but it is about being an engaging experience as much as possible for each and every species where permissible. This is not a safari, yet the environment is brought to the visitors as close as possible. From a visitors point of view is fantastic. (Put must have dolphins or the polar bear that lived for a very long time there aside) However, from the animal itself living in a controlled habitat has its advantages and disadvantages. Protection of the species survival is the utmost, however, this seemed to cost the animal the required area for roaming, thriving and animal socialising within the animal species and inter-social with other animals. Although well, looked after, the animals seemed to lack enough space/area - after all this is a form of captivity. Most animals have lost their ability to hunt and find they home for survival.
Still, this zoo is one of the best I have seen. All continents are represented. Making fun out of the zoo is also Singapore’s greatest gift to attracting visitors to a calm, safe and hassle free zoo environment. Worth a visit and certainly all the attractions cannot be seen in a day - such and amazing design to a small area. With the adjacent attractions, allocate at least three good (weather) days to wander the zoo and surrounding attractions.
This visit is highly recommended. Start the visit when the gate opens to get the most out of it, even for multiple visits.
Written February 29, 2020
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Mark B
3 contributions
Nov 2019
Crowds and crowds of people. The management of the zoo obviously failed to organize the crowd. We wasted too much time standing in long queues, first one was to purchase the tickets to the night safari, 2nd one was to enter the zoo are, 3d one was to take a van which we finally still missed. Then too little time left for us to see the animals because we had to go back to our bus. We paid a lot of money just to run on the zoo paths and see a few glimpses of a night animal life. Highly disappointed.
Written February 24, 2020
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tromboon1220
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
It was rather exciting and a very personalised private tour! Really big thanks to our wildlife experience guide Neetha and Gen :) Had a request for mandarin speaking guide and they really they tried their best to explain to us in Chinese haha. They were also able to make an advance booking for us for animal presentation and allow us to go in without any booking in advance made by ourselves. Fuss free!

They were also really patience despite having my dad not being able to catch up and corporate at times. However, the private buggy tour were really fun ! Will definitely come back for more.

Personally I would recommend coming in the morning slot (930am) as you would get more time to walk around and taking a look at the zoo. Also, a properly planned itinerary will also make the tour a lot more fun as well.

Overall, I felt that my 2nd day of outing to zoo was well spent!
Written February 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon H
Adelaide, Australia43 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We've been to zoos all over the world, and this one is definitely up there. For admission, we got the 4 park pass (includes the river zoo, bird park and night zoo) which seems to be good value. As you walk in, they give you a map and it's pretty easy to find your way around. Given the time of visit, there was screening for coronavirus, which made us feel a bit safer.

It's key to line up the times with animal feedings. They have a 'tour' where they go around and feed about 5 different animals in a 30 min window. It's great, as you get a commentary on the animals you're looking at, while looking at them up close and while they are active.

The animal variety was great, saw an awesome mix of all kinds of animals. It's great that they seemed to be well taken care of. The highlights for us were the elephants (they have so many!), chimps and orangutans.

To get there, we got the SMTR (train) to khabib and then the shuttlr bus from there that comes every 20 mins. Would advise buying the card if you're going to use the SMTR often while in Singapore. With the card, it was $1.60 ish to get there, and another $1 for the shuttle, and the range coming back.

Overall it's pretty much a must visit while in Singapore, they have the river cruise next door so if you get the multi pass, beneficial to do both on the same day. Go early to make sure you see everything though!
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Arne
Lembeke, Belgium602 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you like a zoo to have more shops&vending machine than animals, cheap buffets, loud music attractions, depressed animals in small habitats and an expensive entry, this is the place to go. Observe the huge collection of plastic animals. Stuff yourself with pop corn and crisps and sugary drinks whilst watching some depressed sea lions do their trick under the shouting of an overenthousiastic animator. Compared to the domes&botanic gardens, which are epic, this was the most depressing visit in Singapore. A zoo should be about animals not about using them for the amusement of visitors in outdated shows. Many of the habitats are shameful, which is illustrated by the frustrated behaviour of the animals. Time to rethink the whole thing, in the mean time I won’t be back.
Written February 16, 2020
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Ann T
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia18 contributions
Mar 2020
we caught the MRT and a bus to get here. take your singapore airlines boarding pass with you and get a discount on entry, The zoo is a large area and takes a bit of time to get around. Duck into the reptile enclosure for some aircon comfort if needed. The first show starts at 10.00am so get there before it starts.
Written March 17, 2020
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Nick
Canberra, Australia27 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Spent 4 hours wandering around this amazing zoo set in beautiful tropical surroundings. Purchased additional tickets for the zoo shuttle bus due to the wet weather which was worth every cent. Reptile enclosure was a hit with the kids whilst seeing the Galapagos Tortoises in the open was a hit for myself. Definitely worth the money.
Written February 3, 2020
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EuniceTarsicia
Singapore, Singapore163 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
I remembered the Singapore zoo being on of my favourite zoos in the world! With the Covid-19, there were limited seatings for the shows due to safe distancing. We didn’t go for any of the shows as it was fully filled 30 minutes before the shows started. We bought tickets at $37.50 for the zoo and river safari (promotion at 50%, not too sure when it’ll end).

The zoo probably take about half a day to completion and we didn’t get to see every animals (maybe just 2 or 3 left?). Other than that, everything was ok. Information were well written so people who are interested in animals can obtain sufficient knowledge at the zoo! :)

Overall, is a good time spent with my family but I probably will visit many years later? Not too sure.
Written December 9, 2020
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Tracey2861
Perth, Australia62 contributions
Dec 2019
Singapore zoo is well worth a visit, we were also told the Night Safari is great but we will save that one for next visit! We caught a taxi there which was about S$23, you can get public transport but it involves a couple of changes & it takes about an hour. This zoo is gorgeous, the animals are all amazing & the surroundings just beautiful. If you have children bring their bathers as there is a lovely water playground for them to enjoy! Also I would suggest bringing food/picnic as there are lots of nice spots to sit & eat whilst enjoying the grounds. Be aware if you taxi home via the taxi rank you will be ushered into next taxi, which for us proved an expensive trip as it was a premium taxi! Just ask & get yourself a general taxi (I think they usually have advertising on the side of the car).
Written January 7, 2020
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