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“Hard to see anything”
Review of Night Safari

Night Safari
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Singapore Night Safari with Optional Buffet Dinner
Ranked #44 of 806 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: As dusk falls, get ready as over 1,000 nocturnal animals start their nightly rituals. Come up close to them as they frolic, graze and hunt. With an exciting tram ride that takes you through 7 geographical regions and more, embark on a fascinating journey through the world's very first wildlife night park.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hard to see anything”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Reaching the attraction was difficult due to bad transfer arrangements. Possibly not their fault, but, on arrival there was a crush of people, long queue lines and when on the train much of the sights were too dark to spot wildlife and impossible to photograph since flash is forbidden. Food and drink costs at th venue were outrageous. We were disappointed. The return bus did not show.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Dianne P
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Nowra, Australia
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“night safari”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We did the night safari and really enjoyed it got to see animals moving about and interacting instead of just sleeping tour guide on the train that takes you around very informative, also had plenty of time walking around the various areas looking at the animals on our own.We also enjoyed a great buffet there on a group tour

Visited October 2013
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“Different experience”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to the night Safari, as we heard that it was something very interesting thing to do in Singapore. The experience is one of a kind, with the chance to get up close and personal to the animals in the middle of the jungle at night. The varierty of animals are impressive, although, at times, you do still get the feeling that they are kept in small areas, like in any zoo. Overall, the experience is worth going to and this is not your typical zoo, so I would definitely recommend it....

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Really good attraction”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

if your bored in Singapore at night or need to do something after the sun goes down, this is the place for you. Your first entertained by some fire tricksters, then get there early so you can be on the trams first

You need a good 2 hours minimum to see all the areas, and definitely get off the stops to see the other animals and the new Caves exhibit too. Bring proper night-time photography if you can otherwise you'll have no memories of the place. And line up early for the Creatures of the Night Show, its funny and informative but can be really crowded

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

On a drizzly Tuesday night I went to night safari with my wife and a friend. We arrived a little before 9 pm and quickly got in and began the walking tour. There were a few other groups of people around, mostly families or quiet couples.

In general you get much closer to animals than in a traditional zoo. We spotted about 80 or 90% of them, and I feel ok missing a few (it's a good sign that their cages aren't so small that they have no place else to go but right in front of you).

In about 60 or 90 minutes of slow-paced walking we saw porcupines, slow loris, mousedeer, civet cats, otters, binturongs, and others I'm surely forgetting. The flying squirrels, fruit bats, and flying foxes were highlights for me - maybe because they weren't expected to be highlights.

After that we got on the tram and rode it for maybe 45 minutes or so, seeing a different set of animals - mostly larger ones (lions, elephants, giraffes) with a guide that was charming and pleasant. There was no line, though it was after 10 pm so we may have been the last group.

Based on other experiences compared to ours, I would recommend going on a weekday evening, and don't worry about a little rain, just bring an umbrella. Don't expect to be able to take pictures - it's night and you shouldn't use flash. And we didn't go to any of the shows or feeding events and still thought it was worth it. Not something I'm going to do repeatedly, but it's a good way to see animals - mostly ones from the region - that' you just don't get to see during the daytime.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Andrew J
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