September 27, 2016

Day 3 Singapore: Singapore Zoo

The initial plan is Jurong Bird Park but since we left at past 10AM, I told my son that we will go to Singapore Zoo instead. He agreed with me and off we went to the zoo. 

The direction is still the same since 3 zoos are located at the same place. For directions, we used gothere.sg, travel time is 67 minutes via train and bus. Fare is SGD1.76 each. 




Directions: 

1. Walk to Newton Station. 

2. Board the train towards Jurong East Station and alight at Ang Mo Kio Station. 5 stations later. 
3. Take Exit C and walk to bus stop at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 
4. Board Bus 138 and alight at Singapore Zoological Gardens, 30 stops later. 
5. Walk to Singapore Zoological Gardens. 

While riding the bus, I was checking the map and I whispered to my son that we will go to Elephants at Work and Play Show first at 11:30AM so we need to walk and run once we alighted so we won’t be late. 




It was a loooong walk, we’re all sweating by the time we reached the venue at Elephants of Asia near Tram Station 4. No more vacant seats so we were standing all throughout the show but at least it did not rain. 9 years ago, my husband and I weren’t able to watch the full show because of rain. You can feed the elephants at SGD5 but my son was so scared so he did not try it. Click here for the video.



After the show, we went straight to Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre to watch the Rainforest Fights Back Show at 12:30NN. My son did not agree with me because he wanted to ride Carousel. I told him that he can do that after the show. He asked, why you always like to watch shows? I want Carousel. Nagrereklamo na, puro show na lang daw ako. Hehehe! 


I explained to him that shows have specific times that we need to follow, other attractions like carousel ay pwede namin puntahan anytime. Trust me, I know how to manage the time. So we just agree to disagree. Lol 




We don’t want to walk anymore so we rode the tram to reach Tram Station 2. You need to pay SGD5 adult and SGD3 for kid. We just showed our ticket because it includes unlimited tram ride. 



As I promised, after the show we went to Rainforest Kidzworld so he can ride Wild Animal Carousel. The ride is not free, you need to pay additional SGD4 but since we have the Park Hopper Plus ticket, my son has one free ride. Solo niya tuloy ang ride, mag-isa lang siya sumakay. Hehehe! 




Then we ate late lunch at KFC at Kidzworld Pavilion. There is Wet Play Area where your kids can play but we did not plan to spend our time here so we continue exploring the zoo. My son enjoyed feeding the goat here.



From station 2, we just walked to check different attractions till we reach the Frozen Tundra





We saw the Polar Bear and we enjoyed watching him, ang galing niya magswim. Hehehe! Click here for the video.



We rode tram again so we can rest from walking. I really appreciate the tram ride because Singapore Zoo is so huge and you will really get tired easily if you will just walk and walk. This is a 26-hectare zoo. Waah!


This is the biggest LIZARD that I've seen, it is called Komodo Dragon
We did not watch the Animal Friends Show because my son was not interested, so pinagbigyan ko na, hehehe



We just finished everything on the map then we went to the last show (5PM) which is Splash Safari Show at Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre, we're a little bit late because of the tram. (tagal dumating)



Then after the show, we rode tram again back to tram station 1 and off we went home at 5:30PM. It was a long day but we’re happy that we finished everything. We really took our time in exploring the zoo because there was Fire Alarm Testing at the hotel from 2-5PM. 

Singapore Zoo has over 2,800 animals, that was really a lot so I did not take a lot of pictures. hehehe! What nice about this zoo is they have open-concept, you don't see animals inside the cages. Some animals are so free that you can see them swinging, lounging or playing around like the orangutans. 




Our favorites in Singapore Zoo are Elephants Show, Carousel Ride, Goat Feeding and Polar Bear.

Read: 5 Days in Singapore 


Singapore Zoo Admission Fee


Park Hopper Plus Ticket


SGD79 adult

SGD59 kid

Regular Ticket


SGD33 adult

SGD22 kid

Tram Ride


SGD5 adult

SGD3 kid

Carousel 


SGD 4

19 comments:

  1. I missed Singapore Zoo. I wanna bring my kids there because when we visit years ago it was just me and hubby. The kids will definitely enjoy! I love the elephant show.. It was very entertaining!

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    1. Like you, my husband and I visited SG Zoo before but I have to go back for my son. :)

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  2. Why didnt we consider Singapore Zoo when we visited Singapore. I guess we were all so excited to shop thus went to the murang China town and what do you call that place again? mustafa ba? Hahaha. I cant even remember and another place na sobra mura. We also tried Orchard but with the expensive stuff there, I only enjoyed the bookstore we visited. I am so poor with names and memory. I cant even remember the places we visited buf definitely no zoo. Sayang. But there will always be next time naman.

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    1. I haven't been to China Town maybe because I have limited budget for shopping. Yes, Mustafa in Little India is a popular place for shopping. There is always next time, better visit this with your kids. :)

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  3. My boys would surely love that wet play area! Haha! It's nice that there's a carousel pa inside the zoo. Zoos are really a must-go when you have kids, noh? Super enjoy sila to see the animals and to feed them.

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    1. There are so many wet play area in SG but haven't tried one. Yes, the kids love to experience feeding animals. :)

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  4. There is so much to do in Singapore! One visit is never enough. We saw the zoo from that rainforest conservatory building thing that is right next to it. What a day you had! why always the shows mama? jajajaja that was funny.

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    1. True, one visit is not enough to enjoy SG. He wanted carousel not the shows. hehehe!

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  5. ooooppp! There's the SG Zoo! And it's wonderful! wow! My son would love this place! But first, we need to get a passport, lol. I don't even know if we'll be able to visit this place in the future. We'll see. :)

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    1. It is better to get passport habang bata pa kasi konti pa requirements and may special lane. :)

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  6. Unlike some of our zoos here in the Philippines, the one you went to looks cleaner and more properly taken cared of. My dad spent a month in Singapore and told me that SG had strict rules about cleanliness in public areas and transport. :) You had a fun trip, I'm sure!

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    1. Yes, zoos in Singapore are well maintained.

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  7. I have a lot of memories to zoos. Good ones and bad ones. I believe myself that animals should not be kept in a zoo. But I understand why people like zoos, because they like animals.

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    1. It is also a chance for them to see the animals up close and personal.

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  8. This look like a lot of fun for the kids! And also for the kids at heart (like me :P) hehe. Didn't get to go here last time we were in Singapore but hopefully next time! :D

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    1. True, even adults enjoy the zoo. :)

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  9. Oh I like the Zoo so much. Is always so interesting to see the animals! Thanks for sharing gorgeous pictures!

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  10. I'm bookmarking this! I'm planning to take a family trip to SG soon and the zoo is definitely in our itinerary. Thanks for sharing, I will be referring to this post before we leave. :-)

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    1. Welcome, our favorite zoo is River Safari because of the Amazon River Quest Ride and River Boat Cruise. :)

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