Singapore commonly gives us a glimpse of modern urban life with its glamour. First things that might come to your mind if you hear “Singapore” are mostly about the country with high technology, skyscrapers, business, or shopping center. On the other hand, behind its modernity, Singapore still maintains the nature or wildlife by setting several parks. The parks are mostly artificial; however, you can still feel the natural ambiance. The inhabitants (both animals and plants) are well preserved in those parks. Here is the brief info about Singapore wildlife parks that might be your alternative holiday option if you feel “bored” with the glam life.
1. Singapore Zoo: An Iconic Singapore Wildlife Park
Singapore Zoo is inhabited by more than 2,800 animals. This iconic Singapore wildlife park has various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. Besides, you can see one of the endangered species, Orang Utan, who lives within zoo. You can also watch interesting animal shows such as Splash Safari Show in Shaw Foundation Amphitheater at 10:30 and 17:00. In addition, the zoo offers River Safari which is much recommended. You will explore the river and see the animals along the riverside, especially the cute and tubby Pandas in the Giant Panda Forest. The zoo is located in 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826. Nearest MRT Station: Woodlands MRT (NS9).
2. Jurong Bird Park: A Friendly Singapore Wildlife Park
There are some fun things to do in Jurong bird Park. First, this Singapore wildlife park allows you to interact with the friendly birds by feeding them through your hand directly. This park is also educational since you can learn many species of birds while playing with them. If you come with your little ones, you should bring them to Birdz of Play playground. Dry-play area opens at 08:30 to 18:00 while Wet-play area opens at 11:00 to 17:30 (weekdays) and 09:00 to 17:30 (weekends and public holiday). If you are with the lovely one, you should visit open flamingo lake. The view looks romantic with its beautiful-pinkish flamingos. Therefore, it is suitable for couple or wedding photo shoot.
3. Butterfly and Insect Kingdom: A Scenic Singapore Wildlife Park
This is the largest butterfly and insect’s kingdom with more than 1500 beautiful and multicolored butterflies and more than 3000 species of insects. This Singapore wildlife park shows the scenic features and vividly depicts the natural beauty. It is not only enchanting place which offers fun activity but also educational park. You will learn thousand species of butterflies and insects in Butterfly Aviary and Insect Kingdom Museum. Both places are suitable for kids or students. This park is located in 51 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099702. How to get there: (Via Sentosa Express) Board Sentosa Express from Vivo City Lobby L, Level 3 and alight at Imbiah Station.
4. SEA Aquarium
Singapore SEA Aquarium is regarded as the largest aquarium in the world. It has underwater acrylic dome with 9 meters in diameter. SEA Aquarium has more than 100,000 sea creatures from 800 species and across 49 habitats. Moreover, you are allowed to feed the fish but in particular times. Fish feeding time commonly opens approximately at 15:00 at Open Ocean Tank and starting from 10:00 to 11:00 at other exhibits. SEA Aquarium is located in Resort World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island. This aquarium opens from 10:00 to 19:00 with the last admission is 30 minutes before closing time. Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront (NE1/CC29).
5. Gardens by the Bay
This 101 hectares garden consists of three waterfront gardens which are Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay South Garden. Bay South Gardens offers several attractions such as conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest ) and Supertree Grove. Supertrees are the buildings which have structure like trees and covered by various plants such as orchids, ferns, vines, etc. The view around Supertree Grove is more sparkling at night with Garden Rhapsody which harmonizes lights and music show. The Garden is located in 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 and opens from 09:00 to 21:00 (last admission at 20:30). Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront (CE1/DT16).