Singapore Zoo: Night Safari & River Safari
Situated in Northern Singapore, about 25 minutes away from the city stand two wildlife attractions of global standing. One of these is the superb Singapore Zoo; resident to Borneo and Sumatran Orang-u-tans, Komodo Dragons, (the world’s largest lizard from the Indonesia Island of Komodo), Malayan Tigers and other Asian and African wildlife. Among the stars of the zoo is the colony of Orang-u-tans who greet visitors every morning for breakfast at the Ah Meng Restaurant. Watch out for the new attraction of two Giant Pandas, which are scheduled to move to Singapore Zoo in 2012.
The other superb island attraction is the Night Safari. At 7pm each night after dusk, the Night Safari literally comes alive. It has been designed to give visitors an understanding of the nocturnal habits and habitats of Asian animals as they become more active after sleeping during the hot day time. The enclosures of the animals are bathed in simulated moonlight, which allows viewers to discretely observe the inhabitants eating, hunting, or prowling. The night safari is one of Singapore’s best attractions and a must for every visitor.
A new attraction coming in 2012 is the River Safari which will re-create South East Asia’s great waterways such as the Mekong, the Irrawaddy and the Yangtze, to give visitors views of riverside life, in particular the animals who inhabit the banks and estuaries of these great river systems.