A world-class tropical zoo, the Singapore Zoo has won many awards for its collection of more than 300 animal species, about 16% of which, are categorised as a threatened.
Singapore Zoo provides a natural-looking environment to view animals. Instead of housing them in cages, the animals are separated using moats, concealed barriers, and glass. Furthermore, the zoo tries to create a home that resembles the animals’ natural habitat. As part of its conservation efforts, the zoo implements rescues and breeding programmes to help protect wildlife.
The zoo is located in Mandai, about a 30-minute drive from the city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The zoo opens everyday from 08:30 to 18:00, with the last entry at 17:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
- Adults: SGD 33 (USD 24.50)
- Children (aged 3 to 12 years old): SGD 22 (USD 16.33)
How to Get There
To get to the zoo, you can take the train and alight at the Choa Chu Kang or Ang Mo Kio MRT stations, then take a connecting bus. Alternatively, you can take the SA Express, which connects various spots in the city directly to the zoo. If you are driving, proceed to Mandai Lake Road, while the carpark is located at the entrance of the zoo.
Singapore Zoo offers a fantastic experience to view animals in a safe setting and is a great attraction for everyone including families with kids, couples, seniors, groups of friends, and solo travelers.
Time to Spend
You can spend about 4 to 5 hours exploring the zoo grounds.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The zoo can get rather crowded on public holidays and weekends so try to avoid it if you prefer a quieter environment.
The Singapore Zoo has a wide variety of food choices with many F&B outlets scattered all over the place. This includes themed restaurants and fast food chains, to delis and a convenience store at the entrance. A unique experience is to have breakfast with orangutans and other animals at the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife restaurant.
No accommodations are available within walking distance to the zoo. However, lodgings such as hostels, hotels, and even apartments are available at the Singapore city centre.
Good to Know
Use sunscreen or a hat to help protect yourself from the scorching sun. Due to the tropical weather of the country, you should always bring an umbrella or raincoat to prepare for any sudden showers.