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OKC Zoo to host sensory-friendly night for holiday lights
Posted: November 8, 2023 | Last updated: November 8, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY ( KFOR ) – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is hosting a sensory-friendly night for those sensitive to lights and sounds.
According to OKC Zoo, holiday events bring bright lights and big crowds, which can be overwhelming. For the second year, OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS is including a night offering a more comforting experience.
“Little changes can make a huge difference for guests dealing with sensory issues,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s events manager. “OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS is one of the Zoo’s most magical experiences and we want to share it with as many people as possible. Sensory-Friendly Night is just one of the ways our teams are working to make the Zoo inclusive for everyone.”
Officials say guests can enjoy a less-stimulating experience with a smaller crowd, limited flashing flights, quieter music and a designated quiet area inside the Zoo’s Canopy Restaurant.
The Sensory-Friendly night is planned for Wednesday, November 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. with the last entry at 9 p.m. Reservations are required for the event and capacity is limited. Visit okczoo.org/safari-lights for more.
OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS begins Saturday, Nov. 11 and continues nightly through New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2024. There are drive-thru and walk-thru options from 5:30 – 11 p.m. with last entry at 10 p.m.
To learn more, visit okczoo.org .
For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to KFOR.com Oklahoma City.
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Things to do | photos: san jose sports hall of fame 2023 inducts four south bay legends, subscriber only, things to do | san jose: an animal lover’s guide to hanging at happy hollow park & zoo.
Even at 16 acres, San Jose’s Happy Hollow Park & Zoo could be considered a hidden gem, tucked as it is behind a gateway along Story Road. First conceived in the mid-1950s, the attraction opened in March 1961, with the zoo added in 1967. Many expansions and upgrades have taken place in the years since.
Today, Happy Hollow is partly devoted to gentle rides and amusements for children and partly devoted to the survival of global species, from the adorable (meerkats) to the slightly intimidating (jaguar). About 130 animals representing over 50 species call this home.
We took our zoo cues from the youngest animal lovers on a recent visit. Here’s our guide:
1 Squawk with the macaws: Many of Happy Hollow’s inhabitants reside quietly in their habitats. Not the macaws. Their piercing cries make them wildly popular with kids, who can’t help joining the chorus. Add the vibrant feathers, and the birds become an irresistible draw. Two-year-old Zaiden of Morgan Hill was transfixed first by the blue-and-gold macaws, named Barney and Sarg, until the scarlet macaw, Rooster, let out a cry. Then the blue and gold again, then the scarlet, like cheerleaders on opposing teams.
By the way, Rooster came by that curious name because he was confiscated from a person trying to import parrots into the country illegally. He was being transported in a box labeled “chickens.”
2 Go ‘awwww’ over the capybaras. How is it we are horrified by the sight of a mouse or rat, yet find ourselves enamored with the largest rodent of them all, the capybara? Must be the fact that these Happy Hollow gals are related to the guinea pig, making them cute in a not-so-classically-cute way. If you have small children along, you may have to point out the capybaras — two females named Wendy and Boo — because they’re the size and color of boulders and like to hang out behind said boulders in their habitat. Note the webbed feet, making them what animal experts call “semi-aquatic.” Zoo manager Amber Rindy says they can stay underwater for up to five minutes.
3 Pay a visit to the elders — and the newborns: The African spurred tortoise, Kengele, who will turn 57 this summer, is the oldest resident of Happy Hollow. But he’s not the inhabitant who’s been here the longest — that distinction belongs to Barney the macaw, who has resided here since 1982. As for the newbies, two baby red-ruffed lemurs were born in May and should be scampering around their habitat by now, to the delight of visitors.
4 Venture to anteater territory: The Coran kids — Emma, 9, and Oliver, 6 — highly recommend a trip to the far corner of the park to see one of the anteaters, Xander. “He’s a little show-off,” the knowledgeable Emma says, with her brother nodding in agreement. Even when it gets hot and most of the animals are “over it” for the day, she says, he’s still active. “He paces, and he comes up really close to people.” The San Jose children and their parents, Kimberly and Chris Coran, are Happy Hollow veterans. Mom, in fact, grew up visiting the park.
5 Gawk at the turkey vultures: Can it be that young boys are born knowing how to recognize a vulture? At Happy Hollow, they flock to this habitat. If they’re savvy enough to know about the, ahem, diet of your basic turkey vulture, then it occurs to them to raise concerns about the safety of nearby creatures, like the sweet parma wallaby in the next enclosure. Not to worry, says Caitlin O’Hara, the zoo’s conservation and communications manager. Live wallabies are perfectly safe; plus, these vultures came here as wing injury patients. They’re all better now, but their high-flying days are behind them.
7 Go on a safari: This zoo isn’t just for the young. Happy Hollow welcomes the young at heart several times a year at its Senior Safaris. For attendees 50 and over, the event offers early entry into the park on a Thursday morning, chats with zookeepers and special meet-and-greets with the zoo denizens. Admission and parking are free for attendees, who are welcome to spend the whole day relaxing at the park. Upcoming dates for this year are July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.
8 Finish with a culinary adventure: Just east of the park sits San Jose’s restaurant-rich Little Saigon district, and it would be a shame not to indulge while here in the neighborhood. For starters, you’re going to want an icy Vietnamese coffee after leaving the park on a hot afternoon. Then go casual with a banh mi or bowl of pho or head to the Vietnam Town center for a sit-down dinner of dishes like shaken beef, tamarind prawns and lemongrass chicken with cocktails and wine.
Details: Happy Hollow is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends through November. Admission is $18 for ages 2-59 and $15 for seniors. Your $10 parking fee can be used for a discount on a family membership. Note: Make sure to bring strollers for your little ones. This is a massive park, and you’ll walk on a bridge over Coyote Creek and two roads just to get from the parking lot to the ticket booth. 748 Story Road, San Jose; https://happyhollow.org .
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Night Safari Singapore: A Full Review & How to Go Guide
Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park in Singapore. It shelters more than 2500 nocturnal animals from over 130 species.
I just visited the Night Safari with my wife, and we fully enjoyed this park because of its impressive variety of animals. There are also night shows to look forward to.
And in this Night Safari Singapore review, I will share our personal experiences , along with the attractions you’ll see there.
I will also include a very detailed guide on how to go to Night Safari Singapore by MRT and Bus so you can navigate easily
Exploring this place is one of the interesting and unique things to do in Singapore at night together with your loved ones. So, make sure to add this on your trip and start plotting your plans through the information below.
What is Night Safari Singapore
Guided tram ride, walking trails, admission times, where to buy discounted tickets, night safari singapore map, my suggested itineraries, things to bring, something to take note of, nearby attractions.
- By MRT and Mandai Khatib Shuttle
Night Safari Singapore is such an entertaining night destination for animal lovers. That’s why it’s part of the list of the best theme parks in Singapore that are worth the visit.
Plus, the park offers two amazing experiences for visitors.
The first choice is by riding on a tram and watching different special animal exhibits. Here, you’ll meet some Malayan tiger, White African lions, elephants, Axis deers, Rhinoceros, and many more.
The second one is walking around the trails and enjoying a close encounter with sloth bears, lions, tigers, fishing cats, and Asian otters! And of course, there are animal shows to watch out for.
So, let me share more details about the tram ride , walking trails , and shows with the help of the list below.
There are 2 types of tram services at Night Safari. You can choose between the normal tram and the express tram .
Both trams offer 40 minutes ride to go around the park and see various animals.
The main difference between the two is that the express tram allows you to skip the long queues . So, if you don’t want to line up and wait, you just have to pay an extra SGD $10 .
This is recommended for those who want to save time. You can purchase the express tram ticket at the reception counter in the park.
The Night Safari Singapore offers 4 walking trails that allow you to see the animals up-close. These are Leopard Trail, Fishing Cat Trail, East Lodge Trail, and Wallaby Trail.
Each trail comes with a variety of animals. So, you just have to pick the trail that you are interested in.
But nothing to worry about because whatever trail you pick, you are guaranteed a fun and memorable experience. You can even explore all trails if you want!
1. Leopard Trail
Leopard Trail gives you a glimpse of the life of nocturnal animals.
Here you’ll see the nightly routines of some of the world’s most popular cats. These include the Sri Lankan leopards, clouded leopards, golden cats, civet, and lions.
Surprisingly, this path isn’t just filled with furry cats. Take a further stroll and you’ll meet other wild animals.
You might come across some porcupines, eagle owls, giant flying squirrels, and fruit bats during your walk.
2. Fishing Cat Trail
Fishing Cat Trail is the home to some of the wild’s furry predators like striped hyenas and fishing cats. These creatures are very attentive to their surroundings. They calculate their move strategically so they can target their next prey.
So, make sure you don’t blink an eye while you are watching them. Capture their moves and get awe by their amazing abilities.
Other wild species you can find around are binturongs, pangolins, Asian otters, and more!
3. East Lodge Trail
East Lodge Trail is a path that combines both wild trails of Africa and Asia. In this place, creatures from the tropics and grassland live in harmony.
Residing here are the Malayan Tigers, serval cats, sloth bears, and spotted Hyena.
Other distinct creatures that deserve a second look are the babirusas, anoas, and bongos.
So, if you’re a fan of these animals, pick this trail and meet your favorites along the way.
4. Wallaby Trail
Wallaby Trail is another fun track to visit. Dive into this rare opportunity of seeing wallabies in action. At times, you’ll catch them jumping with their babies on their pouch.
And there’s more to expect in this wallaby zone. The trail highlights other animals from Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand.
Meet some natural charmers like sugar gliders, barn owls, and possums. The white-lipped Python is also in attendance.
Singapore’s Night Safari also comes with 2 amazing shows that are definitely worth the hype. These are the Thumbuakar Performance and the Creatures of the Night.
Both shows are spectacular to watch, so you shouldn’t miss them when visiting this nocturnal wildlife park.
1. Thumbuakar Performance
Thumbuakar Performance is a thrilling outdoor spectacle that will surely catch your attention. This is presented at the park’s entrance, serving as a welcome greeting to visitors.
Get mesmerized by the extremely talented pyro warriors showcasing their talents.
Watch closely as they demonstrate different amazing fire-twirling talents and fire-eating acts.
Their movements perfectly go with the beat, adding more intensity to their performance.
Without a doubt, this show will definitely fuel your interest to explore the park.
Location: Entrance Courtyard Duration: 7 Minutes Available Show Time: 6:45PM/ 8:00 PM / 9:00 PM / 10:00 PM *10:00 PM show only available on Friday, Saturday and Public Holiday.
2. Creatures of the Night
Creatures of the Night is another show that should be included in your itinerary.
This fun and informative show puts into the spotlight some talented animals.
Get entertained by the owls, civets, and fennec foxes. Watch as these charming creatures entertain the visitor with their adorable antics.
Also crowd favorites are otters. They’ll amaze you with their unique skills in segregating trashes.
Plus, it’s hard not to crack a smile as you see them refusing some orders.
Location: Amphitheatre Duration: 25 Minutes Available Show Time: 7:15 PM / 8:30 PM/ 9:30 PM / 10:30 PM *10:30 PM show only available on Friday, Saturday and Public Holiday.
Night Safari Singapore offers four different time slots to enter the park. These are 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:15 PM, and 10:15 PM.
It’s highly recommended that you book the earliest time slot , which is 7:15 PM because:
- It gives you enough time to visit all the attractions at Night Safari.
- It’s easier to spot the animals during this time where the sky is not yet too dark.
- At this time, more animals are still active compared to later time slots. As a result, you have higher chances of seeing and spending time with high-energy animals.
If you want to save money for your Night Safari trip, purchase the tickets online .
The normal ticket prices are SGD $49 (Adult) and SGD $33 (Child – Ages 3 to 12), if bought at the on-site ticketing counter.
But if you purchase it online, you’ll get a 28% discount .
And if you want to secure the first admission time slot (7:15 PM) , make sure to book in advance . It’s because this time slot sells fast and is often fully booked.
Get a 28% discount as well as secure the best time slot by purchasing your Night Safari tickets through the link below.
- Book discounted Night Safari tickets here
Our visit to Night Safari Singapore was fun and memorable. We truly enjoyed the variety of attractions on offer.
We entered the park at 7:15 PM and spent about 3 hours exploring the park.
We started with the tram ride and then watched the amazing shows right after.
After the amazing performances, we continue with our adventure and took the 4 walking trails.
You should know beforehand that the earliest tram ride often has long queues. It’s because at this time the animals are easier and clearer to see.
So, it’s best that you line up at the entry gate at 6:30 PM so you won’t have to deal with the waiting game. Plus, this will guarantee that you will catch the earliest tram ride.
I highly recommend you to visit Night Safari with your family or friends. And if you’re planning on your Night Safari visit, don’t forget to check out my 5 days in Singapore itinerary !
To easily navigate Night Safari Singapore, I recommend that you download the Night Safari Map here . This will help you explore the park conveniently by just using your smartphone.
It’s not advisable that you use a hardcopy map because it can be very hard to see and read it at night.
For a better and more convenient trip to Night Safari, check out my recommended itineraries below.
These options will help maximize your visit for a more enjoyable and memorable tour.
Itinerary (Normal Tram Rider):
- 6:30 PM – Queue up at the entry gate of Night Safari
- 7:15 PM – Enter Night Safari and hop on the tram ride
- 8:00 PM – Watch Thumbuakar Performance (7 Minutes Show)
- 8:30 PM – Watch Creatures of the Night show (25 Minutes Show)
- 9:00 PM – Stroll along Wallaby Trail, East Lodge Trail, Leopard Trail, and Fishing Cat Trail
*Remember to have your hand stamped at the Exit Gate before going out to watch the Thumbuakar Performance. You need to present your stamp when you re-enter the park after watching the show.
Itinerary (Express Tram Rider):
- 6:45 PM – Watch Thumbuakar Performance (7 Minutes Show)
- 7:00 PM – Queue up at the express entry gate of Night Safari
Being in the wild at night can expose you to mosquitoes and other insects. Be sure to apply mosquito repellent before starting your adventure or you can bring one inside the park.
Also, don’t forget to bring a drinking bottle. There are free water dispensers located near the washroom to refill your bottles.
Another thing to take into account is you can’t use flash photography while in the park. This restriction might give you lesser chances of getting clearer photos of the animals. But, it’s for the best.
As a visitor, you need to exercise extra caution because the camera flash can hurt them―even worst, cause permanent blindness. Make use of this rare opportunity to enjoy each moment with these captivating creatures in a more personal note. 😊
1. Jungle Rotisserie
A scenic, open-air restaurant, Jungle Rotisserie serves up fresh, flavoursome roasted chicken with a sauce of your choice.
Pick your side dishes that include a bowl of soup, coleslaw, fries, and mashed potato.
The restaurant is positioned right at the entrance courtyard, which gives you amazing views from the Thumbuakar Performance.
Enjoy your tasty meal while watching the fantastic moves of the pyro masters.
2. Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant
Another dining option located at the main entrance, Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant offers two buffet options.
Choose between the taste of Asian and Indian dishes that include chicken tandoori, biryani, chicken rice, ice kacang, and more.
This delightful dining experience also gives you two dining choices. Dine under the natural-looking and relaxing interior or feast under the open sky.
3. Safari Sizzles
Safari Sizzles has everything you need for a quick yet filling bite. Situated along the main entrance of the park, they’ve got an amazing range of crispy snacks and gourmet hotdogs.
Plus, this is a great spot for vegetarians! Enjoy their chapati rolls, vegetable kathi roll, and aloo bun. Complete your snack with their tasty beverages and alcoholic drinks.
Before visiting Night Safari Singapore, you can explore either Singapore Zoo or River Safari first. These two animal parks are very close to Night Safari, maybe a 1 to 2-minute walk only.
To know more about the two animal parks, refer to the guides below.
1. Singapore Zoo
Explore all 14 zones of Singapore Zoo and meet animals from different species. Right after, you can catch the amazing shows that showcase the spectacular talents of sea lions, dogs, cats, elephants, and more. Simply check my full guide to Singapore Zoo and review here.
2. River Safari
Grab this opportunity to see some adorable pandas at River Safari Singapore. This famous animal theme park is also known for its river-themed attractions that come with a unique set of animals.
Not only that but this zoo also has a lot of scenic photo spots that are worth the capture. Make use of this complete guide to River Safari Singapore and review to save time in researching.
How to Go to Night Safari Singapore
Even if there’s no MRT station that takes you directly to Night Safari Singapore, no need to worry! You can easily reach the place from the MRT station then by bus.
1. By MRT and Mandai Khatib Shuttle
The best way to go to Night Safari is by MRT and Mandai Khatib Shuttle especially for first-time visitors.
You can take the MRT to Khatib MRT Station . At the station, you head for the Exit A for you to hop aboard the Mandai Khatib Shuttle go to Night Safari. It takes about 15 minutes and costs SGD $1 from Khatib MRT Station to Night Safari.
This bus operates from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Wednesday) and operates until 10:00 PM (Thursday to Sunday). The service runs every 20 minutes within those times.
Kindly take note that the Mandai Khatib Shuttle only accept EZ-link or NETS Flash card and it didn’t accept cash.
2. By Bus 138
If you’re staying close to Ang Mo Kio area, you can board the bus 138 go to Night Safari. The bus fare is SGD $1.64 (if pay by EZ-link or NETS Flash card) and SGD $2.50 (if pay by cash). The one-way trip will take around 39 minutes .
To get on the bus 138, you can go to Ang Mo Kio bus terminal. The Ang Mo Kio bus terminal is connected to the Exit C of Ang Mo Kio MRT Station.
The bus 138 runs every 8 to 14 minutes from 6:30 AM to 11:45 PM.
If you want a comfortable way to get to Night Safari, then you can take a taxi. To save some money, you can take a taxi from the Exit A of Khatib MRT Station and it costs around SGD $13.
We’ve come to the end part of my review of Night Safari Singapore. I hope that you find this helpful when planning for your itinerary. Thank you and have a fun and memorable adventure! 🙂
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2 thoughts on “night safari singapore: a full review & how to go guide”.
Hi, I have read most of your posts about Singapore and I have a couple of questions.
I would like to inquire about the Mandai Express Bus and heading back to the train station.
We plan to head to Night Safari after our Art Science Museum tour around 530 in the afternoon on a Saturday next year.
We plan to take the Mandai Express using our EZ-Link/NETSFlashPay from Khatib Station to and from Night Safari. S$1 per ride or is it free when we go back to Khatib Stn?
Thanks in advance!
Sorry for my late reply.
The Mandai Express Bus is charges a fare of SGD $1 per ride.
So, you need to pay SGD $1 when you go back to Khatib MRT Station.
Wishing you a fun and fulfilling trip to Night Safari Singapore. 🙂
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Singapore Night Safari – tickets, prices, timings, Tram rides, shows
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Singapore Night Safari is the World’s first nocturnal wildlife park.
During this Safari, which starts after dark, visitors get to explore a 35 hectares nocturnal Zoo on a 40-minute tram ride.
Even as the nocturnal animals roam around freely, the Tram winds its way through four wildlife trails with live commentary.
The Night Safari is divided into seven geographical zones.
The zones include the Himalayan Foothills, Indian Subcontinent, Equatorial Africa, Indo-Malayan Region, Asian Riverine Forest, Nepalese River Valley, and Burmese Hillside.
Visitors can see various animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, hyenas, zebras, and many more.
The animals are active at night, and visitors can observe them in their natural habitats under the moonlight.
This night-time journey into the wilderness attracts 1.3 million visitors annually.
The Singapore Night Safari is a unique and exciting way to experience wildlife and learn more about the animals that call the world home.
This article explains everything you need to know before you buy Singapore Zoo Night Safari tickets.
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There are two ways to explore the Night Safari – by walk or by Tram.
Visitors who have been to the Night Safari Singapore multiple times recommend you must do both.
First, take the Tram, do the 40 minutes ride to see everything there is, and then catch one of the walking trails.
The walking paths have enough lighting, and Park Rangers are placed at strategic points to assist.
Tip: Because of the darkness and the vegetation, there are lots of mosquitos and insects. Do carry insect repellent.
Types of Tram
To explore Singapore Night Safari park, you can opt from two types of Trams –
1. Free Tram with English commentary 2. Multi-language Express Tram
Access to this Tram comes free with all Singapore Night Safari tickets .
There is a queue to get into this Tram, but the waiting time usually doesn’t exceed 15 minutes.
The live commentary on this free Night Safari Tram is in the English language.
If you don’t want to stand in the queue or if you want the live commentary in a language other than English, you can book the Express Tram.
The Express Tram commentary is available in eight languages – English, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese.
When you book the Express Tram at the venue, you must stand in a queue and shell out S$10 for every person (including kids).
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Singapore Night Safari tickets
There are three ways to experience Singapore Zoo Night Safari. You can opt for –
1. Only Singapore Night Safari 2. Singapore Night Safari with hotel pickup 3. Singapore Zoo with Night Safari
All these tickets get you one ride on the Night Safari Tram and access to both shows – Creatures of the Night Show and Thumbuakar Performance.
After you book your Singapore Night Safari Entry ticket, you must choose from four time slots for your visit – 7.15 pm, 8.15 pm, 9.15 pm, or 10.15 pm.
Night Safari tickets with Tram Ride
This is the cheapest way to experience Singapore Night Safari and includes a tram ride with audio commentary in English.
You will see more than a thousand nocturnal animals performing their nightly rituals, grazing, hunting, and stalking during the tram ride.
Besides the Night Safari, this ticket also gets you access to Rainforest Lumina.
Adult ticket (13+ years): S$52 Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$36 Senior ticket (60+ years): S$20 Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry
Adult ticket Tourist (13+ years): S$50 Child ticket Tourist (3 to 12 years): S$34 Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry
Since this is a nighttime activity, some visitors prefer to book the Singapore Night Safari ticket with transfers.
A local guide picks you up from your hotel, and after you have explored the world’s first night safari, drops you back.
Pickup begins 30 or 45 minutes before the tour starting time, depending on your hotel’s location.
If you prefer, you can upgrade your experience by including a dinner.
Adult ticket (13+ years): S$93 Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$65 Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry
Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari are two different attractions, with their entrances next to each other.
Many tourists visit the zoo in the afternoon, and after refreshing at one of the restaurants nearby, they experience the night safari after dark.
When you book this combo ticket, you save approximately 10% on your ticket costs.
Ticket Price: S$93
How to get to Night Safari
Because of the excellent public transport system in Singapore, it is easy to reach Singapore Night Safari.
Many tourists think that Singapore Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are the same, but they are two different attractions.
However, they are close to each other.
Night Safari’s entrance is adjacent to Singapore Zoo’s entry gate.
Address: 80, Mandai Lake Road, Singapore, 729826.
Five MRT stations of North South Line are around the Singapore Night Safari Park.
Connecting buses from these MRT stations can get you to the Night Safari Park.
Khatib MRT : Mandai Khatib Shuttle Choa Chu Kang MRT : Bus No. 927 Ang Mo Kio MRT : Bus No. 138 Woodlands MRT : Bus No. 926* Marsiling MRT : Bus No. 926*
*Bus No. 926 operates only on Sundays and Public Holidays.
If you plan to visit Singapore Zoo Night Safari from Bedok, Sengkang, or Tampines, the Mandai Express Bus service is the best option.
The Mandai Express operates on weekends, school, and public holidays as well.
The adult ticket costs S$3 while kids between 3 to 12 years of age pay only S$1.
To get to the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, other bus service Safari Gate Buses are also convenient.
Driving to Night Safari
Singapore Night Safari is 30 minutes’ drive from the city center.
You can choose to travel via Central Expressway (CTE) or Pan Island Expressway (PIE). Get Directions
Taxis also follow the same route.
The Night Safari shares its parking slot with the Singapore Zoo.
There are two parking areas – one is a covered car park while the second is an open-air parking space.
Cost of parking
The parking charges at Singapore Night Safari work out cheaper if you are carrying a cash card.
First 10 minutes: Free Next 1 hour: S$3 per hour Every additional hour: S$2 per hour
The maximum parking charges for a car get capped at S$10.
If you pay by cash, parking your car will cost you S$10 for the day.
Some tourists plan Jurong Bird Park in the morning and Singapore Night Safari later in the day.
After exploring Jurong Bird Park, you can do the Night Safari because it starts from 7.15 pm and instead of walking you can explore the nocturnal Zoo on a Tram.
SAExpress coaches run between the Bird Park and Night Safari.
The bus leaves Jurong Bird Park’s coach park at 4.45 pm and reaches Singapore Night Safari at 5.15 pm.
This gives you ample time to grab something to eat, stand in the queue, and get in for Singapore Zoo’s Night Safari at 7.15 pm.
From Thursday to Sunday, Night Safari Singapore opens at 6.30 pm and closes at midnight. It also remains open on Public Holidays and on the eve of a Public Holiday.
The last entry into the Night Safari Park is at 11.15 pm.
The wildlife attraction remains closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The ticket counters open early at 5.30 pm and close by 11 pm.
Best time to visit Night Safari Singapore
The best time to visit Singapore Night Safari is 7.15 pm, which is the first time slot.
That’s when the gates open, and you can be one of the first to get in.
This is the best slot because it helps you time your attendance at the shows, pick the Tram ride, and plan your dinner to perfection.
After you purchase your Singapore Night Safari tickets , you will get an email with instructions to select a time slot for your visit. You can choose from 7.15 pm, 8.15 pm, 9.15 pm, or 10.15 pm.
And on the day of your visit, you must be at the Night Safari Park’s entrance at the time mentioned on your tickets.
Once inside the Night Safari Park, everybody rushes for the Night Safari Tram ride. As a result, there are long queues for the Tram.
After the Tram ride is over, they all rush for the shows, crowding them too.
That’s why we recommend you do precisely the opposite.
Once you enter at 7.15 pm, go straight to the Creatures of the Night Show at the outdoor amphitheater.
The official time for this animal show is 7.15 pm, but since the visitors are just walking, you get a few minutes to settle down.
Creatures of the Night Show lasts 25 minutes, after which you can get back to the Entrance Courtyard to watch the 7-minute long Thumbuakar Performance.
The second Thumbuakar Performance of the day is at 8 pm, which means you may have to wait for 10 minutes or so before the show begins.
By 8.15 pm, you will have seen both the shows and will be all set for the Tram Ride.
Even though there are long lines for the Tram Rides, the crowd management is efficient, and within 15 minutes, one can board the Night Safari Tram.
Tip: Buy Singapore Night Safari tickets online to save yourself at least an hour of waiting time.
Most visitors spend around three hours at Singapore Night Safari.
Within three hours, you can go on the Safari Tram ride, walk one of the animal trails, see Creatures of the Night Show and Thumbuakar Performance, and also have dinner.
If you are in a hurry, you can skip the Trail walk and dinner and explore Singapore Night Safari in about two hours.
Singapore Night Safari shows
The Singapore Night Safari has two shows, both of which are popular with tourists.
Since both these Night Safari shows are in massive demand, we recommend you reach the venue 15 minutes before they start.
This show welcomes you to the Night Safari.
Pyro warriors demonstrate their fire-twirling and flame-throwing skills to the beat of jungle drums.
This fire show happens at the Entrance Courtyard, and the objective is to get you all revved up for the Wild Night Safari experience.
The fire eaters perform thrice on weekdays and four times on weekends.
Weekdays: 6.45 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: 6.45 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm Duration: Approx. 7 minutes
Creatures of the Night is Singapore Night Safari’s signature show.
Otters, Binturongs, Civets, Heyna, and other animals display their natural talents during this interactive show.
This Night Safari show happens in the big outdoor amphitheater amidst the rainforest.
Weekdays: 7.15 pm, 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: 7.15 pm, 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm, 10.30 pm Duration: Approx. 25 minutes
*Shows are weather permitting. If it rains, they can get canceled.
Keepers Talk at Night Safari
Keeper chit chat is an interactive session with a wildlife expert who handles the animals.
You can opt to attend these sessions before or after your Tram ride through the 35 hectares of Singapore Night Safari.
Location: Lion Lookout, along the Leopard Trail Timings: 8 pm and 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays
Location: Malayan Tiger Exhibit along East Lodge Trail Timings: 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays
Location: Pangolin Exhibit along Fishing Cat Trail Timings: 8.30 pm, daily
Location: Wallaby exhibit along Wallaby Trail Timings: 9 pm, daily
Session with Tasmanian Devil’s Keeper
Location: Tasmanian Devil Exhibit Timings: 8 pm, daily
The Night Safari has four trails –
The Singapore Night Safari map comes in handy if you decide to walk one (or many) of these trails.
Even if you decide to stick to the Tram, the Night Safari map will still help you reach the shows and find visitor services such as washrooms, restaurants, etc.
Night Safari animals at Singapore Zoo
Almost a thousand animals from 100 different species inhabit the 35-hectare Night Safari Park.
Since more than 40% of these animals are in danger of being extinct, the Park also practices captive breeding of these species.
When you go down this trail (either by the Tram or by walk), you get to see the nightly routine of animals such as Leopards, Lions, Civets, Porcupines, etc.
You also get to see two fantastic walk-through exhibits with flying foxes and flying squirrels on the Leopard Trail.
Some of the other animals you are likely to spot on this trail are Eagle Owl, Giraffe, Fruit Bat, Golden Cat, Otters, Tarsier, etc.
The Fishing Cat Trail simulates the jungles of Singapore, which host animals such as Fishing Cat, Binturong, Pangolin, etc.
The Pangolin in Night Safari was a hit and run victim who has now recovered except for a small limp.
When your Night Safari Tram passes through this trail, you can see animals such as Barking Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Indian Gharial, Mousedeer, Striped Hyena, Small-clawed Otter, etc.
This Night Safari Trail is accessible from the East Lodge Tram Station.
It connects the Leopard Trail to the Wallaby Trail and leads you to the section of Night Safari where animals of the savannah (Africa) and the tropics (Asia) live side by side.
Some of the animals you can spot here are Sloth Bear, Bongo, Babirusa, Anoa, Serval, Spotted Hyena, Malayan Tiger, etc.
If you decide to walk this trail, don’t miss the chit chat with Zoo Keepers of Malayan Tigers, at 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm every Friday and Saturday.
This Night Safari trail lines up wildlife from Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.
The Wallaby Trail has been landscaped in the form of Australian deserts to make it as authentic as possible.
Besides the Wallaby, some of the animals you will spot here are Possum, Sugar Glider, White-lipped Python, etc.
There are four food outlets at the Singapore Night Safari.
1. Ulu Ulu Safari restaurant
Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant is located at the Night Safari’s Entrance Plaza and is open from 5.30 pm to 11 pm.
The restaurant resembles a charming village and is a perfect place to start or end your Night Safari.
You can order a la carte or opt for either the Asian or the Indian Buffet.
The Asian Buffet is designed to remind you of the traditional villages of the area.
You can choose to eat your Asian Buffet within the cozy restaurant or dine alfresco (out in the open).
Price: S$ 45/adult and S$ 34/child (Age 6 to 12 years) Timing: 5.30 pm to 8.15 pm daily
If you prefer an Indian touch to your dinner, opt for the Indian Buffet at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
The Indian Buffet works out better if you are a late eater because it is available till late.
Price: S$ 29/adult and S$ 19/child (Age 6 to 12 years) Timing: 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm daily
The alfresco Jungle Rotisserie restaurant is at the Entrance Courtyard and offers a ringside view of the Thumbuakar Performance, where fire eaters get on the stage.
To top it, the restaurant offers some of the best smoky meat around.
It is open from 5.30 pm to 11 pm daily.
Safari Sizzles is located at the Entrance Plaza of the Night Safari and is open daily from 5.30 pm to midnight.
They serve an excellent selection of gourmet hot dogs, fried snacks, chapati rolls, and alcoholic thirst quenchers.
This is where all the ice cream lovers stop before or after their Night Safari.
Since the weather is usually hot and humid, almost everyone lands up at Ben & Jerry’s.
It is open from 5.30 pm to midnight, daily.
Visitors have lots of interesting questions about these two attractions.
They are almost always trying to find out if Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari are the same attractions, and if not what are the differences.
Many tourists plan Singapore Night Safari and Rainforest Lumina together.
Rainforest Lumina is a multi-sensory, interactive experience where virtual animals take you through the Zoo instead of real animals.
Eight Creature Crew members (virtual animals) take you along a 1 Km (0.6 Mile) long trail, telling you stories with never-seen-before audio-visual effects.
Time: 7.30 pm – 12 midnight daily Duration of the experience: 45-60 minutes Dates: 14 June 2019 – 9 February 2020
Rainforest Lumina tickets
To access Rainforest Lumina, you need to buy entry tickets.
Singapore Night Safari tickets don’t get you access to this audio-visual extravaganza.
Adult ticket (13+ years): S$ 16.20 Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$ 12.60
No, they are two different tourist attractions adjacent to each other. Singapore Zoo is a daytime attraction, like all other Zoos. Singapore Night Safari is a night-time attraction, which showcases nocturnal animals. Buy Tickets !
It is hard to take sides here because both are award-winning, world-class tourist attractions. Since they are so different, they can’t be an either-or decision. If you are traveling to Singapore with kids or have the time on hand, it is best to see both.
Singapore Zoo opens at 8.30 am and closes at 6 pm, while the Singapore Night Safari opens at 6.30 pm and closes at midnight. And they are within walking distance of each other. There are two ways to visit the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari on the same day – Option 1 This is the best approach when you are traveling with kids or elders. Buy Singapore Zoo tickets online (to avoid wasting time in ticketing lines), and be at the Zoo when it opens at 8.30 am. Spend 4-5 hours exploring, and then get back to your hotel and rest. Come back at 6 pm and line up to get into the Night Safari gates, which opens at 6.30 pm Option 2 If you are all adults or you have older kids, it is best to see both attractions one after the other. Be at the Singapore Zoo by 1 pm, and explore it till 5 pm. Since you have an hour and 30 minutes before the Singapore Night Safari opens, you can sit down and relax at one of the restaurants and recharge yourself. Once the Night Safari gates open at 6.30 pm, you start your second wildlife experience of the day.
If you can choose only one (for whatever reason!), we recommend the Singapore Night Safari. Buy Tickets ! Inaugurated in 1994, it is the World’s first Night Safari ever. It has been 25 years since and only two more Night Safaris have come up in rest of the World – Taiping Night Safari (in 2003) and Chiang Mai Night Safari (in 2006). In comparison, there are more than 10,000 Zoos in the World.
There are lots of differences between the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari. We list them below – Time: Singapore Zoo is a daytime attraction, while the Night Safari is a night-time attraction. Weather: If you don’t go early in the day, Singapore Zoo can get hot and humid. In sharp contrast Singapore Night Safari is much cooler. Duration: You need at least five hours to explore the Zoo, whereas you can explore the Night Safari in three hours or less. Exploration: At the Zoo, you get to explore the animals at your own pace. At the Night Safari, the exploration happens at the Tram’s pace. Crowd: Since the Zoo is open for longer hours the crowd seems spread out and the Night Safari seems crowded because it is only open for five hours per day. Animals: At the Singapore Zoo, you get to see all the animals, while at the Singapore Night Safari, you can only see the nocturnal animals Cost: At approximately S$48 for an adult ticket the Zoo is cheaper than the Night Safari, where the tickets are priced at S$50. Photos: At the Singapore Zoo, you can take photographs, but you can’t during the Night Safari because it is dark and flash is not allowed.
Sources # Mandai.com # Visitsingapore.com # Tripadvisor.com # Wikipedia.org The travel specialists at TheBetterVacation.com use only high-quality sources while researching & writing their articles. We make every attempt to keep our content current, reliable and trustworthy .
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Tickets to Singapore Night Safari with Tram Ride
- Meet over 900 remarkable nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat at the world's first nocturnal wildlife park.
- Enjoy Unlimited tram rides access to travel seamlessly from one zone to another, accompanied by complimentary English audio commentary on the tram.
- Gain access to four unique zones throughout the park and witness special events such as lion feeding and reptile displays.
- Watch the Asian elephants, aardvarks, tapirs, and Nile hippos, Asian lions, Malayan tigers, and leopards in action.
- Get to see Special events within the park, like lion feeding, and reptile display, and get a glimpse into the lives and habits of these creatures.
- Singapore Night Safari ticket
- One English-guided tram ride
- Tip: Get the aisles to seat for the Creatures of the Night show because you will enjoy it when the animals come really close to you.
- Once you receive the ticket, please secure your preferred date and timeslot in advance before visiting the parks from the below link here .
- Upon confirmation of date/time via the link, there is no change of timeslot upon e-ticket with barcode being issued.
- Please arrive no later than 45 minutes from the above-selected time. If the park’s capacity has been reached, you may be required to wait till there is availability.
- Identification may be required upon redemption.
- These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 30 days.
- These tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.
Combo (Save 20%): Night Safari + Singapore Zoo + River Safari + Bird Paradise Tickets
- Visit Singapore Zoo and catch a glimpse of over 2,800 animals from 300 species—including crocodiles, Malayan tapirs, and white tigers in their natural habitat.
- Explore the Singapore Zoo at a more relaxed pace on a guided tram ride and cover more safari ground in comfort.
- Enjoy two amazing boat rides as you explore the secrets of the Amazon: River Safari and Amazon River Quest.
- Meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia, the giant pandas at the Giant Panda Forest.
- Watch fauna come alive by night and discover 2,500 nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat as you take in the Night Safari exhibits.
- Climb on the Safari Tram, a 40-minutes immersive experience, that takes you through the reserve park across 6 different geographical locations.
- Enjoy an exciting family day in the company of some remarkable avian species at Asia's largest bird paradise in Singapore.
- Discover up to 400 species of birds including 4 species of penguins, several species of pelicans, Emus, parrots and much more!
- Entry to Singapore Zoo
- Access tram ride with the guide at Singapore Zoo
- Entry to Bird Paradise in Singapore
- Hop-on Hop-off tram ride at Bird Paradise
- Entry to Night Safari
- 40-minute tram ride at Night Safari.
- Entry to River Safari Singapore
- Access Amazon River Quest
- Access River Safari Boat ride
- Hotel Transfers
- Tip: Before you visit the park, you must book a date/time here. Reserved timeslots are final and cannot be amended.
- You need to complete Night Safari before visiting any other attractions.
- For Amazon River Quest boat ride at River Safari, riders must be at least 1.06 meters tall.
- Facilities at Bird Paradise Singapore: Wheelchair Accessibility
- Wild long-tailed macaques may approach you in search of food outside the zoo. To avoid danger, keep a safe distance, hide all food, and walk away calmly.
- There are 2 animal presentations, Wings of the World and Predators on Wings. No prior seat bookings are required for the same in Bird Paradise Singapore.
- The presentations play twice daily and each lasts for 15 to 20 minutes in Bird Paradise Singapore.
- To get the most out of your voucher, try to visit the bird exhibits during their feeding time by following the feeding time schedule
- Please carry a water bottle, an umbrella, and mosquito repellant for personal use.
- The kids' area has wet rides and a change of clothes is required to experience the dry areas. Please carry an extra outfit for your children.
- If you wish to have some perfect pictures clicked by professional photographers do partake in the photography with birds experience at Bird Paradise Singapore.
Combo (Save 8%): Singapore Night Safari with Tram Ride + Singapore Zoo Tickets
- Avail a cost-effective combo ticket to explore two renowned attractions in Singapore – the Singapore Night Safari and Singapore Zoo.
- Embark on a 40-minute immersive Safari Tram ride at Night Safari, home to over 900 animals, including Asian elephants, Nile hippos, and Malayan tigers.
- Dive deep into the nocturnal kingdom with walking trails, night shows and fire-eating performances at Night Safari.
- Witness over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles in their natural environments at the Singapore Zoo, one of the top five zoos in the world.
- Enjoy an unlimited tram ride at the Singapore Zoo with excellent vantage points for animal viewing and interactive trails of art sculptures at the Art-Zoo.
Singapore Night Safari
- Entry ticket to the Singapore Zoo
- Tram ride ticket
- Tip: Carry mosquito repellent or wear long sleeves and trousers to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
- Upon confirmation of the date/time via the link, there is no change of timeslot upon e-ticket with barcode being issued.
- Tip: Make sure to download the Singapore Zoo app for an interactive map, animal facts, and feeding times. It’s your handy guide to making the most of your visit.
- These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Combo: Night Safari + River Wonders Tickets
- With these combo tickets you get to go on a guided night safari in Singapore and see animals in a nocturnal setting along with admission to River Wonders, the only river-themed wildlife park in Asia.
- Your guided tram ride during the safari will be an experience on another level since you will get to see animals in a very different setting than you would at a traditional zoo.
- During the safari you may get to see many of the approximately 900 animals there, that come to life at night.
- Over at River Wonders, there are a ton of activities and places to choose from to add a splash of fun to your day.
- Explore the many species of plants and animals along with exhibits that represent the Mekong, Congo, Nile, Mississippi, Ganges, and Yangtze rivers.
Singapore Guided Night Safari
- Admission to Singapore Guided Night Safari
- Admission to River Wonders
- Children two years of age and under can enter free of charge.
- Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.
Go City Singapore Explorer Pass: Choose 2 to 7 Attractions
- Access up to 7 of Singapore's most popular attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Zoo, and more with this Explorer Pass.
- Buying individual tickets for these 5 attractions — Big Bus Discover Tour, Gardens by the Bay: Flower Dome & Cloud Forest, Nature Kayaking Adventure, Madame Tussauds, and Night Safari, will cost you 43% more.
- River Wonders, Kele Singapore Pineapple Tart or Ball Skyline Souvenir Box, and Singapore Cable Car are just some of the attractions included in your pass.
- Enjoy using your Explorer Pass for up to 60 days from the date of activation.
- Choice of 2/3/4/5/6/7 of Singapore's top attractions
- Access to attractions: Gardens by the Bay, Madame Tussauds, Singapore Zoo & more
- Access to outdoor activities: Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus: Discover Tour, Singapore River Cruise, AJ Hackett Sentosa Giant Swing and Skybridge & more
- Access to food tours: Tiger Brewery Tour, Raffles Courtyard and Long Bar Experience, Michelin and Local Hawker Food Tour & more
- Get complete details here
- Airport transfers
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- Certain attractions require prior bookings. For the complete list, please click here
- You can visit each attraction once daily for your chosen pass.
- First, download the Go City App. Use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone. Once you visit your first attraction, your pass will be activated!
- Feeling old school? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email. You can also show this version of your pass on your phone.
- Get access to pre-recorded commentary, suggested itineraries, a handy map, and more, available at your fingertips!
- Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction and is valid for 60 days before it runs out. The days needn't be consecutive.
- You can cancel these tickets up to 90 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.
- These tickets are valid for 24 months from the date of purchase.
Go City Singapore All-Inclusive Pass: 35+ Attractions
- Choose from over 35 top attractions in Singapore and visit as many as you like with a 2 to 7-day pass.
- Buying individual tickets for Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay, and Marina Bay Sands will cost you 36% more. Save money with just a 3-day pass.
- Access Singapore River Cruise, Tiger Brewery tour, 4D AdventureLand, Sentosa Island Bus tour, and many more attractions around the city.
- Your pass is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase and for the number of calendar days selected, post-activation.
- 2/3/4/5/6/7 days validity
- Access to attractions: Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Zoo & more
- Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction and is valid for the number of calendar days (not 24-hour periods). For example, if you select a 3-day pass and visit an attraction on Monday afternoon, your pass is valid for the remainder of Monday and the 2 consecutive days of the week.
Tickets to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
- Head to Marina Bay Sands Skypark for a taste of the high life with spectacular views of Singapore from up above!
- Even with the popularity of this attraction, you won't have to wait in line, thanks to your skip-the-line ticket.
- Step out onto the observation deck, a large wooden decked area that promises unaltered panoramic views of Singapore's sparkly skyline.
- Pull out your cameras and snap away at the gorgeous landmarks of Singapore, like Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Flyer, and then some.
- Admission to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark observation deck
- 5 digital photo files, 2 ‘Magic Shots’ (animated/interactive short video)
- Access to infinity pool (For hotel guests only)
- Tip: Visit in the evening to catch a dazzling water & light show at the promenade from the observation deck.
- The digital photos and magic shots can be redeemed online.
- These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2023.
- These tickets are valid until 31 December, 2023.
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Visit Night Safari Singapore
Singapore’s first nocturnal wildlife park, Night Safari Singapore, is home to 900 animals across 100 species, 41% of which belong to the threatened species. With the aim of promoting biodiversity, Night Safari Singapore focuses on the captive breeding of threatened species. It has bred numerous threatened species including Malayan tigers, tapirs, Asian elephants, etc.
You can explore the park with the help of a tram ride which will take you to six geographical regions that cover everything from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia. Through these various zones, Night Safari Singapore hopes to provide its visitors with a deep understanding of animals, their habitats, and the importance of wildlife conservation.
Night Safari Singapore Tickets & Tours
Online booking of Night Safari Singapore tickets has been made mandatory. Tickets will be time-based. Let’s take a closer look at your Night Safari Singapore ticket options.
Night Safari Singapore Tickets with Tram Ride
Explore Singapore’s first nocturnal wildlife park with your Night Safari Singapore ticket. With more than 900 animals for you to observe, you will be transported across six geographical regions as you learn more about their habitats and nightly rituals. There are also several exhibits and walking trails for you to explore where you will come across animals like tigers, elephants, and lions. If you wish to further elevate your experience, opt for the optional cable car ride that will allow you to witness Singapore come to life right in front of your eyes.
Night Safari Singapore Tickets with Hotel Transfers
Night Safari Singapore Tickets with Hotel Transfers offers guests a hassle-free experience where they can enjoy the wildlife park and its various related activities without having to worry about the commute. Guests will be picked up from their hotel doorstep and dropped at Night Safari Singapore. All they have to do is mention the name of their hotel while booking these tickets. After exploring the park and its various trails and exhibits, guests will be dropped back to their hotels.
Night Safari Singapore Combo Tickets
If you are new to the city or short on time and would like a comprehensive tour of Singapore, these combo tours are the ones for you. By combining various popular Singapore attractions, they not only save money but also your time. You can visit attractions such as the Bird Paradise, River Wonders Singapore, and the Singapore Zoo along with NIght Safari Singapore, gaining you entry to some of the most popular attractions of the city.
What is the Best Way to Purchase Night Safari Singapore Tickets?
It is mandatory for you to purchase your Night Safari Singapore ticket online before arriving at the venue. This will save a considerable amount of your time and ensure a smooth experience.
Why Book Night Safari Singapore Tickets Online?
Convenience: Night Safari Singapore is one of the most popular attractions in the city. By booking your Night Safari Singapore tickets online, not only do you get to book your Night Safari Singapore tickets from the comfort of your home, but you also get to avoid the long entry lines at the attraction.
Advance Booking: By booking your Night Safari Singapore tickets online, you can plan your visit well in advance and book your tickets too. You no longer need to worry about Night Safari Singapore tickets being sold out!
Discounts: If you book your Night Safari Singapore tickets online, you will often come across attractive discounts that you can avail.
Explore Night Safari Singapore
The Leopard Trail presents an opportunity for you to observe Sri Lankan leopards and Gir lions up close in their natural habitats. If you are lucky, you might even come across clouded leopards, known for their ability to climb down a tree headfirst.
Fishing Cat Trail
Fishing cats wait in the water for their prey, plunging in at the last minute only to emerge with a fish between their teeth. This is what awaits you at the Fishing Cat Trail. You can also expect to come across other Night Safari Singapore animals such as pangolins, one of the most trafficked animals in the world.
East Lodge Trail
Explore both Africa and Asia on this trail and meet an interesting array of Night Safari Singapore animals including red river hogs and the babirusa of Sulawesi. One can also expect to see Malayan tigers, hyenas, and bongos here.
Discover the wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea on this trail where you will meet and learn about exotic Night Safari Singapore animals like sugar gliders, and brush-tailed possums. Keep an eye out for the morepork owl that is known for its iconic “more-pork” call.
Plan Your Visit to Night Safari Singapore
Night Safari Singapore is open throughout the year. Night Safari Singapore is also open on the eve of and on all public holidays.
Opening Hours: Thursday - Sunday: 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Last Entry: 11:15 PM
Time Slots: 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:15 PM
Closed On: Mondays to Wednesdays.
Address: 80, Mandai Lake Road, Singapore, 729826.
Find it on the map.
By Train: North South Line - 927, 138
Mandai Khatib Shuttle: First Bus - 8:00 AM (Daily)
By Car or Taxi : Duration from city - 30 mins
Best time to visit Night Safari Singapore?
It is recommended that you reach the attraction at 7.30 PM so that you will be able to catch both the shows before heading inside to explore Night Safari Singapore on the tram.
- Night Safari Singapore offers several unique activities and experiences like Thumbuakar performance, Creatures of the Night Show, and wildlife tours.
- Night Safari Singapore offers a unique dining experience where one can enjoy a four-course dinner amongst nature and witness the Creatures of the Night Show. Other than that, there are two in-house eateries at the Entrance Plaza - Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant and Ben & Jerry's.
- If you wish to take home souvenirs for yourselves, head over to the gift shop at the entrance of the park where you will find everything from plush toys to chocolates.
Some of the services available at Night Safari Singapore are:
- Nursing Rooms
Here are some tips to keep in mind while visiting Night Safari Singapore:
- Night Safari Singapore is best explored on foot. Therefore make sure that you wear comfortable shoes.
- Do not forget to carry insect repellants.
- Be prepared for rain. Carry umbrellas and/or raincoats.
- Visitors are allowed to take photos at Night Safari Singapore. However, they are requested to refrain from using flash.
- Guests are not allowed to bring their pets or plants along with them.
- Night Safari Singapore is a no-smoke zone. However, there is a designated smoking area at the entrance of the park.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore - Conservation & Education
The Wildlife Reserves Singapore, through its various parks including Night safari Singapore, contributes to wildlife protection and sustainability. Let's take a closer look at how they contribute to global conservation.
Night Safari Singapore systematically breeds threatened species such as the Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, Asian lions and clouded leopards, among others, in an attempt to promote biodiversity.
Night Safari Singapore believes in the power of learning through nature. And for this reason, they have developed a number of courses and programs through which they seek to educate children through guided tours, workshops, overnight camps, and other immersive experiences.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Mandai Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Mandai Wildlife Reserves Singapore is responsible for managing four zoological institutions in Singapore—Bird Paradise, Night Safari, River Wonders and Singapore Zoo.
Bird Paradise is Asia's Largest Bird Park that contributes to wildlife protection and sustainability, thus being responsible for the global conservation of over 3,500 birds from 400 species.
It is Singapore’s first nocturnal wildlife park aimed at promoting biodiversity, and is home to 900 animals across 100 species. It focuses on conservation of its endangered animals through captive breeding.
It is a first of its kind wildlife park that lets you discover more animals and river basins around the world. Spread across a vast area of 12 hectares, the park is home to a wide variety of animals and plants.
All Your Questions About Night Safari Singapore Tickets Answered
A. Yes, Night Safari Singapore has reopened its doors to the public with many safety and social distancing measures in place to ensure that all visitors have a safe experience.
A. Yes, a Night Safari Singapore ticket will include the tram ride.
A. Yes, it is mandatory to purchase Night Safari Singapore tickets online.
A. Night Safari Singapore tickets are time-based and are valid only for the date and duration selected.
A. Night Safari Singapore ticket will allow you to enter the attraction and explore its various geographic zones and exhibits on a tram ride.
A. Yes, you can visit both the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari Singapore on the same day by opting for a Night Safari Singapore combo ticket.
A. Yes, it is mandatory to pre-book your Night Safari Singapore tickets online.
A. Yes, Night Safari Singapore has two eateries you can choose from, along with a unique dining experience.
A. Yes, you can choose from a variety of merchandise that includes mugs, T-shirts, toys, and more from the in-house gift shop.
A Guide to the Singapore Night Safari: Worth It?
Every city has certain must-see attractions, and Singapore is no exception. The first time we visited, we basically had to squeeze all the best things to see in Singapore into a day and a half.
Our friends were not impressed. “Next time, you have to go to the Singapore Zoo Night Safari!” they insisted. So peer pressure and thumbs-up TripAdvisor reviews talked us into visiting an attraction without knowing what to expect. The only thing we knew for sure was that we’d never hear the end of it if we didn’t make it to the Singapore Night Safari the next time we passed through the country.
After having visited twice, here’s our hard-learned travel guide to the Singapore Night Safari. Is it worth it? Read on to find out.
What is the Singapore Night Safari, anyway?
If you’re thinking that Singapore Night Safari is just another zoo, you’ve got another think coming. I mean, it’s not like going to the regular zoo at night. This is a separate attraction, right next to the Singapore Zoo, where they keep all the animals that do nothing but sleep while the sun’s out.
This is where you get to spy on those critters and see what they do after the gates close for the day.
If this idea intrigues you, read on. Maybe our review will help you determine if the Night Safari is worth your time and money.
Why visit the Singapore Night Safari?
There are several reasons to visit the Singapore Night Safari: its unique nocturnal setting, diverse animal species, close encounters with animals through the tram ride and paths, and spectacular shows. Visits also support conservation efforts and educate visitors about the importance of protecting these animals.
#1 nightlife attraction in Singapore
When Night Safari opened in 1994, it was the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. The man who came up with the idea was a genius ( you can read his story here ). The Singapore Night Safari is considered a world-class attraction, and it welcomes more than 1.1 million visitors a year!
It has also become a significant conservation, rescue and research facility. Most encouraging of all, it has successfully bred a number of endangered species, including Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions.
The park’s lighting has been specially designed to be only as bright as the full moon, and since animals are used to that, they are awake and active. Visitors have to find their way around with only the “light of the moon” as a guide, but if you have ever gone camping, you will know that it is adequate.
As you might imagine, flash photography and flashlights are prohibited, not only for the well-being of the animals, but for the safety of others. Being suddenly blinded by an unexpected flash can really mess with your eyesight.
How to get to Singapore Night Safari
The Night Safari is next to the Singapore Zoo and River Safari, only a 30-minute drive from Marina Bay and Orchard Road.
The best way to get to the Night Safari is by MRT and shuttle bus. Take the MRT to Khatib Station (NS14) on the North South line. Use Exit A to catch the Mandai Khatib Shuttle to the Night Safari. The trip costs SGD $1 and takes about 15 minutes. Shuttles run every 10 minutes.
Another option is the Safari Gate shuttle bus , which runs between Suntec and the Night Safari. Tickets are $7 each way.
To get to the Night Safari by public transportation, take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio station (NS16). From the station across the street, take bus 138 to Night Safari.
Bus routes 138 and 927 both have a stop at the Night Safari.
Book an excursion
The most hassle-free way to visit the Night Safari is to book an excursion with a tour company. They will provide skip-the line tickets and hotel pickup and return, and you also get priority boarding on the tram. Learn more here.
We’ve also taken a taxi to the safari and called GrabCar to take us home. (GrabCar is the Uber of Southeast Asia.)
While it’s more expensive than taking the MRT, a taxi/GrabCar offers the convenience of traveling door-to-door, on your schedule. Note that the cost is PER CAR, not per person, so factor that in if you’re comparing prices.
- Taxi: Calculate your fare here . I couldn’t find a GrabCar price calculator, but I’ve been told that taxi and GrabCar prices are comparable.
Night Safari entrance
As with most parks, the zoo entrance is lined with shops and food joints. There are a number of places to eat at the Night Safari at assorted price points.
The food court has a traditional kampong (village) ambiance, in keeping with the overall adventure theme you’d expect at a zoo. Most special diets can be accommodated because it has a nice variety of options, from tasty satays to noodle soups, fish and even burgers and beer.
Your food options include:
- Jungle Rotisserie (roasted quarter chicken) – you can watch the Thrumbuakar performance from your seat.
- Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant (buffet plus local a la carte options like chicken rice and laksa)
- Safari Sizzles (hot dogs & fried snacks, plus both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
- Zebra Cafe (soft serve frozen yogurt, snacks and drinks of all types)
- Ben & Jerry’s (ice cream treats)
- Casa Italia (32 flavors of gelato)
- Mandai Mart (fruit cups and slushies)
For us, it was Ulu Ulu on both occasions, because Dan enjoyed their delicious Indian buffet that much the first time. This is one case where doing a bit of prior research would have paid off. We arrived early so we’d have more time for dinner, only to find out that they offer an Asian buffet first.
Just so you know, their Indian buffet starts at 8:30.
Night Safari’s Zebra Cafe has some really fun chairs.It’s obvious that the interior designer was talented. We were surprised by the designer’s attention to detail – even in the washrooms! They are designed with an open plan, with waterfalls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and lush landscaping that makes you feel like you’re washing your hands in a tropical garden. I’ve read that they won awards for them. (Umm … awards for bathrooms?)
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT go to Singapore Night Safari expecting to get good photos. You won’t. Cell phone cameras are not equipped to capture good photos in limited light, especially when the subject is moving. A tripod and fast camera lens are essential for good photos, so if you have them, come prepared.
Navigating the Night Safari
Singapore Night Safari is divided into seven geographical zones. There are four pathways that lead you through them all.
Tip: Remember to wear shoes with good traction. Some areas can be wet and it is easy to trip in the darkness.
More than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals live here. Their enclosures are grouped into geographical regions, accessible via 4 walking trails and a tram tour.
Our suggested itinerary
We’d suggest that you plan your evening around the two live shows they offer. Here’s a good itinerary:
- 6:00 – Dinner
- 7:00 – Enjoy the Thumbuakar fire show
- 7:15 – Walk through the trails
- 9:40 – Tram ride
- 10:30 – Creatures of the Night show
- 10:50 – Gift shop
Thumbuakar fire show
Pyromaniacs will really enjoy this spectacle. Fire breathing tribal warriors display their skill as they dance and perform their fiery stunts.
- Where: Entrance courtyard (weather permitting)
- Time: Daily except Wednesdays at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (and 10pm on weekends and holidays)
Creatures of the Night
The Creatures of the Night Show is a great opportunity to take a break and be entertained at the same time. You’ll see the natural abilities of some of the most fascinating animals in the park. The show lasts 20 minutes but because it’s so popular, you should arrive 30 minutes ahead to ensure a good seat.
- Where: Amphitheatre
- Time: 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm (weather permitting)
Guided tram ride
Don’t miss the 40-minute guided tram ride with live commentary, because some of the animals can only be seen from the tram. Your knowledgeable tram guide will fill you in on the beasts and the 6 geographical zones as you drive through them all:
- Himalayan Foothills
- Indian Subcontinent
- Equatorial Africa
- Asian Riverine Forest
- Nepalese River Valley
- Burmese Hillside
What you’ll see on your walk through the Night Safari paths
As you walk through the pathways, you will notice that there are no cages; all that stand between you and the wild animals are a moat and a low fence. There they are, only a little more than arm’s reach away, awake and doing what they normally would do in the wild.
- Wallaby Trail – this Australasian-inspired trail includes an area where cute little wallabies hop back-and-forth across your path. (I almost tripped over one little guy, who wasn’t watching where he was going!) You can also enter a “cave,” complete with dripping water, to watch nocturnal cave critters.
- East Lodge Trail – you can see wild African and Asian animals up close here, thanks to glass-fronted enclosures. Highlights include the splendid Malayan tiger and the devious spotted hyena.
- Leopard Trail – the beautiful leopard has his own huge glass-fronted exhibit for your enjoyment. The trail also offers Mangrove Walk and Giant Flying Squirrel Aviary, two walk-through exhibits that allow you to experience creatures swooping around and above you.
- Fishing Cat Trail – watch the fishing cat as it tries to reel in its fish dinner in front of your eyes.
In addition, the park has a special area for smaller critters, like reptiles, and each cage is small enough that it’s easy to find them. Even there, the caretakers were careful to create a natural environment for their well-being.
Luxury experiences at the Night Safari
Singapore Night Safari offers private tours. You can book a VIP Safari Adventurer Tour , and a dedicated guide will take your group on a private tour of the park.
Plan your trip
- Hours: Open daily from 7:15pm – 12.00mn daily (Last ticket sale at 11.15 pm). Retail shops open from 5:00pm and restaurants open from 5.30 pm.
- Cost: Adult: S$45 | Child: S$30. Multi-park discounts are available.
- Wheelchairs: Contact a guest relations officer to arrange a tram with wheelchair facilities. ( Here is a suggested itinerary for wheelchairs.)
- For more of the nocturnal zoo, see our Night Safari photo gallery .
Also see our Singapore River Cruise review .
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28 thoughts on “a guide to the singapore night safari: worth it”.
The night safari was awesome. We had an absolute whale of a time. The food was delicious as well.
So glad you enjoyed it! I’m guessing your answer to my question is that yes, it’s worth the expense.
Visit River Safari in Singapore for a wildlife experience themed around the world’s freshwater rivers. You’ll wander around eight river habitats, from the Yangtze to the Mississippi, to encounter animals of all types, including the beloved giant panda. Learn about the native animals and plants that are found around the world’s legendary rivers, and take a boat ride on the ‘Amazon River,’ if you wish (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
River Safari is on our list because it’s Asia’s only river-themed wildlife park and it has the world’s largest collections of freshwater animals. The most interesting one is the Mekong giant catfish.
Wonderful post. Thanks for such detailed information. I am travelling in October with my family. My dad is hemiplegic so he will be in wheelchair. We want to cover both Singapore Zoo and River Safari. How much do we need to walk? Are the pathways easily wheelchair friendly? Is it like really very long walk combining both. Are the outside food allowed inside as I need to carry some homemade food for my father.
We’ve not visited the Singapore Zoo yet so we can’t tell you how accessible it is or how much walking you’ll do. The Night Safari has hills and some places have stairs so you might have to detour. We’d suggest checking the map on their website and planning a route to save some steps. As to outside food, there shouldn’t be a problem bringing it in.
Ahhh so cute!!! I love animals and I’m glad this zoo seems to be a good one that provides a good habitat for the animals. 🦓 🦒 🐅 I went to the Night Safari and it was awesome. These are awesome photos and great description. 🙂 Wonderful post. Thanks for such detailed information.
You are so welcome, Maria.
Short answer is NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Read TripAdvisor ‘terrible’ reviews to get the real picture, these are absolutely accurate. It is a tragedy of monstrous proportions. One of the worst things I did in my whole life.
Wow, it’s hard to believe an attraction could have been that terrible. Which things to do in Singapore would you recommeend?
Wow, this must be a Unique adventure for you. Wandering through the trails and finding animals in their natural surrounding is a bit exciting and Scary too. But they use proper protection so nothing to worry.
What we like most about the Night Safari is how easy it is to get close to the animals and feel completely safe. I hope we conveyed that in our article.
I haven’t been to the Night Safari in years – I think the fire show is fairly new, because I don’t remember it at all. It sounds great! The Creatures of the Night Show, though, left a lasting impression on me for all the wrong reasons: despite repeated requests to refrain from using flash photography in order to protect the animals’ eyes, I saw SO many camera flashes go off during those few minutes. Seeing that kind of blatant selfishness up close was really infuriating.
I completely agree! We had the same experience when on the tram, but thankfully the guide reminded people to turn the flash off.
Absolutely disappointed. Do not waste your money. Go see the zoo in the day light. Photos are not worth the effort. Half the animals cannot be seen. We just love zoos, but not this Night Safari. Go have breakfast with the Oranatangs instead.
Thanks for the recommendation to see the zoo in the daylight, Graham. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the Night Safari, but Breakfast with the Orangutans sounds like a keeper.
Singapore didn’t seem terribly expensive – when compared with other major cities – like Tokyo, London, Barcelona. Hotels and transportation are the ones that are quite high-priced.
For sure accommodation is pricey in Singapore, but the hawker stands make up for it with some of the cheapest restaurant food on the planet. Maybe the reason Singapore has a reputation for being expensive is because of the contrast, as its neighbouring southeast Asian nations are so dirt cheap?
We also missed the fire-breathing Thumbuakar performance – It was drizzling and they had to cancel the show.. We ended up taking the buggy as it was drizzling and had a very tough time taking any meaningful picture..
Practically have no photos which are not blurred 🙂
Our sympathies; we discarded almost all of our photos because of how badly they turned out. I’m just glad we had a few marginally acceptable ones to include in this story. 🙂
Looks like fun, but I would be in the same boat as Dan – I love getting great photos and when it’s hard to do I get so frustrated. I’m not the best at shooting in low light as it is (need more practice). The bathrooms sound lovely, and of course the food looks amazing! 🙂
It was. I’d like to visit again but might not find the opportunity. There are so many wonderful places in Singapore that we’ve not seen yet!
Sometimes you just have to enjoy your surroundings without your camera – it’s so freeing when you do! The night experience looks really interesting… and not surprising Singapore has some really cool washrooms 🙂
I think you’re right, but sure Dan loves his photography….
First of all, I love the cool chairs – I mean, who would not want to sit on a zebra!! The food looks delicious and it looks like a fun and enjoyable experience. I can understand why it is hard to photograph there as usually a tripod is needed to exceptional night shots but give yourselves a pat on the back for the ones you captured and included in this post!
Thanks, Constance. It was a lot of fun.
Awesome night safari! The food looks scrumptious (looks like our Indian platter).
It was some of the best Indian food we’ve had so far. But then, we’ve not been to India yet…
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Singapore Night Safari Tickets
About singapore night safari.
The Singapore Night Safari is the perfect combination of nature, wildlife, adventure and thrill for anyone who wants to watch a variety of exotic animals roaming around actively in the night. Nestled in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, the Night Safari, Singapore is the first nocturnal safari in the world with over 900 animals and 100 different species, also the most popular one among visitors. Embark on this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime adventure and observe the fascinating animals in their natural habitat and get to know about their local tales told by expert guides. You can watch animals such as ottoman, civets and binturongs display their natural talents in night shows as well.
Night Safari in Singapore is a stem-winding experience in the middle of a magnificent forest along the River Wonders, the perfect place to unpack in order to escape from the exhausting city life. Either you are here for adventure or just to savor the beauty of nature, you can choose from among the variety of options and packages that the Safari trip has to offer. One can even relish in a unique dining experience in the wild and go for a wholesome evening walk in the Park to explore the nearby areas, amidst the nature.
Book Singapore Zoo Night Safari Tickets Online
While one may think of getting the Singapore Zoo Night Safari tickets of the at the counter when they arrive at the place, it is always a better option to book the tickets online whenever you can. This not only helps in avoiding the long queue lines at the counter but also reduces the risk of not getting the tickets due to heavy crowds. Booking tickets online also comes with a ton of benefits such as combo offers which might not be available if you buy tickets in person along with the convenience of booking tickets from the comfort of your own home. By pre booking your tickets, you will be able to arrive at the Safari worry free and be able to witness the 100 different amazing species of nocturnal animals at the Park.
The tour charges are inclusive of the Night Safari Singapore admission fee and you do not need to pay any additional fees to view the animal shows. You can even choose from the various packages and night safari promotion offers while booking with us. You can get upto 45% off the night safari ticket price with a Tram ride and amazing discounts on combo tickets while booking through us.
Explore six distinct geographical zones, including the Himalayan hills and Southeast Asian jungles during your night safari at the park
Experience the mesmerizing creatures during the night show watching animals like the majestic lions, agile fishing cats & massive pythons showcase their extraordinary skills
Book the Singapore Night Safari tickets and see around 900 animals during your safari showcasing their wild behavior in a serene setting inside the park
Take a stroll while meeting smaller animals, then board a tram for having a closer view of elephants, giraffes & hippos
- Please adhere to the timings.
- Please carry valid ID with you at all times.
- Please do not wear strong scented perfume as animals are sensitive to odor.
- All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
- Visitors are not allowed to feed the animals without permission from the staff.
- Free WiFi is available at the entrance.
- Wheelchair and child strollers are rentable at activity location.
- Tram rides and Creatures of the Night Shows remain open with the same operating hours, with guests seated at social distancing measure.
Activities at Singapore Night Safari
There is no better way to catch a glimpse of the animals after dark than by indulging in the activities at the park. Included in the night safari booking, these multi-sensory activities will help you get to know more about the wildlife living in the present.
Gaze at the magical Creatures of the night show which showcases the breathtaking talents of the otters, civets, binturongs and many other animals. In addition, you can learn about the spotted Hyena’s powerful jaw while at the same time be amazed by the African serval’s ability to leap for prey, all with your night safari tickets.
To enjoy the night safari to the fullest, hop on an open-sided Tram Car, which is equipped with English audio documentaries based on the animals and their lifestyles or take a stroll through the park on foot. On this Wildlife Safari Tour you will even be able to come face to face with the Asian Elephants and the Indian Rhinos and feed them yourself.
Enhance your knowledge about wildlife and animals by listening to the Keeper’s Talk, the people who know the place the best. They regularly feed the animals and take care of them, in short they are the ones closest in contact with the animals. Through their talk, you will be able to catch insider stories on the animals and be amused by their tales.
Top Zones at Singapore Night Safari
A captivating and curious path, the East Lodge Trail is the culmination of the African and the Asian continent, thus presenting the animals of the tropics and the Savannah. There is a great diversity of animals throughout this trail.It carries along the majestic as well as fantastic animals like the Bongo, Sloth Bear, Babirusa and Malayan Tiger which makes it a sight to see. All of these animals live side by side, in harmony with each other.
To feel and see a truly thrilling hunting experience, embark on the Fishing Cat Trail and observe the skilled Fishing Cat catching its prey. With your Singapore Night Safari tickets, you can spot and learn about the wild activities of these clever animals. Explore the exotic animals found to be here like the Fishing Cat, Pangolin, Common Palm Civet and the Southern Three-Banded Armadillo. These predators in their natural habitat display a pulsating show for the spectators to see.
Take a night trek through the Leopard Trail and view the magnificent skill of climbing portrayed by the Clouded Leopard as well as glide through the skies by observing the Flying Foxes and Flying Squirrels which may pass from just above your head. It is a fascinating sight to see these ferocious animals, going just about their usual business in their habitats. Leopard Trial is famous for its power packed animals like the Majestic Gir Lions, Eagle Owl, Clouded Leopard and the Hog Badger.
Difference Between Singapore Night Safari & Singapore Zoo
While one may think that the Singapore Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are the same location, they are found at different locations. The entrance of both Park’s is next to each other.
With the night safari tickets, you can view a variety of nocturnal animals which rest under the sunshine and only come out at night. At the night safari, most of the exploration happens with the help of a Tram ride, although one can also go by foot. The nighttime activities such as the Wildlife Tours and Creatures of the Night Show included in the night safari promotion can be covered by you here. Some wild animals that can be found here include the Sloth Bear, Spotted Hyena, Bushbaby and the Pangolin.
The Singapore Zoo is a daytime attraction, housing over 2,800 wild creatures in a tropical rainforest park. It offers daytime activities such as the Splash Safari Shows, Water themed games for the kids and the jungle safari, but only during the day. The zoo covers a significantly larger portion than the night safari trails hence, you may need more hours to cover the zoo than the night safari. The tourists can explore the park at their own pace, without much guidance from experts. The zoo carries some eye-catching exotic animals for the visitors to see such as the White Rhino, Two-toed sloth, White Faced Saki Monkey and the Electric Blue Gecko.
Know Before You Book Singapore Night Safari Tickets
Opening Hours - From 06:30 PM - 12:00 AM, open everyday of the year
How to Reach -- Public Transport : Take the train to the Khatib NS14 Station and then travel via a connecting bus- Mandai Khatib Shuttle to the Night Safari.- Self-driven or by Taxi : A 30-minutes drive from the city center, choose from the Central Expressway (CTE) or Pan Island Expressway (PIE) route to the night safari can be done by the visitors.
Park Rules - - Recreational transportation like skates are not allowed inside the park.- No flash Photography inside the park, it can hurt animals.- No pets or plants are allowed inside the park for safety reasons.
Best Time to Visit - The best time to visit the night safari is during its opening hours around 7:30 PM. During the early hours, the place is usually less crowded and hence, you can get a glimpse of all animals with ease. Also, you can plan your whole night from the night shows to dining without any rush.
Services Offered -- Nursing Room is also available at the venue for parents with toddlers.- Mobility Access in terms of strollers are also provided at the venue. - First Aid Kit is also provided to make sure you get proper aid when in need .
- Prayer Room facility is also provided inside the park for visitors' convenience.
Accessibility - - For guests with limited mobility, the park has accessibility services. You can get a wheelchair at the entrance of the park with your night safari tickets by contacting the staff at the reception. - For children and toddlers, one can get access to a wagon or stroller as well as electric scooters by contacting the reception at a little extra cost.
Important Guidelines About Visiting Singapore Night Safari
Explore Safely : It is important to stay at only those areas where humans roam. Do not walk into prohibited areas or spaces meant for the animals as they are highly dangerous.
Ride Safely: While riding through the Tram Car, be seated comfortably at all times and stay within the car only without taking out your feet and arms from the car for a smooth ride.
Respect our Animals : The Park is the animal’s home, hence always show respect towards them. Do not feed them anything or tease them in any kind of way.
Commercial Footage : Do not use filmed footages/videos or photos commercially unless authorized or consented by the officials from the Night Safari. It is strictly prohibited.
Smoke Free Park : One shall not smoke inside the Park as it is a non-smoking zone. Designated areas are located outside the park for people who wish to smoke.
Image Rights : A person may be filmed or photographed while visiting the park by the authorities of the Night Safari. Your night safari singapore admission to the park serves as the consent to the use of these images.
Singapore Night Safari Tickets FAQ's
What is so special about singapore night safari.
The Singapore Night Safari is the first nocturnal wild safari show in the world, and the most popular one among people. Meet over 2,500 nocturnal creatures with your night safari booking and satisfy your curiosity by taking a ride in the Tram to know all about these wild species. The four different walking trails, creating a special habitat for all animals be it from the Africa-Asia region or hunting species, makes the park unique and attractive.
How long does it take to finish Singapore Night Safari?
It takes approximately 3-4 hours to finish the Singapore Night Safari along with the entertainment shows and tram rides that are included in the night safari promotion offers. The tram ride takes about 1 hour and the other activities constitute the rest of the time.
What is included in the Singapore Night Safari Ticket?
The night safari ticket price covers a wide variety of costs such as the round-trip Tram car ride. Plus, you do not need to pay any additional fees to view the animal shows as it is included in the night safari admission fee.
How does Singapore River Wonders provide holistic development?
Through every effort, the Wildlife Safari Singapore helps in contribution towards sustainability and protection of the wild animals. The night safari Singapore breeds threatened animals like the Malayan Tapir, Malayan Tigers, Asian Elephants and many more to protect them from extinction. With the night safari tickets, one also gets access to a powerhouse of knowledge about these animals. Thus, the Wildlife Reserve helps in promoting education of these animals as well.
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Singapore prides itself on being one of the best tourist destinations in Asia, if not the world. And when it comes to novel tourist attractions , Singapore has long taken the lead.
Many ‘firsts’ have been started in Singapore including the fantastically unique Singapore Night Safari.
Singapore Night Safari, Zoo Tour, Ticket Prices, Opening Hours
The Singapore Night Safari is home to over 130 species totalling about 2500 nocturnal animals that graze, hunt and breed across the massive 40-hectare park.
The night safari features the Tram Safari Experience, which takes visitors on a guided tour across the wildlife park. The tour covers seven zones representing various geographical points in the world such as the Himalayan Foothills and the Asian Riverine Forest.
Visitors may also opt to explore the park on foot. The park has various walking trails that strategically lead to areas which the tram cannot reach. One of the best trails is called the Leopard Trail where visitors will get the chance to observe leopards and lions as they feed in the wild. Another popular trail aptly called Wallaby Trail gives guests a taste of Australian wildlife as the trail leads to a family of wallabies in their natural habitat.
The Singapore Night Safari also holds a number of night shows. One of the most popular is called the ‘Thumbuakar Performance’ which features a troupe of tribal warriors showcasing various stunts accompanied by lively tribal music. The unique night-life adventure in Singapore Night Safari is definitely an experience you won’t forget.
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Hope, Vision and a culture change: How Brendan Wiley helped save the Topeka Zoo
Brendan Wiley's eyes welled up with tears Tuesday as he recalled revealing in July 2010 that a baby giraffe with deformed hooves at the Topeka Zoo would be euthanized if her condition deteriorated .
"I remember writing a press release that night, kind of preparing the community that she probably wasn't going to live through the week," Wiley, the zoo's CEO, told The Capital-Journal.
But that giraffe, named Hope, still lives at that zoo after Topeka veterinarian Joseph Kamer developed ground-breaking medical procedures that enabled her to survive.
By keeping Hope alive, the zoo gave a much-needed boost to the spirits of its staff members and supporters at a really rough time, Wiley said.
"She saved the zoo," he said. "She just became this symbol for what we could become again."
World-Famous Topeka Zoo nickname started in early 1970s
Wiley, 53, resigns effective Friday to become director of the city-run Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas.
He leaves the Topeka Zoo in much better shape than it was when he came here in May 2010, said Chris Palmer, a board member from 2007 to 2013 for Friends of the Topeka Zoo.
FOTZ has run the zoo since its operations were privatized and Wiley became CEO in 2021.
But in 2010, FOTZ was the fundraising arm of the zoo, which was operated by Topeka's city government.
The zoo was previously known as the "World-Famous Topeka Zoo" for accomplishments that included being the site of the first birth of a giraffe in Kansas in 1970, being the first zoo worldwide to successfully hatch golden eagle chicks in 1971 and for opening its Tropical Rain Forest in 1974.
Still, when director Mike Coker retired in December 2009 , the zoo was dealing with turmoil over the death of a hippo, pregnant giraffes, mistrust in management and a failure to obey federal rules.
City was dealing with regulation compliance at Topeka Zoo
Coker considered compliance with regulations to be something of a burden and viewed inspectors in a manner that was somewhat adversarial, Palmer said.
He recalled Coker telling the FOTZ board that the zoo was "doing fine" and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Association of Zoos and Aquariums each had a "different way of looking at things."
The USDA is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act and licensing animal exhibitors, while the AZA provides prestige by accrediting zoos that meet standards higher than those imposed by the USDA.
Those agencies found problems at the Topeka Zoo that included misleading statements from the senior staff and a lack of trust in management.
Coker told The Capital-Journal the zoo had made no repairs before, during or after the 2006 death from a seizure of SubMarie , an aging hippopotamus who was found in 108-degree water.
But the city later released documents showing maintenance had been ongoing on the hippo pool before SubMarie's death and that repairs began the day after her death.
The AZA in March 2010 tabled a decision for one year on whether to continue or rescind its accreditation of the Topeka Zoo.
Wiley, a former curator at the Kansas City Zoo and director of an animal shelter in Johnson County, started work two months later as the Topeka Zoo's director. The AZA restored the zoo's accreditation to full status in March 2011.
'Brendan was the closer'
While there were other quality applicants for zoo director, Wiley was clearly the best, said Palmer, who was then FOTZ's vice president and represented it on the committee that interviewed applicants.
"He just had this air about him," Palmer said. "You felt better around him."
After he was hired, Wiley proved to be particularly good at helping FOTZ raise money, Palmer said.
"If we got in front of a supporter that was interested in potentially donating, Brendan was the closer," he said.
One of Brendan Wiley's first tasks was addressing culture change
At a meeting on his first day at the zoo, Wiley learned some zoo staff members were too embarrassed to wear clothing bearing the zoo staff logo to the grocery store after work.
The zoo still had "good bones" and the community still had an affinity for it, but the zoo also had some significant problems, Wiley said.
One, he said, was that the zoo "could not catch a break" during inspections by the AZA and USDA.
Wiley said he and his staff consequently committed to implementing a "culture change" through which they made a commitment to taking the Animal Welfare Act very seriously.
The zoo began a process, which remains in effect today, of self-reporting to the USDA situations in which it may have jeopardized any standard of that act.
The zoo also made it clear to inspectors that it saw them as partners and not adversaries, Wiley said.
Over time, he said, the zoo's relationships with the AZA and USDA improved considerably.
The zoo hasn't received a USDA noncompliance citation in at least six years, he said.
Two giraffes, a zebra and a hippo challenged Topeka Zoo
Wiley said his first year at the zoo found him dealing with situations that included the following:
• Two pregnant giraffes who, in theory, shouldn't have been allowed to become pregnant because of their advancing age.
• A zebra staff members thought was pregnant but wasn't.
• A hippo who was pregnant, but zoo staff members didn't realize it.
The giraffes, B.G. and Dolly, were both 25 years old. B.G. and her unborn calf died in August 2010 .
Dolly, whose last previous calf had to be euthanized in 2006 while suffering from a congenital hoof problem, gave birth in July 2010 to Hope, who had the same type of problem as Dolly's previous calf.
But Kamer managed to save her, bringing the zoo national attention.
Hope ran for the first time when she was a month old, moments before she was to appear on "The Today Show ."
Mara, the hippo who turned out to be pregnant after zoo staff members thought she wasn't , then gave birth in August 2010 to a son, who remains at the zoo today.
Topeka's Vision Bank, which is now Community National Bank, bid $4,200 at an auction for the right to name the newborn. He was given the name Vision.
By that time, the zoo seemed to be getting back its positive reputation, Wiley said.
"All of a sudden, things started getting better," he said.
Camp Cowabunga takes guests on an African safari
When Wiley applied for the Topeka Zoo's director's job in 2010, a mentor of his suggested he call Gary Clarke.
Clarke was the Topeka Zoo's director from 1963 to 1989, then left to organize and guide African photo safaris for Cowabunga Safaris, his Topeka-based business.
He went on his last safari in 2006, after which he maintained an office in Topeka and wrote books about Africa and his experiences.
Wiley said he telephoned Clarke in 2010, said he was interviewing to become director of the Topeka Zoo and asked to hear the story about how that facility became the "World-Famous Topeka Zoo."
"Gary said, 'If you want to know the story, get the book,' and then hung up," Wiley recalled.
Later, Wiley said, after he had been hired as zoo director but hadn't started work, he went to Clarke's Cowabunga Safaris office in Topeka, opened the door and said, "I'm here to get a copy of the book."
What happened next was "instant friendship," Wiley said.
Wiley didn't initially ask Clarke to get involved again with the Topeka Zoo because Wiley thought he first needed to spend "a couple years righting the ship," he said.
But Wiley invited Clarke in March 2014 to take part in a meeting focusing on the zoo’s plans to develop a major African animal exhibit.
Clarke played a key role in creating Camp Cowabunga, a complex the zoo opened in 2018 that's designed to make visitors feel like they are on safari.
Wiley recalled proudly how he was walking through that camp one day when he heard a child tell his mother, "I can't believe this is in our city."
Clarke died at age 79 in January 2019.
Penguins, alligators and sea lions have visited Topeka
While Clarke never told Wiley how to do his job, he made occasional suggestions, including noting that traveling exhibits had formerly been pretty successful at the Topeka Zoo.
Wiley said he responded by arranging for the zoo to host traveling exhibits featuring penguins in 2012 , alligators in 2013 and sea lions in 2018.
While zoo visitors seemed "a little disappointed" by the penguins, the alligators "completely exceeded their expectations" and the sea lions were "not only fun but brought in lots and lots of people," Wiley said.
The zoo teamed up with other local attractions in 2022 by offering "Dinosaurs Alive!" which featured 20 life-sized, robotic dinosaurs that roared and moved, as part of "Topeka Dino Days," which was arranged by Visit Topeka Inc.
Awkward meeting with Kay McFarland led to her Japanese Garden
Retired Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland had gone on three African photo safaris with Clarke.
Wiley asked if she would be willing to help financially support creating Camp Cowabunga.
"She emphatically said, 'No,'" Wiley said. "Her quotes included the fact that she didn't like zoos and she didn't really like elephants. We had the meeting in a private place in the back of the zoo, and it was the most awkward golf cart ride back to the front that I had ever experienced."
But McFarland kept some written materials Wiley had provided her.
She called him back about two weeks later to ask about some property that had been set aside for an Asian Garden in the zoo's master plan.
McFarland then revealed she had an affinity for koi ponds.
In the 18 months before she died at age 80 in 2015, McFarland worked with zoo officials on plans for what became the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden. She established a living trust to pay more than 62% of the project costs.
McFarland is "the matriarch who dreamed bigger than we did," Wiley said.
The garden, which opened in 2020 , brings in many people who wouldn't otherwise come to the zoo, including couples who get married there, Wiley said.
Jacob Wiley, the oldest of Brendan Wiley's two children, married his wife, Olivia, there on Sept. 23.
Zoo Lights brought in $1 million revenue in 2022
Topeka Zoo officials started talking in 2013 about offering a Zoo Lights attraction, but it wasn't until about 2018 that a zoo contributor agreed to donate money to support it, Wiley said. That donor's identity remains confidential.
Evergy then decided to also donate to help finance Zoo Lights, an attraction that features a winter wonderland of Christmas lights displayed in various colors and shapes.
After spending a couple years in the making, Zoo Lights was coincidentally first held near the end of the pandemic year of 2020, Wiley said.
"It was the perfect pandemic event," he said.
Zoo Lights has since brightened the zoo's December attendance considerably .
It generated more than $1 million in revenue last year, Wiley said.
The zoo earlier this year then opened its Giraffe & Friends exhibit .
Topeka Zoo is looking to hire its 'next great director'
Palmer, who was FOTZ's vice president when Wiley became zoo director and then spent two years as its president, marveled at how much Wiley has done as zoo director.
Wiley has a way of "getting the best out of everybody," he said.
Palmer said he felt particularly pleased that Fawn Moser, current manager of zoo operations, will be the zoo's interim director while the search is conducted for Wiley's permanent replacement.
Wiley and Moser made a good team, Palmer said.
Wiley was the "big picture inspirational leader" while Moser was "the one who made sure everything got done and all the I's were dotted and the T's crossed," he said.
Wiley's success here has made the Topeka Zoo director's job a much more attractive one now than it was when he was hired, Palmer added.
He said, "Brendan put the zoo in a wonderful position to hire its next great director."
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National Zoo's pandas arrive in China as Washington D.C. says goodbye to beloved animals after 23 years
By Caitlin O'Kane
Updated on: November 9, 2023 / 11:19 AM EST / CBS News
The Smithsonian National Zoo's beloved giant pandas arrived in China on Thursday, the zoo said, after the beloved animals 23 years in the U.S. The pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, were on loan for a research and breeding program and in 2020 gave birth to a baby named Xiao Qi Ji, who is also heading to China.
Ahead of the pandas' farewell to the zoo, the Smithsonian said in a news release that forklifts will be used to move each of them into FedEx trucks. The trucks will transport them to Dulles International Airport, but they will not be visible as they are moved onto the "FedEx Panda Express" – a Boeing 777F aircraft with a custom decal.
The pandas arrived in Chengdu, China on Thursday, the National Zoo said on social media, after what was expected to be a 19-hour flight with a refueling stop in Alaska. The pandas also traveled with in-flight snacks: 220 pounds of bamboo, 8 pounds of leafeater biscuits, 5 pounds of low starch biscuits, 6 pounds of apples, 5 pounds of carrots, 6 pounds of sweet potatoes, 3 pounds of sugar cane, 1 pound of pears and 1 pound of cooked squash, the zoo said .
Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Xiao Qi Ji have landed in Chengdu! After a safe flight, they are on the way to their new home. Our team will stay for a few days as the pandas get settled. Thank you to @FedEx for transporting our Very Important Pandas in style! 🐼 🐼 🐼 🛬 #PandaStory pic.twitter.com/ATOzp1U8Ev — National Zoo (@NationalZoo) November 9, 2023
Mei Xiang and Tian Tian came to the zoo in 2000 as part of an agreement between the zoo and China Wildlife and Conservation Association and were supposed to stay for just 10 years, but the agreement was extended several times. The agreement was set to expire on Dec. 7, 2023.
The National Zoo first received pandas from China in 1972 in an effort to save the species by breeding them. The zoo has had panda couples ever since.
During her time in D.C., Mei Xiang has given birth to seven cubs – three who died before adulthood and three who have already been returned to China. Per the agreement, the baby pandas are returned by age 4.
After National Zoo pandas' official departure, only four giant pandas that were part of the program will be left in the U.S.: Lun Lun and Yang Yang, the giant pandas at the Atlanta Zoo , and their offspring Ya Lun and Xi Lun. This panda family is expected to head back to China in 2024.
San Diego also had pandas as part of the agreement, receiving its first two pandas in 1987. They were supposed to stay just 100 days, but like the deal with D.C., the zoo's agreement was extended several times and Bai Yun and Shi Shi stayed in the U.S. until 2019. They had six babies at the zoo.
The Memphis Zoo had a 20-year loan agreement with China that ended in 2023 with the return of Ya Ya in April, according to the Associated Press. One of their male pandas, Le Le, helped other pandas across the world conceive babies through artificial insemination, the zoo said. Le Le died in February ahead of the return to China.
Breeding programs have been successful for the once-endangered species. Pandas were upgraded to "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, according to the World Wildlife Fund. But only about 1,864 pandas remain in the wild, mostly in China's Sichuan Province.
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The brainchild of Professor A.P. Bogadanov, the zoo was established in 1864. At its height of popularity, 200,000 people came here annually to see its animals, which included lions and tigers. At the beginning of the 20th century, it fell into disrepair. Battles took place here during the 1905 Russian Revolution. Following a period of decline under Soviet rule, the zoo underwent a series of renovations in 1991, 1997 and 2014. Now visit this pleasant place to view more than 750 different species.
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