I am an animal lover. Every country I go to, I make sure to visit their zoo. One thing I love about Singapore zoo is that, almost all their animals are not caged. They are the world-famous “open concept” zoo. Except for the reptiles and the polar bear, the animals are free in their natural habitat.
I bought our Singapore Zoo tickets via Klook.
You don’t have to fall in line and wait for a long time, hassle free. You will receive the confirmation email with the e-voucher and instructions are there, like the one below.
To know the directions and routes going to the zoo, make sure to download this app. It was very helpful, even the schedules of the bus and trains are there.
You have to take the Mandai Express Bus going to Singapore zoo. Fare is $1 Singaporean Dollar per way. You can use your EZ-Link card or buy ticket at the zoo.
Excited kid (kid at heart)
Of course, a photo before entering the zoo
If you weren’t able to purchase tickets via Klook, you can buy tickets here
Welcome to Singapore Zoo!
A map is always a good idea
But there are maps around the zoo, so you won’t get lost
Street signs are everywhere too
Check out the land of giants, kids will love it. Please note that these are not the real thing 😊
Believe it or not, yes believe it, orangutans and different kind of monkeys are just playing and hanging in this zoo. I love watching them!
In case you get tired, there are stores that you can buy snacks and drinks from
If you don’t want to walk under the heat of the sun, you may opt to ride the shuttle. Rates for unlimited ride is $5 Singaporean Dollars for adults and $3 for kids.
Now, my personal favorites here 🙂
I love giraffes! I’ve been wanting to see one, and now waaaah! I’m so happy!
This white tiger or bleached tiger look so fierce
Rhinos, they are huge and I was so close!
The famous striped beauties
Our friendly elephants
This is a couple hippopotamus. They have been together for 28 years.
These tortoise are the cutest thing ever!
It was 2PM and the lions were taking a nap
Last but not the least, the KING of Singapore Zoo. This is Inuka, a 27 year old polar bear. In human years, he’s already 70 years old. He’s being supervised 24/7 as he can’t be left alone.
And now, the reptiles
There are other animals like kangaroo, penguins, squirrels and more. There are also shows for kids to enjoy.
- The zoo is huge, so make sure to wear comfortable clothes. My personal suggestion – T-shirt, shorts and sneakers
- It is hot!!! Bring a cap or hat, fan and extra shirt/s
- Bring water, there are refillable stations so no worries
- Do not touch the animals
- Do not feed the animals (although there are certain animals that you can feed as long as the food is bought from the zoo)
- Don’t take photos with flash, it’ll hurt their eyes
- Take your time, I think 4-5 hours should be spent in this zoo to see and enjoy everything
Oh by the way, I did 25,000 steps that day and I tracked it using my Fitbit 2. Do I look tired?😂
And that was our Singapore Zoo adventure. For more of my travel tips and best places to visit in Singapore, check out my website and follow my Facebook page. Happy travels! 🙂