The nature-lovers’ paradise!
Singapore has several spots that attract nature-lovers such as myself, they are commonly called Animal Kingdom; Animal Kingdom includes Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon, Juron bird Park and butterfly Park & Insects Kingdom. I actually convinced gals to spend a day and a half watching flora and fauna! Unbelievable! Though in the end they did not complain at all…
First, we spent the whole morning and half afternoon in the Singapore Zoo, and that was pretty amazing experience for everybody! With 3600 species (16% of them are endangered) spread over 28 hectares of beautiful land 1,5 million visitors a year, no wonder it is considered to be one of the best zoos in the world! The highlights of the exhibit are orangutans and white tigers. Aren’t they adorable?!
After walking around the Zoo we crawled for a good nap in the hotel to get reenergized before the Night Safari. For just 22 SGD we got to see animals that are active at night from 8 zones (like South Asian rainforest, African Savanna or South American pampas). The tour lasts from 7:30 pm till midnight, and the last tickets are available at 11 pm, which gave us plenty of time to have dinner and freshen up. That trip was unforgettable!
The next morning we went on to see Underwater World and dolphin Lagoon. It is the best oceanarium anyone of us has ever been to, with wide range of species, beautiful tropical fishes, dangerous sharks and amazing sea cow that makes acrobatic moves. The whole tour took us just 2 hours, so we had almost all day in front of us to further discover this magnificent city…
If you decide to visit Animal Kingdom:
• Most of the Parks are open 9 am to 6 pm (except for the Night Safari, which is open from 6 pm till midnight)
• Admission fees: 45 SGD for package for Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari; 17.50 SGD for Underwater World with Dolphin Lagoon, 22 SGD for Night Safari.