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Singapore Zoo (Mandai Zoo)

See endangered species or enjoy breakfast with orangutans at Singapore’s famous zoo.

Since its humble beginnings in 1973, the zoo has expanded and modernized and is now one of the most respected zoos in Asia. With more than 2,800 animals from over 300 different species, the Singapore Zoo has been lauded for its natural exhibits that give the appearance of being barrier free. The zoo has won many awards and is one of the most popular attractions in the city, offering hours of entertainment for all ages.

Rise early to get to the zoo in time for the zoo’s Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife program, the only one of its kind in the world. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the company of orangutans, as the free-ranging animals begin their day. 

Singapore Zoo is known for its interactive exhibits, with many unique experiences to discover. Ride on the back of an elephant in the rainforest zone or feed kangaroos by hand in the Australian Outback exhibit. Don't miss the white tigers, the proboscis monkeys and the pigmy hippos. There is even a polar bear in its own tundra habitat in the middle of tropical Singapore. The zoo has a special focus on primates. Wander through the primate zone and be entertained by the antics of monkeys of all shapes and sizes.

Relax as the kids enjoy themselves at Kidzworld, the zoo’s educational and recreational zone for children. Here they can meet animals and learn facts from the zoo staff. The fun goes on past dusk when the zoo offers a night safari featuring nocturnal animals.

As you wander the zoo, enjoy the stunning gardens which feature dozens of varieties of orchids, gingers and heliconia plants which all flower spectacularly. Keep your eye out for the free-roaming monkeys which inhabit the trees throughout the zoo.

The Singapore Zoo is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Singapore by car. There is parking available at the zoo for a fee. Visitors arriving by public transportation can reach the zoo via the North-South MRT line with a connecting bus to the zoo. The Singapore Zoo is open daily and there is a modest fee for entry.

Popular Activities at Singapore Zoo

Not sure how to get the most out of your time at Singapore Zoo? We've put together a list of popular activities that will help:

If you're looking for even more activities, check out our Singapore things to do page.


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Orchid Country Club NT$4,466
Orchid Country Club

Orchid Country Club

1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Set in Singapore, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, and River Safari. Singapore Turf Club and Woodlands Checkpoint are also within 9 mi (15 km). Khatib Station is 22 minutes by foot.

    Pegasus Hotel
    Pegasus Hotel

    Pegasus Hotel

    100 Turf Club Road, Singapore
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Singapore, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and within 3 mi (5 km) of Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road. National Orchid Garden and Gleneagles Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Riders Lodge
      Riders Lodge

      Riders Lodge

      100 Turf Club Road, Singapore
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and within 3 mi (5 km) of Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road. National Orchid Garden and Gleneagles Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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        Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

        Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

        10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Western Water Catchment, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore Turf Club, and Night Safari. Singapore Zoo and Woodlands Checkpoint are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Rest House
          Rest House

          Rest House

          133 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Serangoon, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Orchard Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, and Gardens by the Bay. Marina Bay Sands Skypark and Merlion are also within 9 mi (15 km). Ang Mo Kio Station is 23 minutes by foot and Lorong Chuan Station is 24 minutes.

            Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park NT$2,338
            Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park

            Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park

            1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Burmese Buddhist Temple. Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Velocity at Novena Square are also within 15 minutes. Novena Station is 13 minutes by foot and Toa Payoh Station is 14 minutes.

              Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong NT$3,563
              Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong

              Resorts World Sentosa - Genting Hotel Jurong

              2 Town Hall Link, Singapore
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Western Water Catchment, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jem and Singapore Science Centre. Chinese Garden is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Jurong East Station is 8 minutes by foot and Chinese Garden Station is 21 minutes.

                Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park NT$2,975
                Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park

                Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park

                16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Burmese Buddhist Temple. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Novena Medical Centre are also within 15 minutes. Novena Station is 13 minutes by foot and Toa Payoh Station is 16 minutes.