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The Wild Side of Singapore

Singapore Zoo is one of the ‘must-see’ attractions in Singapore for both kids and adults. The Zoo is full of sights and activities. It has over 300 different species. Pretty cool, eh?

So, if you are planning to visit Singapore Zoo, allow at least half a day to enjoy what they have to offer, but a full day is ideal. Remember to keep one of their maps with you at all times, like what my parents and I did, so you can plan which exhibit, feeding session, show, or other activity to go to next.



To make your trip to Singapore Zoo safe, comfortable and memorable, here are some pre-arrival tips and advice.

Be sun safe

Bring along sunglasses or visors to protect your eyes from the solar glare. If you’re prone to sunburn, we advise using sunblock or sunscreen as well.

Prepare for rain

The weather in a tropical climate can be unpredictable. There are various sheltered areas within the Zoo in which you can take cover from the rain, but we suggest bringing an umbrella or raincoat. Otherwise, ponchos are also available on sale at our gift shops.

Wear insect repellent

The Zoo takes preventive measures against mosquitoes and other insects, to ensure they don’t present a problem. However, to make sure you don’t get any unexpected bites, have some insect repellent handy.

Wear comfortable footwear

Taking a leisurely stroll is the most flexible way to explore the Zoo, so make sure you wear comfortable footwear.

Give your legs a rest

There are many ways to explore the Zoo with minimum walking. Hop on our guided tram ride to explore the Zoo with minimal walking. In addition, many of the viewing galleries of our exhibits have seats that allow you to observe the animals comfortably. You can rest your feet there too.

Mobility for children, the elderly and disabled

Parents can rent strollers and wagons for their children. Wheelchairs are also available free-of-charge for the disabled, the elderly or special needs guests.

Stay hydrated

Bring enough drinking water. You can also purchase a wide selection of canned, bottled drinks, water and juices at our F&B outlets.


Our F&B outlets are located throughout the Zoo. Try the breakfast with our orang utans and other animals at the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife for a unique experience. Other choices available are the Ah Meng Restaurant, KFC, The Wild Deli and Casa Italia. There is also a Mandai Mart convenience store at the entrance.

Don’t share your food with the animals

Our animals are on well-balanced diets ensuring their best health and optimum weight – you are not being kind to them by feeding them.

Stay informed

If you are ever in doubt or need help, please do not hesitate to approach any of our uniformed staff members around the Zoo.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826



Phone: +65 6269 3411

Opening hours:

Opening Time: 8.30am
Last Entry: 5.30pm
Closing Time: 6.00pm
Ticketing Counter Operating Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm


Adult Child (3-12) Senior Citizen
Admission Fee $33 $22 $15

Have you been to Singapore Zoo before? Kindly, share your tips below.


Leslie is a twenty-something and recently moved to Canada. She loves wandering with her camera and trying new things.

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