Singapore Zoo

personal experience...

I go through Singapore a fair bit these days, and one of my favourite spots is the zoo, where I regularly go to get photographs...

the animals

Singapore Zoo is my favourite zoo, and a great place to get photographs of (seemingly) busy and happy inmates, especially the south-east Asian species.

an Asian flying fox stuffing his face (Damon Ramsey)

But there are also many other animals from all over the world. There is a particular and relevant focus on tropical rainforest animals, which makes sense, as this habitat contains more than any other, and the critters feel more comfortable here than they would in a miserable and cold (in more ways than one) European zoo.

So there is a good focus on primates: tamarins, gibbons, macaques, spider monkey, capuchin, apes, proboscis monkey, etc.

And being a zoo in a well developed tropical country means there is a lot of local wildlife walking around...

wild monitor lizard, Singapore Zoo (Damon Ramsey, wild monitor relaxes at Singapore Zoo (Damon Ramsey)


It takes about half an hour from the city to the zoo via a taxi, and this is  usually a Singapore$30 fare, depending on traffic.  The entry fee is S$33 (2016 prices).

african ground squirrel, Singapore Zoo, (Damon Ramsey, little african ground squirrel seems happy to live in singapore (Damon Ramsey)

Another wildlife park in Singapore is Jurong Bird Park