Singapore Zoo

personal experience...

I used to go through Singapore a fair bit, and in my short few hours there, one of my favourite spots was 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...


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

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