night safari - wild adventures in the DARK
Opened in 1994 certainly one of the most decorated and award-laden attractions in Singapore and one you would not want to miss. Enjoy a nice balmy evening wandering through the darkness of the forested reserve of Singapore, learning about the creatures of the night and have a swig of beer in the many F&B outlets scattered across the park.
Superb and extremely popular. Watch the creatures of the night come alive and peep into their nocturnal habits, all from the comfort of a open-sided electric tram with commentary, through 7 geographical zones of the world (Himalayan Foothills, Indian Subcontinent, Equatorial Africa, Indo-Malayan Region, Asian Riverine Forest, Nepalese River Valley, Burmese Hillside) in 40 minutes. The world's first night hosts almost 2500 animals and around 130 species of which many are endangered species. Discover how many of these creatures are fighting a losing battle against poachers, climate change and loss of their natural habitat due to logging and de-forestation. The zoo is also actively involved in animal research and conservation and loves to share their knowledge with their guests. Do chat with them when you bump into them on the trails.
*Unless you have a superb night-friendly camera, most smart phones and compact cameras do a poor job in the mostly low lighting conditions you will encounter. Also NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. It will frighten the animals. (Gently prod the guy next to you if he's not listening will ya?)
The tram ride covers almost half the entire park, and you'll have to trek on 4 specially designed trails to complete your adventure here.
The walking trails are family friendly and relatively flat in most places, although it might be a real stretch for those who are elderly or have difficulty walking for long. All 4 trails are connected going clock-wise: Fishing Cat Trail, Leopard Trail, East Lodge Trail, Wallaby Trail, and anti - clock wise starting from Wallaby Trail and ending with the Fishin Cat Trail. Each trail is around 20 minutes long and all 4 trails will be about 1.5 hours. Between East Lodge and the Leopard Trails is the mid point Tram stop, East Lodge Station.
Fishing Cat Trail : Creatures that used to or still roam the forests of Singapore.
Leopard Trail : South East Asian Wildlife, Leopards and Cats galore.
East Lodge Trail : African Savannah meets Asian Tropics.
Wallaby Trail : Thunder from Down Under, all things Aussie.
Creatures Of The Night (Animal Show)
Amphitheatre: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm
Thumbuakar Performance (Fire show)
Entrance Courtyard: 7.00pm, 8.00pm, 9.00pm and 10.00pm* (weather permitting)
*Only on Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays
RLC recommends :
Do the first fire show then join the queue for the Tram Ride.
Depending on the time you have, you might can try all 4 walking trails that will take about 1.5 hours. If pressed for time, head for Fishing Cat Trail, or the Wallaby Trail.
Do the animal show last (if at all).
* Do all 3 wild life parks (including Singapore Zoo and River Safari) if you have the time in one day to save your travels to and from Mandai which is about 1 hour from town.
"Park-Hopper" pass is available to trim a few dollars off tickets.
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ADMISSION CHARGES AND SHOW TIMES (night safari)
The Wildlife Reserves Singapore offers discounts up to $24 with their 'Park Hopper' packages to all 4 of their parks if you choose to buy them together, e.g. 4-in-1 versus individual park tickets. Go online and book through credit cards and get 10% discount. Check their website for more details.
Per Adult $32.00
Per Child* (3 - 12 years old) $21.00
Per Senior Citizen** $14.00
7.15pm to 12.00mn daily
(Last ticket sale at 11.15pm)
Restaurants and retail/gift shops open from 5.30pm.
location and getting there (night safari)
80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Tel: +65-6269 3411
The easiest way when taking the public transportation is to take the MRT to the following stations and hop onto a connecting bus to the 3 Parks in Mandai (Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and River Safari).
NEAREST TRAIN STATION & BUS CONNECTION:
Ang Mo Kio MRT (NS16), walk 5 mins using the under pass over to the bus interchange and switch to bus 138 (approx 30 minutes).
Choa Chu Kang (NS4) switch to 927
Marsiling (NS8) switch to 926 (Sundays and Public Holidays only)
Woodlands (NS9) switch to 926 (Sundays and Public Holidays only)