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April 27, 2009

Singapore Zoo (Part 1/5)

Singapore / Zoo

It has been more than a decade since I last visited the Singapore Zoo, which was then known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Also commonly known locally as the Mandai Zoo, it is one of the best zoos in the world by Forbes, presenting an “open concept” zoo where animals are enclosed in natural settings rather than keeping them behind bars.

Admission rates for an adult is S$18 and a child (3 – 12 yrs old) is S$9. Daily opening hours are from 8.30am to 6.00pm. After visiting the Zoo, you can continue the fun at the Night Safari which is located just next to the Zoo. The Night Safari is the world’s first wildlife park for night visit.

A walk through the Zoo now!

Ah Meng was a female orangutan which belonged to an endangered species; she was smuggled from Indonesia but was later given a home at the Singapore Zoo. A tourism icon and the first non-human recipient of “Special Tourism Ambassador” award in Singapore, Ah Meng passed away due to old age last year. Can you spot the late Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, with her in one of the pictures?

A cafe named after Ah Meng, serving local food.

White tigers are very rare. They suffer from a genetic condition that leaves them with snow white fur, black stripes and blue eyes.

On Nov 2008, a Malaysian cleaner was mauled to death by three white tigers after he jumped into theirĀ  enclosure. He was seen behaving erratically and passed comments like “Goodbye, you won’t see me again”, before he fell into the moat. Many onlookers witnessed the horrific attack. However, officials assured the public that the exhibit is very safe.

Two white tigers started to behave intimately in front of many visitors.


Another one doing her poo business.

Qns: Guess what is this animal with the hairy brown tail? Scroll down for answer.

A Babirusa or Pig-deer.

A Malayan Tapir.

Ans: A Hippo

Singapore Zoo (Part 2) | The Tropical Polar Bears | Spotted by a leopard | Singapore Zoo (Part 5/5)

22 Comments Leave your comment

  • Zara said on April 28, 2009 12:12 am

    the white tiger looked awesome!!


  • lz said on April 28, 2009 3:28 am

    OMG..18bucks?! tat’s really expensive!!

  • alex said on April 28, 2009 9:57 am

    omg!!! i wanna see those albino tigers irl!

    i didn’t know you have it there in sg!

    LOL @ the tigers making out ^^

  • Borneo Falcon said on April 28, 2009 11:20 am

    This is only Part 1 and I already like the zoo

  • eunice said on April 28, 2009 12:20 pm

    @Zara: gorgeous!

    @lz: agree…I got free ticket that’s why! anyway it’s world class mah hehe

    @alex: yes those even killed a cleaner recently! but according to source, the cleaner might want to take his own life too, that’s why he jumped into the white tiger enclosure. What a way!

    @Borneo Falcon: yaya part 2 coming soon!

  • A Blogger's Tech Notes said on April 28, 2009 1:23 pm

    I love going to the zoo…seeing Bengal tigers is amazing.

  • Cecil Lee said on April 28, 2009 2:40 pm

    what a coincidence! I went to our national zoo in Malaysia last weekend. :) Hopefully could post some photos of the trip but sadly to say only those common species of wildlives could be seen here in our zoo. Singapore zoo seems much better from your photos….
    S$18 entrance fees for an adult is reasonable if compared with RM15 per entry to our not that interesting Malaysian zoo. :)

  • eunice said on April 28, 2009 3:54 pm

    @Blogger: I only went to 2 zoos in my lifetime, one is in Taiping Malaysia. Er.. is Disney Animal Kingdom considered a zoo too? It’s really nice!

    @Cecil: National zoo in KL? I only went to Taiping zoo before in Malaysia. Hey I’d recommend you to visit our zoo when you are here in SG. I bet your kids will love the SG zoo. It’s really interesting and at some points, we can be very close to the animals. Cool!

  • Jayce said on April 28, 2009 9:28 pm

    Woo… Long time did not go to zoo already. Need to plan some time to visit it someday. ;)

  • limo hire glasgow said on April 29, 2009 4:43 pm

    Sad for the cleaner but wonderful shots though.

  • Kikey said on April 29, 2009 5:17 pm

    Some of the photos quite funny, cute :D

    p/s: yah.. i have been in London for 3 months already.

  • dong ho said on April 29, 2009 5:45 pm

    i like the white tigers the most. and they even wanted to be blogged? hahaha…

    yes the philippines has a lot of festivals. whole year round but there ones that are really beautiful. just email me at i.dongho@gmail.com if you’re interested.

  • Jasper Jugan said on April 30, 2009 2:46 pm

    wow! the white tigers look nice!

  • kenwooi said on April 30, 2009 3:42 pm

    great pics!
    the last time i went to the singapore zoo was in 2003 =D
    thats so long ago.. haha..

  • eunice said on April 30, 2009 10:05 pm

    @kikey: wow for holidays? how nice
    @Jayce: oyeah
    @dong ho: ok thanks
    @Jasper: yup yup
    @kenwooi: 2003? not that long to me, I didn’t go there for more than 10 yrs!

  • leafless said on May 2, 2009 2:24 am

    Seems like a beautiful zoo. I especially like the last scene.

    The zoo near where I live is the largest and most progressive zoo in the world. I love to visit the place; the giant pandas there are a magnificent sight.

  • leafless said on May 2, 2009 1:47 pm

    The zoo I was referred to is the world famous San Diego Zoo.

  • Mark H said on May 15, 2009 7:34 am

    A fair while since I’ve last visited (and I don’t think you’ve visited either). I also went to the Sing Zoo last time I was in Singapore and was impressed. The orangutans, the white tigers (great photos), the baboons and some really exotic animals were superb.

  • eunice said on June 1, 2009 10:23 am

    @Mark H: er? I just visited the SG zoo and took those pics. The previous time I went there was around 14yrs ago. :)

  • Bilety lotnicze said on June 15, 2009 9:14 pm

    Those white tigers look great. Wonder whats it doing:
    :D ;)

  • farah said on May 7, 2011 4:53 pm

    Singapore zoo is amazing.. i spent the whole day there and it was really great.. i loved all the animal shows and the night safai after that was fabulous…

  • tahla said on January 9, 2013 11:56 pm

    it’s amazing i spend whole day there

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