Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Singapore Zoo - Child Friendly Tourist Destination in Singapore

When holidaying for leisure, we normally do it with our family especially with our kids. Aside from a luxurious and a grandiose stay in a star rated yet affordable hotel in Singapore, let us treat our kids by bringing them to one of the best destinations and must see attractions of Singapore and one of it is the Singapore Zoo. The Singapore Zoo is the most advanced zoo all over Southeast Asia and is child-friendly, thus safe to your kids. Bringing your kids in this kind of attraction is educational and will let your kids become aware of the environment and the wildlife animals living in it. The Singapore Zoo is the home to almost 4,000 animals like the orangutans, white tigers, kangaroos, elephants, baboons, boas, polar bears, New World monkeys, and a lot more.

What the Singapore Zoo made unique with the other zoo around is its having a concept of an open zoo. Cages are almost invisible to the eyes of the zoo goers. One great example of it is the deep moats surrounding the bigger land animals that are concealed by vegetation. Another one is the glass enclosures that kept the expert climbers animals like the jaguars and the snakes. In this way of zoo keeping, visitors can freely observe their favorite animals or even take pictures on it without the distraction of the traditional cage bars.

Another one great thing that a visitor can do in Singapore Zoo is their freedom to participate in feeding some of the species inside the zoo that will surely create a wonderful experience to both the visitors and the animals alike. Another fun thing during feeding time is when the zookeeper make some show while feeding the animals.

Singapore Zoo Activities

Aside from watching the animals move and roam around their habitats, the Singapore Zoo also has some activities or shows that adds up the fun experience of the visitors.

Hamadryas Baboons Exhibit - with just a few Singaporean dollars, visitors can already have their cup of fresh fruit slices to throw at about eighty baboons that are surrounded by watery moat and glass walls, which they come face to face.

The Splash Amphitheatre - in this show, the pelican, Californian sea lions, jackass penguins, and Caribbean manatees performs for the enjoyment of the zoo goers.

The Elephants At Work And Play Show - in this show, the zookeepers at the Elephants of Asia shows how the Elephants are put to work at the logging camps in Southeast Asia.

The Zoo is open all year round at 8:30am to 6:00pm daily with the last submission at 5:30pm. Tickets are sold at S$18.00 at children ages 3 to 12 at S$9.00.

The zoo is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826. Getting is possible by driving your own car or by hailing a taxicab, or by taking a bus, by mass rapid transit, by bus hub service, by city tours, or by multimedia theme park express.