Night Safari - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Singapore): 31 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Place Location: Next To The Singapore Zoo

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 27 km from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station and 31 km from Changi Airport, the Night Safari is a nocturnal zoo in Singapore. Situated next to the Singapore Zoo, it is the first nocturnal zoo in the world and is a lifetime memorable thing that can be experienced as part of Singapore - Malaysia Tour Packages.

Opened in the year 1994, the Singapore Night Safari is the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals. The park covers an area of 86 acres of secondary rainforest adjacent to the Singapore Zoo and Upper Seletar Reservoir. Constructed with a cost of SGD 63 million, the park is a 13-time winner of the Best Attraction category awarded by the Singapore Tourism Board. Attracting 1.3 million visitors annually, this internationally acclaimed leisure attraction embodies innovation and creativity in products and services and service quality.

Managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, the Night Safari is divided into seven geographical zones, each housing its unique array of creatures. Currently, the park houses over 900 animals representing over 100 species, of which 41% are threatened species. the Night Safari is an entire open-air zoo set in a humid tropical forest that is only open at night. While the friendlier creatures such as deer roam the park freely, the more fierce animals like lions and tigers are kept in enclosed barriers. The nocturnal park is famous for its unique way of exhibiting the animals includes invisible glass walls, wet and dry moats. The animals of the Night Safari, ranging from chital deer and gaur to Indian rhinoceros and pangolins to tarsiers and Asian elephants, are made visible by lighting that resembles moonlight.

One can explore the park on the trams or taking a walk on one of the four walking trails under the artificial moonlight. Visitors can observe the nightly routine of leopards, lions, civets, porcupines through Leopard trail. Creatures of the sky such as flying foxes and squirrels can be seen through the walk-through exhibit of Mangrove Walk. Winding through the lush simulated jungles, one can find endangered species like the Pangolins across the Fishing Cat Trail. The East Lodge Trail lets visitors view the interesting animals of the savannah co-exist with the exotic animals of the tropical regions. One will find uncommon animals like the Asian black forest scorpion, Mexican fireleg Tarantula, and the amethystine python while passing through the Wallaby Trail.

In line with its mission to promote biodiversity, the park focuses on the captive breeding of threatened species. Over the years, it has bred Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, red dholes, anoas, markhors, bantengs, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions, among other threatened species. Cultural performances are a regular feature at the safari and include tribal dances, blowpipe demonstrations, and fire eating displays. For the little ones in tow, the Night Safari park has a 20-minute Creatures of the Night show. Visitors can dine in the 'Evening in the Wild' at Night Safari's only Tepee Tent. Also, visitors can experience dining on the move with the Cocktail Safari Express and Gourmet Safari Express.

Timings: 7.15 PM- 12 AM, Last ticket sale at 11.15 PM, Creatures of the Night Show: 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM & 9.30 PM

Entry: SGD. 46 for Adults & SGD. 31 for Children (3-12 Years), SGD. 68 - 88 for Parkhopper Plus