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Singapore's Night Safari - Totem

The Singapore Zoo’s nighttime attraction, the Night Safari, is often described as the country’s top attraction. But with the hype and hoopla, is it one actually worth visiting?

I say, hesitantly, yes.

Despite the S$35 ticket price for adults and the need for a ride out into the boonies, the experience of being at the zoo at night is hard to miss. You’ll only get 4.5 hours to explore the park (between 7:30pm and midnight) but, unlike the day, it won’t be ridiculously hot. Forget about taking photos of the nocturnal animals as they keep lights low, and do remember to wear more coverage if you’re afraid of mosquitoes. You’re also offered the opportunity to trek the paths on your own, a bit more frightening when it’s pouring rain (reminiscent of Jurassic Park) but I still saw some people doing it anyway. Of course, you can opt for the popular safari ride that takes you through the whole thing. Then there are the obligatory animal and cultural shows…

It’s not the greatest zoo experience, but it beats most of the other large attractions in the city. If you’re in Singapore and you don’t mind sacrificing a night to the Night Safari, I’d say you should go for it.

Singapore's Night Safari

Singapore's Night Safari - Animals

Singapore's Night Safari - Totem

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Singapore's Night Safari - Elephant

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Fire Dancers

Singapore's Night Safari - Deepavali Shrine

Singapore's Night Safari - Illuminated People

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  • BrowsingtheAtlas

    I liked the Night Safari, too. I wasn’t sure if it would be all that different than a regular zoo, but somehow, it was. Maybe because the animals were awake and we rode quietly by them. I probably wouldn’t go again by myself, but I’d definitely take my daughter there if I had the chance.

    • http://keane.li/ keane

      Definitely agree it’d be fun for the kids! Thanks for the comment. 

  • http://www.journeytothejungle.com/afterdarksafari/afterdark.html Night Safari

     Night safari is the amazing adventure to experience i had it in thailand most popular Khao Kheow Open zoo, it was the most fun and adventurous trip for me.

    • http://keane.li/ keane

      Glad you liked it!

  • Nichole Alex

    This is a good tourism place. If you want to join this place please contact SAEx. We arrange you.

    • http://keane.li/ keane

      Thank you!