This one has the areas you would expect in a major zoo, with animals local to Southeast Asia, the big African mammals, polar creatures, many monkeys, and the unusual ones from Australasia. The animals start before you make it through the front door, with peacocks wandering around KFC.
As with the Night Safari, there is a tram ride to take you around; unlike that one it actually stops and lets you off. It does follow the main path, however, so you should be able to see a lot of the main attractions from it. The tram is $5 ($3 for kids) or included in the 4 park package. A tip – whereas normally the reptile house is the warmest part of a zoo, here it is one of the coolest!
This park also does a few shows. We saw a little of, but didn’t stay for, the elephant show which seemed to involve a lot of pushing logs with trunks and more mahout sticks than I wanted to see.
Of the three parks we visited this trip, we thought this was the weakest. We also felt that a few of the animals, particularly the big cats, seemed distressed, pacing around in circles, which doesn’t make them look like they are happy.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Telephone: 6269 3411
I’ve added a lot (really, loads) of pictures here of various animals and sights: