Let's go to the zoo!

Directional signs to the various exhibits at
Singapore Zoo
Since the 1970s, the award-winning Singapore Zoo has been attracting millions of tourists to enjoy day-long visits in their “open concept” zoo.  Opened on 27 June 1973, Singapore Zoo celebrates its 40th birthday this year.  The Zoo is an evergreen destination which I discovered years ago and have been back again and again with friends and family members.  We, who live in Johor Baru, have a distinct advantage because we can take a short drive from the causeway to Mandai, just off the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), and reach the Zoo in a matter of minutes. 

In a recent visit to the Zoo, my friends and I rediscovered the world-famous zoo set in a rainforest environment and enjoyed ourselves watching the animal shows as well as visiting the exciting exhibits.  One of our boys volunteered to take part in an animal show and I’m sure he had a splashing good time! 

Look out Singapore Zoo, here we come!
It was interesting to watch Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, during feeding time in his new Frozen Tundra home.  He truly is a show-bear, repeatedly climbing up onto the “ice-berg” and diving for his food, to the delight of his audience.  Can you spot Inuka, the polar bear, being watched by such a large crowd of fans?
His majesty, the King of the Jungle, chilling out on a hot afternoon

Waiting for the show by the talented Elephants of Asia to start

A section of the audience at the Elephant show – can you spot anyone that you recognize?

The elephants and their mahouts taking a bow at the close of the exciting show

Young volunteers at the Rainforest Fights Back animal show making a big splash!

A bevy of elegant pink flamingoes!
Visitors can also tour the zoo on a hop-on-hop-off tram ride like this

Slurping down refreshing fruit drinks from fancy bottles!

A visit to Singapore Zoo is not complete without an ice-cream treat… Yum!

There’s so much to see and do at Singapore Zoo!  Just grab a map and follow the trails to the various exhibits and don’t forget to check out the times for animal feeding and shows to arrive on time to catch the action and excitement.  

Singapore Zoo is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826.  Visit website: www.zoo.com.sg for more info.


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