In a country where tall skyscrapers probably outnumber the trees that line the city, the Singapore Zoo is a surprisingly well established green zone. Occupying 28 hectares of land within the midst of the city, the zoo attracts more than 1 million visitors a year. It was built in 1973 with a grant from the then government and is run by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. With over 2,000 animals from 300 species housed in its gorgeously maintained premises, this site makes an informative and educational mark on your journey to the city.
It has adopted a very modern way of exhibiting these animals throughout the years; the barriers between the animals and the humans are almost invisible. The premise’s offers an exciting wildlife journey and is home to the largest colony of orangutans in the world. Exciting activities such as the Jurong Bird Park Safari and the Night Safari also provide hours of fun and adventure for young and old alike.
The animals are kept separated from humans using dry or wet moats between them. The park experience is made every bit more entertaining to its visitors with various ride options being available; these include trams as well as boat, pony and horse carriage rides. For the convenience of parents with toddlers, and elderly visitors, strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs can also be rented. Various rescue and conservation efforts are taken up by the zoo officials frequently in conserving the natural habitat it proudly exhibits to eager visitors to the park.
The zoo has some interesting shows and experiences planned for its guests such as the “Breakfast with an Orangutan’, “Rainforest Fights Back” and “Elephants at Work and Play”. One of the very popular shows in the park is the ‘splash safari’ showcasing the zoo’s aquatic animals such as sea lions and dolphins.
Many Singapore hotels are located in close proximity to the zoo and offer world class accommodation options in the heart of this colourful city. Hotels in Singapore such as those of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Singapore offer un-paralleled luxuries that never seize to amaze. With stylishly decorated interiors and impeccable service standards your holiday experience will be nothing but perfect, at a Millennium & Copthorne hotel.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.