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  • It's probably the most interesting thing to do in Singapore
  • One of the most convenient things about the safari is that you can buy your tickets online
  • So, while you can avoid the ticket line, you may still have to wait for a tram ride
  • As we were enjoying our food, I noticed a sloth asleep in the tree right next to our table
  • I highly recommend the Singapore Night Safari to anyone interested in wildlife or just nature in general

    • by Indojo
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      The Singapore Night Safari is great family entertainment. It’s probably the most interesting thing to do in Singapore. You get to ride a tram through the rainforest at night, allowing a glimpse of the life of nocturnal animals. Remember the last time you went to the zoo? What were the lions and tigers doing? That’s right sleeping. At the Night Safari, they are all awake.

      One of the most convenient things about the safari is that you can buy your tickets online. That means no waiting in line. You can buy just a safari ticket, or a combo ticket with the zoo or the bird park.

      A warning, though. The Night Safari can get pretty crowded. There are LOTS of people in Singapore, and very little to do. The only time it wasn’t very crowded was during the SARS epidemic a few years ago.


      We almost had the while place to ourselves. But that only happened to us once. So, while you can avoid the ticket line, you may still have to wait for a tram ride.

      Outside the actual safari, there is an outdoor dining area, with a couple of small restaurants selling burgers and ice cream. As we were enjoying our food, I noticed a sloth asleep in the tree right next to our table. There was no enclosure. He was free to jump down and run away if he wanted, but since sloths sleep like 23 hours a day, there was little danger of losing him.

      When you are ready to ride through the safari, you go up to the turnstile and wait for the next tram. When it arrives, you just hop on, and off it goes. No flash pictures are allowed, as the tour guide will remind you over and over. In fact, on one of our trips, when an obstinate tourist ignored the warning, the guide stopped the tram, jumped off, and ran back to put a stop to it. So be careful, they mean business!

      The tram ride itself is nice, and kind of relaxing. The breeze feels good on those sticky Singapore nights. Sometimes there will be a refreshing mist hanging over the park. It’s generally quiet and peaceful, except when the guide is talking.

      The tour guide will point out various animals, and the tram will slow so you can have a good look at them. Sometimes deer will cross in front of the tram, or even walk alongside it. They warn you not to touch them, because, you know, deer are such nasty, vicious creatures!

      The animals ...


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      are in huge open spaces, of course with a fence, a moat, or some kind of barrier to prevent to animals’ escape. But it doesn’t seem like a zoo at all. It looks like you are observing them in their natural habitat.

      There are lion, tiger, elephants, giraffes, and a first for me, hyenas. The hyenas are especially creepy because their habitat is situated up on a cliff near the tram route. They glare down at you as you pass by. There are all kinds of other exotic animals.

      In addition to the tram route, there are some walking trails. The tram stops halfway through the ride, and you can get off. There is another restaurant and dining area. After a snack, you can take a walk through the jungle.

      One of the coolest parts of the walking trail is

      the bat exhibit. The bats are enclosed in a big cage that you can walk through. They are flying freely inside. Hanging from the trees are the biggest bats I have ever seen! They sleep with their wing covering their face, just like miniature vampires!

      After you finish your walk, you can head back to the dining area, and catch the next tram for the rest of the tour. As the trip winds down, the guide becomes quiet. You ride in silence, listening to the sounds of the rainforest, feeling the cool mist surrounding you. It’s a peaceful end to a wonderful journey.

      I highly recommend the Singapore Night Safari to anyone interested in wildlife or just nature in general. It’s great for families; small children will enjoy the ride, and senior citizens will appreciate being able to experience the fun without strenuous effort.




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