Singapore Zoo Self-Guided Tour

A Complete Guide to Tour Singapore Zoo Smartly

Why is Singapore Zoo considered as one of the best in the world?

If Singapore Zoo is not in your vacation itineraries, you must have missed out something, especially if you are in a family vacation. After several visits to the zoo, I felt proud of it. This is one of the sights, besides Sentosa Island, that all of your family members will enjoy. I'll show you why this zoo is considered as one of the best in the world. 

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Some people who have a bad impression visiting a zoo thought that it is a place which is hot and smelly. I'm here to assure you that this one is not.

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You may have another doubt: What's the fun of watching animal which were kept behind bars or in cages? I must say again, this one is different. In most cases, they live in their natural habitat.

Open Concept Wildlife Park

Apart from all that, you can really get closed to the animal. The first time we came to this rainforest platform (as shown in the left photo), my two kids were so excited to run about looking for any sight of animal up and down the river. They shouted at me excitedly when they spotted a False Ghavial hiding at one corner of the bush(below right photo)

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The below left photo was taken from a wooden bridge under which the deers are moving around freely.

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The orangutans are climbing and jumping freely on trees just above us. For those aggressive animals like jaguars, they were being kept behind a glass panel which enable us to see them clearly in near distance.

orang utan swing above you
leopard behind glass panel

The manmade moat, which keep us a safe distance away from the monkeys and cheetah, allow us to see the animals clearly without any obstructions.

animal across a moat

What not to miss for your zoo tour?

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Let our kids get close encounter with the friendly and loveable goats, donkeys, guinea pigs and giant rabbits at the Rainforest Kidzworld.

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The Zoo Animals Pictures

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The Zoo Animals Video

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Singapore Zoo's Ticket Prices and Opening Hours

Zoo Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket S$37, Child Ticket S$25 (3 to 12 years old) and Senior Citizen Ticket S$17 (aged 60 and above). I would recommend you to buy the zoo's tickets online to avoid long queue at the ticketing counters. Besides, you save 5-20% of the ticket prices when you buy the tickets online.

Zoo Opening Hours

8.30am to 6pm daily (last entry 5.30pm)

Singapore Zoo's Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions related to the below topics on Singapore Zoo, please click on the respective topic to find out more questions and the corresponding answers.

  1. Zoo's Tickets
  2. Zoo's Tour Planning and Time Scheduling
  3. Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife/Orangutans
  4. Getting to Singapore Zoo
  5. About Food and Things to Prepare
  6. Regarding the 4 Parks: Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park

Singapore Zoo Itineraries

The most valuable piece of information for people who plan to visit the zoo is the below three zoo itineraries I had planned for our visitors . It will save you time and lots of guessing when it's time for you to plan for your own itinerary and walk on the actual ground.

  1. Zoo Itinerary for Family
  2. Morning Zoo Itinerary
  3. Afternoon Zoo Itinerary

Getting There: How to get to Singapore's Zoo?

There are many ways to get to the zoo. We listed here 6 ways for getting to Singapore Zoo. The most common and convenient way is by taking the MRT (subway) and public buses. 

I. By MRT and Public Buses

i. Khatib MRT -> Transfer to -> Mandai Khatib Shuttle

At Khatib MRT station, there's only one exit. Turn left once you exit the gate. 

You will see this sign board when you make a second left turn. 

Go straight ahead till you see this signboard and queue here for the shuttle bus. 

It takes about 20 minutes to reach the zoo.

Mandai Khatib Shuttle Operating Hours: 8.20am to 10.40pm daily at an interval of 20 minutes.

Mandai Khatib Shuttle Ticket Prices: $1/adult, child below 3 years old travel for free. Payment can be made by Ezlink or Nets FlashPay cards


ii. Ang Mo Kio MRT -> Public Bus Service 138

iii. Choa Chu Kang MRT -> Public bus service 927

II. By Mandai Heartlands Express

This service is specially cater for local residents who lived in or near by the following towns: Bedok, Sengkang and Tampines. 


III. By Singapore Attraction Express (SAEx)

This express pick up passengers along the way to the zoo. If you stay at a hotel in the following areas: Bugis, Suntec, Chinatown, Orchard, Little India and Balestier, this would be the most convenient way for getting to Singapore Zoo. Click here for details.


IV. By Safari Gate

Safari Gate is operated by DUCK & HIPPO company whose office is located in Suntec City. So for those who stay at a hotel around Suntec City, this would be a good choice to get to Singapore Zoo. Click here for details.


V. By 13-Seater Mini Coach

This mini coach provides only a one way trip from Singapore Zoo to city areas. Click here for details


VI. By Private Limousine and Large Taxis

The most fastest and comfortable way to get to the zoo. It can take up to 7 persons. Click here for details.

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