@River Safari (80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826). How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Choa Chu Kang station on the red line, and take bus# 927.
River Safari's the fourth and latest animal park in Singapore. The others are The Singapore Zoological Gardens, Night Safari and the Jurong Bird Park. If you enjoy reading up on nature and it's creatures, the park experience would be a very educational one. There are not just the regular boards with the description of the animal exhibits, but also displays around the park on how river ecosystems function. The park is also sectioned and named after major rivers in the world like the Nile River and Mekong River.
We almost missed out on the park's highlight, the Amazon River Quest because of the weather - thank God the clouds held up! (This boat ride undergoes maintenance every now and then so check out the park's website for announcements on this.) The narrow meandering "river" takes you between two river banks with animals at close proximity. :)
The park was somewhat smaller than the Zoo, Bird Park and Night Safari, but nonetheless the experience was great because the animal exhibits were more inhabitants of a river ecosystem - pretty different from the regular lions, giraffes and the likes. :) The Zoo and Night Safari are just next to the River Safari within walking distance so you might want to visit either the Zoo or River Safari in the day, and the hop over next door to the Night Safari.
*Tip: You can get better ticket prices if you visit more than 1 park within 7 days. Click on this link for details!
Other tourist spots to check out:
- Riding the Bum Boat Down the Singapore River