@Singapore Zoological Gardens: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: 8.30am-6pm daily
It had been years since I last visited the zoo. Each time I go, there is always something new to discover and learn as the zoo holds seasonal exhibits, such as the the "Land of Giants" on featuring oversized creatures like spiders and ants - I was reminded of the movie "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" I watched growing up. Lol~
Home to 2800 moving creatures over 300 species, there's a whole lot to explore and learn. Just on monkeys alone, there are the chimpanzees, orang utans, proboscis, gibbons....... If you are bringing your kids along, you could set aside a good 5 hours to tour the zoo. I would recommend the walking the trails over the tram ride as there are many animals you would miss on the tram route.
My favourite experience has got to be the Fragile Forest, which is a large dome enclosure with a trial that allow you to be an inch close to the animals, including mousedeer, flying foxes and bats. For the dangerous animals like cheetahs and leopards, you would be lucky if they are resting just behind the observatory thick glass in their enclosures for you to get a close look at them.
The zoo also holds animal shows with intelligent seals, elephants and monkeys being the stars. There are also animal feeding times for various animals you would want to catch. Some exhibits allow you to purchase some food items to feed the animals with, like the elephants and giraffes - you must try feeding the giraffes! :)
There is a kids zone in the zoo with a water playground as well, and some eateries so you do not have to worry about bringing food along if it would be a hassle. Just make sure to be equipped water, sunblock, a cap and a brolly, because you never know when it rains on this island!