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The tropical sunny weather in Singapore makes a visit to the zoo ideal any day of the week, but remember to bring an umbrella and sun tan lotion as the sun rays can get pretty strong. With an open zoo concept, the animals are kept in spacious landscaped enclosures separated from the visitors by either dry or wet moats. The most interesting time to view the animals is during feeding time as the animals are up and about and livelier. Just take note of the feeding times when you pass the enclosures or ask the ticketing counter for information before you enter the zoo.

If you have children with you, don’t miss the many daily shows that go on throughout the day. The ‘Rainforest Fights Back’ takes place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm while the ‘Elephants at Work and Play’ goes on at 11.30am and 3.30pm. For exhilarating performances with cute dogs and witty sea lions, catch the ‘Animal Friends Show’ at 11am and 4pm or the ‘Splash Safari’ at 10.30am and 5pm. These entertaining and educational shows are sure to make you smile.

Getting There: There isn’t a MRT Station near the zoo, thus taking the bus from the nearest MRT is the best option. You can alight at Ang Mo Kio MRT Station and board Bus 138 or alight at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station and board Bus 927 which brings you right to the zoo’s entrance. The bus rides from these stations take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Rosemarie John

Travel and Beyond by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis portrays a kaleidoscope of all things travel related mixed with just the right dosage of history and culture.

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