For this Singapore trip, I spent one whole day in the animal kingdom, still solo. But I didn’t mind. I went to River Safari, Singapore Zoo, and Night Safari. I would’ve wanted to insert Jurong Bird Park on this day, but I figured it’s gonna be an overkill (visiting the three parks was exhausting enough already).
The three parks are just situated in one area in 80 Mandai Lake Road, so traveling from one park to another is not a problem ‘coz you can just walk. Jurong Bird Park, however, is in 2 Jurong Hill, which is already out of the way.
Operating Hours: 9am-6pm daily
River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, is the easiest to navigate — it is the smallest among the 3 parks, and you just have to go in one direction to see all the animals. The most popular attraction here are the pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Long queues for the panda sightseeing are expected during the weekends. I was lucky enough to be there in the morning and on a weekday. I think they’re very cute even when they’re just doing ordinary things like walking, climbing trees, or scratching their butt using the tree branches! :)) (Rating:)
I purchased a ticket for the Amazon River Quest because I didn’t think my visit to the River Safari would be complete without it. The Amazon River Quest is a 10-minute boat ride that takes you down the mysterious South American river where you’ll meet the amazing wildlife that come from the world’s largest tropical rainforest. It’s a sad thing, though, if the animals are nowhere to be seen or are very far from you.