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Top 5 Tips to Plan a Night Safari in Singapore – Observe the Creatures of the Night

Planning a visit to the Singapore Night Safari park? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip to this award-winning nocturnal wildlife sanctuary.


Do Your Research

The Singapore Night Safari is one of the island's leading wildlife attractions on the island alongside the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park. At the time of its inception, the Singapore Night Safari reserve was the first nocturnal wildlife park of its kind. Situated adjacent to the Singapore Zoo, which closes in the evenings, the sanctuary takes over in the role of awing visitors after the sun goes down. It is one of the few places in the world where you can observe the more elusive members of the animal kingdom in a controlled setting. Many of the animals here belong to the world's endangered species. Examples of the park's residents include common palm civets, clouded leopards, Malayan tigers and many varieties of fishing cats.


Have a Plan

With so much going on at the park it is best to decide beforehand on the activities and areas of the park you want to focus on, as well as the order in which you are going to approach them. There are different trails for different creatures such as fishing cats, leopards and elephants. While there are many activities going on at the park at any given time, the highlights of the reserve are definitely the night safaris. The safaris usually consist of a two-hour buggy ride along different wildlife trails. The park also features interactive activities where you can engage with the animals more closely; feeding the elephants is a popular pastime. If you want to sit back and relax as you take in the many sights, hop aboard a tram and enjoy a gourmet spread for dinner as the animals go by. You'll be treated to a special wildlife show afterwards.


Things to Remember

Here are some tips which will make your stay more enjoyable. Choose comfy footwear so that your feet stay comfortable as there's quite a bit of ground to cover. Wear bright coloured clothing to avoid the attention of mosquitoes, and don't forget the bug spray! Rain showers are a possibility during your time here, so bring along suitable clothing or protection. Alternatively, you can buy umbrellas and ponchos from the gift shop.


How to Get There

As it is such a popular tourist destination, the Singapore Night Safari is easily accessible via the main transport links such as the MRT and bus networks. You can also book yourself a taxi. From hotels in Serangoon Road, Singapore, with options including Park Hotel Farrer Park, you should be able to reach the park in around half an hour. The same goes for any other hotel in the city area and Changi Airport as well. In fact, the park is quite welcoming of guests with luggage. So you do have the flexibility of making the Singapore Night Safari your very first or last stop in the country if that appeals to you.


Visiting with the Family

The Singapore Night Safari park is very baby-friendly. It provides dedicated nursing rooms where mothers can nurse their infants. There are also special diaper changing rooms available around the park. In addition to this, you can also rent out prams for a fee if you've left yours at home. There are also special educational activities and camps for older children. The provision of all these facilities makes the park an ideal spot for a family outing.

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