The Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens and commonly known locally as the Mandai Zoo, occupies 28 hectares (69 acres) on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore's heavily forested central catchment area. The zoo was built at a cost of S$9 million granted by the government of Singapore and opened on 27 June 1973. It is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, who also manage the neighbouring Night Safari, River Safari and the Jurong BirdPark. There are about 315 species of animal in the zoo, of which some 16 percent are considered to be threatened species. The zoo attracts 1.7 million visitors each year.
From the beginning, Singapore Zoo followed the modern trend of displaying animals in naturalistic, 'open' exhibits with hidden barriers, moats, and glass between the animals and visitors. It houses the largest captive colony of orangutans in the world.
MRT and Bus The easiest way to get here via public transport is to take the MRT on the North-South (Red) line and transit to connecting public bus services. Catch these connecting public buses that will take you right to the park. Nearest MRT stations Connecting buses Choa Chu Kang (NS4) 927 Ang Mo Kio (NS16) 138 Marsiling (NS8) 926 (operates on Sundays and Public Holidays only) Woodlands (NS9) 926 (operates on Sundays and Public Holidays only) Self-drive / Taxi Parks are about a 30-minute drive away from the city. There are open-air as well as sheltered car and motorcycle parking bays located near the entrance of the park. Via Central Expressway (CTE) from the City: Take the CTE towards SLE Continue onto SLE towards Mandai Rd Take exit 8A at SLE onto Mandai Rd Turn left onto Mandai Lake Rd Via Pan Island Expressway (PIE) from the City: Take the PIE towards BKE Continue onto BKE towards Woodlands Take exit 7 at BKE onto Mandai Rd Turn right onto Mandai Lake Rd Mandai Express Zoom to the Mandai wildlife experience with our convenient and affordable Mandai Express. Travel to and from Mandai at a flat rate! Fare : $3 per passenger, per trip. Children below 7 years ride free. Availability : Weekends and selected Public Holidays Tickets available for booking
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. Scheduled Timings: To Mandai Departing from Pick-up Time Pick-up Location Bedok 8.45am, 10.15am Bedok MRT Exit A Taxi Stand Tampines 8.45am, 10.15am Tampines Ave 4 Bus Stop Sengkang 8.45am, 10.15am Sengkang MRT Exit C Taxi Stand From Mandai Heading to Pick-up Time Pick-up Location Bedok 3.15pm, 5.15pm Singapore Zoo Coach Bay Sengkang 3.30pm, 5.30pm Singapore Zoo Coach Bay Tampines 3.00pm, 5.00pm Singapore Zoo Coach Bay
Check also out: Jurong Bird Park Night Safari River Safari
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Contact Persons for Singapore Zoo
Phone: 6269 3411
Location Map for Singapore Zoo
80 Mandai Lake Rd Singapore 729826