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The first of its kind, Singapore river safari is a zoo and aquarium in Singapore based on the river theme. First of its kind, as the attractions here are boat rides in the freshwater river streams which are the home to many marine and wild animals. The 30-acre property is so famous that it attracts almost close to a million visitors every year. The park is also the home to a tropical rainforest, which along with the animals housed here, makes it an amazing and favourite attraction in the heart of Singapore.
An informative and immersive experience, the River Safari is an experience for everyone. No matter if you are coming with your family, kids, friends, partner or with your solo self, the River Safari is an adventure for all. Home to more than 200 species of marine and land animals, this adventure park features a number of aquariums and biomes housing different creatures. The biomes here include many famous names like the Giant Panda Forest and the Amazon Flooded forest to name a few. You can ride through many famous rivers like Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges and others, to learn how they affect the life inside and around them.
Singapore River Safari is also home to about 42 endangered species of animals including anacondas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, manatees, giant catfishes, Pandas that are on a loan from China, alligators, red pandas, jaguars and many more that have been specially transferred from various parts of Asia to make the entire roster more elaborate and attract people of all ages. Also part of the amazing and award-winning zoo attraction of Singapore is the elusive squirrel monkeys that are famous for being the only species of their subfamily.
You will be picked up from your hotel and be taken directly to the spot which is a complex housing three of the main zoo attractions of Singapore, one of which is our very own River Safari. For the next few hours, enjoy the many attractions of the safari, witnessing some of the most amazing creatures in their natural habitat, in the many aquariums and walk-through exhibits of the River Safari. At the end of it all, enjoy a boat ride, called the Amazon River Quest, with live commentary and bring the trip to an end. But don’t be disappointed, as the ticket entitles you to not one, but two boat rides, so you don’t miss out on any fun.
Wondering what you can do and see at the Singapore River Safari? You can visit the Amazon Flooded Forest to see a wide variety south American aquatic life in the record holding freshwater aquarium. Or you can go visit Kai Kai and Jia Jia, the giant Pandas from China. Or you can enjoy the boat rides called Amazon River Quest and River Safari Cruise to see various animals like Brazilian Tapirs, Capybaras, Jaguars, Black Howler Monkeys, Giraffes and Asian Elephants.
How To Get There:
Public Buses: 138 and 927
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Does the admission ticket include boat rides?
Yes, the admission ticket for Singapore River Safari covers boat rides.
How long does it take to complete a visit in the park?
The average time one may spend in the park depends upon your interest level and how much time you spend at each exhibit. There is a huge variety of flora and fauna in the park that is worth exploring. You can also spend some time here enjoying shopping and dining. Most of the animal collection in the park is to be explored on foot. A typical visitor normally spend between 2-3 hours in the park.
How many types of boat rides are there in River Safari?
You can enjoy two types of boat rides in Singapore River Safari Park: Amazon River Quest – It is a 10 minutes long ticketed boat ride. On this boat ride you can view a variety of animals inhabiting the edges of Amazon River. The major animal species are include: capybara, jaguar, and Brazilian tapir. Reservoir Cruise - This is a 15 minutes long complimentary slow cruise ride. The cruise sails along the Upper Seletar Reservoir.
Are there theme park rides?
No, there are no theme park rides as Singapore River Safari is not a theme park. It is a wildlife park where aquatic and terrestrial animals are showcased.
What is Amazon River Quest?
A larger section of River Safari Park is designed to be explored on foot. Out of the total animal collection, 85% can be accessed on foot. The rest can be explored on Amazon River Quest.
Do I have to purchase tickets for Amazon River Quest?
Yes, you need to purchase tickets in addition to River Safari admission tickets for Amazon River Quest. The ticket prices are: $5 per adult $3 per child from 3 to 12 years old Tickets for Amazon River Quest are available online and on-site at River Safari's Boat Plaza.
Can I see the animals if I do not take Amazon River Quest?
15% of the animal collection in the park can be seen only on Amazon River Quest. The rest 85% of the collection is accessible on foot. So, even if you do not take Amazon River Quest, you can still see 85% of the animals.
What is the difference between Reservoir Cruise and Amazon River Quest?
Reservoir Cruise is a slow boat ride along the scenic Upper Seletar Reservoir. It is a complimentary ride. Whereas, Amazon River Quest is a boat voyage through Amazon River that lets you witness some unique animal species in their naturalistic habitats.
Can I see the animals if I do not take Reservoir Cruise?
You cannot see animals on Reservoir Cruise as it is a scenic boat ride that does not take you through animal exhibits. You can explore the animal exhibits on foot and by taking Amazon River Quest.
Why can’t I see animals while on Reservoir Cruise?
Reservoir Cruise is not meant for the purpose of animal sighting. It is a scenic boat ride. It is unlikely to see animals on Reservoir Cruise because animals hide behind boulders and vegetation.
What differentiates River Safari from Night Safari and Singapore Zoo?
River Safari is a river-themed animal park and aquarium. It showcases aquatic and terrestrial animals. The collection of freshwater animals in the park is among the largest ones in the world. Nigh Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo. The zoo houses 130 nocturnal animal species which can be sighted under dim moon glow lightings. As opposed to Night Safari, Singapore Zoo is a rainforest zoological park inhabited by animals that are mainly active during the day. This zoo, spread across an area of 69 acres, claims to house 300 animal species.
Do the tour charges include admission into the park?
Yes, the tour charges include admission fee, boat ride, river safari and Reservoir Cruise.
Can I bring food into the park?
Though food options are available at the restaurants located here, if you want to bring outside food, you can do that and have it in various picnic areas available at Boat Plaza.
Can I bring my own stroller or wheelchair into the Park?
Yes, you can bring your stroller or wheelchair into the park. However, you cannot take it to Amazon River Quest, so you will need to park it before reaching the boarding point.
Who can I ask for assistance inside the park in case of emergency?
The park staff is trained to deal with any kind of emergency. In case of any emergency, you can approach any uniformed staff. River Safari has measures in place for emergency situations.
Is it safe to take Reservoir Cruise?
Safety of everyone is the first priority at the park. Necessary measures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff are in place, which are: Regular maintenance of boats Safety jackets are provided on the cruise Safety briefing is given before the cruise
Is pre-registration required for tours?
Yes, pre-registration is required for tours. You have an option of adding on tours while booking the ticket online.
Are there restrictions for Amazon River Quest?
Yes, there are certain guidelines and restrictions in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. They are: Children below 1.06m are not allowed on the boat ride Children below 1.35m and above 1.06m must be accompanied by an adult Besides, people with the following medical conditions are cautioned not to take the boat ride: Person in wheelchair Impaired physical health Heart patient Expectant mothers Motion sickness Dizziness Back or neck disorder
Does Amazon River Quest cover the entire River Safari?
No, only 15% of the entire animal collection can be covered on the River Safari. Rest of the animal collection such as the world’s largest freshwater aquarium can be explored on foot.
Can I still take the Amazon River Quest when it is raining?
No, you cannot take the Amazon River Quest when it is raining heavily and when lightning is detected as the ride is suspended in such scenario. The idea is to ensure the safety and comfort of the guests. However, in case of light drizzle, you may take the boat ride wearing a rain jacket.
Why is there no roof on the Amazon River Quest boat?
There is no roof on the Amazon River Quest boat to make sure that the visitors do not miss the sights of those animals who cannot be seen from a covered-top boat. For example, some animals like various species of monkeys can be sighted sitting on the tree tops that can only be seen from an open-top boat. So, the boats have been designed in open-top fashion to let the passengers have better chances of seeing maximum animals in naturalistic habitats.
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