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River Safari Singapore – Asia’s 1st ever river-themed Safari

By Rahul - April 30, 2020
The River Safari

Let us see about a country which has tourist count of 18.5 million people a year on average. That count is almost 3 times the population of the country. One interesting fact that everyone would love to hear about this country is that the name itself was derived from an Indian language. This is one of the cleanest city around the world. The Major player in this country’s economy is tourism. A country where Tamil is one of the 4 official languages. The port of this country turned out to be one of the world’s busiest port which also compliments the tourism industry too. It had one of the most iconic statues, The Merlion which is the symbol of this country. You guessed it right, this is Singapore. Singapore is also the home for the famous River Safari.

Fun Facts

Singapore country is an Island country, which has its national anthem printed out in micro texts behind its 1000$ notes.
The Merlion, the iconic statue of Singapore, was erected during 1964. Now, this is one of the most visited places in the world. It also is one of the most tagged places on Sociamedia.
The Merlion Sentosa
Picture Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons (Google)

The Land Of Singapore:

The name Singapore is derived from the Sanskrit word Simhapura which means “Lion City”. Singapore has 4 different official languages which are English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. Singapore is home to many iconic tourist locations like Merlion, The jewel, Marina bay sands, Gardens by the bay and many more. Out of Which the Jewel Changi is one of the most famous tourists spots. The world’s largest indoor waterfall is also called as the Rain Vortex. It also is the home of one of the most innovative and famous rides in Singapore, The River Safari.

The Singapore City
Sunset at the Marina Bay | P.C – Pixabay (Google)

The River Safari:

Singapore, known for its iconic River Safari, brings you close to nature and you will gain vast and enormous knowledge on various species of wildlife. The plan for building this kind of attraction was conceptualized during the late 2007 and the construction started on Feb 11 2009. The construction completed in late 2011. This park was built around the land shared by the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari which is 220 acres of land.

The 5 Fact Section: (The River Safari)

  • This Park is designed in a way where each sight and sounds recreate at each river zone. This helps the tourists learn more about culture and Wildlife.
  • The River Safari is the first park in Asia to have the exhibit of the endangered species, The River Otter. It is the World’s Largest otter which is 1.8 m in height.
  • The River Safari Also Exhibits some of these not much-found species in this activity. They are the Chinese Giant Salamander ( Worlds Largest Amphibian), Mekong giant catfish (One of world’s longest Freshwater fish) and many more.
  • This Place has the World’s largest Viewing Panel for a Freshwater Aquarium.
  • This park boasts a Tropical Rainforest setting, along with river theme with various wildlife exhibits.
The Viewing of Panda from the River Safari
The Viewing of a Panda | P.C – Flickr ( Google)

The Directions Guide:

This is one of the most iconic places to visit once you visit Singapore. The River Safari is one of the most visited places with an average footfall of 750,000 tourists. This is how you will be reaching the location.

Address:

80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826.

MRT Stations:

North-South Line:
Choa Chu Kang, NS4 (927), Ang Mo Kio, NS16 (138),
Woodlands, NS9
and Marsiling, NS8 (926). The last 2 services will only be operating on Sundays and Public holidays.

Mandai Khatib Shuttle:

This Particular loop shuttle runs from Khatib MRT Station (NS14) to the River safari Coach. The Timings of the Shuttle will be 8:00 AM (First bus Khatib Station) – 7:20 PM (River safari Coach bay). The Frequency of the shuttle will be 20 minutes and the time of travel will be around 15 minutes.

By Bus:

The closest bus station that is available to the River Safari will be the Singapore zoo bus stop. The service that will take you there will be the 138 and 927.

By Taxi:

The River Safari is 30 minutes away from the city centre.

Map Location of the River Safari
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Map Location of the River Safari
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Fun Facts:

The height restrictions imposed on the buildings that are Built-in Singapore, which is 280 metres. There are 3 buildings of that height which are Republic Plaza, UOB Plaza and OUB Centre.

Timings & Tickets Info :

Timings:

The River Safari is one of the most visited attractions in Singapore and one of the sole reason associated with it is that the park is open 7 days a week. The Opening and the closing timings are as follows:

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
(The last entry will be restricted to be at 6:30 PM)

The Orangutans on the River Safari
The Orangutans from the River Safari | P.C – Wikimedia Comments (Google)

Tickets:

  • The Ticket Prices are as follows:

    At Main Entrance:
  • Adult:
    River Safari – s$ 36
    Amazon River Quest- s$ 5
  • Child:
    River Safari – s$ 24
    Amazon River Quest- s$ 3
  • Senior Citizen:
    River Safari – s$ 17
    Amazon River Quest- s$ 5

    Online Prices:
  • Adult:
    Normal Rate: s$ 32.40
    Peak Rate: s$ 34.20
  • Child:
    Normal Rate: s$ 21.60
    Peak Rate: s$ 22.80

Season Timings:

The best time to visit Singapore will be between the time of February and April even though it is considered to be an all-round season destination. These Particular months are known as dry months of Singapore where there will be fewer rains comparatively.

An Ideal Visit:

Singapore has been one of the most frequently visited places comparatively as this is one of the world’s most tourist-friendly places. An ideal visit when it comes to Singapore Holiday Packages will be a 6-7 day trip which will help you cover all the best of tourist attractions like the Merlion attraction, Sands of Bay, River Safari and many more.

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