We’ve observed sharks and manta rays in oceanariums around the world. But what about the catfishes? Arowanas? Puffer fishes? What about the mighty PIRANHAS?! Don’t we all want to see these elusive river-roamers with our own eyes?
As Asia’s first and only river-themed attraction, River Safari Singapore definitely brought a refreshing change from standard saltwater exhibits.
It features over 5,000 animals representing 300 different freshwater species. And these aren’t limited to just fishes, but you can also find an interesting variety of river mammals and reptiles here.
It is located strategically on the beautiful Upper Seletar Reservoir, which serves as an excellent backdrop to the park.
River Safari is divided into three different sections:
– Rivers of the World, where you get to leisurely stroll through seven sub-sections highlighting unique specimens that can be found in Mississippi River, Congo River, Nile River, Ganges River, Murray River, Mekong River and Yangtze River
– Giant Panda Forest, an air-conditioned dome hosting the elusive giant panda, red panda and golden pheasant which can be found in China
– Wild Amazonia, which represents the iconic South American rainforest through several exhibits and safari boat ride
You can click on above links for individual review of each section. These entries summarized my experience when I visited River Safari back on June 2013.
How to Get to River Safari Singapore
You can reach River Safari using one of the following public transports:
– Bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio bus interchange
– Bus 927 from Choa Chu Kang bus interchange
– Bus 926 from Woodlands bus interchange (Sundays and public holidays only)
It is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road within vicinity of the main Singapore Zoo as well as the Night Safari, hence it’ll be best to plan your visit together with these attractions.
– SGD 35 for adults
– SGD 23 for children (3-12 years old)
– SGD 17.50 for senior citizens (60+ years)
Entrance cost is cheaper if you buy online and/or as a package inclusive of other attractions. Costs may differ between packages.
Have you been to River Safari Singapore? What are you most excited to learn more about in this freshwater attraction?