8 fantastic places to encounter animals in Singapore

From pandas to frogs, here is your guide to the best places to see animals in Singapore

Are you a parent of an animal lover (or perhaps a wife of one)? These places you never knew existed could be just the thing for your family.

Check out our list of 9 great places to see animals on our island. Your troop will absolutely love this!

 

#1 Farmart centre

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Located in the west of Singapore, Farmart Centre houses farm animals such as goats, bull frogs, tortoises, rabbits and birds. They also have animal feeding opportunities and farm tours conducted that will serve as a joy for kids who are always eager to get close with the animals.

Additionally, Farmart also has a dining restaurant where they serve fresh seafood that you can choose from a large tank of fishes and crabs. The best part is, admission is free!

Location: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008

Operating hours: 

Animal Corner:

Weekdays 9.00am – 1.00pm

Weekends & Public Holidays 9.00am – 6.30pm

School Holidays 9.00am – 4.00pm

Food Outlets: 

Sun – Thurs: 10am to 10pm

Fri/Sun/PH: 10am to Midnight

Pricing: Free

 

#2 Jurong Frog Farm

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What started from a frog supplier's foreseen potential in 1981 turned into what it is now, a thriving business. Today, Jurong Frog Farm houses more than 10,000 frogs!

Jurong Frog Farm also has 9 different tour packages where kids can learn how to differentiate between a male and a female frog, witness a performance by an all-frog choir and so much more. They also have an online retail shop where you can buy seafood, fishing needs and merchandises.

On weekdays, JFF only welcomes appointment based visits. For booking, visit their website

Location: Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 Singapore 718864

Operating hours: 

Tuesday-Friday: Strictly appointment based 

Sat, Sun and PH: 9-5.30pm 

Monday: Closed

Pricing: Varies on booking

#3 S.E.A. Aquarium

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Another aquarium for the underwater lovers, S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the largest aquarium in the world, with 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. It's large aquarium tank is definitely the highlight of the whole place where you can witness the sea creatures and feeding sessions.

You will also have the chance to swim with the adorable dolphins and also have your wedding photos taken here! S.E.A. Aquarium also has many ticket promotions that are available for online booking on their website.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Operating hours: Open daily from 10.00am - 7.00pm (Last admission at 6.30pm)

Pricing:

Singapore Citizens: Adult: $28 Child & Senior Citizen: $15

General: Adult: $32 Child & Senior Citizen: $22

 

#3 Gallop Stable

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Gallop Stable is created to provide an opportunity for the public to experience horse riding without having to worry about the high costs, memberships and monthly subscriptions. They also cater for all ages so no one's left out at the horse riding opportunities!

They currently have 3 branches located around Singapore. Gallop Stable also allows the public to hold events such as birthday parties or corporate events and you can even have your wedding photoshoot taken here.

Location: 100 Turf Club Road Singapore 287992

Operating hours: Opens daily from 8:00am-8:00pm

Pricing: Pricing varies with activities. For more information, visit their website

 

More wildlife adventures await on the next page!

#5 Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo has been known for having one of the world's most beautiful wildlife setting since 1973. With more than 2,800 animals, it's been a well-loved place for almost every Singaporean growing up.

Singapore Zoo also has a kids park called The Rainforest Kidzworld where kids can have fun at the mini water park and also ride ponies in this learn and play zone. There are also animal shows like the elephant shows which are entertaining for the whole family!

Location:80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Operating hours: 8.30am to 6.00pm daily (Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)

Pricing: 

Singapore Citizens: Adult: $24.75 Child: $16.50 Senior Citizen: $15

General: Adult: $29.70 Child: $19.80

 

#6 Night Safari

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Located right next to the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari became the world's first safari park to house nocturnal animals since it opened its doors in 1994. Today, they have over 2,500 animals living in the park!

Similar to the zoo, you can choose to roam the park at your own leisure or opt for the tram. However, some animals like the Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels are visible only on the walking trails! Amazing performances from Night Safari's talented troupe of tribal warriors where they perform brave and fiery stunts are conducted nightly, so don't miss that out!

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Operating hours: 7.15pm to Midnight daily (Last ticket sale at 11.15pm)

Pricing: 

Singapore Citizens: Adult: $33.75 Child: $22.50 Senior Citizen: $18.00

General: Adult: $40.50 Child: $27.00

 

#7 River Safari

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The newest edition to the Wildlife Reserves group and newest neighbour to the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, River Safari has rivers that are inspired from some of the world's most iconic rivers. River Safari has over 6,000 animals including 40 threatened species.

Aside from the 8 rivers where visitors can experience the different sea creatures like stingrays, beavers and catfish, you can visit the park's most popular animals, KaiKai and Jia Jia the pandas! A must see would be the Amazon Flooded Forest where an ecological showcase of underwater creatures such as the arapaima and the giant river otter awaits you.

Location:80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Operating hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm daily (Last ticket sale at 6.30pm)

Pricing: 

Singapore Citizens: Adult: $22.50 Child: $15.00 Senior Citizen: $15.00

General: Adult: $27.00 Child: $18.00

 

#8 Jurong Bird Park

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Image credit: Jurong Bird Park

Located in the west region, Jurong Bird Park has been charming visitors with its collection of more than 5,000 birds since opening its doors in 1971.

In exhibitions such as the Waterfall Aviary or and the 9-storey high Lory Loft provides visitors close interaction with these feathered creatures. In the latter, visitors will meet the Australian birds who also happen to be the friendliest in the park!

Additionally, at Birdz And Play, kids of all ages can have fun in both the wet and dry zones in this bird-themed playground. Kids can also challenge themselves in the flying fox which is available in the dry zone. There are also slides, see-saws and swings that are suitable for the little ones!

Location: 2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925

Operating hours: 8.30am to 6.00pm daily (Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)

Pricing: 

Singapore Citizens: Adult: $21.75 Child: $14.25 Senior Citizen: $13.00

General: Adult: $26.10 Child: $17.10

 

Know any other places in Singapore to see animals that are not listed here? Share them with us below!