Initially, we wanted our children to spent a little bit more time outside and whose kid does not love zoo? And in Singapore Zoo, visiting the zoo does not merely equal to watching animals, there are a lot more experience than that. In this occasion, I would like to share with you some of our favorite spots in Singapore Zoo.
To get the most out of the zoo, we just signed up our family to be friends of zoo. It’s an annual membership that allows your family to visit the zoo as frequent as you wish, and it is valid for one year. Thinking about it, it actually does not cost that much. For us, we are a family of four (but baby K is not counted since she’s still infant, so we paid about SGD $189.00 for 2 adults and one child pass). While for a single entry, we need to pay 2x$28 (adult entrance fee) + $18 (kids entrance fee) = $74. Can you compare, even if we just visit the zoo three times that year, we still save some money. What if we visit more often?
So, without further ado, here are some of our favorite spots in Zoo
- Pavilion by the Lake
This is our favorite spot to take a rest after exploring the beauty of zoo. As the name implies, this pavilion is located just besides a lake, a perfect place to enjoy quiet and tranquil space, far from buzzling city life. We usually pack our lunch from home and bring a picnic mat so that we can have our lunch here. There’s toilet near the pavilion and also baby changing station, which is just what we need for a family with young kid and baby.
Location: just next to Elephant of the Asia show.
2. Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia
You’ll fall in love with this kingdom of baboons and nubian Ibex. It’s very huge, beautiful rift with a waterfall. I think the baboons really enjoy living here. I can spend one hour just to watch the baboons interact with each other. Not only animals, in this zone, there’s also a replica of traditional houses in Ethiopia, which are made of stone. If you love nature, you will love hanging around at this place. Trust me!
Location: after white Tiger exhibit, next to Australian outback exhibit.
3. Water Play
I think we can spend the whole day just to play in this watery playground. It does not only consist of the usual splash fountains and water guns, but it also features water slides, which bring a lot of fun. I brought my son to play here during school break. We had a blast. His favorite is the water slide. Please not that children below 110 cm must be accompanied by adult to use the tunnel-shape slide. But, surely it was really fun.
Other than the slide, we loves the watery tunnel and the pouring bucket with lots of water. We will definitely come back to this water park with hubby.
Location: RainForest Kidzworld
What about you? What is your favorite place in the zoo?