River Safari in Singapore

River Safari in Singapore


 The River Safari is a waterway themed zoo and aquarium situated in Singapore. It is worked more than 12 hectares (30 sections of land) and settled between its two partners, the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, Singapore. It is the first of its sort in Asia and highlights freshwater displays and a stream vessel ride as its fundamental features. The safari was worked at an expense of S$160m, with a normal guest pace of 820,000 individuals yearly. 

The Giant Panda Forest was opened to people in general on 29 November 2012, with a delicate opening on 3 April 2013, drawing in near 1,500 guests. This fascination is the fourth zoo in Singapore, alongside the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, and Night Safari, which are all overseen by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The recreation center was authoritatively opened on 28 February 2014, and it was declared that more than 1.1 million have visited the River Safari since its delicate opening in April 2013.

Conceptualization of, for example, River Safari started in mid 2007, and its development was formally declared to people in general on 11 February 2009 with an expected finish date recently 2011. The undertaking started with an expected spending plan of S$140 million just as a yearly guest pace of 750,000, anyway since the first declaration in 2009 the financial backing has since expanded by S$20 million out of 2010, because of rising development costs, to S$160 million and the yearly guest rate has likewise expanded to 820,000.

The recreation center is worked inside the current 89-hectare (220-section of land) compound effectively shared by the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari and involves 12 hectares (30 sections of land), making it the littlest of the three parks


The recreation center flaunts a tropical rainforest setting alongside as stream subject with different creature attractions, amusement park rides and other significant displays.

Creature shows

The recreation center comprises of an aggregate of 10 unique biological systems around the globe, including the River Nile, Yangtze River, Mississippi, Amazon just as the Tundra. It highlights 5000 creatures of 300 species, including various that are jeopardized. Among these are boa constrictors, electric eels, Mekong freshwater stingrays, West Indian manatees, Mekong mammoth catfish, monster pandas, gharials, red pandas, brilliant fowls, paddlefish, pumas, squirrel monkeys, goliath lizards, mammoth otters and Chinese gators that are a piece of a trade program with the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaidō, Japan.

The Amazon Flooded Forest show, which houses the manatees and different South American fish, contains 2,000 m3 (71,000 cu ft) of water and has a survey board that estimates 22 m × 4 m (72 ft × 13 ft). Its volume and the size of the survey board are both world records for a freshwater aquarium.

Mammoth pandas

One of the primary attractions is a couple of male and female monster pandas – Kai (凯凯) and Jia (嘉嘉) – which are housed in an exceptionally developed atmosphere controlled walled in area which change all through the four seasons imitating their unique condition. The zoo develops its own 8,000-square-meter (86,000 sq ft) estate of exceptional bamboo uniquely for the bolstering of the monster pandas. These pandas are an indication of the twentieth commemoration of neighborly Sino-Singapore relations. The recreation center likewise got a protection gift from CapitaLand. The names of the two pandas were chosen from passages of an open naming challenge sorted out in 2010. The pandas, which touched base in September 2012, are on a ten-year credit from China.

Amusement park rides

The recreation center highlights a pontoon ride called the Amazon River Quest. It includes more than 30 untamed life species from the Amazon River, for example, Brazilian ungulates, capybaras, guanacos, dark colored headed bug monkeys, darker capuchins, dark howler monkeys, red howler monkeys, caught peccaries, pumas, maned wolves, goliath insect eating animals, two-toed sloths, Caribbean flamingos, normal rheas, red ibis, and green iguanas. It was opened to guests on 7 December 2013.

A 15-minute Reservoir Cruise on the Upper Seletar Reservoir, will go along the edges of Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari compound, which outskirt on the repository, allowing guests to spot creatures including giraffes and Asian elephants. Tickets are estimated at S$5 for grown-ups and S$3 for kids matured three to 12, over River Safari affirmation. Each journey can take up to 40 travelers and keeps running at 15-minute interims from 10.30am to 6.00pm day by day. The vessels are wheelchair-accommodating. The ride opened on 1 August 2014.


The safari won the best family fascination grant by Tripzilla sightseeing publication in 2018.

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