There are some adventures that everyone must experience once in their lifetime, and a Night Safari truly is one of them. Praised as the most popular tourist attraction in Singapore, the safari sounds quite exotic, exciting, and unforgettable, and you know what? It is.
The Night Safari has been famous since it was opened in 1994 to the tune of $63 million. It has been constructed to house an enormous section of the rainforest next to the famous Singapore Zoo and Reservoir, and with some added features and unique concept, it's one of those attractions that is worth traveling across the globe to experience.
There are a whopping 1,040 animals of 120 different species. The beauty of this park is that conservation and animal protection is high on its list. With nearly 30% of the animals in residence being endangered species, the park is devoted to protecting them and encouraging their numbers to grow.
With over 1 million visitors to the Night Safari each year, the park will only gain in popularity as more people discover its unique qualities and exceptionally rare opportunities for viewing wildlife at nighttime.
This is NOT your Traditional Zoo!
In traditional zoos, they will create a "Nocturnal House" that reverses the animals' schedules so they'll think it's night, but they're actually out during the day for viewing purposes. The Singapore Safari doesn't mess with anyone's schedules, and their unique layout allows people to view nocturnal animals in the actual night and in the open air. There are 8 geographical zones to be explored in the park either by walking or going on the tram ride. The tram ride is perhaps preferable for the faint of heart.
There's a wonderful array of animals to view on a Night Safari, including Indian tarsiers and Rhinos that are viewed by artificial moonlight. The naturalistic enclosures also house many different animals from all over the world, including those from South America and Asia. Rather than cages, natural barriers are erected to separate the animals from the people, and some of these barriers aren't even perceptible to humans, using hot wires that look like twigs and other clever encasements.
Animals and a show!
The Night Safari is also a wonderful place to see performances that have cultural charm and flair. There are traditional music concerts, as well as tribal dance performances and the special Creatures of the Night Show that features some of the nocturnal animals in the park.
This world's first nocturnal zoo in Singapore is quite frankly one of the most amazing family destinations in all of Asia, with opportunities for great shopping and dining, including some American favorites like hamburgers and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. There are also gourmet eateries like Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
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