Asia’s Best Zoo and Birds of (a Tropical) Paradise
The world-class Singapore Zoological Gardens are famous for being open, natural, and perfectly in tune with their lush jungle setting. Stroll between enclosures or take the tram to see thousands of species from all over the world. The Night Safari, where you can get up close and personal with nocturnal creatures like flying squirrels and bats, and the new River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, are highlights.
Jurong Bird Park is less well known but is another great choice for a day out, especially with kids. The park showcases birds in every color of the rainbow from penguins to flamingos. Buy a small cup of feed and step into the “Lory Loft,” the world’s largest aviary housing lories (colorful, small parrots).