One of Singapore’s latest animal attractions, the River Safari is a perfect match for the nearby Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. The theme park is based on some of the biggest river ecosystems in the world including, but also have other loving animals including pandas and squirrel monkeys.

Highlights

  • River Zones – The visit will start with 7 river ecosystems including the Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Murray, Mekong and Yangtze rivers. Each zone has large tanks populated with fish and creatures common to those areas.

  • Giant Panda Forest – This is the largest enclosure for pandas. The dome is specially made with weather control features and also houses red pandas and golden pheasants.

  • Wild Amazonia – Take a boat ride on the Amazon River Quest and see some of the wildlife in this ecosystem. Make sure you book your timeslot for this ride as it is a first come first serve basis. Check their page for updates, closures and guidelines.You will also come across playful river otters, monkeys and several Manatees in a giant tank towards the end of the visit.

Prices

Admission

Adult Child (3-12 yrs) Senior (Locals only)
River Safari only SG$25 SG$16 SG$17.50
Admission Adult Child (3-12 yrs)
4-in-1 Park Hopper Jurong Bird Park
Night Safari
Singapore Zoo
River Safari
$89 $58
3-in-1 Park Hopper River Safari
Night Safari
Singapore Zoo
$69 $46
River Safari
Night Safari
Jurong Bird Park
$69 $46
River Safari
Singapore Zoo
Jurong Bird Park
$59 $38
2-in-1 Park Hopper River Safari
Night Safari
$49 $32
River Safari
Singapore Zoo
$39 $26
River Safari
Jurong Bird Park
$39 $26

Tickets include tram ride for Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, and Night Safari.

Other charges

Strollers $9
Wheelchairs Free
Ponchos $5
Locker rental $3

To save money, you can purchase the iVenture Singapore pass which includes the River Safari and other popular attractions in Singapore.

Tips

  • Photography – There’s a lot of reflection since most of animals are in water tight tanks behind thick glass. You’ll need to be patient and take photos from the right angle.
  • Shelter for rain – With Singapore’s spontaneous rain patterns, luckily, almost the entire theme park is well sheltered so you can see all the different fish and animals without worrying about getting wet. You should still bring an umbrella or poncho though, in case you’re visiting Singapore Zoo and Night Safari on the same day.
  • Mama Panda Kitchen – After the Giant Panda Forest, grab a bite at this restaurant. It’s affordable and the food is quite unique.
  • Singapore Zoo & Night Safari – The River Safari should take no longer than 3 hours. You should have plenty of time to visit one of the other neighbouring attractions, or even both. The iVenture Singapore pass covers entry to all 3 attractions.

Transport

  • Bus (best option) – Singapore Attraction Express is the fastest and easiest way to get to the River Safari (and Singapore Zoo/Night Safari). Make sure you get to the relevant stops 10 minutes before it arrives. From Orchard Road, it will take under an hour to get there. The trip will cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

MRT & Bus – This methods may take a bit over an hour to reach the River Safari from central Singapore locations.

MRT Station Bus
Ang Mo Kio Bus No. 138
From Ang Mo Kio bus interchange
Choa Chu Kang Bus No. 927
From Choa Chu Kang bus interchange
Woodlands Bus No. 926*
From Woodlands bus interchange
Marsiling Bus No. 926*
From across the road at Woodlands Ave 3

* Only available on Sundays & public holidays.

Taxi – You can catch a taxi if you’re feeling a bit rich. Its a fair way out from main city area so this would be the last resort if the other options don’t suit you.

Interesting Events

Both Pandas had their birthday celebration in September 2013 The male panda Kai Kai turned 6 and the female Jia Jia turned 5.

Moving the manatees was one of the biggest operations at the River Safari. It involved up to 40 people for a single manatee move and were initially monitored 24 hours a day to ensure their safety.

6 Reviews

  1. EvelynKate
    EvelynKate 26 Comments
     -  05 Mar 2018

    Excellent

    River Safari is located is not ideal. Travelling there seems to be quite a journey. The experience inside the River Safari is good as you can see a range of species and learn more in detail. I got the chance to see the monkeys in close proximity and saw JIA JIA and KAI KAI (pandas) in my previous visit. There’s a boat ride and food available at River Safari.

  2. simmi sasidharan
    simmi sasidharan
    India 25 Comments
     -  16 Dec 2017

    It was good

    The theme park includes White Pandas and squirrel monkeys. Unfortunately, due to maintenance work, we were not able to go for the river safari trip. This place is near to Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. The Amazon river ride was ok. I found this attraction a little boring. But still, I was happy to see live white and red Pandas there.

  3. chessieorq
    chessieorq
    Philippines 62 Comments
     -  04 Dec 2017

    Excellent

    The park had a great view of the river. However the actual River Safari ride was a short ride to see some of the animals in the park. It can get really really hot during the day. I definitely like the Night Safari better.

  4. Vis
    Vis 46 Comments
     -  24 Jul 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    River Safari gives you an amazing experience with a great set of river animals in their natural habitat, and allows you to feel various ecosystems around the world. I remember Nile River and Amazon ecosystems, as they were really enjoyable and give you hardcore experience. I got a discounted Parkhopper Plus ticket for S$79 which included Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, Bird Park, tram ride and boat rides.

  5. denisengcn
    denisengcn 9 Comments
     -  20 Mar 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    The park showcases a large number of freshwater animals, the giant pandas and an Amazon River cruise. The signages explaining about the animal exihibts were well done. I particularly enjoyed the Amazon flooded forest which is a large aquarium showcase. It was really calming to sit down to watch the creatures swim gently across the water.

  6. echo 30 Comments
     -  22 Oct 2013

    A great concept expecially since the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are nearby. If only the Amazon River ride was ready when I went there in September.

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