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.
- 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.
|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
|3-in-1 Park Hopper||River Safari
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park
|2-in-1 Park Hopper||River Safari
Jurong Bird Park
Tickets include tram ride for Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, and Night Safari.
To save money, you can purchase the iVenture Singapore pass which includes the River Safari and other popular attractions in Singapore.
- 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.
- 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.
|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.
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.