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River Safari, Singapore

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Explore the ecosystems of some of the world's great rivers at River Safari. You can visit exhibits inspired by many of the world's great rivers, including the Nile, Congo, and Yangtze. Keep an eye out for the stars of the show, the zoo's two giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. You can also see smaller red pandas and exotic pheasants in the pandas' forest. Finally, take a boat ride through the jungle on the Amazon River Quest. Don't buy your tickets for the boat ride in advance, as organizers reserve the right to cancel this activity in case of rains. For River Safari and beyond, use our Singapore trip planner to get the most from your Singapore vacation.
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  • The middle point of River Safari has a stage, "River Talk" show is held there. One of the staffs is friendly talking about animals which live around the river. For example, Iguana, Snake, Bird and so ...  more »
  • It was fun. Get to see so many marine animals close up. Amazon river quest was fun but it rained so heavily so we were just amazoning under the rain. did not get to try the cruise either. Hence, make ...  more »
  • Family time *tick* Have fun *tick* Learn lots *tick* What a top quality facility and display of some of this planets fascinating creatures. So much to admire and learn from zookeepers, information and...  more »
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  • Important note: it is sheltered throughout the whole park. Great for rainy days! Great place for everyone to understand our Earths river system. Boat ride was an experience for young and old. Lots of beautiful fishes and other exotic animals on display. Recommended for everyone!
  • River safari was suspended due to rain and lightning and never looked like it was going to start even after waiting for half an hour. It was very disappointing. There was no indication of the possibility of a refund. There was a board which said we can see 85 percent of the animals on foot which is what we ended up doing. There was no warning that this would happen and no suggestion to do the river safari first keeping this outcome in mind. They can easily fix this by selling tickets near the boat. But the idea here seems to be to take people's money whether they get the Safari or not. So, best thing to do would be to go to River Safari first or buy the tickets for this only just before going to it. Even then this outcome can not be ruled out. The animals were not that great viewed on foot.
  • I think this place is really underrated. It is overshadowed by the zoo (which we didn't go to, but I hear it is fantastic). I wasn't expecting much, because the locals we talked to recommended the zoo over the river safari. However the River Safari is the only place where you can see the pandas. They have 2 pandas and a red panda as well. But they also have some great exhibits revolving around different eco systems in all of the world's great rivers. They have some truly unique animals here. The squirrel monkey exhibit is also very cool. This was one of my favorite things we did in Singapore.
  • There are various freshwater fishes and some animals that can be found here. The area is just next to the Singapore Zoo, hence is easily accessible to visitors looking for more. Also included is a boat ride along the reservoir which is a relaxed and informative ride. Visitors can pay extra for the amazon river quest which is another boat ride. There are various facilities present here for the convenience of tourists.
  • The river side safari could be a great success with small improvements. I find that the music is too loud around the park and disturbs the animals. They are always under constant stress of humans looking at them, taking pictures, ad the HORRENDOUS loud music. It’s a safari, not a theme park! Please make it better for your animals. They matter more. Also the boat safari really needs a major rethink. We didn’t see anything at all and I believe that the boat captain should be talking, not the radio to make it more interactive and entertaining. Please put a purpose into the boat ride! To me it was just a 15 min boat ride to nowhere and nothing actually happened. However the rest of the park is good but please make those adjustments and it will be a lot better. Mark my words.
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This is one of the world’s biggest repositories of freshwater animals, housed in iconic habitats modelled after the Amazon River, Ganges River and the Nile. River Safari holds one of the world’s biggest repositories of freshwater animals, housed in iconic habitats modelled after the Amazon River, Ganges River and more. At the Mekong River exhibit, visitors will see the endangered Mekong giant catfish up close. Land animals such as the Brazilian tapir, jaguar and giant anteater can be spotted from the Amazon River Quest boat ride. Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia, on a 10-year loan from China, dwell in the Yangtze River zone. The park also holds regular animal encounters with the African grey parrot, green iguana and oriental pied hornbill.