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Explore Mandai Wildlife Reserve, Singapore’s unique wildlife destination

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The Mandai Wildlife Reserve is home to a huge collection of attractions that promise an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers alike. It is is made up of the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonders and their latest addition, Bird Paradise. At the Singapore Zoo, you can find yourself wanting to see more than three thousand animals in special habitats, and you can explore some of the most beautiful and diverse tropical birds in the world. River Wonders promises you an adventure-filled visit where you can learn about a large number of wildlife species, whereas the Night Safari takes you on a nocturnal wildlife adventure. Finally, Bird Paradise houses a dazzling variety of avian species, offering an experience for bird enthusiasts like no other! There's clearly a lot to see, and we're here to make it easy to navigate!

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Mandai Wildlife Reserve: In A Nutshell


Handy information

☀️ Best Time to Visit:June - December
🐦 Bird Paradise ticketS$45.60
🌊 River Wonders Ticket:S$39.90
🦏 Singapore Zoo Tickets:S$45.60
🦉 Night Safari Tickets:S$49.50

Must-see

Bird Paradise
Singapore Zoo
Night Safari
River Wonders

Things to know

Founded: 2000
Number of Attractions: 4
Size: 26 hectares

Opening Hours And Address

Bird Paradise: 9 AM to 6 PM (Last entry at 5 PM)
Night Safari: 7:15 PM to 12 AM
River Wonders: 10 AM to 7 PM (Last entry at 6 PM)
Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6 PM (Last Entry at 5 PM)

Address : 20 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729825
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Why should you visit Mandai Wildlife Reserve?


  • A Lush Rainforest: The Singapore Zoo at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve is not your traditional zoo. Since Singapore is located near the Equator, the city enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. Owing to this, the Singapore Zoo is a natural tropical rainforest that more than 4,200 animals call home.
  • Explore Animals at Night: The Night Safari, which is a part of the Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore, is the world’s first and only nocturnal wildlife park. The Night Safari gives you the opportunity to explore the hidden lives of wild animals at night.
  • First and only River-Themed Wildlife Park: The Mandai Wildlife Reserve is home to River Wonders, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. The River Wonders wildlife park in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve has the largest freshwater aquarium with 1100 land and aquatic animals representing 260 species.
  • The new Bird Paradise: Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Reserve is a tropical haven for avian enthusiasts. You can explore lush landscapes where vibrant, exotic birds thrive.

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The Parks at Mandai Wildlife Reserve


1

Singapore Zoo

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The Singapore Zoo is one of the four wildlife parks that make up the Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore. You can discover the ‘wonders of wildlife’ by exploring the natural exhibits at the Singapore Zoo. Unlike your usual zoos, the Singapore Zoo is an untouched tropical rainforest that has more than 4,200 animals, covering 300 species. 34% of the animals found here are a part of the threatened species in the world.

2

Night Safari

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The Night Safari at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve promises to take you on an amazing nocturnal adventure. This Night Safari is the first nocturnal wildlife park in the world. Rather than watching animals during regular hours of daylight, embark on a mysterious quest and uncover their hidden lives while night falls around you.

The Night Safari is home to 900 animals from over 100 different species, out of which 41% are threatened. You can explore this wildlife park only at night, and can do so either on foot or in an open tram. If you want to walk your way through the Night Safari, you can choose to take one of the four walking trails in the park.

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River Wonders

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A journey to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore is not complete without exploring River Wonders - Asia's only freshwater-themed wildlife park. Beyond its captivating beauty, this destination also holds a plethora of aquatic creatures as it boasts over 11,000 animals and 260 distinct species of vertebrates! Furthermore, the expansive 400 plant species provide an otherworldly experience that will leave you feeling enchanted. Not only does the park highlight the wonders of the freshwater ecosystems of tropical areas, but it also emphasizes the importance of protecting these ecosystems. The sustainable operations of River Wonders are a testimony to their continued efforts to rehabilitate, conserve and protect threatened aquatic species from all over the world.

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Bird Paradise

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Opened in 2023, Bird Paradise is be Mandai Wildlife Reserve's newest bird park. Spanning a vast 17 hectares, this colorful paradise features more than 400 avian species with 3,500 birds! Get ready for an immersive experience in a world filled with breathtaking displays of nature at Singapore’s new bird park.

Bird Paradise is be a place that encourages your curiosity and connection with nature. Featuring 8 large-scale walkthrough aviaries, and inspired by various biomes across the globe like South American wetlands or African rainforests, Bird Paradise offers visitors an immersive experience among mixed-species habitats. Uncover the beauty of each unique habitat and discover something new around every corner!

Best time to visit Mandai Wildlife Reserve


The best time to visit Mandai Wildlife Reserve largely depends on your weather and crowd preferences. Singapore's climate is hot and humid year-round, with occasional rain showers. To avoid the heat and heavy rainfall, consider visiting during the dry season, which typically occurs from June to August and December to February. These months offer more pleasant weather for exploring the reserve's outdoor attractions.

Additionally, weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends and public holidays, so if you prefer a quieter and more intimate experience, plan your visit accordingly. Be sure to check the reserve's website for any special events or promotions happening during your chosen dates to enhance your visit further.

You can learn more about the Best Time To Visit Singapore here.

Mandai Wildlife Reserve - Timings


  • Bird Paradise: 9 AM to 6 PM (Last entry at 5 PM)
  • Night Safari: 7:15 PM to 12 AM
  • River Wonders: 10 AM to 7 PM (Last entry at 6 PM)
  • Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6 PM (Last Entry at 5 PM)

Getting there


  • Mass Rapid Transit (MRT): Hop aboard the MRT and take it to any of the convenient stations: Khatib (NS14), Choa Chu Kang (NS4), Ang Mo Kio (NS16) or Springleaf (TE4). It’s a breeze from there – simply catch a connecting bus that will bring you straight to Singapore Zoo!
  • Mandai Shuttle: From Khatib MRT Station (NS14) to the Singapore Zoo Coach Bay, this shuttle service is offered every day for your convenience.
  • Mandai Express: For those traveling from the heartlands, Mandai Express offers an affordable and convenient solution for getting to and from the wondrous Mandai Wildlife Reserve. The service is available only on Deepavali Weekends, School Holiday Weekends and Christmas Day.
  • By Road: Taking a 30-minute drive from the city, there are two very distinct routes to get you to Singapore Zoo - Central Expressway (CTE) or Pan Island Expressway (PIE). Whichever route you choose, your journey will be filled with scenic views.

Mandai Wildlife Reserve: Insider tips


  • Make sure to not wear any bright-colored clothes. It’s best to blend in with your surrounding by wearing lighter or darker shades of blue, green, brown, and yellow.
  • Plan your trip and book your tickets to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve here in advance.
  • Carry a pair of sunglasses and wear sunscreen or sunblock when visiting the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
  • Since you will be walking a lot at the reserve, do wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Respect all the animals and birds and trees at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve. Do as you have been instructed to by the staff.
  • Avoid using flash photography, and always ask for permission before you click pictures.
  • If taking the tram for the Night Safari, keep your hands and feet inside the tram.
  • Do not feed or tease any of the animals at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
  • Since Singapore has a tropical climate, keep an umbrella and/or raincoat handy.

Restaurants inside Mandai Wildlife Reserve


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Penguin Cove Restaurant

Indulge in an array of delectable dishes at Penguin Cove Restaurant, where you'll savor a tempting buffet brimming with both local and global culinary delights.
Location: Bird Paradise

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Inuka Café

At Inuka Café, delight in Singapore's beloved classics, such as kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs, and chendol. These timeless favorites are a delicious choice anytime, making it a must-visit spot for all-day dining pleasures.
Location: Singapore Zoo

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Mama Panda Kitchen

Mama Panda Kitchen offers a delightful Chinese culinary adventure, showcasing signature dishes like panda pau, wok-fried rice, noodles, and more, all enjoyed with chopsticks. Plus, it's family-friendly with special Kids' Meals!
Location: River Wonder

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Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant

Transport yourself to the nostalgic charm of village life at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. Enjoy a distinctive dining experience reminiscent of traditional kampungs (villages) from days gone by. Location: Night Safari

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FAQs


What is the Mandai Wildlife Reserve?

The Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore is a wildlife reserve consisting of four different wildlife parks - Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari.

What are the different wildlife parks in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve? 

The Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Night Safari, and Jurong Bird Parks are the wildlife parks that make up the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Can we take a tram for the Night Safari in Singapore?

Yes, you go for the Night Safari either on a  tram or on foot.

Are there walking trails for the Night Safari in Singapore?

If you want to go on the Night Safari on foot, you can take any one of the four walking trails.

What animals will I see at River Wonders in Singapore?

You can see mekong, giant catfish, and giant pandas at River Wonders.

Are water dispensers available at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve?

Yes, water dispensers are easily available at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Are there any restaurants in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve?

Yes. There is Ah Meng Restaurant, Chomel Bistro, Mama Panda Kitchen, KFC, Inuka Cafe,  and a Starbucks at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

How much time does it take to explore all the different parks at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve?

We recommend that you set aside one day in your itinerary to explore the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Can we bring strollers and wheelchairs to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs can be brought to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Do they have nursing rooms and diaper-changing facilities at Mandai Wildlife Reserve? 

Nursing rooms are located at Birdz of Play and most of the bathrooms at the Mandai Wildlife  Reserve are equipped with diaper-changing facilities.

Mandai Wildlife Reserve