Singapore: Exploring Wilds and Nature

Two Elephant at Singapore Zoo showing off their skills
The Elephant Show

They say that a child won't really remember that they have traveled abroad at a very young age. But I believe that it's good to get a young child to experience new things. Just because the kid can't remember it, it doesn't mean that it's nothing.

So, here we are, taking our chances to travel out of the country for the first time! I'm glad that we chose Singapore as our first family trip destination because we really enjoy and fell in with love it!

Despite the threat of COVID-19, we still decided to pursue this trip, but we made sure to take necessary health measures to avoid the virus. This is by frequent handwash, which by the way, can be done all around Singapore, as they provide lavatories where you can wash your hands. We also took a double dosage of vitamin C.

Before our trip, we avail Klook's iVenture Singapore Flexi Attractions / Plus Premium Pass. It is very recommended for DIY travelers especially when having kids, cause plans always change when your little ones are having tantrums! You can choose from 12 available attractions and schedule where and when you want to go.

We arrived in Singapore last February 1, 2020, at 12:00 AM. We left Singapore last February 4, 2020, at 10:00 AM. And before sharing with you what we have experienced in Singapore, let me tell you now that I won't be including here our budget, as this is not intended for a budget-friendly trip. I just want to share with you, the wonders of Singapore.

Singapore Zoo

Statue of Tiger in Singapore Zoo Entrance

Nathan loves to see different kinds of animals. He loves watching videos about them. So Singapore Zoo is our #1 on our list of places to visit. Singapore zoo is a really big place, so get your feet and legs ready for a very long walk. But if you are really not fond of a very long walk, you can always take advantage of their unlimited tram, which Nathan referred to as the "Tiger Bus".

All the animals felt so close that you could touch them! I am really happy that Nathan got to see for the first time the animals that we only see on our favorite YouTube videos! We got to see real Rhinos! It has been a long time since I got to see a giraffe! 

Rhino feeding at Singapore Zoo

Zebra and Ostrich in Singapore Zoo

Close up look of the Giraffe in Singapore Zoo

We only got to watch two of their animal shows, the Elephant show, and the Sea Lion show. My advice to you is to know first the schedule of their shows so you can plan ahead and won't miss any of it.

Top view of Singapore Zoo Ampitheater
Singapore Zoo Amphitheater where Sea Lion, Birds Show are held.

What I also love about the place is everywhere in the zoo, you can always get hydrated. There are water refill stations all throughout the zoo.

Night Safari

Entrance of Night Safari Singapore

Night Safari is one of the famous attractions in Singapore for families. This is where you can see a lot of wild and nocturnal animals. The first thing we did was to watch the 20-minute Creature of the Night Show, where they feature their trained wild and nocturnal animals, including Hyenas, Owl, and many more.

Night Safari Creature of the Night show
Creature of the Night Show

Trams are also available to go around the Night Safari. But you can also choose to walk around. We chose to ride the tram 'coz I am really not fond of a very long walk. Tram is very comfortable where you can get to see the animals both on your left or your right side. While riding it, recorded audio is playing explaining things about the animals you are about to see. We were not able to take pictures because of the very dark surrounding. The camera flash is not allowed because the animals might be disturbed, and you wouldn't want wild animals to be WILD while you are just near their territory.

Rainforest Lumina

Illuminated path of rainforest lumina

Rainforest Lumina is just inside the Singapore Zoo. Paths are illuminated and some of them are interactive. There is a zone where kids and also adults can sing on the microphones to make the animals appear and dance, This is Nathan's favorite part of the Rainforest Lumina. There is also a zone where you can jump on sensors to make the animals on the projector jump and dance.

Interactive Play like an Animal at Rainforest Lumina
Play Like an Animal

Our first day here in Singapore was very tiring, yet unforgettable and super fun! You can watch our Travel Vlog here:




19 Comments

  1. we went to the Singapore Zoo and watched at the zoo amphitheatre when our boys were young. my youngest didn't remember much but he was very happy that time seeing all those animals. they also fed the giraffe. plus we have photos they look at every now and then so every moment counted.

    Wendy

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    1. It's greate to have pictures po to have something to remember when they grow up :)

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  2. Ang ganda ah. Di ko ito napuntahan while I was in Singapore, isqma na sa bucket list

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    1. Hope you can visit this place! Let us know your experience if ever. :)

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  3. Ang ganda! I wish I can bring my son here.
    Where ever we go I always try to take photos of him or us so even though he can't recall he can see that he went there.

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    1. It's important to capture every moment with our loved once so you could have memories to look back when whey grow up :)

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  4. Havent gone to this when we went here before. La kasi bata pa nun. Im sure my son would love it here din! Magkaiba ba nakimita sa zoo at safari?

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    1. Yes, definitely! I know your son would love and enjoy the place. All the animals that you will see in Night Safari are all nocturnal animals like, Hyenas, Owls, etc.

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  5. Ang ganda! Pwede ko na siya isali kung sakali sa bucketlist ko.

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    1. Yes, worth a penny naman yung place if you are an animal lover :)

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  6. I've been to all of them plus the River Safari Adventure. To be honest, I was quite disappointed with Rain Forest Lumina. The only thing I enjoyed there is the jumping part. LOL HAHA! I like the Night Safari but it scares me knowing that some of the animals are note caged at night hehe.

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    1. We had the same feeling! I should update this blog about this. lol. I was dissapointed too na puro lights lang din ang makikita in Rainforest Lumina, but I guess if kids ang mga kasama mo, mag-eenjoy sila, and also sa Night Safari, It felt weird and at the same time I felt goosebumps, I don't like dark places kase haha

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  8. Sounds like you enjoyed your trip!! I would have loved to go to the zoo again and watch all of those animals. Will hop on a plane to Singapore once the situation has cleared. Haha

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  9. That is one great place to bring the kids, will definitely add this to our SG itinerary. Hopefully soon after the covid19.

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  10. This zoo reminds me of that zoo in Sydney. I like the idea having zoo in the city, and glad that Singapore is giving so much care for their adoptive animals.

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  11. One of the most memorable moments I have with my family was our trip to SG. Super enjoy ako jan lalo na sa Night Safari.

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  12. My favorite place in SG is the Singapore Zoo! I relived our trip all over again by looking at the pics! :) I think I also have a pic with the tiger! hehe

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  13. We havent been to singapore but looking at your photos seems like we have to visit it at least once! Will put the zoo on our itinerary for sure!

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