|Fly into Singapore Night Safari|
That was the battlecry of Daddy on a lazy Friday night. Since it was one of those rare Friday evenings where we do not need to attend any enrichment classes, it was a perfect excuse to go on an adventure.
The Singapore Night Safari was one of the Zoo's attraction that we had not visited as a family. We have been to the main zoo almost annually but have yet to explore the world's first night safari together. It is a bonus too that this is a dedicated night attraction since it was already dark when Daddy surprised us.
Before we head into the safari, we need to fuel up on food. The night Safari offers several food options. However we decided to have a tribal dinner at Bongo Burgers as it was close to a 'fiery' show that was scheduled for later in the night.
Bongo Burgers provide both adults and kids menu. Prices are relatively decent starting from $12.90 for a main course and $6.90 for child meal. Drinks are a little on the high side (at least $5 per can) unless you opt for bottled water ($2)
At the strike of 8, the special show started.
|Light my fire!|
|Move over dragon|
|Ulu Ulu Safrai|
The highlight of the evening would probably be the tram ride. Once inside the night safari, you will face scores of human traffic queueing up of the tram ride.
It is almost impossible to get a good shot of the animals on the camera. Even though the tram is slow moving, the combination of low light and movement makes every pictures a blurry yet somewhat artistic photo like the one below.
Anyway mom prepared some questions for me during the tram ride and I was all determined to complete the answers. Except that it was difficult when it was almost pitch black on the tram...
|The new Wallaby trail|
|Wallaby Trail @ night safari|
We would love to come back to complete the rest of the trails, however at a cost of $35 per adult and $23 per child, this attraction seem pricey for a family ( for a family of 4 , entrance is already at $116) We do wish the zoo to consider discounts for residents and their families to make it more family friendly for Singaporeans. It is a practise that is widely implemented in other countries and something worth considering in Singapore.
|Admission charges @ Night Safari|
We do not think we are the only family who is clamoring for the change. We do wish Wildlife Reserve Singapore to reprice their packages to encourage more families to head to the parks. After all it is a Singapore venture and thus it is only natural to encourage more residents to visit rather than just package it as a tourist playground instead.
Ok end of a rant... The final verdict. Would we revisit the night safari?
It will be a resounding yes from us... now we just need Daddy to strike 4D.