There are so many things that you can do in the Garden City that you might not be able to find anywhere else. There is the spectacular night light show in Singapore, and then there is the famous nocturnal park, the Night Safari.
Opened in the 1990s, Night Safari is the world’s very first safari park especially made for nocturnal creatures. It is currently home to at least 2,500 animals from 130 different species. It is a unique experience that lets you discover the life of some of the world’s favourite nighttime creatures.
But with over a million visitors who go to this popular attraction each year, how can you make sure that you will have a good time here? Here are a few handy tips to help you enjoy your Night Safari tour better.
Prepare for the crowd
There is no way you can avoid the crowd here. But do not let it stop you from enjoying your tour. One thing you can do is to pre-purchase tickets. While it will not provide you with a priority pass, it will allow you to skip the long lines at the ticket entrance. You must still queue to get to the tram, though.
Watch the Creatures of the Night Show
Your tour to the Night Safari would not be complete without seeing the Creatures of the Night Show. They usually perform the act in the massive amphitheatre in the middle of the forest, which gives it a more natural feel. If the weather permits, the show usually goes on every hour, starting from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Plan for the heat
Singapore is a humid city and can be stifling at times, especially if you are waiting in line. That is why it is best to wear light clothes to keep yourself comfortable throughout your tour. You should also bring some cold drinks with you so you would not get thirsty. Cold beverages can be quite expensive inside, so it is best to bring your own if you do not want to pay the excessive prices. Also, you might want to invest in a handheld fan to keep you fresh.
It can be quite dull to queue for long periods in the heat, especially for children. So, make sure that you have something for them to keep them occupied while you wait in line. If your kids are into gadgets, for instance, make sure that you fully charge the batteries and download their favourite games. You can also keep it old school by playing with them ‘I Spy…’ and other similar games.
The Night Safari is just one of the many interesting places that you can go to in Singapore. It offers a unique experience that your whole family will surely enjoy. Aside from the Night Safari, be sure to visit other places like the Sentosa Merlion and Wings of Time. You can also take the Singapore Cable Car to see the fantastic aerial views from the Faber Peak.