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Places of Interest in Singapore

Most Singaporeans are kept busy enough with food and shopping. There is just too much to do comparing eating places and discussing who got the best bargains.
If you're utterly cynical and bored with playing tourist, the one place you should go to is the Singapore Zoological Gardens off Mandai Road. Have breakfast with the orang utans if you like, or go on the Night Safari, which brings you into the world of nocturnal creatures.

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park is Southeast Asia's largest bird park and home to more than 8,000 birds of 600 species from around the world. Highlights include the Southeast Asian hornbills, the South American toucans, and the penguin exhibit.

Location: Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Singapore 628925.
Tel: 6265-0022
Fax: 6261-1869
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm (Mondays to Fridays),
8 am to 6 pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).
Entrance fees: $10.30 for adults,
$4.12 for children under 12.
Getting there: Take the MRT to Boon Lay (W12) station then take SBS buses 194 or 251.

Jurong Reptile Park

Also touted as "Crocodile Paradise", the place brings you eerily close up to different species of reptiles in photo shoots, feeding sessions and reptile shows.

Location: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Singapore 629143.
Tel: 6261-8866
Fax: 6261-7778
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily.
Entrance fees: $7 for adults,
$3.50 for children under 12.
Getting there: Take the MRT to Boon Lay (W12) station then take SBS buses 194 or 251.

Singapore Zoological Gardens and Night Safari

The open zoo provides a lush tropical garden for the animals. The Night Safari, a world first, has won global acclaim for the zoological gardens. If you're planning to do both the zoo and the safari on the same day, hit the zoo in the late afternoon (when the sun is less intense), catch a quick dinner, then hop onto the night safari.

Singapore Zoological Gardens

Location: Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826.
Tel: 6269-3411
Fax: 6367-2974
Web: http://www.asianconnect.com/zoo/zoobook.html
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Opening hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm daily.
Entrance fees: $10.30 for adults,
$4.60 for children from 3-12.
Getting there: Take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio (N9) station then take SBS bus 138. Or take the MRT to Choa Chu Kang (N21) station then take TIBS bus 927.

Night Safari

Web: http://www.asianconnect.com/zoo/nsbook.html
Opening hours: 7:30 pm to midnight daily (ticket sales close at 11 pm).
Entrance fees: $15.45 for adults, $10.30 for children from 3-12.

Underwater World Singapore

Underwater World, Asia's largest tropical oceanarium, is located on Sentosa Island.

Web: http://www.underwaterworld.com.sg
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Opening hours: 9 am to 9 pm daily (last admission at 8:30 pm).
Entrance fees: $13.00 for adults,
$ 7.00 for children below 12,
free for children below 0.9 m in height.
Getting there: Take a cable car, ferry or bus across. For a better view, you can board a cable car from Mount Faber or the World Trade Centre. Ferry services are available from the World Trade Centre terminal. Bus services are also available from the World Trade Centre bus terminal (Bus A). Another way is to hop on a Sentosa Bus B, C or M from Tiong Bahru MRT (W3) station or take Sentosa Bus E from Orchard Road. You can also take a walk across the causeway to Sentosa. Once on Sentosa, you are free to find your way around. If you take the monorail, get off at Station 2 for the Underwater World. Or you can board Bus No. 2 or the Sentosa Bus A, which will also take you right to the Underwater World. You can walk there too--get a map from the ticketing counters.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is spread over 52 hectares and is home to more plant species than the whole of North America. Not only that, it is also an invaluable botanical and horticultural research institute with many exciting developments underway. So, if you haven't been yet then it must be time to take a look. Click here to read more about the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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