Singapore River Safari
What will be the next tourist attraction for Singapore after the grand opening of Resort world Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands?
River Safari is one of the latest tourist attraction opened in early 2012.
Singapore River Safari is a 89-hectare river theme park nestled between the Night Safari
and Singapore Zoo and this attraction will be the first Asia river-theme park which cost $180 million to build.
River Safari Attractions
The River Safari will comprise of boat rides that will transport guests to 10 different river
ecosystems around the world, giving them a glimpse of exotic freshwater flora as well as animals like
the giant Mekong stingray and manatees. There are
two major theme park rides, the white water rides and Amazon slow boat ride. White water
rides will allow guests to see Malayan Tigers, and the Southeast Asia habitat and the Amazon slow boat ride will allow guests to see more than 20 different types of animals from the Amazon River.
On top of that, the zoo's polar bears, Sheba and Inuka, were moved to the River Safari as well.
They will get a larger climate controlled home in the new park's "Frozen Tundra" which reported to
be six times bigger than their current enclosure.
The River Safari is also the home of the two giant Pandas from China who had arrived on the
third quarter of 2011. The pair of Pandas are loaned to Singapore for 10 years as part of a
joint collaboration with the China Wildlife Conservation Association.
All other animals were taken from the wild, they were brought in from various institutions through exchange programs.
The River Safari is expected to draw more than 820, 000 visitors each year and tentative admission rates have been set between $28 to $30 per head.
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