There are fewer experiences more awe inducing than watching an animal go about its daily activities in the wild.
Words do fall short when it comes to describing this phenomenon. However, capturing a snapshot of the wild on one’s camera is the next best thing to reliving that experience.
Singapore will not disappoint wildlife photography lovers either. The wildlife destinations here are a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and lets you step into a world of plush green landscapes and nature spots.
It’s hard to believe that with the ever increasing skyline of Singapore, the island still hosts plenty of wildlife.
From lizards, crocodiles to colorful birds the wildlife destinations of Singapore are definitely worth a visit.
3 Wildlife Destinations in Singapore:
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Its picturesque setting against the Mandai Lake and the title of the best rainforest zoo in the world combines to make this place a haven for wildlife and landscape photographers.
Animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures separated from visitors by dry and wet moats. The moats are concealed with vegetation or dropped below the line of sight. Dangerous animals that can climb well are housed in landscaped glass-fronted enclosures.
The zoo has not expanded beyond the original 28 hectares. However, 40 hectares of secondary forest were later developed into the Night Safari. The remaining undeveloped land has been kept as wooded land.
This and the waters of Upper Seletar Reservoir contribute to the zoo, giving it a sense of natural, unrestricted space.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
For those who love their photos to be generously bathed in colours, this world heritage site is about 158 years old and houses the Burkhill Hall that is laid out in different colour zones.
The National Orchid Garden within also provides many opportunities for photographing flora. It is located at walking distance from Singapore’s most famous road; Orchard Road.
It has been awarded Asia’s Top park attraction from the year 2013. It is the only park in the world that opens from 5 AM in the morning and remains open till 12 AM at midnight. It is a star attraction not only for the tourists but the locals as well.
It posesses an array of horticultural attractions and has a huge collection of plants that are known to have significance worldwide.
The wooded and waterside vistas are the perfect backdrop against which one can capture shots of macaques and a large host of birds.
It is often frequented by bird watchers, and this place is popular for hiking and kayaking.
MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore's oldest reservoir. The reservoir was completed in 1868 by impounding water from an earth embankment, and was then known as the Impounding Reservoir or Thomson Reservoir.
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach these places is to catch a bus (tickets for which you can take online from that will take you to the nearest MRT station from where you can board buses that take you to the park.